Manchester City’s odds (4/6) to win the Premier League title for a second year in a row is not surprising considering the wealth of talent they have at their disposal. The Citizens’ 100 points garnered in the 2017-18 season is an all-time record by any club and miles ahead of their next best rivals Manchester United’s 84. They scored the most number of goals (106) and conceded the least (27), an indicator of their strengths in both offence & defence. Furthermore, the deep pockets of owner Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan means that Pep Guardiola can acquire further resources and add more firepower to what he already possesses.
Liverpool (4/1) are second in line as far as odds to win the Premier league title goes. Their strength lies in their attacking trio of Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firminio and Sadio Mane who scored a combined number of 91 goals last season. Jurgen Klopp’s policy of just attack & attack could cost him matches. Liverpool let in 38 goals in 2017-18, 11 more than City did. It was only in the latter half of the season that Salah struck awesome form to help the Reds finish in the Top 4 and even reach the finals of the UEFA Champions League. Fans are expecting the mercurial Egyptian striker to continue in the same vein and challenge Man City’s dominance. The huge amounts of £170 million they have splurged on fresh talent have lent them the extra firepower to propel them ahead this season.
Manchester United (8/1) are the third strongest contenders odds-wise to take the 2018-19 Premier League title. With an attacking firepower spearheaded by Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez and backed up by a fantastic mid-field that has the likes of World Cup champion Paul Pogba, Andreas Pereira, Marouane Fellaini and Nemanja Matic, the Red Devils look like champion material, not to speak of probably the best individual in the world between goal-posts in the form of David de Gea.
Chelsea at (14/1) seemed to have pipped Tottenham Hotspur from the Top Four as far as bookmakers’ odds go. New coach Maurizio Sarri will depend on the brilliant Eden Hazard and Willian on the flanks to give the Blues the openings to score. In N’Golo Kante, Hazard, Willian and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea have one of the best mid-field attacking combos in the business, but it’s the lack of a quality striker that may let them down. The Blues will need consistent form from Hazard & co. if they are to have a shot at the title.
Tottenham Hotspur (14/1) grabbed the 3rd spot last season primarily because Chelsea played terribly. Despite the players of the caliber of Harry Kane (tipped to become the leading EPL scorer this season), Son Heung-min, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen crowding their forward and mid-field ranks and Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker-Peters and goal-keeper Hugo Lloris at the back, the Lilywhites are not expected to perform like they did last year. Mauricio Pochettino has chosen not to go in for any new acquisitions this time around and rather choosing to extend contracts of his established players. Observers opine that Pochettino’s
Recommended Tip: Man Utd Each Way @ 8/1
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