Here we go! The Premier League returns this weekend, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait. Liverpool or City? Are big spending Chelsea genuine title contenders? Who will beat the drop? There are so many questions, and over the course of the next nine months, all will be answered.
The BetVictor trading team have been busy compiling the odds for the season ahead, so let’s take a look at who represents some antepost value.
Liverpool To March On
Let’s start at the top. It looks like a shootout for the title between champions Liverpool and last year’s runners-up, Manchester City. Liverpool finished 18 points ahead of City last season. Both have opted not to spend big in the transfer window, so far. That said, City have been the busier of the two, adding Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres.
For City to improve by 18 points, I think they need a marquee signing at the back. This Liverpool side have been improving year on year, and it is my opinion that they are still improving. You’ve read the stats, you’ve listened to the experts dissect tactics. Liverpool come out on top on almost every occasion, and I think they will again in the Premier League this season. At 9/4 right now, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better antepost bet.
Tough Start For West Ham
West Ham United fans will be feeling a bit hard done by. The Hammers are scheduled to play six matches against sides that finished in the top eight last season after their opener against Newcastle.
A poor run here will no doubt put pressure on David Moyes, and if they approach the festive period languishing near the bottom, I think it’ll be tough for the East Londoners to turn things round.
Aubameyang Should be Bang There
Winner of the coveted Golden Boot award (shared with Mane & Salah) in 2018/19, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sure to be in the mix again this season.
A new contract doesn’t seem too far away, and I fancy the marksman to carry on his excellent second half of last season into the new campaign. Aubameyang notched 10 in 13 during that spell, bringing his total to 22 for the season. Only Jamie Vardy managed to top that.
Now settled in London, he achieved hero status amongst the Arsenal legions for THAT FA Cup Final goal, and I think he’s mentally and physically ready to win the award on his own for the first time.