Betting Tips: Who will win the English Premier League?

Betting Tips: Who will win the English Premier League?

09 Aug 2018, 20:20

With the new Premier League season kicking off in less than two weeks, now's the time to start looking at who to back to win the title with an early outright bet.

Opening Weekend Favourites

Manchester City 33/50 (1.66) >> Bet Now on betPawa
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Major incoming transfers

  • Riyad Mahrez (£60m, Leicester City)

City has opted for continuity rather than wholesale changes to the squad. The only questions will be around complacency and a slightly aging and injury prone squad, especially in defense. Still, have the credentials to win the title with time to spare. Clear favourites to retain their crown and for good reason.

Liverpool 9/2 (5.50) >> Bet Now on betPawa
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Major incoming transfers

  • Naby Keita (£50m, RB Leipzig)
  • Fabinho (£43m, AS Monaco)
  • Alisson (£67m, AS Roma)

Liverpool has added power and quality in midfield with the additions of Guinea star Naby Keita, who inherits Gerrard’s number 8 jersey, and versatile Brazilian Fabinho from Monaco. These two will offset the loss of Emre Can to Juventus and then there’s the attacking trio which needs no introduction. Much-criticised centre back Dejan Lovren had an excellent World Cup with Croatia and Klopp had also spent big on goalkeeper Alisson from Roma. Last season’s Champions League finalists can beat anyone on their day and represent excellent value at 5.50

The close contenders

Manchester United 7/1 (8.00) >> Bet Now on betPawa
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Major incoming transfers

  • Fred (£53m, Shakhtar Donetsk)
  • Diogo Dalot (£19m, FC Porto)

It's hard to know what to expect from Manchester United this season. Under José Mourinho they have become a hard team to break down and their good defensive record is evidence of that, but they aren't the free-flowing force that they once were under Alex Ferguson. They've spent big on Brazilian attacking midfielder Fred and young Portuguese fullback Diogo Dalot but both are relative unknowns in England. It will be interesting to see if Mourinho can succeed in his third season at United. At 8/1 for the title, strangely, United don't offer good betting value.

Tottenham Hotspur 16/1 (17.00) >> Bet Now on betPawa
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No major incoming transfers.

Tottenham, like City, has taken the idea of continuity and relying on their core to the extreme by not making any major signings to this point. Their talisman Harry Kane ended as the Golden Boot winner at the World Cup and only a bold punter would bet against him wrestling that title away from Mo Salah in the EPL. However, with rumours of potential exits of key players still doing the rounds, Spurs at 17/1 to win the title doesn't fill us with too much optimism.

The Wildcards

Arsenal 19/1 (20.00) >> Bet Now on betPawa
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Major incoming transfers

  • Lucas Torreira (£23m, Sampdoria)
  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos (£19m, Borussia Dortmund)
  • Stephan Lichtsteiner (Free, Juventus)
  • Bernd Leno (Undisclosed, Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Matteo Guendouzi (£7m, Lorient)

Tottenham's North London rivals Arsenal have made wholesale changes, hiring Unai Emery as the new manager and making 5 signings that need to integrate into the first team. Uruguayan defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira impressed at the World Cup and is the player that supporters and pundits have been crying out for. Arsenal are real outsiders at 20/1 to win the Premier League on betPawa but it's expected that they will improve on their finish of 6th last season.

Chelsea 12/1 (13.00) >> Bet Now on betPawa
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Major incoming transfers

  • Jorginho (£43m, Napoli)

Chelsea is likely to play attacking football this coming season under new boss Maurizio Sarri, who brought star midfielder Jorginho over with him from Napoli. Aside from Jorginho, however, there have been no other major arrivals and uncertainty continues to surround the futures of star trio Eden Hazard, Willian and Thibaut Courtois. At the given odds, Chelsea are dangerous outsiders and never rule out a team that usually collects silverware in the season following a disappointing campaign like they had in 2017/2018.

Why not shoot for the moon?

Are there any potential Leicester stories this season? Remember when Leicester City won the title despite being 5000/1 rank outsiders at the start of that season? These things happen in sport, not often, the unpredictability of top-level sport is what keeps us coming back for more.

Interestingly,  promoted club Wolves' odds to win the Premier League are 250/1, the same as the odds offered on Everton and better than the 300/1 offered on free-spending West Ham. If there is to be another fairytale story, it will come out of this group and with o minimum stake, you could turn 10 kSH into 2500!

Wolves' objective will simply be to stay in the division after promotion but after a summer of spending on relatively big names, maybe they can dare to dream of a top 6 finish or even better than that. Sometimes a moonshot bet pays off BIG!

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SAFE BET | Manchester City 33/50 (1.66) >> Bet Now on betPawa

MOONSHOT | West Ham United 299/1 (300.00) >> Bet Now on betPawa

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