As we near the end of February, we take a look at the races in the 3 major European leagues are forming into the races that will paint the picture for the rest of the season.
England. This is the most competitive race of the leagues as well as the most competitive race in England for years. There are 4 teams within reach of the title, with just 4 points separating first to fourth. Between these 4 teams (Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool) there are the top 4 scoring teams in the league as well as the best 3 defenses in the league. Looking at the remaining schedule, of the 11 games that each team have left, Chelsea have 2 tough games, Arsenal and Man City have 4, and Liverpool 5. With their home form, the game that stands out as toughest will be at Anfield in May. Our prediction: Chelsea will win their 5th league title, 4th Premier League Title.
Spain. Finally we have a newcomer to the race. While Barcelona and Real Madrid are in their usual spots at the top of the table, they’re joined by Atletico this year as well. With all the top teams needing to play each other, these head-to-heads are going to decide this years La Liga title. Our prediction: too close to call.
Italy. Only two horses are still in with a real fight in Serie A at this point. Last years champions Juventus are clearly the favorites, but Roma (assuming they win their game in hand) are 6 points back in 2nd. Our prediction: Juventus simply is too strong and, barring any massive injury setbacks, look like they will regain the title this year.