Along with the FIFA World Cup, the English Premier League is the most popular football league in the world. Since its inception in 1992, the EPL has grown to become the most-watched football league, with matches being broadcast in over 200 territories around the world. But apart from merely watching the games, a lot of fans place bets on their favourite teams to add a bit of spice to the action. Currently, the million-dollar question is which team will win the 2020/20201 Premier League season.
Several bookmakers seem united on which teams have the highest chances of taking the crown. Liverpool, Chelsea, and the bookie favourite—Manchester City. Most punters believe Manchester City to be more resourceful as an entire team than the defending champions, Liverpool. Their recent 4-0 victory against the previous champions also seems to have reassured bookies.
Of course, things may change drastically during the season. If you missed the 12 September start of the season, there are still plenty of chances to put in your bets. While the EPL is the most popular league in the world for its spectacularity and the high level of football skills displayed by the teams, it’s also loved because of its unpredictable nature. Surprises are never lacking and the less experienced should be well informed about the UK football betting tips to be able to increase the chances of winning.
Current Outright Winner Odds
When it comes to the EPL, top bookmakers offer hundreds of betting options, which means players have a lot to choose from. Let’s start with the most challenging prediction—the outright league winner.
Most bookmakers favour Manchester City to win, with odds of 2.0. But with Pep Guardiola’s struggle to find footing in the Champions League, there are some doubts in the team’s performance in the EPL. Although Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best footballers in the league, he’ll need support to beat the newly-built Chelsea team or Liverpool. That’s especially true after Manchester City lost Silva and Sane in the transfer window.
Liverpool is a close second, with average odds of 2.75. They destroyed their competitors last season, and with Klopp returning for another season this year, we can only predict some exceptional football. The team is very talented and comes to the show tactically prepared. Barring injury, there’s no reason to expect anything less from Liverpool. They may even take first place again.
A distant third, Chelsea, comes in with odds of between 8.0 and 9.0. Even amid COVID-induced reduced cashflow, the team managed to make some spectacular moves during the transfer window. Chelsea had trouble replacing Eden Hazard, but found a great player in Timo Werner. Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech also bring some match-winning playmaking to the team’s attack. If they sort out their goal-keeping and defence troubles, Chelsea can also be a contender for the top spot. Punters should, however, keep in mind that these odds change every day, and will probably be a bit different by the time you read this article.
Top 4 Finish
If they don’t get the trophy, most EPL teams aspire to at least get in the top 4 and land an appearance at the Champions League. Sportsbooks offer different odds for this market, but players get the same options. You can find odds on Leicester, Chelsea, and Manchester United.
Leicester City has odds of around 2.50. The team slipped a bit towards the end of last year’s season, but that was in extreme pandemic circumstances. They may return to their usual form this season and cause a lot of upsets. Their defence and mid is strong enough to hold off any of the stronger teams. If they bring in another player with Jamie Vardy’s level of skill, they’ll make the top four. Manchester United is at 1.20. They looked invincible last season after acquiring Bruno Fernandes. His solid link in the midfield and Paul Pogba’s attack were crucial to their 3rd place finish.
Top 6 to Finish
The top 6 market doesn’t receive the same status as top 4, but teams still prefer to finish below the 7th spot. Being in the fifth position guarantees a team an appearance in the Europa League and finishing sixth is also considered not too bad for smaller teams. At the time of writing, bookies only had two options for this market—Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur. For Wolves, most bookies offered odds between 2.20-2.25, and for Tottenham, between 1.50-1.61.