The top European soccer leagues (English Premier League, Italian Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1) are totally back from their New Year’s break (some didn’t take one), and we have plenty of information to recap. Let’s take a look at what has happened recently in European Soccer League betting.
European Soccer Leagues
Premier League Betting (England)
- Reigning champions: Liverpool
- Current First Place: Liverpool
Liverpool still own the top spot with 33 points, but they have played one more game than Manchester United (also 33 points), which means that the “Red Devils” could end up as the leader if they beat Burnley.
Southampton just beat Liverpool 1-0 (second loss of the season for the “Reds”), while Manchester United haven’t lost in their last 10 domestic games. Liverpool have scored 37 goals (best in the league), but Manchester City own the best defensive unit after allowing just 13 goals in 15 games.
Speaking of Manchester City, the “Citizens” just beat Chelsea 3-1 and now they are in fifth place with 29 points, but keep in mind that they have played two games less than Liverpool.
Tottenham got back into the winning column after beating Leeds United 3-0. Now, the “Spurs” are in fourth place with 29 points.
After losing against Manchester City, Chelsea fell into ninth place (26 points). The “Blues” have lost three of their last five games.
Arsenal have won their last three games in a row, in which they scored eight goals and allowed only one. Now, the “Gunners” have 23 points, and they are just six points away from the top five.
To Be Relegated
Sheffield United remain winless at the bottom of the English Premier League. The “Pirates” have just two points and they have scored just eight goals (worst in the league).
Albion (eight points) and Fulham (11 points) are also in the relegation zone. Curiously enough, Fulham haven’t lost in their last four games, but they haven’t won either.
Brighton are just three points away from the relegation zone.
Next Best Games
No English Premier League games scheduled for next weekend. The action will return on Tuesday, January 12 when Burnley will play host to Manchester United.
That same day, Manchester City will play host to Brighton, while Tottenham will be on the road against Aston Villa and Arsenal will play host to Crystal Palace.
English Premier League Top Scorers
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 13
- Son Heung-Min (Tottenham): 12
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton): 11
- Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United): 11
- Jamie Vardy (Leicester City): 11
European Soccer League Betting: Odds to win the English Premier League Title
Despite losing against Southampton, Liverpool -110 remain at the top of the odds to win the English Premier League. The “Reds” are still followed by Manchester City +225 (could be at the top really soon), Manchester United +1000, Chelsea +1200 and Tottenham +1600.
Serie A Betting (Italy)
- Reigning champions: Juventus
- Current First Place: AC Milan
AC Milan just keep winning. The “Rossoneros” just beat Benevento 2-0 despite not having Zlatan Ibrahimović on the field, and they remain undefeated with an 11-4-0 record (37 points).
They are followed by Inter Milan, who are in a hot streak after winning their last eight domestic games in a row. They just beat Crotone 6-2 with a great performance from Lautaro Martinez (scored a hat trick).
Juventus returned to the winning column after beating Udinese 4-1. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, and he now leads the league with 14 goals.
Some other contenders such as Roma (third place with 30 points) and Napoli (fourth place with 28 points) remain in the title race after winning their last game, but they are seven and nine points away from the top spot.
We have a new tenant in the relegation neighborhood. Spezia have lost four of their last five games, and now they are in eighteenth place with 11 points; Torino also have 11 points, but they have scored six goals more than Spezia.
Genoa (11 points) and Crotone (nine points) remain in the relegation zone. Genoa have won just one of their last five games, while Crotone have won two of their last five games and have allowed 35 goals in total (worst in the league).
Next Best Games
Midweek, AC Milan will play host to Juventus, while Inter Milan will be on the road against Sampdoria.
Next weekend, AC Milan will play host to Torino, while Inter Milan will be on the road against Roma. Juventus will play host to Sassuolo and Napoli will be on the road against Udinese.
Serie A Top Scorers
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): 14
- Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan): 12
- Ciro Immobile (Lazio): 10
- Zlatan Ibrahimović (AC Milan): 10
- Andrea Belotti (Torino): 9
Odds to win the Serie A Title
Inter Milan remain at the top of the odds to win the Serie A, but they went from +130 to +140. They are followed by AC Milan +300, Juventus +350, Napoli +1000 and Atalanta +1600.
Current third place Roma offer a +2000 value.
La Liga Betting (Spain)
- Reigning champions: Real Madrid
- Current First Place: Atletico Madrid
After losing against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid have won their last four games in a row, and now they lead La Liga with 38 points, two more than Real Madrid (Atletico Madrid have played two games less).
Atletico Madrid just beat Deportivo Alaves 2-1, while Real Madrid returned to the winning column by beating Celta de Vigo 2-0.
