Premier League Season Preview And Top Betting Tips

Welcome to the final part of our four part series where we have previewed all the four professional divisions in the English League. We began with League Two, League One and The Championship and have now moved on to where the bigger boys play, The Premier League.

As always, we will be focusing on the 20 teams competing in this division and bringing you the key stats about them and all the major information you need to know. We will also bring you the latest odds on each team to win the league, as well as what position we predict the team will finish in the Premier League table at the end of the season.

All odds in this article are courtesy of bet365 Sport and were correct at the time of writing.

So let’s get the final part of our series of articles underway with a look at a team that have played in the Premier League every year since it was first contested in 1993/94.

Premier League Preview

Arsenal

  • Last Season’s Record – 8th in Premier League – (61 pts, +16 GD)
  • Manager: Mikel Arteta
  • Best XI?: (4-3-3) – Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel, Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 50/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Emirates Stadium (60,704)

Ben White looks a good signing but I feel Arsenal needed a lot more if they are going to challenge the top four realistically this coming season, so I expect them to finish in a similar position as to last.

Prediction – 7th

Aston Villa

  • Last Season’s Record – 11th in Premier League – (59 pts, -+9GD)
  • Manager: Dean Smith
  • Best XI?: (4-4-2) – Emiliano Martinez, Matty Cash, Matt Targett, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Leon Bailey, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Emiliano Buendia, Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 200/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Villa Park (42.729)

Villa may have lost Jack Grealish to Manchester City, but they have invested that cash wisely and I think they will have another solid year and stay well clear of the relegation places.

Prediction – 10th

Brentford

  • Last Season’s Record – 3rd in The Championship (promoted) – (87 pts, +37 GD)
  • Manager: Thomas Frank
  • Best XI?: (3-5-2) – David Raya, Ethan Pinnock, Kristoffer Ajer, Pontus Janssen, Rico Henry, Mads Roerslev, Mathias Jensen, Josh Dasilva, Bryan Mbuemo, Sergi Canos, Ivan Toney
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 500/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Brentford Community Stadium (17.250)

It\s going to be a big step up in class for this Brentford team and most teams when they do that, struggle and that is precisely what I see the Bees doing here.

Prediction – 19th

Brighton And Hove Albion

  • Last Season’s Record – 16th in Premier League – (41pts, -6 GD)
  • Manager: Graham Potter
  • Best XI?: (4-3-3) – Robert Sanchez, Tariq Lamptey, Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn, Yves Bissouma, Adam Lallana, Jakub Moder, Leandro Trossard, Neal Maupay, Danny Welbeck
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 200/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): AMEX Stadium (31,800)

The loss of Ben White is a big one for Brighton and with goals always a problem for the team, I think they may well struggle this season and could ultimately go down.

Prediction – 18th

Burnley

  • Last Season’s Record – 17th in Premier League – (39pts, -22 GD)
  • Manager: Sean Dyche
  • Best XI?: (4-4-2) – Nick Pope, Matthew Lowton, Charlie Taylor, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Dale Stephens, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil, Johan Berg Gudmondsson, Chris Wood, Jay Rodriguez
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 350/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Turf Moor (21,944)

Burnley are never going to be among the title challengers or even a top six finish, but I think they will do enough once again to preserve their status in the top flight and will probably improve a little on last season.

Prediction – 14th

Chelsea

  • Last Season’s Record – 4th in Premier League – (67 pts, +22 GD)
  • Manager: Thomas Tuchel
  • Best XI?: (4-3-3) – Eduoard Mendy, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 5/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Stamford Bridge (40,834)

After winning the Champions League and Super Cup, I think Chelsea are primed for a run at the title, especially if they complete the signing of Romelu Lukaku. If he can add 25 or more goals to this Chelsea team, that may be good enough to claim the title.

Prediction – 1st

Crystal Palace

  • Last Season’s Record – 14th in Premier League – (44 pts, -25 GD)
  • Manager: Patrick Vieira
  • Best XI?: (4-4-2) – Vicente Guaita, Nathaniel Clyne, Tyrick Mitchell, Cheikhou Kouyate, James Tomkins, James McArthur, Eberechi Eze, Wilfried Zaha, Luka Milovojevic, Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 250/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Selhurst Park (25,486)

Patrick Vieira gets the chance to move Palace on from Roy Hodgson this season and the ex-Arsenal man should add some steel to Palace but whether they have the quality to move much up the table remains to be seen.

Prediction – 13th

Everton

  • Last Season’s Record – 10th in Premier League – (59 pts, -1 GD)
  • Manager: Rafa Benitez
  • Best XI?: (4-4-2) – Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Lucas Digne, Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Allan, Andros Townsend, Demirai Gray, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 100/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Goodison Park (39,414)

Rafa Benitez has split opinion with Evertonians due to his links with rivals Liverpool. Benitez has to hit the ground running and get results quickly otherwise Everton’s fan base may well start to turn against their new manager. A tough season looks in store.

Prediction – 12th

Leeds United

  • Last Season’s Record – 9th in Premier League – (59 pts, +8 GD)
  • Manager: Marcelo Bielsa
  • Best XI?: (3-4-3) – Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Robin Koch, Stuart Dallas, Junior Firpo, Jack Harrison, Kalvin Phillips, Raphinha, Patrick Bamford, Rodrigo
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 125/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Elland Road (37,792)

I think with a year’s experience behind them in the top division, Leeds United will be in a good position to push on from their top half finish last season and improve on that slightly this year.

Prediction – 8th

Leicester City

  • Last Season’s Record – 5th in Premier League – (66 pts, +18 GD)
  • Manager: Brendan Rodgers
  • Best XI?: (4-4-2) – Kasper Schmeichel, Ricardo, Ran Bertrand, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Wilfried Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Ashley Barnes,  Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 50/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): King Power Stadium (32,261)

The Foxes have missed out on a top four spot on the final weekend of the season for two years in a row. Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to end that run, but I think this season may be a tougher one for the Foxes.

