There are still four months remaining in most European domestic leagues, but the big titles are largely already decided.
It’s a situation we’ve become accustomed to: the rich clubs wrapping up the league by the turn of the year, allowing them to concentrate on what really matters to them, the Champions League. Winning the title, the fundamental point of holding a national league system, is barely a story, and tense run-ins are largely a thing of the past.
If you believe the betting exchanges, PSG are 95 per cent likely to win Ligue 1, Bayern Munich are 95 per cent likely to win the Bundesliga, Manchester City are 88 per cent likely to win the Premier League, Real Madrid are 87 per cent likely to win La Liga and Inter are about 77 per cent likely to win Serie A.
So how do we make football more competitive?