- Back Manchester City to Win the Premier League at 4/6 with William Hill.
- Back Tottenham Hotspur for a Top 4 Finish at 20/27 with Karamba.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal expected to fare well during the 2018/19 Premier League season. Pep Guardiola didn’t always get things right during his first season at Manchester City, although the team clicked into gear last term. Having won the Premier League last season they unsurprisingly lead the way in terms of odds.
The Citizens wound up with 100 points in the Premier League, scoring 105 goals and losing just two matches all season, one of which was a pulsating 4-3 reverse at Anfield and the other was a freak defeat at home to Manchester United.
The squad is dripping with attacking talent and we’ve seen Riyad Mahrez added to the ranks to fight for a place in the team. Kevin de Bruyne should continue to illustrate that he’s one of the world’s best players, while Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling should continue on an upward trajectory.
City Maintain Incredible Squad for New Season
Defensively, Ederson is among the Premier League’s best keepers and definitely the top stopper when it comes to using his feet, with Vincent Kompany’s bright displays for Belgium in the World Cup indicating that the defence should be suitably robust.
It’s little surprise to see Manchester City trading at 4/6 with William Hill to win the Premier League title, although most gamblers will avoid placing one of their free bets as a single on the English champions and instead look to add Guardiola’s men to a long-term multiple.
It is also unlikely to be a title procession this time around. Liverpool have seemingly emerged as the second in line to the throne, with the Fenway Sports Group backing Jurgen Klopp in the transfer market and securing Mohamed Salah on a long-term contract.
Salah Unlikely to Hit Same Record?
Perhaps Salah is unlikely to hit the highs that saw the Egyptian top score in the top flight last term, although Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri all look like quality recruits that will add competition for places, along with Adam Lallana.
Alisson Becker has been wrested from Roma for a princely sum and it now appears that there isn’t a single weakness all over the pitch, with Virgil van Dijk having shored up the central defence last term.
Manchester United appear to be going backwards and it’s not all the fault of Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese unable to shape the squad as he might like although his defensive brand of football has done little to appease the Old Trafford faithful.
Diogo Dalot and Fred aren’t exactly marquee signings and the signings of Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez are more Hollywood-esque rather than progressive and may not have much of an impact at the best bookmakers.
London Clubs in With a Shot?
Tottenham Hotspur, 16/1 to win the Premier League with Bet365, have been brightening up the division for several seasons under Mauricio Pochettino although they have the issue of a new home which requires adjustment, while there are many World Cup stars who will need rest before taking to the pitch.
Maurizio Sarri will need time to create his own Chelsea squad although Unai Emery was installed at Arsenal much earlier in the summer and has already put his footprint on the squad, hiring five players including new keeper Bernd Leno.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s scoring prowess was noticeable after arriving from Borussia Dortmund and Lucas Torreira will provide Arsenal with the sort of mask for the defence that has been missing for arguably a decade.