Prediction – 6th

Liverpool

  • Last Season’s Record – 3rd in Premier League – (69 pts, +26 GD)
  • Manager: Jurgen Klopp
  • Best XI?: (4-3-3) – Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firnino.
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 5/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Anfield (53,394)
  • Ibrahim Konate is a solid signing and the Reds have looked sharp in their last couple of pre-season games. However, without an addition of creative spark in midfield, I think the best the Reds can hope for is another Champions League spot finish in fourth.

Prediction – 4th

Manchester City

  • Last Season’s Record – 1st in Premier League – (86 pts, +51 GD)
  • Manager: Pep Guardiola
  • Best XI?: (4-3-3) – Ederson, Kyle Walker, Bernard Mendy, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 4/6 favourites
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Etihad Stadium (55,017)

Without signing a top quality centre forward, I think City will struggle for goals and finish third this season. However, if they splash out and land someone like Harry Kane, then I would predict City to win the league relatively comfortably once again. At the moment, third looks on the cards.

Prediction – 3rd

Manchester United

  • Last Season’s Record – 2nd in Premier League – (74 pts, +29 GD)
  • Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Best XI?: (4-2-3-1) – Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Edinson Cavani
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 8/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Old Trafford (74,410)

United have made a couple of great signings this summer and I think they will be genuine contenders this time around. However, I feel they may just be pipped at the post and may have to settle for a second place spot once again.

Prediction – 2nd

Newcastle United

  • Last Season’s Record – 12th in Premier League – (45 pts, -16 GD)
  • Manager: Steve Bruce
  • Best XI?: (4-3-1-2) – Martin Dubravka, Javier Manquillo, Jamal Lewis, Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Jonjo Shelvey, Matty Longstaff, Jeff Hendrick, Allen Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson, Miguel Almiron
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 500/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): St James’ Park (52,305)

With no resolution to the ownership issue in sight and no big money signings coming in, it looks like being another long and difficult season for Newcastle United fans to endure.

Prediction – 17th

Norwich City

  • Last Season’s Record – 1st in the Championship (promoted) – (97 pts, +39 GD)
  • Manager: Daniel Farke
  • Best XI?: (4-2-3-1) – Tim Krul, Max Aarons, Sam Byram, Grant Hanley, Christoph Zimmermann, Billy Gilmour, Kenny McLean, Onel Hernandez, Todd Cantwell, Kieran Dowell, Teemu Pukki.
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 1000/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity):  Carrow Road (27,359)

Norwich have lasted one season the last time they were in the Premier League, but I think this time around they may do just enough to escape the drop. I like the way Daniel Farke sets his team up and I think they may be rewarded for that this season.

Prediction – 16th

Southampton

  • Last Season’s Record – 15th in Premier League – (43 pts, -21 GD)
  • Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl
  • Best XI?: (4-4-2) – Fraser Forster, Kyle Walker-Peters, Yan Valery, Jannik Vestergaard, Jan Bednarek, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond, Che Adams, Theo Walcott
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 200/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): St Mary’s Stadium (32,384)

I am expecting to see some sign of improvement from Southampton this season. They have lost a couple of key players in recent years but they have some talented youngsters and on their day, they can be a huge problem for any team.

Prediction – 11th

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Season’s Record – 7th in Premier League – (62 pts, +23 GD)
  • Manager: Nuno Espirito Santo
  • Best XI?: (4-2-3-1) – Hugo Lloris, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon, Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Giovani Lo Celso, Pierre Emile Hobjerg, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 40/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,850)

Spurs chances depend very much on whether they can hang on to Harry Kane and keep him happy. If they can then 5th is very much on the cards, but if Kane goes, then expect Spurs to drop a couple of places (and Man City to gain a couple too!)

Prediction – 5th

Watford

  • Last Season’s Record – 2nd in The Championship (promoted) – (91 Pts, +33 GD)
  • Manager: Xisco Munoz
  • Best XI?: (4-3-3) – Ben Foster, Marc Navarro, Danny Rose, Craig Cathcart, Christian Kabasele, Tom Cleverley, Will Hughes, Dan Gosling, Stipe Perica, Ismaila Sarr, Troy Deeney
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 500/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Vicarage Road (22,200)

It’s going to be a tough season for the Hornets. They’ve made some signings over the end of season period, but this is a huge step up in class for them and I feel that the manager may not get enough time with this team to get things right and that could spell problems.

Prediction – 20th

West Ham United

  • Last Season’s Record – 6th in Premier League (65 pts, +15 GD)
  • Manager: David Moyes
  • Best XI?: (3-4-3) – Lukasz Fabianski, Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna, Issa Diop, Vladimir Coufal, Arthur Masuaku, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Said Benrahma, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 150/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): London Stadium (60,000)

West Ham were one of the surprise packages in the Premier League last season. They will be happy to have held on to Declan Rice, but with no top signings coming in as yet, I think they’ll struggle a bit to match last season.

Prediction – 9th

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Last Season’s Record- 13th in Premier League (45 pts, -16 GD)
  • Manager: Bruno Lage
  • Best XI?: (3-4-3) – Jose Sa, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Romain Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Rayan Ait-Nouri, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Adama Traore, Pedro Neto, Raul Jiminez
  • Premier League Winner Odds: 200/1
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Molineux (32,050)

I think the Wolves board perhaps underestimated how much of a figurehead Nuno Santo was at the club. Bruno Lage is going to have his work cut out to improve Wolves fortunes further and I can see them dropping off the pace a little this season.

Prediction – 15th

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