Betting Tips for Premier League
As the English Premier League gets under way this weekend, we have potentially one of the freshest and most exciting seasons ahead of us for decades. The managerial merry-go-round has finally come to a halt, with Arsene Wenger the sole remaining long-term manager in the league. Newcastle United’s Alan Pardew is the only other head coach to have served two consecutive years at their current top flight club.
Let’s get straight to business – the contenders for the 2013/14 Premier League title are Manchester City and Chelsea; they are the clubs who have made the most impressive signings and who have the most desire and hunger to claim the title back. Sure, Manchester United’s new gaffer, David Moyes, will be desperate to win the first ever trophy of his career, but with no major transfers coming in so far and, with that situation unlikely to change, a top 3 finish is the best the Red Devils can hope for this season.
They say, “never go back” in football a lot, but Jose Mourinho may prove the exception to this rule as he hopes to make a triumphant return to Stamford Bridge with a much improved Chelsea, who have added real creativity and quality to their ranks again this summer. The addition’s of Andre Schurrle, Kevin De Bruyne and Marco van Ginkel could yet be joined by either Wayne Rooney (which is looking now unlikely) or Samuel Eto’o.
You can make a “dual forecast” bet of either Man City or Chelsea to win the League at 3.6 Euro odds or 13/5.
If he can stay fit for this campaign, I would back Man City’s Sergio Aguero to have a fantastic season linking up with his exciting new team mates Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negrego and Fernandinho, and so ending up with the top goalscorer award heading into next summer’s world cup finals – Aguero Top Scorer/Man City to win Title is a double at 19.0 Euro odds or 18/1.
A safer, higher stake bet would be to go for the single of Man City to win the League at 3.25 Euro odds or 9/4.
The bet that looks most attractive before we kick off on Saturday, odds wise, is for Tottenham Hotspur to win the League at 41.0 Euro odds or 40/1. I would definitely consider a very small stake on this IF Gareth Bale remains a Spurs player after September 2nd transfer deadline. However, if Real Madrid do manage to get their man for £100m, then a top 4 finish will be the most realistic outcome for Tottenham.
We could see a real shock next year if Man United were to finish outside the top 4, although the bookmakers don’t really think so, with the best odds being 8.0 Euro odds or 7/1 for this to occur – again, I would only make this bet if Gareth Bale remains a Spurs player for this season.
Although Arsenal have yet to sign a really World Class centre forward, you would still back Wenger’s uncanny ability to get his young Gunners into the top 4 placings (15 years in a row and counting) come the end of May 2014. A really solid bet (I believe) would be to go for a top 4 finish treble of Man City/Chelsea/Arsenal at 2.1 Euro odds or 11/10.