Premier League Betting: Season Specials
The Premier League is back and promises to be one of the most exciting and competitive seasons yet. Which markets could you be backing in order to celebrate alongside the champions next May?
Chelsea are the favourites to lift their 4th Premier League trophy and are best priced at 2/1 with Paddy Power. Alternatives include Manchester City (13/5 with Coral), neighbours Manchester United (5/1 with most bookmakers) or will Brendan Rodgers guide his Liverpool team one place better than last season (12/1 with Bet Victor)? Arsenal like to make a good start and then fade away as the season draws to its climax so a 6/1 bet with Ladbrokes on them being top at Christmas could be worth a punt. A tricast of Manchester City 1st, Liverpool 2nd and Chelsea 3rd in a repeat of last season’s final standings is priced at 66/1 with BetFair.
Meanwhile at the other end of the table where is the value on clubs who may go down? West Brom are at 13/5 with Coral and will Sunderland not be as fortunate this season and be relegated (5/1 most bookmakers)? Swansea’s player exodus has resulted in them being 5/1 with Paddy Power and could be worth an outside bet. It could be a tough season for promoted Leicester, Burnley and QPR and Coral are giving odds of 20/1 to see all 3 go back down to the Championship.
Robin van Persie is the favourite with most bookies to finish as top goalscorer. The Dutchman is 5/1 with Bet Victor to lead the way, as well as Ladbrokes offering 16/1 for a van Persie/United double or a van Persie/City or Chelsea double at 14/1. Can Daniel Sturridge find the goals to replace Luis Suarez? The England forward is best priced at 6/1 with Paddy Power, as is Sergio Aguero. A City/Aguero double is priced at 9/1 with SkyBet or optimistic Liverpool fans can choose a Sturridge/Liverpool double at 33/1. Will Diego Costa provide the goals Chelsea were lacking last season? The Spaniard is 7/1 with BetFred to win the golden boot and a Costa/Chelsea double is 11/1 with SkyBet. Other options include Alexis Sanchez (16/1 with SkyBet), Romelu Lukaku (20/1 with most bookmakers) or maybe Yaya Toure will continue his impressive goalscoring form from last season (30/1 with Paddy Power).
Manchester City were the league’s top scorers last season and are priced at 13/8 with Paddy Power to repeat the feat. Chelsea on the other hand conceded the fewest and are favourites once again at 5/4 with Paddy Power. Everton were 3rd on that list last season and could be worth a punt at 33/1 (Paddy Power), particularly if Tim Howard can continue his World Cup heroics.
Tony Pulis has become the first managerial casualty of the new season before a ball has even been kicked. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is the favourite for the chop next at 7/4 with Betway. Paul Lambert to lose his job next is 7/1 with most bookmakers although Garry Monk could be a good outside bet at 16/1 (SkyBet). 8 of the last 15 promoted managers have lost their jobs the following season and you can bet on Harry Redknapp at 14/1 (BetVictor), Nigel Pearson at 25/1 (William Hill) or Sean Dyche at 33/1 (BetVictor) to follow suit. Incidentally, no more managers to lose their job is priced at 150/1 with Coral, which would arguably be the biggest shock of the season.