Barcelona haven’t lost in their last five domestic games, but they have won just three of them. They just beat S.D. Huesca 1-0, and now they are in fifth place with 28 points (they have played one game less than Real Madrid).
Real Sociedad (third place with 30 points) and Villarreal (fourth place with 29 points) have also won just one and two of their last five games.
At the Bottom
Valladolid got out of the relegation zone after beating Getafe 1-0. Now, the last three teams are Elche, Osasuna and S.D. Huesca.
S.D. Huesca have won just one game, while Osasuna and Elche haven’t won in their last five matches. Curiously enough, Real Betis own the worst defensive unit after allowing 31 goals in 17 games, but they are in eleventh place.
Next Best Games in European Soccer League Betting
First, on Wednesday, Barcelona will be on the road against Athletic Bilbao (reschedule game).
Next weekend, Sevilla will play host to Real Sociedad, while Atletico Madrid will play host to Athletic Bilbao.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid will be on the road. Barcelona will play against Granada and Real Madrid will play against Osasuna.
La Liga Top Scorers
- Gerard Moreno (Villarreal): 9
- Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo): 9
- Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid): 9
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): 8
- Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad): 7
Odds to win the La Liga Title
Real Madrid remain at the top of the odds to win La Liga, but they went from +115 to +120. They are followed by Atletico Madrid (from +120 to +125), Barcelona (+500), Sevilla (+3300) and Villarreal (+6600).
Bundesliga Betting (Germany)
- Reigning champions: Bayern Munich
- Current First Place: Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich started the new year with a 5-2 victory against Mainz 05. They have won their last three domestic games in a row, and they remain at the top with 33 points (10-3-1); they also lead the scoring chart with 44 goals.
RB Leipzig come in second place with 31 points. They just beat Stuttgart 1-0 and they own the best defensive unit after allowing just nine goals in 14 games.
Bayer Leverkusen felt to third place (28 points) after losing their last two games in a row. First, they lost 2-1 against Bayern Munich, and last weekend they lost against Frankfurt (also 2-1).
Borussia Dortmund returned to the winning column after beating Wolfsburg 2-0. Now, they are in fourth place with 25 points.
What About Relegation?
Schalke 04 remain winless at the bottom of the Bundesliga. They also have the worst defensive unit after allowing 39 goals in 14 games, and they have scored just eight goals.
Mainz 05 have lost four of their last five games, and they remain in the relegation zone with just six points.
Next Best Games
Next weekend, Bayern Munich will be on the road against Borussia Monchengladbach, while Bayer Leverkusen will be on the road against Werder Bremen.
RB Leipzig will be facing Borussia Dortmund at home, and Schalke 04 will try to win their first game of the season at the expense of Hoffenheim.
Bundesliga Top Scorers
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): 19
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund): 10
- Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg): 9
- Andre Silva (Frankfurt): 9
- Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen): 8
Odds to win the Bundesliga Title
Bayern Munich remain at the top of the odds to win the Bundesliga. They went from -750 to -700, and they are followed by Borussia Dortmund (from +1200 to +1000) and RB Leipzig (+1200).
Ligue 1 Betting (France)
- Reigning champions: PSG
- Current First Place: Lyon
The Ligue 1 action returns on Wednesday, but first, let’s recap what has happened lately.
Both Lyon and LOSC Lille have 36 points, but Lyon have scored three goals more than LOSC Lille. Lyon haven’t lost in their last 14 games, while LOSC Lille haven’t lost in their last seven games.
PSG have 35 points (third place). They have lost four games in total, including one against Lyon (1-0). They already drew 0-0 against LOSC Lille.
Rennes come in fourth place with 31 points; they have won their last four games in a row.
So far, all Ligue 1 teams have played 17 games.
All Lorient, Dijon and Nimes have 12 points, but Lorient have scored 17 goals, while Dijon just 12 and Nimes just 14.
Both Strasbourg (14 points) and Nantes (15 points) are dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Next Best Games
Midweek, Lyon will play host to Lens, while LOSC Lille will do the same against Angers. PSG will be on the road against Saint-Etienne.
Next weekend, Rennes will play host against Lyon, and PSG will play host against Stade Brestois. LOSC Lille will be on the road against Nimes.
Ligue 1 Top Scorers
- Kylian Mbappe (PSG): 12
- Boulaye Dia (Reims): 10
- Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon): 9
- Andy Delort (Montpellier): 8
- Memphis Depay (Lyon): 8
European Soccer League Betting:Odds to win the Ligue 1 Title
PSG started the season at the top of the odds to win the Ligue 1 and they remain at the top with a -1000 value. They are followed by Lyon +2000, Marseille +2000 and LOSC Lille +2500.