The fixture list for the 2017/18 Premier League season has just been revealed, which means we are not far away from the start of the new campaign. Clubs have already been very busy in their recruitment drive and the bookmakers have reacted by updating their odds in the range of different markets they are offering on the new season. If you are looking to have a flutter on the Premier League, here are the best bets which will hopefully help you turn a profit at the end of the campaign.
Premier League Winners
Manchester City have wasted no time improving their squad with some quality additions since the 2016/17 season ended. Clearly, their biggest problem was with their goalkeeping position. Claudio Bravo turned out to be a poor signing, while Joe Hart clearly was not a viable option for Pep Guardiola. To try and resolve the mess, the City boss has gone out and spent £32 million on Benfica’s Ederson. The Brazilian should bring some stability between the sticks and reduce the number of errors they made last season.
The acquisition of Bernardo Silva is also a big coup for City. His signature was sought by a whole host of leading European clubs. If they go on to add Alexis Sanchez and Kyle Walker, two players they have been heavily linked with, they are going to take some stopping next season. City can be backed at Premier League outright odds of 2/1 which could be generous if the Sanchez deal goes through as his services alone could be the difference between the top sides.
Everton are slowly improving under Ronald Koeman and will be targeting a top-six finish next season, which they are 3/1 in the betting to do so. The Toffees signed Jordan Pickford this week from Sunderland for £30 million, which is a great bit of business as he surely going to be England’s next number one ‘keeper. Clearly, losing Romelu Lukaku is going to be a blow but it looks as though that money is going to be invested back into the team.
Ajax skipper Davy Klaassen has been tipped to join Koeman, while they could also add Burnley defender Michael Keane and Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Toffees could surprise a lot of people next season with a push towards qualification into the Champions League but the safe bet is a top-six finish.
Romelu Lukaku scored 25 goals last season for Everton and it looks as though the Belgium international is heading back to Chelsea. With Diego Costa set for the exit door, Lukaku is likely to be the sole striker in Diego Costa’s side. He should be able to push for the 30 goals
mark next season so at 5/1 he looks an excellent punt in the top goalscorer market, where he has only Harry Kane ahead of him in the betting.
The opening games in the 2017/18 Premier League season will take place on the weekend of August 12 so you have plenty of time to get your ante-post bets on.