It might have been the shortest off-season in memory, but the Premier League returns after six weeks off.
We said goodbye to Norwich, Bournemouth and Watford and hello to Leeds, West Brom and Fulham who join the top flight after successful seasons in the Championship.
Big players have come and gone, while the pressure is on a number of clubs to up their game this season after a plenty of the big names failed to deliver last season.
We’re going to take a look at the obvious outright markets in the Premier League, giving you tips along the way. So, sit back, relax and take in our betting tips for the Premier League 2020/21 season.
Premier League Outright Winner Betting Odds
Man City to win the Premier League Outright - BET NOW
I think every football fan on the planet will be hoping for a title race this season after Liverpool’s utter domination last season which saw the Reds win their first ever Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp’s side romped to victory last season with 99 points and a huge 18 point ahead of second placed Manchester City.
Despite the gulf in points, it is the Cityzens that top the bookmaker’s odds table in the outright betting. Manchester City go into the new Premier League season as favourites to lift the trophy for the third time in four seasons. You can back Man City at odds of 4/5 to win the Premier League while, Liverpool are priced up at odds of 9/4 to win consecutive Premier League titles.
Manchester City’s major problem over the past couple of seasons has been their defence with Pep Guardiola unable to find a settled and consistent backline that are free of defensive mishaps.
The purchase of highly-rated Dutch defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth will give Amyeric Laporte much need support at the heart of that backline as John Stone and Nicolas Otamendi fail to impress yet again for Guardiola’s side.
The addition of Fernan Torres from Valencia gives Man City further attacking options from the right-hand side of the midfield as Guardiola looks to plug the gap left by departing City legend David Silva.
It might be a cliché, but it is harder to defend a title then it is to win it. Only Manchester United (six times) and Manchester City (one time) have successfully defended their Premier League crown.
Liverpool’s only purchase this summer has been Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos as back-up for Andy Robertson and Jurgen Klopp will have a large task ahead of him to maintain their two-year momentum that has seen the Reds lift the Premier League and Champions League in successive seasons.
Rumblings have been made all summer about the addition of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago at Anfield, but with a week to go until the start of the new Premier League season nothing substantial has materialised yet.
Currently, it feels like a tall order for Liverpool to defend their Premier League title with Man City strengthening in the correct areas, but Klopp’s side will need to seriously decline for Guardiola’s side to walk away with the league.
Many are high on Chelsea’s transfer dealings, but the bookies do not believe Frank Lampard will be able to close that huge gap between the top 2 and the rest of the league.
The additions of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz have set Blues fans into a frenzy, but Frank Lampard has yet impressed enough, especially when it comes to defensive coaching, to make a serious push for the title this season.
Thiago Silva’s arrival from PSG on a free transfer should have an immediate impact on defence, but the 35-year-old is not a long-term solution at Stamford Bridge.
While Ben Chilwill’s arrival from Leicester gives the Blues longevity at the back, the England international is better known for being an attacking full-back rather than his defensive qualities.
Last term, Chelsea shipped 54 goals in the Premier League which is on par with 15th place Brighton and Frank Lampard will have to find balance in his Chelsea side quickly or more unnecessary points will be dropped this season.
But Chelsea will be a fun watch. Timo Werner is a ridiculous talent that will score plenty of goals. If you want to bet on a side in the over/under markets then it’s got to be Chelsea. There will be goals at both ends of the pitch.
The 12/1 on offer for Chelsea might appear to be good value on the surface, but until that defence shows real sign of improvement, stay well clear of Chelsea in this market.
Elsewhere, Manchester United can be found at 16/1 to win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club. The Red Devil’s form in the second half of the season impressed with the addition of Bruno Fernandes in midfielder adding another outlet of creativity for Rashford, Martial and Greenwood who all came into their own from January.
Arsenal might already have the Community Shield and FA Cup under their belt in the past two months, but the bookmakers are not sure on the Gunners’ chance of adding the Premier League trophy to their cabinet for the first time since 2003/04.
Arsenal are a best-price of 40/1 to win the Premier League which for an under the radar selection, could be a worthwhile each-way bet based on their recent results.
If you have lot your mind a little bit or are a massive Leeds United fan, then Bielsa’s side at a ridiculous short 200/1 to win the Premier League. Yes, newly promoted Leeds are the seventh favourites with the bookmakers to win the Premier League.
Admittedly, the last time Leeds got promoted, they won the first division back in 1991/92, however you need to have ideas above your station to think Leeds are repeating that this year.
Premier League Top 4 Betting Odds
Arsenal to make top 4 - BET NOW
Let’s move on to the top four race. Manchester City and Liverpool currently do not offer any value from a betting perspective on this market.
Man City are 1/22 to reach the top four while Liverpool are 1/12 to qualify for the Champions League. Unless you are dropping stupid money on these two, avoid these tops at all costs.
