Premier League Season Preview
Premier League football is back and fans from all over the world will be counting the days until the first game gets underway at Old Trafford on Friday night, when Man Utd host Leicester City.
This has been a relatively quiet summer in the Premier League, mainly due to the World Cup taking place, but there is still a lot to look forward to this season. If you are placing a bet on the Premier League then you will find a huge range of betting markets you can get involved with. The bookmakers are doing a great job of giving us multiple ways to bet, regardless of the team you want to put a wager on, and it is up to us as punters to find a way to back a winning selection.
Who will win the Premier League?
If you are looking at the winner of the division then it is hard to get away from Manchester City, who are clear favourites to lift back to back titles. They won the league with ease last season and although they haven’t really upgraded their squad over the summer, with the exception of Liverpool then neither have any of their rivals. I’m expecting to see Liverpool close the gap, but none of the rest look remotely capable of doing so at this stage.
Karamba have Man City installed as the 4/6 favourites to win the title this coming season, with Liverpool in behind as 15/4 second favourites. Elsewhere Manchester United are 8/1, Chelsea are 14/1, Tottenham 16/1 and rounding off the big six are Arsenal at 22/1. The bookmakers appear to have this about right going into the new campaign.
Who will finish in the top four?
The race for a top four spot is always something exciting to watch as the season develops and season 18/19 looks to be no different. Any club from the top six has a realistic chance of making the top four, meaning that at least two of the big guns will miss out. Last year this was Arsenal and Chelsea, will they do so again or can either one of them find a way back in? The bookmakers have Chelsea priced up at shorter than Tottenham to make the top four, so if their odds are correct, then the blues will replace Spurs. There isn’t much to choose between them, with Betfair Chelsea are 4/6 to make the top four while Tottenham are 8/11.
Those looking for value towards the top of the Premier League may be tempted by the 2/1 on offer with Betfair for Arsenal to finish inside the top four. The North London club have made big changes this summer, the biggest being bringing in new boss Unai Emery and although he looks to have a long term plan, success this season is a possibility.
Who will be relegated to the Championship?
The race to avoid relegation could well be one of the most exciting in recent years this coming season. Cardiff, Wolves and Fulham are the three new Premier League teams, but Wolves and Fulham have really strengthened and impressed this summer. Cardiff look like they are going to struggle, but it would be no surprise to see Wolves and Fulham survive comfortably.
Cardiff are favourites for relegation at 7/10 with 888 Sport, mainly due to them failing to improve in the same way that Wolves and Fulham have done. Second favourites are Huddersfield who are 5/4, also with 888 Sport. They survived last season, but struggled for big parts and it is unlikely they will have the same amount of luck this season. If you are looking for value then Newcastle have failed to strengthen their squad at all this season, and there appears to be discontent behind the scenes. They are priced up at 11/2 with 888 Sport to be relegated, and look to be worth a punt in what could turn out to be a troublesome season for them on and off the pitch.
Who will finish bottom of the Premier League?
Alongside placing a bet on who will be relegated from the top tier, you can also bet on who will finish at the very bottom of the Premier League. It is no surprise to see this market dominated by Cardiff and Huddersfield, with Cardiff at 9/4 with 888 Sport and Huddersfield at 4/1 with the same bookmaker.
Another of the Premier League newcomers, Fulham, are priced up at 5/1 to finish bottom of the league while Wolves are a much bigger price at 28/1. This shows just how much Wolves have done this summer to strengthen their squad and give them every chance of survival, something I think they will do with ease.
Premier League Betting Offers for the New Season
If you are looking to place a bet on the Premier League this season then watch out for some exciting betting offers that you can take advantage of. With these on your side you will get a lot more value from your bookmaker, and make your betting a far more enjoyable experience.
BetStars – Back a team to win the Premier League and get £5 free bet if lose first game
If you are looking to place a bet on a team to win the Premier League outright then you should look to take advantage of this consolation offer from BetStars. If you place a bet of £10 or more on the winner of the Premier League then you will get a free £5 bet if they lose their opening game of the season.
This is a nice consolation offer and you could find yourself backing a winner, as well as receiving a £5 free bet because your team could lose on the opening day, but then go on to win the league. If you are placing an outright bet then this is certainly an offer to consider when you place it.
NetBet – Top goal scorer free bet every time your player scores a goal
Another exciting betting market to get involved in before the season begins is the top goal scorer market. This will give you a player to cheer on throughout the season, in the hope of them lifting the top scorer award and you landing a winning bet. This offer from NetBet gives you the potential to earn a huge amount of free bets throughout the season.
To take advantage of this offer you need to place a bet of £20 or more on a player to be the top goal scorer in the league. Then sit back and relax, counting the goals they score because those goals also mean free bets. You will be given a free £2 bet every time your selection scores a goal, which means if you pick a player who scores a lot of goals you will be given a lot of free bets throughout the season.
Mo Salah was the top goal scorer last year with 32 goals. Had you placed your bet on Salah then not only would you have backed yourself a winner very decent odds, but you would also have received £64 in free bets to use throughout the season! This makes this offer a great one, so if you have a player you fancy for this title then be sure to head over to NetBet and take them up on this offer.
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