The start of the new football season remains some way off but with little to occupy fans, many will already be thinking about the big kick off. Our friends at www.footballbettinghub.com are certainly in that boat and they’ve provided us with views on who will win the Premier League title next season.
It’s never too early to have an ante post bet on the Premier League outright winner market so check out their views and the latest odds. The last two winners of the Premier League have both been something of a surprise. Leicester famously defied odds of 5,000/1 to win the trophy in 2015, whilst Chelsea came from a 10th place finish that year to win last time around, improving their points total by 43 points in the process!
The Blues were fourth favourites 12 months ago at chunky betting odds of 13/2. Well done to anyone who foresaw the incredible impact Antonio Conte would have. What the success of Chelsea and – in particular – Leicester proves is that there is often great value to be had early in the campaign.
Current Premier League Odds
It will surprise few football betting regulars that there is a three horse race this term as far as the bookies are concerned. Pep Guardiola’s Man City head the Premier League winner market at 2/1, with Chelsea a fair bit longer at 4/1 for those who shop around. The defending champions are just 3/1 in places, whilst Jose Mourinho’s Europa League champions Manchester United are also priced at between 3/1 and 4/1, depending where you do your shopping.
Beyond those leading three hopefuls we have a second tier of sides when it comes to the odds. Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal are priced at best odds of 10/1, 13/1 and 14/1 respectively and clearly cannot be ruled out.
The last side likely to attract any serious money is Everton, who at the time of writing have been the early movers in the transfer market. The Toffees have made some astute signings and you can still back them at 150/1, although many of the big bookies including Bet365 have them priced at around half those odds.
Transfers, of course, are the big caveat in making an ante post bet on the title race. The Premier League is awash with floods of TV money and even the smallest clubs are making big signings. Huddersfield Town have broken their transfer record three times in two weeks, Bournemouth have spent a reported £20m on a defender and Everton spent almost £100m before the 4th of July!
Man City have already splashed around £80m on two players but the other big boys are yet to really get going. Arsenal broke their transfer record by splurging £46.5m on Alexandre Lacazette, but Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool and Man United are all sure to buy big sooner rather than later.
Those dealings will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the Premier League title race and odds. Will Romelu Lukaku go to United or Chelsea? Do City have a monster signing still to come?
So, who will win the Premier League?
Whilst there is a degree of risk in betting at this early stage, on balance we feel the value bet is Man United to finally return to the summit of English football. Victor Lindelöf is a good defensive addition and with Lukaku likely to join we think the Red Devils are a solid betting option at odds of 4/1.
Mourinho has a lot of work to do but the fans, board and players are behind him. United will find their Champions League schedule somewhat easier than the Thursday-Sunday routine of last term. At double the odds of their city rivals they are the call for us, with Mourinho’s proven ability to win titles convincing us that United can deliver.