Premier League 2017/18 Outright Betting Tips
The exhilarating new Premier League season is set to begin once more on Friday evening as Arsenal play host to 2015/16 Premier League champions Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.
Pep Guardiola has spent over £150m bringing in Ederson, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva this summer and the Blues could still spend more with time to spare. They are easily the best attacking side in the league with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero up front and are rightfully 15/8 favourites with William Hill to win the league this season. If they gel, City should be far and away the best side in the league.
The holders Chelsea can be backed to win the league at 7/2 with Paddy Power. The Blueshave signed Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata in key positions this summer, but that trio only look to be replacements for Nathan Ake, Nemanja Matic and top scorer Diego Costa. More improvements will be needed if they are to compete with Man City, as well as progress in the Champions League. The addition of European football will be tough for Antonio Conte, but they still have the quality to compete for the title once again.
With Jose Mourinho’s at the helm for this second season, United fans are starting to feel like they are becoming a force in English football again. Romelu Lukaku has arrived from Everton in a £75m deal and he guarantees goals, while Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic have also signed to strengthen the club’s defensive core. Priced at 10/3 with bet365 to win the title, they are one of the best defensive outfits in the league and could battle their way to the top with strong, gritty displays against their rivals.
Tottenham have been the talk of the country for all the wrong reasons this summer. Mauricio Pochettino has failed to sign a single player since the transfer window opened, while allowing starting right back Kyle Walker to move to outright rivals Man City. Spurs still possess stars like Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld but are priced at 9/1 to win the title, but it’s likely they’ll struggle to come close to the 2nd place finish they earned last season.
Last season’s fourth place side Liverpool have had a real hit and miss summer, drafting in Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson and Dominic Solanke to improve key areas in the side, but failing to land primary targets Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita – as of yet. Dutch defender van Dijk is still heavily linked with a switch to Merseyside, and he could be the answer to their problems at the back if he does join. Going forward, Liverpool are absolutely guaranteed to score ample goals.
Arsene Wenger has spent a club record fee to bring in Alexandre Lacazette upfront and, provided he adapts quickly, could see that money repaid with a swift return to Champions League football. A lot of that could depend on whether the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stay with the club, however. Arsenal who are currently 11/1 to lift the EPL title, have strong talent all around the pitch, including new left back Sead Kolasinac, and must be motivated to win back a place in the top four this season. A season of Europa League football awaits the Gunners for the first time in 19 years, and there’s a feeling that they could go all the way in that competition.