Let’s face it: Liverpool will win the 2019/20 Premier League title; and unless you are some high roller looking to increase their bankroll by a couple of percentage points, it’s unlikely you will be tempted by the 1/20 odds on offer that Liverpool fans finally get to celebrate a Premier League title triumph.
But across the leagues in England, the top leagues of Europe and international competition, there are some intriguing bets to be made that could bear fruit well into the new year. Below we pick out some of the most interesting:
- RB Leipzig to win the Bundesliga
The latest football betting online at 888sport offers a tempting price of 5/2 on Leipzig becoming Bundesliga champions for the first time in the club’s history. Technically, Leipzig had a couple of German league title wins at the start of the 20th century, but the Bundesliga proper was not formed until much later. Anyway, Leipzig headed off into the Winter Break with a four-point cushion over Bayern Munich and a seven-point lead over Borussia Dortmund. They really look the business.
Why it’s intriguing: Because any team not called Bayern Munich will always be a shock winner of the Bundesliga these days. The Bavarians are still favourites, but Leipzig will push them all the way.
- England to win Euro 2020
It’s really been something of an incredible transformation for England in the last few years under Gareth Southgate. The team that was cited as plucky during the 2018 World Cup is now seen as accomplished and stylish. More importantly, this young and talented team has plenty of room for growth. Bookies pulled the trigger in recent months, making England 5/1 favourites for the competition ahead of France and Belgium.
Why it’s intriguing: Because it’s England and decades of hurt and disappointment has been the norm for the fans. The fact that the semi-finals and final will be played at Wembley could be a crucial factor.
- Inter Milan to win Serie A
Antonio Conte really seems a perfect fit at the San Siro, and the ambitious board has backed him up with plenty of money to spend in the summer. The result? Inter go into the Winter Break in Italy as the table-toppers in Serie A, albeit only keeping Juventus away on goal difference. It’s 7/4 that Conte can keep his side at the top until the rest of the season.
Why it’s intriguing: Like Bayern Munich above, Juventus have kept a stranglehold on the Scudetto, making Serie A fairly boring. Inter really have the goods to play the spoiler for Cristiano Ronaldo and co.
- Preston North End to win Promotion
Something of a longshot, although bookies cite 8/1 that Preston can win promotion this season through the Playoffs or by finishing in the Top 2. It’s a horrible term to use for a professional football team, but Preston have been ‘plucky’ all season, and it might just pay-off in the end.
Why it’s intriguing: There are some very good sides in the Championship, with budgets several times greater than North End. It’s an underdog story, and there seems to be a tale like it each year in the Championship.
- Liverpool win the Champions League
It’s difficult to fathom just why Manchester City are hot favourites for the Champions League given Liverpool’s form this season and their recent success in the competition. The Reds have been given odds of 19/4 to win the tournament for a second successive season. Arguably, we are talking about the best club side on the planet right now, who have the mentality to succeed.
Why it’s intriguing: Liverpool will have the title wrapped up by spring – make no mistake about it. And, Jurgen Klopp will be able to focus fully on the Champions League. As we have hinted above, all the other top sides in Europe will be contesting tight domestic title races.