No domestic games scheduled for the weekend as national teams all around the world will be playing in different competitions.
It’s the perfect opportunity to take a break and check what has happened lately in the top five European soccer leagues (Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1), including the latest sports betting odds to win it all.
Premier League (England)
Last weekend, Leicester City took advantage of the draw (1-1) between Manchester City and Liverpool to climb to the English Premier League top spot. The ‘Foxes’ beat the Wolves 1-0 and now have 18 points with a 6-0-2 record.
Tottenham and Liverpool come in second and third place, both with 17 points, but Tottenham has scored one more goal (19/18).
So far, Southampton has been a huge surprise. The “Saints” are in fourth place with 16 points and haven’t lost since Sept. 20 (5-2 against Tottenham).
With Southampton in fourth place, other usual contenders like Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are relegated to fifth, tenth, eleventh and fourteenth place respectively.
Manchester City and Manchester United have one game less than the others, but winning that City only can reach 15 points and United only 13 points.
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the hot seat as the “Red Devils” (Manchester United) haven’t won any of their home matches (four) so far.
To Be Relegated
Right now, Albion (three points), Burnley (two points) and Sheffield United (one point) are set to be relegated. None have won, but Fulham and Brighton remain close with four and six points respectively.
Premier League Top Scorers
- Son Heung-Min (Tottenham): 8
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton): 8
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 8
- Jamie Vardy (Leicester City): 8
- Patrick Bamford (Leeds): 7
Odds to win the Premier League Title
After recent results, Liverpool became the favorite +140 at the Odds to win the English Premier League. The “Citizens” come next at +160, and they are followed by Chelsea +800 and Tottenham +900.
Manchester United offers a +2500 value and Arsenal comes in at +6000.
Serie A (Italy)
AC Milan remains undefeated at the top of the Italian Serie A, but they have won just one of their last three games last weekend, they drew 2-2 against Hellas Verona (eighth place) with a last-minute goal from Zlatan Ibrahimović.
AC Milan is being hunted by Sassuolo (15 points), Napoli (14 points) and AS Roma (14 points). Sassuolo hasn’t lost either; the team has scored more goals (18) than any other, except Atalanta (18).
What about Juventus and Inter Milan?
Juventus sits in fifth place with 13 points. They haven’t lost, but they have drawn in four of their seven games (three of their last five).
Cristiano Ronaldo is back, and he scored last weekend, but that wasn’t enough to beat Lazio (1-1). Juventus has allowed six goals (second-best in the league).
Inter Milan comes in seventh place with 12 points thanks to a 3-3-1 record. They have two draws in a row and their only loss was against AC Milan (2-1).
Udinese (four points) and Crotone (two points) are at the bottom of the Italian Serie A. Genoa and Torino, both with five points, are fighting for the third relegation spot, but Torino has scored five more goals (12/7) than Genoa.
Bologna, Parma and Benevento are dangerously close to the relegation zone (last three places).
Serie A Top Scorers
- Zlatan Ibrahimović (AC Milan): 8
- Andrea Belotti (Torino): 6
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): 6
- Francesco Caputo (Sassuolo): 5
- Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan): 5
Odds to win the Serie A Title
No surprises here as Juventus remains as the favorite +175 at the Odds to win the Serie A. Surprisingly enough, they are followed by Inter Milan (from +250 to +275), AC Milan (from +400 to +600), Napoli (+600) and Atalanta (+800).
La Liga (Spain)
Last weekend, Real Madrid was humiliated by Valencia (4-1). For the first time ever in the same La Liga match, three penalties were sanctioned against Real Madrid and Valencia took advantage of that.
After that defeat, Real Madrid was relegated to fourth place with 16 points and a 5-1-2 record.
Real Sociedad remains at first place with 20 points (6-2-1). They have the most productive offensive unit with 20 goals in total and their defense has allowed just four goals (second-best in the league).
