With the Premier League returning this weekend, football fans across the globe are salivating at the potential for another scintillating season in 2017-18.
The sheer amount of amount spent in the transfer window over the summer adds spice to what is looking to be a hotly contested race for the title once more. Looking at the contenders, five or six clubs will have realistic expectations and goals of becoming English champions come next May – but what is the likelihood of the respective teams finishing on top of the pile?
Online bookmakers fancy big-spending Manchester City to win the Premier League title at odds of around 7/4 but those betting on the eventual champions would be advised to get football predictions from Betegy before placing their wager. Pep Guardiola’s men have landed five new international stars, addressed last term’s problem areas and have a coach determined to achieve success after a trophy-less campaign. Betegy concur with the bookies, stating that there is a 22% chance of City winning the title in 2017-18.
Last season’s champions Chelsea were assured and consistent under Antonio Conte, but it remains to be seen how the Blues will fare this term. With Diego Costa frozen out, Nemanja Matic sold and Eden Hazard injured, there is immediate pressure on new faces Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko to hit the ground running. That said, Chelsea boast world-class players all over the pitch and odds of 3/1 concur with Betegy’s 19% probability of the London side retaining their title.
Manchester United could well be a team to watch after their expansive summer in the transfer market, with Romelu Lukaku, Matic and Victor Lindelof adding quality to Jose Mourinho’s ranks. Despite the fact that the Old Trafford outfit were beaten 2-1 in the European Super Cup by Real Madrid, there is an expectation that the Red Devils will be in the running to win English football’s biggest prize. Man United have a 17% probability of landing the Premier League title with Betegy, while there are odds of 4/1 for Mourinho to deliver ultimate success.
Liverpool have added another potent attacking weapon to their ranks in the form of Mo Salah and if the Reds can replicate some of last season’s breathtaking football on a more consistent basis, the Anfield outfit will be a dangerous proposition. While there may be concerns over a perceived lack of strength in depth on Merseyside, it is clear to see that on their day the men in famous red can beat anyone in the division. Odds of 12/1 are available for Liverpool to win their first title since 1990, while Betegy give Klopp’s side a 12% probability of triumph.
Tottenham are the only club in the Premier League not to sign a new player as yet, with Mauricio Pochettino having real faith in the talented squad at his disposal. Spurs have been in the title mix for the last two seasons but the move away from White Hart Lane to Wembley will surely be a decisive factor in the club’s chances of success in 2017-18. Tottenham have odds of 10/1 with the bookies, while Betegy give the North London side an 11% hope of lifting the title come May.
Arsenal are something of an unpredictable entity but the Gunners have added firepower to their ranks in the form of new club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette over the summer. If Alexis Sanchez stays and Arsene Wenger can make a new-look three-man defence work, the London club could yet pose a very real threat. Betegy have Arsenal at a 9% probability of winning the Premier League title, while odds of 12/1 are available when betting.
With the first round of fixtures only a matter of days away, let battle begin in what should be another exciting and top-quality campaign.