The Premier League season starts in less than a months time and we have the latest odds of winners and relation from Bet365!
Choosing a winner for the Premier League is a lot harder than it sounds. Last season Man City only won the league by one point and it came down to the ball being millimetres away from crossing the line. When it comes to relegation, that is also a tricky one to predict. Last season several teams could have gone down, with Brighton staying up by just two points!
We'll go through the top priced teams for the winners and the losers and why this could or couldn't be their season.
Odds to win the Premier League
Man City – 4/6
City are the favourites for the Premier League this season after winning it for the last two years. Last season they managed to win the domestic treble, showing they have good squad depth. Guardiola is a serial winner and has the experience of how to win the Premier League. No other managers in the league have won it before and this has to be a major advantage for City. They have already spent £62.5 million on Rodri and have the financial resources to spend even more before the start of the season.
Liverpool – 9/4
It appears as though that Bet365 feel this years season is going to be a two horse race. Liverpool are just behind City in the odds and for good reason. They have bought very well over the last two seasons and have a real solid team now. They showed this in taking Man City to the final day of the season and winning the Champions League. Liverpool have only spent £1.3 million so far and you feel they are going to need to spend a bit more to keep up with City all year.
Spurs – 16/1
At 16/1 this may be an interesting bet. Spurs managed to get to the Champions League final last season and that was no fluke. They have a very good team along with a very good manager. Spurs identified that they needed to sign a midfielder who is going to start every week. They went out and bought Ndombele from Lyon for £55 million which is a real sign of intent from Spurs. However, if they want to win the league they are going to need to improve their record against the top six. Last season they took just seven points out of a possible 30.
Chelsea – 25/1
This would be a huge surprise if Chelsea managed to win their sixth Premier League trophy. They have a new manager in Lampard and also have a transfer ban. They aren't able to sign anyone until next season and after last season it looked like they could have done with a few additions. To make it worse they also sold Eden Hazard at the end of the season. But they do still have a good squad with some very good players in it.
Man United – 25/1
It's been seven seasons since the Premier League trophy last headed to Old Trafford. Last season they looked a ridiculous distance away from winning the league and will need a huge shift in performances to challenge it this season. They have made a big signing though in Wan-Bissaka and are still looking for more players. They going to need a good window to challenge for the league but you wouldn't write off Man United!
Arsenal – 40/1
Surprisingly Arsenal are the biggest priced side in the top six. Last season they finished a point outside top four and had the top goalscorer in Aubameyang. If they could sort out their away form then they would be a lot further up the table. Arsenal's defence though is where they need to make signings. They won't be able to mount a challenge unless they sign some experienced defenders to help strengthen up at the back.
Odds to be relegated from the Premier League
Sheffield United – 4/6
Bet365 have The Blades as the favourites to go down this season. They came up through the automatic promotion spot in the Championship, finishing second to Norwich. A lot of last seasons success was down to how solid Sheffield were at the back. They have lost their goalkeeper Dean Henderson who has gone back to Man United. So far they have brought in two players, one of them being a former player Jagielka. This could be where Sheffield United struggle, attracting Premier League standard players.
Norwich – 10/11
Up next are the Championship winners Norwich. They had a very good season last year and their striker Teemu Pukki finished top goalscorer with 29 goals. However, they don't have a particularly good record in the Premier League and their squad will need a few additions. A few of their better players are also being looked at by Premier League clubs such as Max Aarons. It could be a tough year for the Canaries unless they invest.
Brighton – 6/4
They just managed to stay a Premier League club last season by two points. They weren't very impressive last season and at the end sacked manager Chris Hughton. Brighton looks like a side that each season is lucky to be in the top flight. Having a new manager may take some getting used to and when you're near the bottom of the league you haven't got time to wait to gel as a team!