With Nottingham Forest’s promotion, we now know the 20 teams that will be in the Premier League for the 2022/23 season. Steve Cooper’s Reds return after 23 years, Bournemouth and Fulham are back in the big time and Manchester City will look to defend their Premier League title.
But what do the bookmakers predict will happen before the transfer window gets into full swing? It’s often a time where you can pick out some excellent value in the markets, so we’ve taken a look at Betfred’s odds and plucked out some top picks.
It will come as no surprise that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the favourites for the Premier League title, having scooped four of the last five. City are 8/13 to be champions again in May and if they win again in 12 months time, it will equal the most dominant spell in Premier League history.
Liverpool are 2/1 to go one step further than they did this term, while Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur both sit at 16/1. If you fancy a bit of Erik ten Hag magic, Manchester United are a whopping 28/1 to win the Premier League.
It might be obvious, but it’s so hard to look past Erling Haaland’s new side and the reigning champions.
The Sportsman’s pick: Manchester City to win the Premier League 8/13.
City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham will be playing Champions League football next season but who is in line to finish in the top four in 22/23? Well, those four unsurprisingly lead the betting, with Spurs the longest at EVS to finish in the top four.
Manchester United are 11/10 which could be a smart bet, Arsenal are 2/1 and Newcastle are the next best – at 9/1. They will spend big again, and Eddie Howe has already showed he can improve the Magpies. West Ham at 12s and Leicester at 14s follow in the betting.
Thomas Tuchel usually falls out with the club in his third season, so we are backing Ten Hag’s Manchester United to finish in the top four. Champions League football beckons for the Red Devils once again.
The Sportsman’s pick: Manchester United to finish in the top four 11/10.
As usual, the teams promoted from the Championship are the favourites to go down. Bournemouth are outright faves at 4/6, Forest are 8/11 and Fulham are 6/5. Out of the Premier League teams that played in the last campaign, Leeds are at 9/4 with Brentford at 5/2.
Forest are 11/10 to stay up which represents good value in that market, given the remarkable job Steve Cooper has done since he arrived at the City Ground.
Despite an impressive debut year, second season syndrome could well strike the Bees, as it did with Sheffield United. Leeds are a tough one to judge but Jesse Marsch managed to keep them up and they shouldn’t suffer the same injury issues they did this term.
However, there is value to be had here. One side that finished just two points above Leeds and could lose their star man this summer, is Southampton. Ralph Hassenhuttl’s men survived without the departed Danny Ings this season, but this could be the season they fall into the bottom three.
The Sportsman’s pick: Southampton to be relegated 10/3.
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