Almost every sporting event in the world has been disrupted by the coronavirus. Football was one of these sports affected. We have been deprived of major football leagues such as Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, and Bundesliga for two months. Nevertheless, we have been blessed with other markets that offer a great substitute for traditional sports. eSports is one of these markets. If you haven’t heard yet, the best betting platform, VIP-IBC now offers eSports for its bettors with the highest odds. Sign-up now and check it out! If you are solely betting on football, then you should read our article about the latest updates from each major football league.
We are starting with Ligue 1 because France’s highest division has become the first European major league to cancel the whole season. The latest announcement made by the French government meant the end of Ligue 1. After it was official that Ligue 1 was canceled, PSG have been named the champion. PSG were 12 points clear away from Olympique Marseille before the league was suspended. They surely deserved the title. Furthermore, it became certain that Amiens SC and Toulouse have been relegated after Didier Quillot declared that there will be 2 teams promoted and 2 teams relegated. The teams that will be promoted from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1 are Lorient and Lens.
The world’s most famous and challenging league is also on hold. When England’s first division was first postponed, the possible return date had been set 30 April. However, considering the current environment in England, this seems highly unlikely. Most probably the return date will be pushed back or all the professional leagues will be canceled in England. Nonetheless, authorities are hoping to continue the season because there are too many fixtures remaining and it would be tremendously unfair should the current league standings are used as final standings. The club owners want the league to restart and they are in favor of setting up a plan for this return. The plans include coronavirus tests which will be taken by the players at each club’s training facility. Last but not least, according to a piece of news, French officials have urged Premier League along with other major leagues to copy France’s decision.
It was expected that Bundesliga would be back on May 9; however, the German government has recently delayed the return date. The clubs still have high hopes though. They are almost certain that the league will continue although May 9 is certainly off the table. It is known that most teams are continuing to train, respecting the social distance by only gathering in small groups. A similar testing plan was drawn up for the Bundesliga as well. It is expected that all the players and club members will be tested twice a week when the leagues are returned. Of course, the bettors know the perfect platform to place their bets when Bundesliga is back. Register for the best betting software now and get ready for Bundesliga!
One of the worst affected countries by coronavirus in Europe, Spain has not decided yet if it would be reasonable to restart La Liga. La Liga president has recently told the reporters that the best-case scenario would be resuming the leagues on 28 May. Teams are not training in Spain at the moment. There are 11 rounds left to be played and the economic impact would be devastating if the leagues are canceled. In sum, although La Liga president Javier Tebas assured the fans that La Liga will continue no matter what, it would be wrong to set a return date for the moment.
Italy was the center of the pandemic one month ago. Still, new cases are announced each day However, it seems the pandemic peaked and the fatalities continue to fall. Accordingly, the hope for football to continue has risen from the ashes. Recently, the government has given the green light to the Serie A clubs that wanted to resume training. The returning date for the trainings was set May 18 and every club owner is hoping that Serie A will continue in mid-June. However, the sports minister thinks that it is highly unlikely that full return will happen.
Long story short, besides Ligue 1, no major league has made a final decision yet. We, as the best betting agent, hope that all remaining major leagues in Europe will resume soon. In the meantime, you can always check our best free predictions section to get help from professional tipsters. We know that it is not that easy to bet on lesser-known leagues.