European Football Betting: Bayern back but M'gladbach still lead Bundesliga

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski scored two for Bayern on Saturday

The title races are looking very tight in Germany, Spain and Italy, so Max Liu rounds up the latest outright winner odds following the weekend's results...

"Flick, who played for Bayern and was part of Kovac's coaching staff, is 1/7 on the Sportsbook to be appointed as Kovac's permanent successor, ahead of the likes of Arsene Wenger 6/1, Jose Mourinho 14/1 and Massimiliano Allegri 16/1."

What a difference and a change of manager can make if you're Bayern Munich. The German champions, who parted company with Niko Kovac after last week's 5-1 defeat to Frankfurt, crushed title rivals Dortmund 4-0 on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski score a brace as the Bavarians won Der Klassiker, outplaying Dortmund who dropped to sixth in the table as a result.

It capped an excellent week for Bayern, since Hans Dieter Flick took over as interim boss, and leaves them 1.374/11 on the Exchange to win an eighth successive Bundesliga title. Current table toppers Monchengladbach are 16.5 even though they won at the weekend and are four points clear of Bayern.

Red Bull Leipzig 9.617/2 and SC Freiburg 130.00129/1 are also within four points of top spot but, as you can see from the odds, bettors are convinced that Bayern will prevail in the title race once again.

Flick, who played for Bayern and was part of Kovac's coaching staff, is 1/7 on the Sportsbook to be appointed as Kovac's permanent successor, ahead of the likes of Arsene Wenger 6/1, Jose Mourinho 14/1 and Massimiliano Allegri 16/1.

Messi hat-trick keeps Barca top in tight title race

In Spain the title race is even tighter, with Barcelona currently leading Real Madrid on goal difference, and Atletico Madrid and Sevilla both just one point behind. In fact, there's only two points between Barca and fifth-placed Real Sociedad.

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Barca, for whom Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as they beat Celta Vigo 4-1 on Saturday, are 1.454/9 favourites to retain La Liga ahead of Madrid 3.711/4 who won 4-0 away to Eibar.

Atletico and Sevilla both won to keep up the pressure on the big two but bettors are not confident that either can go the distance, at 28.027/1 and 95.094/1 respectively.

Narrow win keeps Juve ahead of Inter in two horse race

In Italy it's the defending champions who lead the way too, with Juventus 1.42/5 favourites to win Serie A following their 1-0 win over AC Milan this weekend.

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Paulo Dybala got the only goal of the game that keeps Maurizio Sarri's men one point ahead of Inter Milan. Antonio Conte's men also won be a single goal, coming from behind to defeat Verona 2-1, and are 3.412/5 to win the title.

It's very much a two horse race in Italy where third-placed Lazio are sit seven points behind second-placed Inter.

PSG eight points clear in Ligue One

In France, Paris Saint Germain are already way out in front. The champions lead Ligue One by eight points from second-placed Marseille.

Not that the Parisians had it all their own way at the weekend. On Saturday, they had to battle to a 2-1 win away to Brest. Mauro Icardi's goal five minutes from time earned three points for PSG who are an unbackable 1.011/100 to retain their title.

Marseille won by the same margin against Lyon thanks to two goals from Dimitri Payet who will be remembered by fans of West Ham and Stormzy.

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