We have already given you our in depth look at the Premier League season ahead over the last week and this week, we are going to spread out net far wider and give you a quick look at the teams we think will be in contention in some of the other top leagues around Europe this season.
As is the case, we will bring you the odds on the teams that we think will be battling it out for the top honours in each of the leagues, with odds provided by bet365 Sport and while they were correct at the time of writing, they may have changed by the time you read this.
It is certainly going to be an interesting season in many leagues with cash strapped clubs in Spain and Italy in particular in stark contrast to the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris St Germain who have been spending plenty of money on transfer fees and wages to snap up some of European football’s top talent.
However, we will also be looking at some other leagues such as those in the Netherlands, Scotland and Portugal as to who will be the winners of these interesting domestic tussles.
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Let’s start off with a look at four of the top leagues in Europe, before we move on to three less well known leagues, but which still offer betting fans some good value odds on the outright winner of their domestic leagues.
European Domestic League Winners Predictions 2021/22 Season
Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga in each of the past ten seasons, and it is hard to discount them doing it again this time around. With Julian Nagelsmann as their exciting young coach and the signing of Dayot Upemecano to replace Jerome Boateng, the side are as strong now as they were last season.
Their main rivals however are not with Leipzig not only losing Nagelsmann but Upemecano to Bayern and Konate to Liverpool. Dortmund also lost Sancho to Manchester United which means that Bayern’s main rivals do look to be a little weaker than they were last season.
As such, with Bayern at 3/10 with Bet365 to win the Bundesliga yet again, that is the bet that most punters would back, and I would be in total agreement with that.
It is very rare that the La Liga title goes to anyone outside of the big three, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. The last time anyone outside the top three won it was Valencia in 2003/04 and the league has gone to a club outside the top three just three times since 1984/85.
Atletico won the league last season, and they should be strong again this, but I think Barcelona’s off-field issues may be a hindrance for them and I feel they will finish third in the table. However, I think Real have made a few astute moves this pre-season and as such, they will likely be very strong, and I reckon just pip Atletico to the title.
Real Madrid are a very tempting 6/5 with bet365 to win the La Liga title and I think that looks a solid bet in what should be an interesting La Liga season.
Inter Milan were the winners of Serie A last season, but Antonio Conte has seen his team decimated somewhat by the sale of key players like Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku. Rivals AC Milan have also seen their star goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma leave the club, all of which means that Juventus stand well placed to take full advantage.
The Old Lady have reappointed Massimiliano Allegri as their manager and with Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly set to stay, and no big upheavals in the squad, Juventus should be well set to reclaim the title they lost last season for the first time in many years.
I think AS Roma may be their strongest challenger with Jose Mourinho at the helm, but you can’t discount Inter, AC Milan, Atalanta, Lazio or Napoli from the top four battle either in what should be a very interesting season in La Liga. However, Juventus at 4/5 is the pick for me here.
Perhaps the easiest of all the leagues in Europe to predict. With Paris St Germain adding the likes of Messi, Ramos, Donnarumma, Wijnaldum and Hakimi to a squad that already boasts Neymar, Mbappe, Marquinhos, Di Maria and Verratti, the chances of any of the other teams upsetting PSG look extremely slim, if not impossible.
In truth, PSG should win this league by 10 or 15 points easily and set themselves up for a very real tilt at the Champions League once again, the one trophy that has eluded them in recent seasons. Paris St Germain are pretty much an unbackable 1/12 to win the title though, so you may find better value in other leagues.
Sporting Lisbon surprised a few people by landing the Portuguese league title last season but they are the 10/3 third favourites to do so again this year after a summer where they have sold a number of players. Benfica are the favourites at 11/10 with FC Porto a 13/10 chance in what looks like being one of the most closely contested leagues in Europe.
Benfica on paper look to have the strongest of the squads, but this is always a tough league to call as shown by Sporting’s win last season and I feel that FC Porto will push them very hard. That said, I would take Benfica at 11/10 to land the title here.
It is the same teams that always contest the Dutch league in contention once again this season. Ajax are the 2/6 favourites, but after losing 4-0 to PSV in the Dutch season opener equivalent of the Community Shield, you cannot rule PSG out at 3/1. Feyenoord are the next best ranked team at 10/1 with AZ Alkmaar a 14/1 shot.
Ajax have the pedigree and have dominated this league for several years now, but this is a developing squad and as PSV showed, they can be caught out. Ajax though did play more than half that game with 10-men and over the course of the season, the Amsterdam side should still come out on top. Take Ajax to win here at 2/5.
Scottish football always sees a battle between Rangers and Celtic for the league title, with Rangers dominating the league last season to end Celtic’s long run of league successes. Steven Gerrard’s men will want to prove that was no flash in the pan and the Gers are 4/9 to win it once again.
Their main rivals Celtic are 7/4, which is tempting given Rangers did lose their second game of the season and but over the course of the season I feel Rangers will be too strong and I’d back them to win at 4/9.