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The Football Season is Back!

Things have been a little quiet for football fans since France won the 2018 World Cup. Pre-season and the summer transfer window that comes with it has been strange with many star players still recovering from the tournament in Russia but that holiday period is now closing and we're set to be kept busy once again with football to watch and Superbru picks to make.

Here's a quick overview of each of the football leagues you can make picks for this season.

Note: After receiving such positive feedback on our World Cup predictor game, all of our football predictor games will now include the new scoring system (1 point for picking the correct team without being particularly close to the scoreline, 1.5 points if you're close to the exact score and 3 points if you nail an exact pick).

Premier League

Starting with the biggest and most popular of our domestic football games, the Premier League returns on Friday the 10th of August as Manchester United entertain Leicester City at Old Trafford. As was the case last season, we'll be running our main predictor game alongside a fantasy game and newly improved 5-a-side fantasy tournament.

The Exact Score Challenge we run for the Premier League predictor game is also back this season, meaning anyone who is playing our Premier League predictor in any pool at all is in with a free chance of winning up to £50,000 in every round that contains 10 fixtures (nearly all of them).

Who's going to win the Premier League this year? You'd be brave to bet against holders Manchester City retaining their crown. Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and even perhaps Arsenal under Unai Emery will all be cautiously optimistic about there own chances of a title push, with Liverpool showing particular intent in the transfer market. Wolves, Cardiff City and Fulham are the newly-promoted sides we'll be seeing this year.

Click here to play Premier League predictor, 11-a-side fantasy or 5-a-side fantasy

Elsewhere in the UK...

As well as making your picks for the three newly-promoted Premier League sides, you can also submit your score predictions for recently relegated Swansea, Stoke, West Brom and co. in the Championship! England's second tier gets underway on Friday as Reading take on a Derby County side led by Frank Lampard - there'll certainly be a lot of people keeping an eye on how he gets on this season.

And if you're slightly familiar with the England team of the 2000's, you'll know that you can't talk about Frank Lampard for long without mentioning Steven Gerrard. The Liverpool legend is also about to begin his debut season as a manager this week as he looks to push Rangers back towards the peak of Scottish football. That task isn't an easy one though, with Celtic hot favourites to win yet another SPL title while Neil Lennon's Hibernian team are also likely to be strong this season.

In comparison, the Championship is one of the most unpredictable leagues in Europe so it's very tough to pick who will win it this season. There look to be several well-organised contenders including Stoke and Middlesbrough while slight outsiders Nottingham Forest and Leeds will each also be confident of a long-awaited return to the top flight.

Click here to play Championship predictor and/or the Scottish Premiership Predictor

European football

There'll be even more football games added to this list once the Champions League and Europa League come around this season but for now we have the return of two of last year's tournaments plus a Superbru debutant - Serie A!

The chances of Juventus claiming an unbelievable eighth consecutive Serie A title this season went through the roof when the club announced the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last month. You'll be able to make picks for the upcoming Serie A season at Superbru for the first time ever in 2018/19, adding to our La Liga and Bundesliga predictor games.

There are also hot favourites to win the league in both Spain and Germany with Barcelona and Bayern Munich currently seen as likely retainers of the respective titles they hold. La Liga is set to be very interesting this season though, even without the domestic Ronaldo vs. Messi battle. After controversially taking the Real Madrid job two days ahead of the World Cup and losing is his position as Spain's head coach as a result, Julen Lopetegui faces a tough opening season at the Bernabeu without Ronaldo, especially since neighbours Atletico have made several good signings this summer and will be competitive in the title race themselves.

Click here to play Serie A, La Liga and/or the Bundesliga predictor

South Africa

Last but not least, our PSL predictor game is back and ready for you to join with fixtures now finalised after the Ajax Cape Town court hearing. The opening fixture sees a belter take place in Pretoria as champions Mamelodi Sundowns take on Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld.

Last season, Sundowns finished five points clear of Orlando Pirates at the top of the division with Kaizer Chiefs finishing a disappointing 12 points off the pace. Saturday's game will therefore be an interesting indicator of what's to come between now and May.

Click here to play PSL predictor

So there you go, lots of football! Let us know which of the 9 games mentioned in this article you're most excited to play along with any questions in the comments section of this post. You can also keep up to date with all of Superbru's football-only content by following our Instagram page (@official_superbru).
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Not sure if I did the right thing but I already made my picks. Can't wait no more
30 Jul 16:42
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Ive gotten my picks in early with the football too, though I will double check them before the games. Theres so much sport being lined up in the next month with the Pro 14 and Premiership Rugby in about a months time, not to mention the Rugby Championship! 30 Jul 20:52
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Can't wait to play them all with the new scoring systems..
30 Jul 19:13
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Hy guys I hope this will be one of the best ever world wide thanks.
31 Jul 16:12
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Go southampton
31 Jul 23:09
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Liverpool will be massive contender, no doubt about it.
1 Aug 09:34
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I cant wait to play for my club Manunited
1 Aug 09:47
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Liverpool will take this 2018 2019 league
2 Aug 05:03
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where is the south African PSL prediction?
2 Aug 10:04
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How do you join in a league? Thanks
3 Aug 22:33
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Good! Can't wait for the prediction game to start, I wish I will be among the winners this season. Welcome back guys.
4 Aug 06:29
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COYG !!! Arsenal all the way.
4 Aug 06:30
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Hello Mr Jacks now name you have put under Witty Hawks group but me l want supersport leader board .
4 Aug 15:32
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Waooooh, am please to be here let the game begin.
4 Aug 19:07
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Hurts me to say it but I can't see it leaving CITY
6 Aug 08:07
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go everton bring it home.
7 Aug 10:19
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I cannot get into EPL prediction. Help?
8 Aug 11:20
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I am struggling to make my predictions
8 Aug 13:07
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I can't help it I am addicted to superbru!This year City will lift the title back to back
8 Aug 15:27
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Hello I'm Logan I'm new how are you
9 Aug 20:20
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Liverpool, man city or man United for the title.
10 Aug 10:49
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18 Aug 19:22
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Nice work
18 Aug 23:21
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