As we reach the eve of the 2018/19 Premier League season, there will be undoubtedly be plenty of bets placed on every club as fans hope that their passion can translate to profit. As most will be aware, the odds fluctuate from bookmaker to bookmaker, so there’s always wisdom in shopping around.
In light of that, a top-priced bet for each Premier League club will be discussed below. It’s not possible to scour every major bookie in the UK, but nearly all the top ones have been checked. Also, it’s not an attempt to deliver the best Premier League betting tips, but about highlighting where the value is found.
Without further ado:
They are overwhelming favourites for the title this season, so you are not going to get big odds anywhere. The best we can find is 8/11 (Ladbrokes, Betway) for City to retain.
Second favourites for the title at 4/1 with most bookies, but the 7/5 offered by 888sport for Liverpool to win without Manchester City looks like a safer option.
Much has been made of United’s travails this summer, with everything from lack of signings to the manager’s moaning dampening the spirits of the fans. 10/1 (Black Type) is the biggest price on United to win the league outright since the Premier League began.
The mood at Chelsea has changed dramatically since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri and a few decent signings. A Top 3 spot, a good shout given United’s struggles, is best-priced at 13/8 with Paddy Power/Betfair.
Could this be the year when the sheen finally comes off Mauricio Pochettino? Maybe not, but they haven’t strengthened as much as their rivals. 11/10 (Betfred) is the best price for Spurs not to finish in the Top 4.
We are going to go off top here: Arsenal seem to have a lot of work to do before they can be considered title-challengers again. However, in Unai Emery they have a coach who has won the Europa League three times. 9/1 (Bet365) is the best odds for the Gunners to win Europe’s secondary competition.
There is a lot of buzz about Wolves at the moment, but they probably aren’t just ready to challenge for European spots just yet. 6/5 (Betfred) are the best odds for a Top 10 finish for this ambitious club.
Like Wolves, they’ll probably be short when it comes to European spots. Evens (Paddy Power) for a comfortable top half finish.
Ambitions to break the strangle-hold of the ‘Big 6’, Everton still need a lot. A bottom half finish is a tempting 11/4 with Sky Bet.
West Ham United
A brilliant off-season and a fantastic manager. How about 8/1 from Betway that West Ham are in the Top 4 on Christmas Day?
The ‘project’ at Southampton seems to have stalled, with some re-building and reassessing needed. 8/13 (Sky Bet) is the best price for a bottom half finish.
Everyone respects Sean Dyche, but there is a possibility that Europa League exploits causes problems for a thin squad. 4/1 (Sky Bet) that we say goodbye to the Clarets.
Speaking of top managers, Rafa Benitez has done wonders at Newcastle. 9/4 (Betfred) he sneaks them into the top half.
The signs aren’t good for the Hornets. The best odds for a bottom half finish are 1/8 (Bet Victor). One expects they’d be happy enough to avoid relegation.
Bournemouth are arguably the most difficult Premier League club to put in a box. 25/1 (William Hill) that Eddie Howe is the next manager to leave his post.
Everyone expected them to go down last year. They didn’t. Everyone expects them to go down this year. They could surprise again. 8/11 (Bet365) are the most generous odds for the Terriers survival.
Roy Hodgson and Wilfred Zaha means survival. Any other positives will make a top half push likely. 9/4 (William Hill).
Chris Hughton has demonstrated that he is capable of managing in the top flight on limited resources. He deserves a shot at a big job one day. 5/2 (Marathon Sports) for the Seagulls to go down looks generous though.
Could Fulham be the surprise package? A season handicap market, in which Man City start from scratch and Fulham get a theoretical boost of 45 points is offered at 16/1 by Sky Bet.
A bit like Huddersfield last season, everyone expects Cardiff to struggle. 5/2 (Bet365) is the best price available for the Bluebirds to finish bottom.