Chelsea and Man Utd are. Both ½ to reach the top four which on the face of it appears to be a little short here. Neither team look like bankers for the top four here with question marks hanging over both Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and their managing abilities.
Therefore, that leaves the North London clubs in the betting markets. Arsenal are 3/1 to make the top four while Tottenham are a best-price of 7/2 in the same market.
Arsenal look like great value in this market as the Gunnar continue to settle under Mikel Arteta. Consistency and defensive structure have been major improvements under the Spaniard.
Since Areta arrived the amount of goals conceded per game has decreased dramatically from 1.48 goals conceded per game under Unai Emery to 0.8 goal under the new management.
Arsenal have also bettered their expected goals against by -7.9 under Arteta showing the huge defensive improvement under the current regime.
Many are underestimating Arsenal going into the new season, but this could suit the Gunners.
The behind closed doors setting is a brilliant setting for the younger players to such as Saka to improve their game without the hostile Arsenal crowd as well as players such as David Luiz to improve their game.
Premier League Relegation Betting Odds
Aston Villa to be relegated - BET NOW
If there is one market that offers plenty of value in the Premier League it’s the relegation market. Last season Sheffield United were odds-on for the drop and exceeded far beyond expectations to make a top-half finish.
This season’s favourites for the drop are West Brom and Fulham with both teams being priced 11/10 to return back to the Championship.
West Brom reached the Premier League through the automatic slots, but after a first-half of the season high the Baggies stumbled over the line to finish second behind Leeds United in the Championship.
The Baggies won just three of their last nine matches when the Championship restarted and have yet to make any serious in roads in the transfer market.
January loan signing Callum Robinson looks to have returned to his parent club Sheffield United as the Baggies rely on the goals of former Southampton and QPR striker Charlie Austin and Hal Robson-Kanu
Both Austin and Robson-Kanu scored 10 goals in the Championship last season, but with the step up in quality it’s hard to see at the minute where goals are coming from in this Baggies team.
Slaven Bilic has been on the record saying that the Baggies needs to imitate Sheffield United rather Norwich as they make the step up to the top flight, but it’s hard to see the tactical quality in this Baggies side that sees them make the step up.
Fulham, on the other hand, made the Premier League after beating Brentford in the play-off final.
The Fulham isn’t too dissimilar from the squad that was relegated two seasons ago as Scott Parker managed to get the Cottagers back in the big time after just one season in the Championship.
Eyes will be on star man Aleksandr Mitrovic for Fulham as the Serbian netted 26 goals in 41 games in the Championship. The last time he was in the Premier League we scored 11 goals for Fulham in poor season for the Cottagers. If there is one man who will save Fulham from the drop, it’s Mitro.
Scott Parker’s inexperience as a manager came into question last season as his Fulham lacked an identity. He will need to step up and learn quickly this season if he wants to avoid the sack race.
Parker is 6/1 to win the sack race and could offer good value if Fulham get off to a poor start. Their owners showed last time that they are happy to get rid of a manager that isn’t working early in the season. Slaviša Jokanovi? got the chop two and a half months into the 2018/19 Premier League season after a poor start.
Aston Villa can be backed at 2/1 to be relegated this season. Dean Smith’s side stayed up by the skin of their teeth last time out and their summer business hasn’t done enough to address their flimsy defensive issues.
Matty Cash has joined the Villains from Nottingham Forest in recent days, but £16m price tag on 23-year-old looks expensive on the surface.
Their issue upfront persists has expensive summer signing last year Wesley is yet to get up to speed and the intense reliance of Jack Grealish could see their season come crashing down.
If Grealish leaves before the end of the transfer window or gets a major injury early on, Dean Smith’s season could be hanging on a knife edge.
Villa’s price makes them a decent bet in this market as very little suggests they are ready to take the next step into midtable mediocrity just yet.
Newcastle are another side that look like they could be spiralling towards yet another relegation fight. The Magpies ended the season in wretched form finishing the season with one draw and five defeats.
Despite comfortably keeping Newcastle in the division, Steve Bruce still isn’t a popular man on Tyneside as his basic style of football doesn’t mind gain the plaudits from an aesthetic point of view.
The rumours addition of Callum Wilson from Bournemouth should hopefully give Newcastle that proven goal scorer they have been lacking following Joelinton’s £40m flop move last summer. However, goals weren’t exactly coming easy for the England International when at Bournemouth last year.
Wilson bagged just eight goals in 35 appearances for the Cherries and this Newcastle play a lot more conservative football than Bournemouth did, so don’t expect him winning the golden boot for the Goerdies this year.
Newcastle are 9/4 odds to be relegated this season and offer plenty of value away from the obvious favourites of Fulham and West Brom.
