The most anticipated moment for European football fans is upon us, as the top domestic championships start this weekend. Some great games are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in England, Germany, and France, as reigning champions and main favorites play. You can bet on these exciting features at 1xBet and bet365 sports.
Bundesliga Kicks Off with Two Classic Derbies
Dortmund and Leverkusen are scheduled to play on Saturday evening, in the first exciting match scheduled in the German Bundesliga. Haaland left for Manchester City, but Dortmund is still well positioned to win this fixture. They have the home pitch advantage, so they are credited with the first chance and odds of 11/10 to pick up all three points.
The Derby of Berlin is taking place on the same day as Union and Hertha lock horns. Union plays at home, has a favorable head-to-head record, and is the better team. They have defeated Hertha in the last three matches and were very successful in the friendly games played this summer. The odds of 4/5 at bet365 sports are fully justified, and we expect the home side to prevail relatively easily.
Manchester City and United Aim for Early Victories
Manchester City kick-started its 2022 campaign with a disappointing defeat at the hands of Liverpool. The team has new players, including Haaland, and is entitled to hope for another championship at the end of the season. The opening match against West Ham should be a walk in the park, in spite of playing on the road. Punters only get odds of 2/5 on the reigning champions to win the opening round.
Last season was a huge disappointment for Manchester United and they can't afford any more mistakes this year. The team has strengthened during the season break and is desperate for a win in the first round against Brighton. They were defeated in the last match against this team, but hope for a better result now and we expect them to grab it at odds of 1320.
PSG and Monaco Expected to Win on the Road in Ligue 1
There is little opposition for PSG in the French Ligue 1, but they struggle in European tournaments. Once again, they are expected to win the championship and have a huge advantage in the opening round against Clermont. 1xBet justly credits the visitors with the first chance and only offers odds of 1/4, while a surprising victory for the home side is valued at 9/1.
Monaco plays the first match of the season on the road against Strasbourg, a team that caused them plenty of headaches in the past. this is the most balanced match of the opening round in the French top league, with both teams having the same chance to win. 1xBet Offers identical odds of 16/10 on each of them to claim all three points, but the draw is the most likely result at 2/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively, on Thursday, August 4 at 11 A.M. UK time.