The Winning Odds in the Top 5 European Leagues This Season

Top 5 European Football Leagues - Logos - EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie-A and Ligue 1Lets take a look at the odds for outright winning in the top five European football leagues this season. We will examine the top contenders in the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie-A and the French Ligue 1.

English Premier League:

Chelsea 9/4
Manchester City 9/4
Manchester United 5/2
Arsenal 9/1
Tottenham 28/1

Chelsea and Manchester City are the favourites to win in England this season, while last year's champions Manchester United have slightly lower odds. All three teams have a new coaching staff. Will Jose Mourinho be able to bring Chelsea to their winning ways?

Spanish La Liga:

Barcelona 4/6
Real Madrid 5/4
Atletico Madrid 66/1
Valencia 100/1
Malaga 200/1

Looks like the bookies are favouring last year's champions, Barcelona, over their bitter rivals, Real Madrid, in the Spanish Primera. Both teams have new coaches this year. It should be an interesting season.

German Bundesliga

Bayern Munich 1/6
Borussia Dortmund 11/2
Bayer Leverkusen 25/1
Schalke 25/1
Wolfsburg 66/1

Bayern Munich are the favourites to win this year by a long shot. They cleaned up last season and are even more poised to win again in 2013/14. Would you bet against Bayern this year?

Italian Serie-A

Juventus 4/5
AC Milan 11/4
Napoli 8/1
Inter 9/1
Roma 10/1

Juventus are the favourites to win Serie A again this year. Can Andrea Pirlo and company repeat the feat?

French Ligue 1

PSG 1/3
Monaco 16/5
Marseille 18/1
Lyon 25/1
Lille 40/1

It looks like the battle in France will be between the two heavy spenders, one backed by Quatari and the other by Russian money. PSG are the favourites to win. In 2nd place, according to the odds, we have the newly promoted Monaco, who have been the biggest spenders in the summer transfer market so far. Will it be Zlatan Ibrahimovic + Edison Cavani attacking duo of PSG, or will it be the Colombian striker Radamel Falcao who take the Ligue 1 this year? It should be an interesting season in France.

The season start dates in the top 5 European leagues are:

German Bundesliga - August 9th
French Ligue 1 - August 10th
English Premier League - August 17th
Spanish La Liga - August 17th
Italian Serie A - August 24th

Looking forward to the new football season!