It only seems a few days ago that Ilkay Gundogan was holding the Premier League trophy aloft at the Etihad Stadium, but already the new season is almost upon us. That means it’s time to look at some Premier League betting tips for the campaign.
We’ve weighed up all the big-money Summer moves, assessed the form book and gazed into our crystal ball, in order to bring you our Premier League predictions for the new season. But before we reveal that, let’s have a run through of the contenders…
Unsurprisingly, treble winners Manchester City are the bookies’ pick to win the Premier League. They may have lost Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez from last season’s squad, but Mateo Kovacic will bolster the midfield. Plus, there is still talk of highly rated defender Josko Gvardiol joining the club.
Any side boasting the likes of Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Ruben Dias, Rodri, Kevin de Bruyne and record breaking striker Erling Haaland, is going to be tough to stop. When you throw in the managerial genius of Pep Guardiola and seemingly bottomless transfer budget, it is easy to see why City are most people’s Premier League winner tip. You can find them priced at around 4/5 for the title with most bookmakers.
Should City fall below their 2022/23 standards, there are a number of other sides ready to pounce. Liverpool (8/1) were the last side to stop a City title win. Their 2020/21 triumph required a huge points tally and phenomenal seasons from key players, but it did demonstrate that City were beatable. Last season was a poor one, given the high standards expected from Jurgen Klopp’s men, but if the likes of Mo Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and Cody Gakpo can hit top form, they could be a big threat.
Arsenal (9/2) were runners up last time out, and the big money signings of Declan Rice and Kai Havertz have demonstrated their intentions for another title challenge. The difficulty for the Gunners is that they performed way above expectations last season, and even that wasn’t enough to topple City. In truth, it is hard to see them running the champions so close again.
After years in the doldrums, Manchester United (10/1) finally look like a team on the rise. Erik Ten Hag has revitalised United and got the best out of previously struggling players like Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw. It may be slightly early to see United as title winners, but if they can maintain the progress they showed last season, they cannot be completely discounted.
Following an awful 22/23 campaign, Chelsea (12/1) will be looking to bounce back. They certainly have a high quality squad and an astute manager in Mauricio Pochettino, but they finished 47 points below City last time out. Getting close to them will be a hugely difficult task, but expect a vastly improved season from the Blues.
After a top four finish last time out, Newcastle United (16/1) can now be considered as serious contenders. Despite their considerable wealth, manager Eddie Howe has remained fairly frugal in the transfer market. But the signings he has made have all improved the squad, and if they can maintain their upward trajectory, anything is possible.
If you fancy a Leicester City 2016 style title success, there are a couple of long odds options that could appeal. Brighton (50/1) were superb last season and thoroughly deserved their Europa League qualification. If a team is to spring a huge surprise this season, Roberto de Zerbi’s astutely assembled squad could be the ones to watch.
Aston Villa (100/1) were the form team in the second half of last season. New manager Unai Emery turned a relegation threatened squad into European contenders. They have subsequently added international class players to the squad in the form of Pau Torres and Youri Tielemens, and look set to carry on where they left off.
2022/23 was a terrible season for Tottenham Hotspur (40/1). Underperforming players and managerial upheaval ultimately led to them missing out on a top seven finish. However, any side featuring Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min leading the line will always be a threat. Expect them to be much improved this time around.
Let’s be honest, anything other than a Manchester City title victory will come as a big shock. The holders look stacked with talent and it would be no surprise to see them go close to another treble. Unfortunately, odds of 4/5 do not exactly scream value, so whilst City are our Premier League winner prediction, it’s not a bet we are going to heavily recommend.
Instead, it is worth considering the fact that most betting sites pay out on the top two for Premier League betting tips. As such, you can find better value with an each way bet. Of the realistic options for second place, we think Chelsea at 16/1 (Bet UK) look the best bet. Forget their abysmal 22/23 campaign, this is a squad packed with potential and they now have a manager capable of honing that talent. Question marks remain over the goalkeeping position, and much more is needed from big money signings like Mykhailo Mudryk, but overall, Chelsea have a squad capable of beating anyone.
Of course, a lot can happen over the course of a top flight season, so make sure you check our articles and Premier League predictions to get the very latest Premier League betting tips for the campaign.
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