The Premier League season feels like it just finished, yet teams are already starting their camps. There’s but a month to go until the new season, as the English Premier League takes off the earliest of the big European leagues. The new season kicks off on August 11 when defending champions Manchester City visit Burnley. It’ll surely be an exciting season considering the departures and signings big clubs have made.
With that being said, the odds for the early favourites are already online at bookies and online casino UK sites. Fans are backing their teams to win the trophy months before the season goes underway.
Now’s the time to truly benefit from the best odds and check out what the real favourites are. City’s going to be up there according to bookies, but Arsenal should make a stronger title push this season too.
1. Manchester City
With 6 trophies in the past 7 years, there’s no denying the reigning EPL and CL champion is in the hunt for a new one again. Led by the brilliant Pep Guardiola, City lost midfield dynamo Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona, but did a great job poaching Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea.
Reinforcements in the back arrive in the form of Josko Gvardiol—the world’s most expensive defender, and with a bit of time before the season starts, City could further reinforce a great squad that also features Jack Grealish and Haaland. It’s a scary team and one that dominates the bookie charts early.
Arsenal was a surprisingly good team last year, although it failed to impress over the last hurdle. The lack of quality and depth at each position was clear, and Guardiola’s apprentice Mikel Arteta got to spending big.
The Gunners have so far done impressive business by signing Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and possibly Jurrien Timber, reinforcing key positions in the squad. With returning loanees such as Folarin Balogun who impressed at France, the Gunners will be more of a match this season for City.
3. Manchester United
United has been kind of flying under the radar on the transfer market, singing Chelsea outcast Mason Mount. But, Mount was great for England and big stretches for Chelsea so he should bring plenty of energy and quality to United’s midfield. If the Red Devils drop some players and sign good replacements, they will surely be in the EPL trophy hunt again.
Liverpool signed Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister as soon as previous season ended, while also hooking up with Dominik Szoboszlai. According to Klopp’s confidants, the Reds aren’t finished on the transfer market, so expect new arrivals to reinforce key positions and give Liverpool a boost in their bid to return to title glory.
If there’s one team that’s been the most active out of all EPL favourites on the transfer market, it’s Chelsea. Last year’s failures resulted in a fire sale with many players leaving the club in search for a new challenge.
Chelsea managed to replace some of the players with quality signings such as Christopher Nkunku and Nicholas Jackson. Some young players have also arrived at Stamford Bridge and will be looking to erase the previous season from the minds of Blues’ fans.