All soccer leagues around the world will take a break for a couple of weeks due to the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers or international friendly matches. Perfect time to do a recap on the top European soccer leagues.
Let’s take a look at what has happened recently and how the sports betting odds to win the English Premier League, the Italian Serie A, La Liga (Spain), Bundesliga (Germany), and Ligue 1 (France) have changed.
Premier League (England)
- Reigning champions: Liverpool
- Current First Place: Manchester City
In the last fixture, Tottenham beat Aston Villa 2-0. The “Spurs” are in sixth place with 48 points. They’re three points away from fourth place (Chelsea) and the last ticket for the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League.
West Ham United, in fifth place with 49 points, drew 3-3 against Arsenal, in ninth place with 42 points. With nine games to go, both the “Hammers” and the “Gunners” could finish in the top five and play either the Champions League or the Europa League next season.
If you’re wondering why we didn’t mention Manchester City, Manchester United, Leicester City and Chelsea (current English Premier League top four), is because they all had FA Cup commitments.
Manchester City remain at the top of the English Premier League with 71 points, 14 points more than second place (Manchester United). Leicester City are in third place with 56 points, five more than Chelsea.
What about Liverpool?
The reigning champions are out of the title race. Right now, the “Reds” are in seventh place with 46 points, and their main goal is to win the Champions League once again (they’ll face Real Madrid in the Round of 8).
To Be Relegated
Both Fulham and Newcastle lost in the last fixture. Fulham remain in the relegation zone with 26 points, while Newcastle is dangerously close to it with 28 points. Albion (18 points) and Sheffield United (14 points) complete the relegation zone.
Next Best Games
The English Premier League action will return on April 3. Some of the best scheduled matches for that weekend are Leicester City vs Manchester City, Arsenal vs Liverpool, Everton vs Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton vs West Ham United.
English Premier League Top Scorers
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 17
- Harry Kane (Tottenham): 17
- Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United): 16
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton): 14
- Patrick Bamford (Leeds United): 14
Odds to win the English Premier League Title
The Odds to win the English Premier League belong to Manchester City. The “Citizens” are at the top with a -25000 value, and they’re followed by Manchester United +6600, Leicester City +20000 and Chelsea +25000.
Serie A (Italy)
- Reigning champions: Juventus
- Current First Place: Inter Milan
AC Milan (with Zlatan back on the field) won their last Italian Serie A game (3-2 against Fiorentina) to reduce the breach with Inter Milan to six points but Inter Milan have played one game less, and they have scored 12 goals more than AC Milan.
Juventus lost 1-0 to Benevento, while Atalanta beat Hellas Verona 2-0. Both Juventus and Atalanta have 55 points (third and fourth place), but Juventus have played one game less.
Napoli defeated AS Roma 2-0 to climb to fifth place (53 points). Napoli and Inter Milan are the only teams that haven’t lost in their last five Italian Serie A games.
Inter Milan still have to face Napoli, AS Roma and Juventus. Those are going to be the key in order to finally dethrone Juventus (they’ve won the last nine titles in a row).
All Cagliari (22 points), Parma (19 points) and Crotone (15 points) lost in their last Italian Serie A presentation, but there’s still hope for all of them; Torino are dangerously close to the relegation zone (23 points) with 10 games to go.
Next Best Games
The Italian Serie A also returns on April 3. AC Milan will play host to Sampdoria, while Atalanta will do the same against Udinese.
Both Juventus and Inter Milan will be playing on the road; Juventus against Torino and Inter Milan against Bologna.
Serie A Top Scorers
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): 23
- Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan): 19
- Luis Muriel (Atalanta): 16
- Zlatan Ibrahimović (AC Milan): 15
- Ciro Immobile (Lazio): 14
Odds to win the Serie A Title
No changes here; Inter Milan are the clear favorites at the Odds to win the Serie A with a -500 value, and they’re followed by Juventus (+600), AC Milan (+1000) and Atalanta (+4000).
La Liga (Spain)
- Reigning champions: Real Madrid
- Current First Place: Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid won 1-0 against Deportivo Alaves to remain at the top of La Liga. They’ve 66 points, four points more than Barcelona, who crushed Real Sociedad 6-1 (Barca won their last five La Liga games with a 17-2 aggregate).
Real Madrid come in third place with 60 points. They won their last fixture against Celta de Vigo 3-1, and Karim Benzema (two goals against Celta de Vigo) is having a sensational season.
