Premier League Betting
2016/17 Premier League Betting Preview
There is relatively little between the top six in the market in the Premier League betting odds ahead of the 2016-17 season, which is a fair indication that this could be the closest fought campaign yet.
With the usual suspects all failing to varying degrees last season, there has been an overhaul in terms of both management and playing personnel already this summer, with the inevitability of a number of additional big transfer moves still to materialize in the coming weeks.
Who will win the Premier League 2016/17?
It really is very difficult to pick a title winner at this stage, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal leading the way in the Premier League title odds, but with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur not being far behind.
Perhaps Chelsea represent the best value as things stand, with Antonio Conte inheriting a squad that still contains many of those that won the title barely a year ago and his team not having any European distractions. Add to that Conte’s own reputation and the hefty ongoing expenditure on player recruitment, then the Blues could be worth an interest at the widely available 6/1.
Premier League Betting Odds / Previews by Clubs…
What can Leicester City do this season?
Can Leicester City replicate last season’s phenomenal success?
In a word, no, it’s highly unlikely that lightning will strike twice on that front. If there is one team from outside the ‘Big 6’ that could challenge for a Champions League place, then West Ham United could be the one to back.
With huge support in their new home at the Olympic Stadium and some decent signings already in place, with more to come, the Hammers can be backed at 9/1 for a Premier League Top 4 finish with Bet365 and Paddy Power.
Premier League Betting Tips
If looking for Premier League betting tips, perhaps the value is to be found at the other end of the Premier League table. With less than two weeks until the season begins, Hull City look to be in little short of turmoil. The club is up for sale, Steve Bruce has recently resigned as manager and through a combination of a lack of transfer activity and a pre-season injury crisis, the newly-promoted Tigers currently have only 13 fit first-team players at their disposal.
Sportingbet’s 4/5 for relegation might look a short price, but Hull would have been tipped for the drop even without their additional problems. Perhaps their Premier League odds to finish bottom of the table might prove more tempting, with 3/1 being available at William Hill and a couple of other places.
Premier League Relegation Betting
Another interesting option in the Premier League relegation betting is Swansea City. The Swans have made only minimal moves in the transfer market this summer and until we see the intentions of their new American owners on that front, they look like a team that could potentially struggle. They particularly need to bolster their attacking options, but the names mentioned as possible transfer targets of late haven’t been the most convincing. A couple of new recruits could change things, but the widely available 4/1 on Swansea to be relegated certainly appeals at present.