Off the back of a mid-season World Cup that was watched by record crowds and television audiences, the game of football – or soccer depending on what side of the Atlantic Ocean you are – just grows and grows in terms of popularity.
And whilst many of the greatest players are household names in celebrity culture, the deeper you go into the football wormhole, the more you will learn and the more and more you can delve into your growing love for the game. Whether you are an avid football fan already looking to place some winning bets, or someone who is getting to grips with the game, here are some predictions to look out for in 2023.
Be it to impress your friends or take money from a bookmaker, cast your eye over these soccer predictions for 2023. And, if you are looking to have a flutter on the football or anything else, check out these suggestions from Top10 Casino Sites.
Napoli to finally win Serie A
You might have already gone through some sports betting tips earlier in the season but you would have done very well to predict this one. Napoli, the Italian club famous for being spearheaded by Diego Maradona in his glorious peak, has not won the Serie A title since 1990, when the late, great man was still playing for them.
However, they are the runaway leaders in Italy right now, inspired by a fearsome front line who look like they are going to bring them victory. The scenes in Naples will be quite something if this prediction comes in.
Manchester City to end their wait for the Champions League
Manchester City has won everything there is to win in England in recent seasons, with Pep Guardiola’s team breaking all sorts of records whilst the Premier League trophies rack up. However, one trophy still eludes them – the coveted Champions League.
The Sky Blues have never won the competition in their history and, with Arsenal leading the Premier League at the halfway stage, the feeling is that City are putting all their eggs in a Champions League trophy-shaped basket. Can they do it? Well, Erling Haaland’s goalscoring form so far this season suggests that with him in the team, it’s very possible.
Jude Bellingham to break the transfer record
Modern football is not just about trophies. It’s about transfers, too.
In the digital age, speculation about football transfers and rumours is all the rage on social media and as such, there is often just as much attention on who is going where, as there is on who scored and who won.
This coming summer, expect there to be a huge saga over which European club wins the signature of England international Jude Bellingham. The young BVB midfielder looks set to leave the German club after yet another impressive season and, with the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and PSG interested, we could see the transfer record broken.