In the English league, maybe there used to be. Bet on the Top 4 teams to win, as they usually did. That’s down to 2 teams now, and the next 4-6 teams are a toss up.
I would still say, on most days, bet on the teams that spend the most money.
You also have to factor in, that in Europe, most top teams play a crazy amount of games. Sometimes 3 in a week. The top teams play in their domestic league AND within Europe against other domestic league (Italy, Germany, Spain, etc ) top teams. So for instance, a team like Liverpool , the current leader in the English league, will play in the following:
- English Premier league (the normal league play, 20 teams)
- League Cup (92 teams from top 4 English leagues)
- FA Cup (736 teams from all divisions of English football)
- Champions League (against the best teams from the other top domestic leagues, like Spain/La Liga, France/Ligue 1, Italy/Serie A, and Germany/Bundesliga)
- Club World Cup
- Carabao Cup
- Uefa Super Cup
And then, with the really good teams, their top players normally play for their respective national teams, which depending on the year, are trying to qualify for the Olympics or World Cup, or the continental tournament in the World Cup off years.
So lots of games for top teams and players. It’s pretty crazy.