At the start of the football season in Europe, one of the most popular bets made by football bettors is a bet on a number of teams to win their domestic league and/or one of the main European competitions contested over the course of the season.
There’s nothing that sports fans like more than predicting which team will win a league title and then trying to do likewise across other leagues to try and increase the potential returns on their bet.
So with that in mind, we have headed over to the excellent bet365 Sport and put together an eight-fold bet on teams to win their respective national league titles, as well as a bet on one team to win the Champions League at the end of the season.
We’ve put together all eight selections on bet365 and the great news is that you can get odds of 367.9/1 on this bet at the time of writing (odds may have changed in the interim since this article was published).
Remember too, you can enjoy acca betting (or as it is called in the U.S. parlay betting) at BetRivers Sportsbook across several states that offer sports betting and with BetRivers excellent selection of soccer bets, you can find plenty of great options to enjoy over the course of the season.
So what are the picks we have made for each of the eight selections. Let’s take a closer look:
Our Eightfold 367.9/1 Accumulator For The 2021/22 Football Season
Selection 1 – Premier League Winner – Chelsea (7/2)
I have covered why I have backed Chelsea to win the Premier League this season in my article on the Premier League, so I am not going to go into too much detail here, suffice to say that since they have snapped up Romelu Lukaku, their odds on winning the title have come in from 5/1 to 7/2.
Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City are all very much in the race too but I still feel confident about Chelsea landing the title in England.
Selection 2 – Scottish Premier League Winner – Rangers (4/9)
Rangers may have lost their second game of the SPL season, their first defeat in 40 SPL games, but over the course of the season, I still feel they are likely to be too strong for a Celtic side that aere their only real opponents for the title.
Steven Gerrard’s team won’t have the Champions League as a distraction either, but that may well play to their advantage in the league where I feel their squad is much stronger than Celtic’s at the moment.
Selection 3 – Serie A Winner – Juventus (4/5)
With both Inter Milan and AC Milan losing a number of key players over the summer, and AS Roma in a rebuilding mode under new manager Jose Mourinho, the road looks clear for Juventus to claim the title they lost last season to Antonio Conte.
Juventus have kept their key men together and with Massimiliano Allegri coming in to manage the club once again, they should be well set to make a big comeback this year and pip the likes of Atalanta, Inter and Roma to the title.
Selection 4 – La Liga Winners – Real Madrid (6/5)
Since 1984/85, only three seasons have seen a team outside of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona win the La Liga title and the most recent of these was in 2003/04. As such, it looks like this will be a race between the big three once again and with Barcelona having financial woes and having lost Messi, I think you can discount them.
That leaves the two Madrid clubs and I think it will be a close battle between them but I just feel Real’s extra attacking flair and Carlo Ancelotti coming back as manager, will tip the scales in their favour in what should be a closely contested race.
Selection 5 – Bundesliga Winners – Bayern Munich (3/10)
Bayern Munich look a good bet to win the Bundesliga once again this season. With Red Bull Leipzig losing their head coach, Julian Nagelsmann and central defender Dayot Upemecano to Bayern in the off-season, plus Dortmund losing Jadon Sancho who joined Manchester United, Bayern;s opponents should be weaker than last season, when they won the league easily.
Bayern have lost David Alaba but brought in Upemecano and the rest of their squad has remained at the club which means that they should be very strong once again and I think are a nailed on certainty to win their 11th Bundesliga title in a row.
Selection 6 – Eredivisie Winners – Ajax Amsterdam (2/5)
The Dutch league tends to be between Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and, occasionally, Feyenoord. It is rare that another team breaks into this trio, although AZ Alkmaar look best set to do so this season.
Even so, I still feel that Ajax are the team to beat here, although they suffered a 4-0 defeat to PSV in the Dutch League traditional season opener. Despite that, over the course of the season, I still feel this young Ajax team should be more than good enough to earn another league title.
Selection 7 – Primeira Liga Winners – Benfica (11/10)
The Primeira Liga in Portugal looks like being one of the toughest ones to call in Europe this season. Sporting Lisbon won it last year, but they start this season as the third favourites behind Benfica and FC Porto. Benfica have the strongest team on paper, but FC Porto have generally performed better than them in recent times.
There has to be a point when Benfica’s investment in players pays off and with both their main rivals losing men from their squad of last season who were very important, I think this year could be that time.
Selection 8 – Champions League Winners – Paris St Germain (11/4)
Finally, I was originally going to select Paris St Germain to win the French League, but given that they are the huge 1/12 favourites to achieve that, it wasn’t really worth adding such a short odds bet to the selection.
However, the odds on them to win the Champions League are much more appealing and after a summer where they have retained all their star men, as well as bringing in five more superstars, including the world’s best player in Lionel Messi, then I think PSG may finally have enough quality to land the trophy that has eluded them over the last couple of years.
Do you agree with these picks, or would you pick some other team for some of the selections?