We’re already nearing the mid-season in some of Europe’s finest football leagues. Surely before the end of the year, leagues like the German Bundesliga will be talking about the “winter champions” and the likes of La Liga and the Premier League will be using words like “potential champions”.
But before all these, we’re enjoying all the December action as they come in thick and fast. This past week had us witness some exciting – and surprising – action; action that has changed the way we now think about the football season.
The Winnings Streaks that Are Now No More
Before the past weekend, certain teams had ensured that they stayed undefeated. The likes of Barcelona, Napoli, Manchester City, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, PSG and the likes had stayed unbeaten… until this weekend came around.
It was a shock loss for PSG when they played Strasbourg. Then Napoli went down against Juventus before Valencia lost to Getafe and Arsenal’s unbeaten home run was bashed by an emphatic Manchester United side.
Manchester City Have Been Scoring… and Conceding too!
Although the Cityzens are still unbeaten and are breaking all kinds of records, there’s something else that you should probably know about Pep Guardiola’s juggernaut.
In their last three games, Manchester City has scored the winner in the last 15 minutes of the game. One way or the other, these last three games have also ended up with both teams scoring and over 2,5 goals.
Inter Milan is the Real Deal
Say hello to the only remaining unbeaten side in the Italian Serie A this season. After Napoil bowed down to Gonzalo Higuain’s goal, Inter picked themselves up and hit Chievo for five! It was the kind of statement that champions make.
Asides games that feature over 1,5 goals regularly, only Napoli has been able to stop Inter Milan from scoring this season.
And the Most Random Team in Europe is…
The reigning European champions are currently ensuring a terrible run of form in La Liga season. They’re currently eight points behind leaders, Barcelona and look like they will finish second in the UCL group.
A 0-0 draw at Athletic Club over the weekend further stressed the fact that Zidane’s men are going through a crisis – and that bettors can probably stay away from them for now, or not. The trend of their games, simply put, is at the moment very random.