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The Premier League was set to be dealt between two teams, Liverpool and Manchester City. After eight rounds it looks like a done deal, with Liverpool leading the pack by eight points, winning each and every single one of their games. The challengers Manchester City took on Wolverhampton last weekend at home – and were handed an embarrassing loss without scoring a single goal. Wolves completely destroyed Pep Guardiola’s game plan by remarkable patience and grit, frustrating the City players and then hitting back two goals in the last 10 minutes. After losing to Norwich and now Wolves, City is in contest for the 2nd spot with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester and Crystal Palace – all within two points. No Manchester United or Tottenham in sight.
Some things never change, though. It seems that in Serie A it’s once again Juventus taking the spoils. Inter had their chance at home this weekend, but Juventus managed to snatch the win with Gonzalo Higuain late goal. The win puts Juventus ahead by one point over Inter and no losses up to date. In French Ligue 1, it is the similar story. Despite PSG sensationally losing to Reims a couple of weeks back, they’re looking fine on top of the table with their usual challengers struggling. The top four features Nantes, Angers and Bordeaux – highly unlikely suspects.
Not much need to be said about La Liga. No matter how much it seems the top duo are struggling, they still manage to find a way to climb on top. It’s Real Madrid as number one at the moment with 18 points, chased by Barcelona with 16. Third placed is – surprise, surprise – Atletico Madrid with 15 points. What else is new?
France Ligue 1 winner – PSG: 1.05
Italy Serie A winner – Juventus: 1.50
Spain La Liga winner – Real Madrid: 2.50
Germany Bundesliga winner – Borussia Mönchengladbach: 151.00
England Premier League winner – Liverpool: 1.60