Football is recognized as one of the most competitive sports on the planet. This is because all teams go out with the same determination to win games, claim major accolades and earn a lot of respect – making every match far from easy and every competition intensely contested.
However, there are times when it becomes less competitive, allowing certain clubs to exert superiority over their counterparts as well as attracting major trophies and achievements to themselves. As a matter of fact, the past few years produced a number of top clubs who established their absolute dominance on certain leagues across Europe.
Many of these teams won back-to-back league titles and countless honors in the past few years, and that is set to continue this season with these clubs still looking far stronger than their domestic rivals.
Therefore, let us quickly predict four clubs that look set to dominate their respective leagues during the current season:
1. Manchester City- Premier League
The English Premier League has enjoyed a huge reputation as the most competitive division on the planet for the past few years, with many people branding it as tough, intense and unpredictable.
However, that belief is dead at the moment after a Pep Guardiola led Manchester City side made winning the title as easy as ‘ABC’ last season. The Citizens were unmatchable throughout the campaign, claiming the ultimate crown with a whopping 19 points margin as well as winning 32, drawing 4 and losing just 2 of their total 38 matches in the English top flight.
It doesn’t require critical thinking to realize that the defending champions are still the team to beat in the Premier League this season. Pep Guardiola has built a squad that is far superior to those of rival clubs in the division and he looks set to lead his team to claim the famous title once again.
2. Paris Saint Germain- Ligue 1
The gap between Ligue 1 champions, Paris Saint Germain, and their domestic rivals is getting wider every day, with the Parisians looking almost assured of the title come the end of the campaign.
There is evidently no French team that belongs in the same level with the defending champions at the moment. Thomas Tuchel has one of the best squads in the universe made up of incredible superstars like Neymar Junior, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Marco Verratti, Thiago Silva and Dani Alves to mention just a few.
Considering the quality of players, financial strength and the ambition at the Parce Des Princes, it is very difficult to imagine any team other than Paris Saint Germain to clinch the Ligue 1 title this season.
3. Bayern Munich- Bundesliga
It is quite obvious that before the Bundesliga campaign kicks off this summer, we already have a feeling of which club would win the title come the end of the season. Just like some other divisions in Europe, the German top flight is currently undergoing a period of monopoly, with Bayern Munich playing in a league of its own at the moment.
The Bavarians have dominated the division for a long time, winning the Bundesliga title for the past 5 successive seasons. They are also currently far above any of their domestic rivals both in terms of quality and financial strength.
With the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig looking unlikely to mount a serious title challenge this season, there is every conviction that the Bavarians would end up defending their Bundesliga crown once again.
4. Barcelona- La Liga
Spanish giants, FC Barcelona have dominated the La Liga for the past few years, winning 7 of the last 10 editions of the competition. The Blaugrana claimed the title convincingly last term, going 36 matches without tasting defeat and they are on course to win it again this season.
The likes of Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia are all brilliant teams but they are all still far away from Barca’s level. Real Madrid remains the only team that is capable of challenging Barca’s dominance, however, the Los Blancos have also been weakened by the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo who left for Juventus this summer.
Whereas, Barcelona have been going from strength to strength after reinforcing their squad with a couple of brilliant superstars during the transfer window. As a matter of fact, La Blaugrana look set to continue with their dominance in the Spanish top flight this season.