Premier League Top Goal Scorer Betting Odds
Masson Greenwood to be top goalscorer (E/W) - BET NOW
Last season’s Golden Boot race went right down to the wire with Leicester’s Jamie Vardy picking up his first ever top goal scorer award in the Premier League.
The former England international bagged 23 goals last season for a Leicester side that was challenging for Champions League football all last season.
Can the Sheffield born striker do it again? The bookmakers are not convinced it will be back-to-back Golden Boot wins for Vardy with his odds stilling at a big 16/1 to outscore everyone again.
Liverpool’s Mo Salah tops the top goal scorer odds with the bookies making the Egyptian 11/2 to win the Golden Boot Race ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane at 6/1 odds, Sergio Aguero at 8/1 and Chelsea’s new striker Timo Werner at 10/1.
Last season’s runner-up Danny Ings isn’t fancied by the bookmakers to replicate his 22-goal season for Southampton. The England international can be found at 22/1 to win the Golden Boot.
One option that looks tempting from a price point of view is Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood. The 18-year-old scored 10 goals in 31 games in his first Premier League season.
The England international looks the part for the Red Devils already and will only improve the more games he plays. Manchester United’s second-half of the season form means they will be a threat yet again this season and Greenwood will be vital as the Red side of Manchester look to close the gap of their two biggest rivals, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Mason Greenwood is 22/1 to be top goal scorer in the Premier League season and could offer plenty of each-way value in this market. However, the caveat is Man Utd continue their form going into the new season. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, consistency has been a major problem for Manchester United.
Premier League Sack Race Betting Odds
David Moyes to win the sack race - BET NOW
Ah the sack race! Terrible for the managers, plenty of fun of the punters. Which of the 20 Premier League managers will get sacked first? Last season Javi Gracia barely made it a month into the new season before he was packing his bags.
Roy Hodgson currently tops the betting market at odds of 5/1 despite the Crystal Palace manager extending his contract at the end of last season. Many aren’t convinced by Crystal Palace and see them as relegation candidates, especially is Wilfried Zaha leaves the club. However, Hodgson has beaten expectations during his entire tenure at Selhurst Park and I can definitely see him doing it again.
Fulham’s Scott Park at odds of 6/1 looks to be decent betting value in the sack race, especially if the Cottagers get off the poor start. While David Moyes at 7/1 looks to be an absolute steal at the moment.
West Ham players, including Captain Mark Noble, were expressing their disgust at Grady Dianagana being sold to West Brom over the weekend. If the dressing room issues boil over following a poor start this season, you can definitely see David Moyes being asked to clear his desk.
At larger odds, Frank Lampard at odds of 33/1 could offer some value. The average life span of a Chelsea manager is only 18 months and with the massive investment in the team this summer, if things don’t click then Frank Lampard could see the chop sooner rather than later.
Premier League 2020/21 Teams
The following teams will be competing in the Premier League this season:
Premier League Fixtures
The Premier League 2020/21 kicks-off on the 12 September 2020.
You find the latest fixtures and best price odds at Easyodds.com.
The fixtures for Match day 1 are:
Fulham vs Arsenal (Sat, 12:30)
Crystal Palace vs Southampton (Sat, 15:00)
West Ham vs Newcastle (Sat, 15:00)
Liverpool vs Leeds (Sat, 17:30)
West Brom vs Leicester (Sun, 14:00)
Tottenham vs Everton (Sun, 16:30)
Sheff Utd vs Wolves (Mon, 20:00)
Brighton vs Chelsea (Mon 14:00)
Teams Promoted to The Premier League
Leeds United, West Brom and Fulham are the three Championship teams that were promoted to the Premier League season following the conclusion of the 2019/20 season.
Leeds United are in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years. West Brom are back in the Premier League after two seasons in the Championship. Fulham return to the Premier League after beating Brentford in the play-off final. Fulham spent just one season in the Championship after being relegated in the 2018/19 season.
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Premier League 2020/21 Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the defending Premier League champions?
Liverpool are the current Premier League champions. They won their first ever Premier League title in the 2019/20 season.A
What team are the favourites to win the Premier League?
Manchester City are the bookmakers' favourites to win the Premier League at odds of 41/50.A
Which team is the favourite to get relegated from the Premier League?
Fulham and West Brom are join favourites to be relegated from the Premier League this season. You can back these teams at 11/10 best-price odds.A
Who are the newly promoted teams in the Premier League this season?
Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham are the three promoted teams in the Premier League this season.A
Which three teams were relegated from the Premier League in 2019/20?
Norwich, Bournemouth and Watford were the three teams relegated to the Championship last season.A
When does the Premier League 2020/21 season begin?
The Premier League 2020/21 season kicks-off on Saturday 12 September with Fulham vs Arsenal as the first match.A