The English Premier League is one of the most exciting football leagues in the world. And the 2016-17 looks like being one of the most exciting seasons ever as there are at least six teams who are in with a realistic chance of challenging for the title. Here we will assess the chances of the contenders and give our betting tips for the Premier League outright winner market. We’ll also give you the live betting odds comparison tool you need to ensure you get the best prices whichever side you choose.
Few could have predicted that Leicester City would win the Premier League title in the 2015-16 season. They started as whopping 5000/1 outsiders. But the Foxes showed that anything can happen in football. We can’t see a repeat of last season’s heroics from Claudio Ranieri’s men, but trying to predict who will win the Premier League this season is no easy task.
One factor that complicates things is that three of the leading contenders – Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea – have installed new managers in the summer. And those three managers – Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte respectively – are from the very top drawer when it comes to achieving success. With Arsene Wenger still at the helm at Arsenal, who finished as runners-up last season, Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, we’re all set up for one of the most competitive Premier League title battles in years. But which team will ultimately triumph?
Let’s take a look at the odds to see what the bookmakers think. Man City are the favourites with the bookies, with Bet365 and others offering betting odds of 5/2. Their near neighbours are next up at 10/3 with Betfair, with Chelsea and Arsenal completing the top four in the betting, both at 13/2 with Coral. Spurs and Liverpool can be backed at 10s, with the champions Leicester out at 28/1. There’s then a big jump to West Ham at 80/1 and Everton – who could have a good season with Ronald Koeman as their new boss – at 100/1.
Realistically, despite what happened last season, we can’t look beyond the top four in the betting. The 2014-15 champions Chelsea made a real hash of their title defence last season as many of their stars massively underperformed. But if the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa pull their socks up, they could well challenge this term under the guidance of Conte… especially if they recapture Romelu Lukaku from Everton. Having said that, it might take time for Conte to find his feet in the Premier League.
There should be no such concerns about Jose Mourinho, who is more than familiar with the English top flight. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic already in the bag and Paul Pogba seemingly on the way in, the Red Devils could do very well if they have a decent start to the campaign. There is still time for United – and indeed all the other sides – to bring in some top players of course, and much could change depending on the personnel they acquire.
Looking at Man City, we feel they are a side that needs to spend big to challenge and we are happy to oppose them at such short betting odds. Given Sergio Aguero’s inability to stay fit, we feel they simply won’t have the quality up top to sustain a title challenge while Arsenal, as ever, are likely to fall short once again.
So who is our prediction in the Premier League outright winner market? For us it is a toss-up between Jose Mourinho’s new club Man United and old club Chelsea, the latter being our preference if they land Lukaku. So back the Blues at 13/2 with Coral for a great value bet as soon as Lukaku looks like signing on the dotted line.Google+