The football season has been underway around Europe for a couple of weeks now and we have already seen some big moments in the season.
Some top players have been moved, some teams have made strong starts to their seasons. Others have faltered a little more than expected. Others have had a disastrous start and are already feeling the pressure from irate fans.
In this weekly look at the big football news from around Europe, we’ll begin by looking back at some of the big moments of the season so far, including a recap on the latest big transfer moves around Europe.
And of course, we will bring you a glut of tips, including our predictions for the 6 Scores Challenge, the exciting £1,000,000 free-to-play competition available at bet365 Sport!
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Latest Big Transfer Deals
As we edge towards the closure of the transfer window across Europe, there have been a number of big money deals confirmed over the last few weeks. We’ve listed some of the biggest below.
Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspurs to Bayern Munich – £100m
Neymar – Paris St Germain to Al Hilal – £78m
Ousmane Dembele – Barcelona to Paris St Germain – £43m
Mohammed Kudus – Ajax Amsterdam to West Ham – £38m
Alexis Sanchez – Marseille to Inter Milan – Free
Nicolo Zainolo – Galatasaray to Aston Villa – Loan
Cameron Archer – Aston Villa to Sheffield United – £18m
Gaston Avila – Royal Antwerp to Ajax – £12.5m
Aleksandr Mitrovic – Fulham to Al-Hilal – £43m
Gabri Veiga – Celta Vigo to Al Ahli – £40m
Tyler Adams – Leeds United to Bournemouth – £24m
David Raya – Brentford to Arsenal – Loan (with option to buy)
Joakim Maehle – Atalanta to Wolfsburg – £10m
Moses Caicedo – Brighton to Chelsea – £115m
Robert Sanchez – Brighton to Chelsea – £25m
Robin Gosens – Inter to Hertha Berlin – £11m
Dodi Lukebakio – Hertha Berlin to Sevilla – £9m
Romeo Lavia – Southampton to Chelsea – £58m
Dmitri Payet – Marseille to Vasco de Gama – Free
Wataru Endo – VfB Stuttgart to Liverpool – £16.2m
Deivid Washington – Santos to Chelsea – £17.1m
Christian Pulisic – Chelsea to Milan – £18.8m
Lewis Hall – Chelsea to Newcastle Utd – Loan
Ross Barkley – Nice to Luton Town – Free
Josko Gvardiol – Red Bull Leipzig to Manchester City – £77.6m
Jeremy Doku – Rennes to Manchester City – £55.5m
Aymeric Laporte – Man City to Al Nassr – £23.6m
Rasmus Hojlund – Atalanta to Manchester United – £72m
Fred – Manchester United to Fenerbahce – £12.9m
Harvey Barnes – Leicester to Newcastle – £39m
Tino Livramento – Southampton to Newcastle – £32m
Edson Alvarez – Ajax to West Ham Utd – £35.4m
James Ward-Prowse – Southampton to West Ham – £30m
Nemanja Matic – AS Roma to Rennes – £2m
Denis Zakaria – Juventus to AS Monaco – £17m
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Liverpool to Besiktas – Free
Chermiti – Sporting to Everton – £10m
Arthur Cabral – Fiorentina to Benfica – £16m
Roger Ibanez – AS Roma to Al Ahly – £25m
Latest Soccer News – Europe
Manchester City are the only team with a 100% winning record after their opening three games and they sit alone at the top of the Premier League table. West Ham, Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal are the teams chasing them with seven points. Brighton, Aston Villa and Manchester United have six points.
At the foot of the table four teams remain pointless, Burnley and Luton (who have played just two games so far this season) with Sheff Utd and bottom placed Everton also pointless after three games.
Players that have started the season well include Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford), James Maddison (Tottenham), Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottm Forest), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Matty Cash (Aston Villa) and Rodri (Manchester City).
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After a surprise 3-0 loss to Red Bull Leipzig in the German Super Cup, Bayern Munich’s new striker Harry Kane got his first goal in their opening Bundesliga game of the season. Bayern are one of five teams with two wins in their opening two matches and they lie 2nd behind Union Berlin and ahead of Leverkusen, Wolfsburg and Freiburg who all have maximum points.
Kane is third in the leading goalscorer charts after two games, a goal behind the leaders Jonas Wind of Wolfsburg and Kevin Behrens of Union Berlin.
Champions PSG got off to a slow start, drawing their opening two games of the season but after reinstating Kylian Mbappe to the team, they landed a 3-1 win over Lens at the weekend, with the French superstar scoring the second and third goals of the game.
They lie 8th in the table with Monaco and Marseille currently leading the way with seven points from three games. Lyon, who face PSG this weekend, have had a worrying start picking up one point from three games to lie in the relegation spots in 16th.
Three wins on the road and four goals in three games for Jude Bellingham sees Real Madrid atop La Liga early in the season. They lie two points ahead three teams, Atletico Madrid, Girona and Barcelona who all have seven points.
More of a surprise in Spain is who is struggling at the foot of the table as Europa League winners Sevilla have started the season with three successive defeats, two of those coming at home as they are rock bottom of the table and the only La Liga side without a point.
Two games into the new Serie A season and four teams retain 100% records including both Milan teams, Inter and AC, champions Napoli and the surprise team in the group, Verona. Juventus are one of three teams (Fiorentina & Lecce being the others) with four points.
Lazio have struggled in the early weeks, losing both their games while Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma have also had a tough start picking up just one point from their two games so far.
Weekend Betting Tips – 1st to 4th September
Outlined below are some of our best weekend football betting tips for matches taking place from Friday 1st to Monday 4th September.
All odds shown were correct with bet365 Sport at the time of writing, but may have changed in the meantime.
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) – Anytime Goalscorer (v Luton (A)) – 5/2
Darwin Nunez (Liverpool) – First Goalscorer (v Aston Villa (H)) – 5/1
Arsenal v Manchester United – Correct Score – 3-1 to Arsenal – 14/1
Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) – To score 2 or more v Borossia Moench – 2/1
Lyon v Paris St Germain – Draw and both teams to score – 15/4
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Burnley 1-2 Tottenham
Chelsea 3-1 Nottingham Forest
Manchester City 4-1 Fulham
Brighton 1-1 Newcastle United
Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa
Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United
Join us again next week when we take a look at the latest news from around European soccer, with a look at the draws for the Europa, Conference and Champions League as well as the latest news ahead of the next round of European Championship qualifiers.