Premier League Futures Betting: Winner, Top Four, Relegation and Top Scorer Markets Analysed

Martin Green

Monday, July 15, 2019 5:53 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 5:53 PM UTC

Excitement is mounting ahead of the new campaign!
<div><p>Pre-season training is well underway and fans are eagerly anticipating the start of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign. Last season saw Man City prevail in the most gripping title race imaginable as they finished just one point ahead of a rampant Liverpool side. Chelsea and Spurs completed the top four, while Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff were relegated and they will be replaced next season by Norwich, Sheff Utd and Aston Villa. Bookmakers are already offering betting markets on the 2019/20 campaign and there is plenty of value on offer for punters.</p><h2>Premier League Winner</h2><p>This looks like developing into another two-horsed race. City and Liverpool were streets ahead of the competition last season, and it is hard to imagine any of the chasing pack closing the gap. Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking Man City side are the 1.66 (4/6) favourites to win the title, but that is a pretty short price for a futures bet that will not cash out for almost a year. You might be better off taking the 9/4 available at <a href="http://Bet365" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Bet365</a> on Liverpool winning their first Premier League title.</p><p>Last season the Reds secured the third highest tally in Premier League history and it still was not enough to win them the title. Yet they ended the campaign by winning the Champions League, and they will approach the new season full of confidence. Man City have just lost talismanic captain Vincent Kompany, while the nucleus of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Fernandinho is starting to look past its peak. Liverpool’s stars are all in their prime and they have plenty of depth in their squad, so they might just topple Man City next season.</p><h2>Premier League Top Four Betting</h2><p>If you assume Man City and Liverpool will nail down top four places, that leaves two spots up for grabs. Tottenham are best priced at 1.57 (4/7) with <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes">Ladbrokes</a> and they really should be able to pull it off. The Champions League finalists have finally started splashing the cash, Mauricio Pochettino remains in the dugout and they have not yet sold a single star player this summer. They have more than enough quality to take third place next season.</p><p>Wolves, Everton and Leicester are all ambitious clubs and they are investing significantly in their squads, but it is difficult to imagine them cracking into the top four. It could well boil down to a straight fight between Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal for fourth place. Arsenal are a mess: they finished outside the top four for the third consecutive season in 2018/19, they were annihilated by Chelsea in the Europea League final, the fans are protesting, captain Laurent Koscielny has gone on strike and their forays into the transfer market have been laughable this summer.</p><p>Chelsea are also in trouble after Eden Hazard left for the bright lights of Madrid. They have been hit with a transfer ban, leaving inexperienced new manager Frank Lampard unable to replace him. They finished third last season, but they were heavily reliant on Hazard’s goals and assists, so they are likely to go backwards in 2019/20. It is therefore perfectly set up for Man Utd to regain a place in the top four. They struggled under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last term, but they have a deep squad packed full of quality players, and they are sure to splash the cash this summer. The 11/10 at Bet365 on Man Utd finishing in the top four looks attractive right now.</p><h2>Premier League Relegation Odds</h2><p>Sheff Utd are the 4/5 favourites with Betfair to drop straight back down to the Championship and that looks a tempting bet. The Blades have not played top flight football since 2007 and it is hard to see them thriving next season. They could follow a similar path to Cardiff last term, battling hard but ultimately falling short in their survival bid due to a lack of quality in the final third. Unless they spend big this summer, they are unlikely to last long in the Premier League.</p><p>An interesting option at longer odds could be Newcastle Utd, who are 3/1 (4.0) with <a href=";a=b2e07733-b156-44ba-bdcb-83e67b8f8c27&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Sportingbet">Sportingbet</a> to go down. Rafa Benitez kept the Magpies in the top flight for the past few seasons with his sheer tactical wizardry, and his departure is a huge blow for the club. They have also lost Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon, and it was their goals that kept Newcastle afloat last season. The Magpies have a history of being relegated under Mike Ashley’s stewardship, and Steve Bruce – who is tipped to take the reins on the lowest wages of any Premier League manager – has also been relegated on multiple occasions.</p><h2>Top Scorer</h2><p>Harry Kane has now gone two seasons without winning the Golden Boot and his injury record is worrying for anyone thinking of backing him in this market. However, he is still the 6.0 (5/1) joint favourite at <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="William Hill">William Hill</a> to seize the honour next season. Mohamed Salah, who won the Golden Boot in 2016/17 and shared it with teammate Sadio Mané and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season, is also priced at 5/1. Sergio Aguero is 7.0 (6/1), but he also has a bad injury record and he is now 31, so he may see less game time as Gabriel Jesus is given a chance to lead the line for Man City.</p><p>There is a compelling case to go for Aubameyang at 10.0 (9/1) with Bet365, a generous price when some bookmakers will only go to 7.0 (6/1). Last season he was often left on the bench, with Alexandre Lacazette leading the line, and he still finished top of the charts. Towards the end of the campaign, Unai Emery began playing Aubameyang and Lacazette together in every game after realising he could not afford to leave either of his two best players out of the starting 11. The Gabonese striker has a magnificent goalscoring record for Arsenal, and he has been lethal at every club he has played for, so those odds look great. You can also get a quarter of the odds on the place by going each way, meaning you would still more than double your stake if he finished second, third or fourth in the chart.</p></div>
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