Premier League Outrights

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Who Goes Where?

No bets suggested for the title, as Manchester City simply aren’t value, whilst Jurgen Klopp’s heavy metal, has yet to prove it is a Premier League symphony, as Alan Partridge might say.

Is there any value in the top four being gatecrashed? We believe there absolutely is. Unai Emery needs to add serious value to a fading Arsenal, who knows what Jose Mourinho is doing at United, whilst there is only so many times Poch can turn water into wine. There is definitely at least one place up for grabs.

Leicester City (40/1) and West Ham United (50/1) seem the wise picks – both managed by men who know all about the upper reaches of league tables.

The relegation odds, are for once, not simply structured around the promoted sides. Only Cardiff are in the bookies’ bottom three, a result of the perceived strength of the other two promoted clubs, as well as last season’s new trio all surviving.

We think there are four clubs in the mix, and are particularly attracted to Newcastle United, who could sink like a stone if Rafa gets a better offer and walks, as well as Burnley (7/2), to whom we must only look at turn of the century Ipswich Town for guidance on what happens when a small club gets distracted by Europe. Cardiff and Bournemouth (9/2) are the other two clubs we are concerned for, and the former at 9/4 with Betfair to finish rock bottom is our bet of the season.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace to finish top six at 18/1 is a bet we like the look of, as is Fulham to finish in the top half at 4/1. For the riskier punters, Arsenal to finish outside the top ten at 20/1 is interesting too.

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