It goes without any valid argument that the best domestic football leagues in the world are in Europe. England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga, and France’s Ligue 1 are considered by fans, experts, and sports statisticians, like the ones that collect and keep track of all the best NFL stats at insidersbettingdigest.com and stats from other top sporting leagues in the world as the most competitive and prestigious domestic football leagues in the world. This is why keeping a close eye on who the favorite teams to win their respective domestic league titles is usually something that’s of the highest interest for football pundits all around.
Given that all of the previously mentioned leagues are at their midway point, with the winter transfer market almost on the brink of closing, and also because 2023 is a World Cup year in FIFA’s calendar, the stakes are higher than ever in each of Europe’s top football leagues. So with this said, we bring you a list with our picks for the top favorite squads to win the domestic title in each of Europe’s five best football leagues.
French Ligue 1: PSG
Let us paint you a quick image here and ask a question. Let’s say you have a team with the likes of Keylor Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma as your two goalkeepers to choose from to start. Sounds good already, but then there’s also a defensive core with the likes of Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe, and Marquihnos, a midfield where you can have your choice of playing with Marco Verrati, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye amongst other options and finally an attacking crew with not only Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi. I know, it’s a bit overwhelming but our question is, is there really a possibility you would not be considered as a staggering favorite to win every title along your path?
Well, for PSG, it’s not a thing of being favorites, because they are by light-years, it’s a thing of being able to compete at the highest level in all the competitions they’re in. But as of now, they continue to sit comfortably atop the Ligue 1 tournament and with their biggest chaser, Nice, eleven points away in the standings, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about, at least domestically.
German Bundesliga: Bayern Munich
You know how there are teams that just seem unbeatable, even when they lose a game here or there just to remind everyone that they’re not completely perfect? That’s the perfect explanation for what Bayern Munich is to German football, European football, football in general as a matter of fact.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team, led by players like Manuel Neuer, Benjamin Pavard, Nicholas Sule, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, and the best attacker in all of football Robert Lewandowski are almost an unfair team to play against and they have continued to provide it this season once again in the Bundesliga competition. Borussia Dortmund, their classic rivals, and immediate chasers in the standings are on their tails, but as of right now, there’s almost no stopping Bayern Munich from reaching yet another domestic league title.
Italian Serie A: Inter Milan and Napoli
One of the most attractive features that Italy’s Serie A tournament has is how insanely competitive it can be. If there was ever a need for proof of this, just looking at how the title race is going thus far is a clear tell of what we’re talking about. While in all the other top European leagues there has always been a clear favorite from the beginning of the season and moving forward, in Italy that favoritism has been shifting constantly between Inter Milan, Napoli, AC Milan, and at some points even Juventus and Atalanta .
While for some time all experts had Napoli as the top favorite to end up taking the Serie A title, as of right now, all directions are pointing towards Inter being able to repeat last season’s title win in 2023, although, with AC Milan creeping up silently from behind, this is a race that might end up being decided right at the end of the league’s calendar.
Spanish La Liga: Real Madrid
Give it to Real Madrid for finding a way to bounce back from what many experts were fearing was a crisis looming around and become the favorites to take the Spanish La Liga title, especially since their main competitors Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid have all been going through some hard times trying to keep up in the race.
As of right now, all signs point towards Real Madrid, who are led once again by French striker and bonafide team legend Karim Benzema, winning the La Liga title. Their main competition right now comes from a Sevilla team that after signing former Man Utd attacker Anthony Martial on loan will be looking to give the “Merengues” a true run for their money and title aspirations.
English Premier League: Manchester City
Any football fan around the world will not hesitate to tell you that the English Premier League is the absolute best domestic football competition around. And in all honesty, it’s hard to think they’re lying.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City squad are looking once again as the main favorites to take home the EPL title, all while still battling in Europe to try and land the oh-so coveted UEFA Champions League title that has avoided them for so long.
Chelsea, Liverpool, and even Manchester United all still should not be counted out of the competition whatsoever, but given the level of football that City continues to show and how the other contending teams have had some unexpected and unnecessary slip-ups, this is looking more and more like it’s City’s title to win or lose.