It’s getting to that time of the season now where punters are predicting the winners of several leagues across Europe.
This year it’s a little easier to predict as many clubs already have one hand on the trophy thanks to the poor form of their competitors. However, we’re still only just over halfway through the season, so it’s worth another look to see who’s got the experience and ability to go on and win the league from here.
1. Manchester City – English Premier League
You’d have to be mad not to fancy Manchester City to go on from the position they’re in to win the 2017/2018 Premier League title. They had a slight hiccup in their 4-3 loss to Liverpool last week, but other than that, they’ve been pretty solid at the front and back.
Pep Guardiola obviously has a working formula with the players at his disposal and, being 12 points ahead of their closest rivals in Manchester United, they almost definitely will win the league sooner rather than later. You can look at the latest sports betting odds here to see if the odds are still long enough to profit from.
2. Barcelona – Spain La Liga
Barcelona obviously haven’t lost their touch since losing Neymar to PSG in the summer. Either that or the rest of the teams in La Liga haven’t really put up much of a battle. Barcelona have already wiped the plate with Real Madrid in December and it’s looking more and more likely they’re going to make it 25 title wins this year, and will continue to be the most successful team in Spain. Only Atletico Madrid look capable of knocking them off their perch this year, but it’s going to take something special.
3. Bayern Munich – German Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund haven’t gone all guns blazing in the domestic German league this year, which is probably why Bayern Munich already have one hand on the title. Their closest competitors in the league this year are Bayer Leverkusen, and unless some miracle happens, Bayern are going to run away with the spoils well before the season comes to a close.
Their remaining fixtures don’t look too difficult given the quality in depth of players they have, so to be ahead by such a large margin at this point of the season certainly gives them a bigger advantage over their competitors. There are still a couple of weeks before the January transfer window closes, so they may even look to acquire the signature of another player just to make sure they have enough to get them over the line sooner.
4. Juventus – Italian Serie A
This is one of the hardest to predict given their current 2nd position. Napoli are ahead by 4 points at the top of the table, but Juventus look like they have more in them going into the second half of the season. Napoli are a class team with a lot of players with world-class potential.
However, Juventus have a lot more experience in terms of winning leagues at the San Siro, so Napoli would have to do the business from here on out if they have any chance of lifting the prestigious trophy. Juventus look to have an easier run in when compared with Napoli, so if Napoli do get complacent and lose a few points, Juventus will surely capitalise.
5. PSG – French Ligue 1
PSG are also in a very strong position going into the second half of the season. The added attacking power of Neymar has obviously given them the kick this season to go on and fight for all competitions they’re involved in.
If Neymar, Cavani, and Mbappe can stay fit for the next couple of months, they’ll have no problems in adding Ligue 1 to their history for the 6th time.
It would be very hard to overlook at least 4 of the 5 above teams to go on and win their leagues in their countries this year.
Apart from Juventus, all teams are in a very strong position and probably have a lot more in their locker going into the second half of their seasons. They will all be short-priced odds now, but it could still be worth a bet if you’re just as certain they’re going to win the league.