4 August 2022
This weekend will be one that has a lot of football fans in delirium: 3 of the “Big Five”, namely the Premier League, the Bundesliga, and Ligue 1 return to action for their 2022-2023 season. We can look forward to some of the best club football in the world once more! Likewise, our sports knowledge can be worth a lot of money this weekend, if we know where to place our bets…
In the previous football season in England, Manchester City managed to win its 6th title with conviction. We can fully expect them to go for a 7th title this season too, as the Citizens have reinforced their roster with none other than Norwegian goal getter Erling Haaland. Also furiously gunning for another title: Liverpool, which only won the EPL once. In recent years, it’s come close, though. Other potential threats to Man City’s hegemony include Manchester United and Chelsea.
On the first matchday, Manchester City visits West Ham, 7th in the 2021-2022 EPL season. Meanwhile, Liverpool has an easier away game against Fulham, which just made it back to the Premier League after a year in the Championship. You can find a neat overview of all the EPL games of this upcoming weekend on our sportsbook page. Feel free to place your bets at the same time!
It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows anything of football that the German title went once more to Bayern Munich. This was the 31th time that the Rekordmeister won its league, and once more it happened with baffling domination. Hopeful contenders could take advantage of the fact that Bayern has let go of its top striker, Robert Lewandowski. Could this be the season that Borussia Dortmund finally breaks Bayern’s winning streak? It remains to be seen, but the stage is set!
The first matchday has 2 interesting duels. Eintracht Frankfurt hosts Bayern Munich in the inaugural game, while Borussia Dortmund gets a visit from Bayer Leverkusen. Another interesting game in Germany this weekend is the East-West Berlin derby between Union and Hertha. Can you predict who will lead the Bundesliga ranking after the weekend? Then win some money with a smart bet!
As is the case in England and Germany, there’s one team in France that is proverbial miles ahead of the competition: Paris Saint-Germain. Just last season, the Parisians won their 10th Ligue 1 title. Despite valiant efforts from Olympique Marseille (second) and AS Monaco (third), PSG ended 15 and 17 points clear of its closest rivals. For a team that includes Mbappé, Neymar and Messi, the sky is the limit, though critics have reason to say that PSG is overdoing it… Maybe another champion, then?
The first matchday of the 2022-2023 season pits Paris Saint-Germain against modest Clermont in an away game. Olympique Marseille meets also-ran Reims on Sunday, and AS Monaco visits Strasbourg. The revelation of the previous season, Rennes (fourth place), could have the best chance to make valuable points when it hosts lowly Lorient. If you know what’s up, place your smart bet now!