Villarreal (18 points) and Atletico Madrid (17 points) come right behind them, but Atletico has two games less.
What about Barcelona?
Barcelona also has two games less than Real Sociedad, but even winning those two games they can’t aspire to first place. Right now, they sit at eighth place with 11 points as they have won just one of their last five games.
Coach Ronald Koeman already said he needs one more striker and Barcelona is trying to sign Memphis Depay, but AC Milan is also interested.
At the Bottom
Right now, Levante, Valladolid, and S.D. Huesca are at the bottom of La Liga, all with six points. S.D. Huesca is the only one that hasn’t won a game so far.
Celta de Vigo (7 points), Athletic Bilbao, Alaves, and Eibar (these three with nine points) are very close to the relegation zone.
La Liga Top Scorers
- Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad): 6
- Paco Alcacer (Villarreal): 5
- Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid): 5
- Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid): 5
- Ansu Fati (Barcelona): 4
Odds to win the La Liga Title
Despite losing against Valencia, Real Madrid remains as the favorite +110 at the Odds to win La Liga. They are followed by Barcelona (from +350 to +210), Atletico Madrid (from +350 to +275) and Sevilla (+4000).
- Reigning champions: Bayern Munich
- Current First Place: Bayern Munich
It was a rocky start for Bayern Munich, but the Bundesliga reigning champions are already at the top after seven games. They have 18 points (6-0-1) and as usual they are the top-scoring team with 27 goals.
Bayern Munich has won their last five Bundesliga games in a row scoring at least three goals in each game. Once again, Robert Lewandowski has been unstoppable with 11 goals.
Their last match was against Borussia Dortmund, and Bayern won 3-2. That defeat left Dortmund in third place with 15 points (5-0-2).
Now, RB Leipzig comes in second place with 16 points (5-1-1) and they own the best defensive unit in the league after allowing just four goals in seven games.
Bayer Leverkusen comes in fifth with the same 15 points.
What about relegation?
Koln (three points), Schalke 04 (three points) and Mainz 05 (one point) are at the bottom of the Bundesliga right now. None have won a game and they have allowed 52 goals combined.
Arminia and Freiburg are not that far away with four and six points respectively.
Bundesliga Top Scorers
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): 10
- Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen): 7
- Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim): 6
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund): 6
- Andre Silva (Frankfurt): 5
Odds to win the Bundesliga Title
Bayern Munich comes in as the favorite at the Odds to win the Bundesliga. After beating Borussia Dortmund, they went from -800 to -1000.
Of course, they are followed by Borussia Dortmund (from +600 to +700) and RB Leipzig (from +1400 to +1800).
Some other early contenders like Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach offer a +5000 and +9000 value respectively.
Ligue 1 (France)
- Reigning champions: PSG
- Current First Place: PSG
PSG has won their last five Ligue 1 games in a row and sits at the top with 24 points, five more than the second place (Lille).
They have scored 26 goals and allowed just three, both are the best records among the 20 French teams that dispute the first division tournament.
Lille comes in second with 19 points, Rennes third with 18 points, Marseille fourth with 18 points and Lyon fifth with 17 points.
PSG lost against Marseille and beat Rennes. They haven’t played against the others.
Ligue 1 last two places will be relegated, but the eighteenth place could save themselves if they win a relegation playoff.
Right now, Dijon is last with four points. Strasbourg has five points and Nimes has eight points.
Lorient and Reims are too close with eight and nine points respectively.
Ligue 1 Top Scorers
- Boulaye Dia (Reims): 8
- Kylian Mbappe (PSG): 7
- Ibrahima Niane (Metz): 6
- Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco): 6
- Burak Yilmaz (Lille): 6
Odds to win the Ligue 1 Title
Once again, PSG comes in as the huge favorite -1000 at the Odds to win the Ligue 1 and they are followed by Lille +2500, Lyon +3000 and Rennes +3000.
PSG won seven of the last eight titles. The only other team that won during that period was Monaco (currently in sixth place).