Ok, so we have completed our preview of the Premier League season ahead on Monday and we have given you our view on how we see each of the 20 teams in the division performing this year.

But in amongst all that information, there are more than just bets on which teams will finish at the top, or at the bottom, of the Premier League table.

So in this article, we are going to use some of the markets you can bet on with bet365 Sport to take a look at some other very popular Premier League bets that punters tend to make at this time of the year.

In each of the bets, we will go through some of the key options, as well as analysing what are the key factors that will likely decide who wins the bet and at what odds.

We are also going to take a look at which teams stand a good chance of being promoted into the Premier League for next season, replacing those that we tipped in the article earlier this week to go down.

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So let’s begin by taking a look at one of the most popular betting markets of the season, the race to be the top goalscorer in the Premier League.

Premier League Top Goalscorer Betting

With Manchester City adding Braut Inge Haaland to their squad, and Liverpool doing likewise with Darwin Nunez, it seems that both title challengers now have a recognised number 9 to spearhead their attack, something that they both have not had for a little while.

Along with Mo Salah, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Cristiano Ronaldo and Heung-Min Son, these players will likely be the ones to dominate the goalscoring betting markets this season and indeed, they are generally the lowest price options you can find.

So who will likely come out on top this season? Well, let’s see if history can give us any clues as we take a look back at the leading scorers in the Premier League over the last few years.

Leading Scorers Premier League

  • 2015/16 – Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 25
  • 2016/17 – Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 29
  • 2017/18 – Mo Salah (Liverpool) – 32, Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 30
  • 2018/19 – Mo Salah, Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Pierre Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 22
  • 2019/20 – Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 23
  • 2020/21 – Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 23, Mo Salah (Liverpool) – 22
  • 2021/22 – Mo Salah (Liverpool), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham) – 23

What is clear is that Harry Kane and Mo Salah have dominated this award obver the last few years. In fact since Mo Salah came into the league in 2017/18, the two players have the following records over the next five years:

  • Mo Salah – 32 goals, 22. Goals, 19 goals, 22 goals, 23 goals – Total – 108
  • Harry Kane – 30 goals, 17 goals, 18 goals, 23 goals, 17 goals – Total – 105

The next best player on the list is Jamie Vardy who has amassed 91 goals in total over those five years.

Of course, the arrival of Haaland and Nunez does change the landscape considerably in that market and it is likely both will feature prominently for their respective teams, although I can also see them both being rested at times for games.

Given that despite scoring the most goals over this period, there’s no Manchester City player near the top five over the last five years, I think the likelihood is Haaland will be the player that makes the mark and he would be the man I’d back here to win the leading goalscorer.

The reason why is perhaps best illustrated by his career goals standing compared to others:

Career Goals And Games

  • Braut Inge Haaland (Man City) – 200 games, 155 goals (21 caps, 20 goals)
  • Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 451 games, 264 goals (73 caps, 50 goals)
  • Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – 468 games, 226 goals (26 caps, 7 goals)
  • Mo Salah (Liverpool) 505 games, 233 goals(85 caps, 47 goals)
  • Darwin Nunez (Liverpool) – 139 games, 68 goals (11 caps, 2 goals)

So you can see why Haaland (7/2)  is probably the favourite for the trophy, but I also feel Kane will run him close while Salah, Vardy and Nunez may just be a little off the pace being set this season in my view.

Who Will Get Promotion To The Premier League?

In our article on Monday, we looked at how the new look Premier League will shape up, and in that article, we gave you our predictions for how the Premier League will finish from 1st right the way down to 20th.

Now, we are going go focus on the three teams that will come up from the Championship into the Premier League next season.

Now this market has been dominated by teams that have gone up and down between the two divisions relatively regularly over the years.

Take this past season for example, Norwich were newly promoted but went back down, Watford were relegated after just two seasons in the EPL, while it was only Burnley who had any length of stay in the top division before being relegated, but they too have gone up and down from the EPL in the past.

And then the teams replacing them, Fulham and Bournemouth were relegated just the season before last, so they came straight back up and it is only Nottingham Forest who have not been in the Premier League in recent times.

So what that means is the relegated trio of Burnley, Watford and Norwich should have a good chance of bouncing back into the top flight and unsurprisingly, they are amongst the lowest priced uptions to achieve promotion this season.

Alongside them are the usual suspects when it comes to the playoff and promotion race. West Brom, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Swansea City, Huddersfield Town and Stoke City are all relatively short.

I am surprised Sunderland are a short price as they are and I also feel that Blackburn, QPR and Coventry are all a little over-priced and so may offer the better value.

My gut feeling is that Burnley and Norwich City will probably be promoted back to the Premier League but I am taking perhaps a lesser fancied team to join them and that is Coventry City who I think are starting to develop into a very tidy team under Mark Robins at this level.

I haven’t put prices on the team selections here as they may well change over the course of the season, but as always, check out the odds on bet365 to see what great value bets you have available on either of these two popular betting markets.