European Football Preview

GERMANY
Champions Bayern began their conquest to be the first team to win four titles in a row with a 5-0 rout of Hamburg last Friday and they head to Hoffenheim on Saturday to face a team they haven’t lost against in 14 attempts. The champions should win comfortably, and it’ll be an uphill battle over the course of the season for any other team trying to dethrone the Munich outfit.

Elsewhere Wolfsburg are in Cologne after a good start last weekend, whether or not Kevin De Bruyne is playing his last game for the club is still up in the air. The talented midfielder seems to be edging closer and closer to a move to Manchester City.

ENGLAND
Week 3 of the Barclays Premier League, and it is now time for no more excuses from many sides. By this stage of the season, first 11’s and formations should be worked out and now it’s just a case of getting the results. The pick of the clashes on Saturday is the early kick off between Manchester United and old foes Newcastle. United impressed in their midweek UEFA qualifier game with a comfortable win against Club Brugge. Newcastle are up for the upset however. High flying Leicester City will look to keep atop the table when they host Spurs, Claudio Ranieri’s side the form team in England at the moment.

We need to wait until Monday to see Arsenal welcome Liverpool to The Emirates, in what promises to be an interesting game for both sides to gauge their chances this season. Arsenal seem to be on another level to the Merseyside outfit this season, but Liverpool will be desperate to put their woeful record at The Emirates behind them, at the same time giving their own season a massive boost.

SPAIN
La Liga kicks off this weekend, be sure to read our preview http://www.betxchange.com/20152016-la-liga-preview/

Will it be another season of dominance for Messi & Co? Or will Rafa Benitez spark a revolution in Madrid in what promises to be the most competitive season yet.

FRANCE
Normal service has resumed in France despite it still being so early. PSG are top after their 2-0 win last weekend, and everyone’s playing catch up. The champions travel to Montpellier this weekend in what normally proves to be a tough match. They should have the quality to get over the line however, despite missing Ibrahimovic and new boy Angel Di Maria.

Elsewhere OGC Nice welcome SM Caen, a team in fantastic form. Despite registering only a handful of victories over their hosts over the years, Caen look a team reborn- sharp and dedicated.

ITALY
The Italian football season kicks off this weekend, with Juventus the firm favorites. However, many believe both AC Milan and Roma could challenge for the title this year.

Juventus absolutely dominated last season to wrap up the domestic season with ease, and they made it all the way to last year’s Champions League final, defeating both Dortmund and Real Madrid on their way there. They will still be the team to beat this season.

However, both Milan sides have improved their squads and made changes to their respective administrations, as they look to breathe new life into sides seemingly getting left behind. This season the onus is on both AC and Inter to keep track and hopefully overtake Roma and Champions- Juventus.