We have 10 games to go here, including Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla (April 4), Real Madrid vs Barcelona (April 10), and Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid (May 9).
Sevilla (55 points) and Real Sociedad (45 points) complete the La Liga top five. Both Real Betis (45 points) and Villarreal (43 points) are still fighting to win a ticket for next season’s Europa League (fifth place).
At the Bottom
Both Eibar and S.D. Huesca drew in their last La Liga fixture, but that wasn’t enough to climb out of the relegation zone. S.D. Huesca are in last place with 21 points, while both Eibar and Deportivo Alaves have 23 points.
Valladolid (27 points) and Elche (25 points) are dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Next Best Games
La Liga action will return on April 2 with Levante vs S.D. Huesca. That weekend, Real Madrid will play host to Eibar, while Atletico Madrid will be on the road against Sevilla, and Barcelona will play at Camp Nou against Valladolid.
La Liga Top Scorers
- Lionel Messi (Barcelona): 23
- Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid): 19
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): 17
- Gerard Moreno (Villarreal): 16
- Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla): 15
Odds to win the La Liga Title
Atletico Madrid have the advantage on both La Liga and the Odds to win La Liga. Right now, they’re offering a -163 value, while Real Madrid are +300 and Barcelona +400.
Sevilla and Real Sociedad come next with +2500 and +5000.
- Reigning champions: Bayern Munich
- Current First Place: Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski has to be from another planet. He has scored 35 goals (more than seven Bundesliga teams in total), and he’s one of the reasons why Bayern Munich have been able to maintain the Bundesliga top spot.
More recently, Bayern Munich beat Stuttgart 4-0 (with a hat trick from Lewandowski); they’ve 61 points, four points more than RB Leipzig, who beat Arminia 1-0.
Wolfsburg beat Werder Bremen 2-1 to remain in third place. They’ve 51 points, four more than Frankfurt and eight more than Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munich are looking to win their nine straight Bundesliga title, and it looks like only RB Leipzig could prevent it.
What about relegation?
Schalke 04 lost again (0-3 against Borussia Monchengladbach) and they remain at the bottom of the Bundesliga with just 10 points (1-7-18 record).
Arminia have 22 points (also in the relegation zone), while Koln have 23 points (relegation play off). Both Hertha Berlin and Mainz 05 (24 points) are dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Next Best Games
On April 3, Borussia Dortmund will play host to Frankfurt, while RB Leipzig will play host to Bayern Munich (with the title on the line).
On April 4, Stuttgart will play host to Wolfsburg.
Bundesliga Top Scorers
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): 35
- Andre Silva (Frankfurt): 21
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund): 21
- Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg): 17
- Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim): 14
Odds to win the Bundesliga Title
Bayern Munich come as the huge favorite at the Odds to win the Bundesliga with a -3300 value. They’re followed by RB Leipzig +1400, Borussia Dortmund +10000 and Wolfsburg +15000.
Ligue 1 (France)
- Reigning champions: PSG
- Current First Place: PSG
PSG are back on top. The reigning champions beat Lyon 4-2 (on the road) and now have 63 points; LOSC Lille also have 63 points, but PSG have scored 67 goals, while LOSC Lille have scored just 50.
LOSC Lille recently lost 2-1 to Nimes, but they’ll have a pretty good chance to regain first place on April 3 against PSG.
Despite losing against PSG, Lyon are still in third place with 60 points, one more than AS Monaco (fourth place), who beat Saint-Etienne 4-0.
The Ligue 1 only offers three Champions League tickets, and one Europa League ticket
Dijon (15 points) have lost their last five games in a row and they have no chances to stay in the Ligue 1. Nantes are also in the relegation zone with 28 points, but that’s just one point less than Nimes and Lorient.
Next Best Games
On April 3, PSG will play host to LOSC Lille with first place on the line. Also, AS Monaco will play host to Metz, and Lyon will be on the road against Lens.
If PSG vs LOSC Lille ends with a draw, and both AS Monaco and Lyon win, the title race will be the most interesting across Europe.
Ligue 1 Top Scorers
- Kylian Mbappe (PSG): 20
- Memphis Depay (Lyon): 14
- Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco): 13
- Kevin Volland (AS Monaco): 13
- Boulaye Dia (Reims): 13
Odds to win the Ligue 1 Title
Now, more than ever, PSG come as the favorite at the Odds to win the Ligue 1 with a -200 value. Of course, they’re followed by LOSC Lille +350.
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