Premier League betting tips.
The new Premier League season kicked off on Friday August 9th with European Champions Liverpool at home to Championship Champions Norwich City.
Nuno Espírito Santo led the Championship Champions to seventh place in the table and European football.
Their UEFA Europa League campaign begins in the second qualifying round against Crusaders from Northern Ireland but, the added games, will lead to more strain on the squad. Raúl Jiménez and Leander Dendoncker who’s loans have been made permanent.
Nuno will need a slightly bigger one if they do progress through the rounds in Europe.
Everton at the end of last season, beat Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea at home, building optimism around Goodison.
In the transfer market, André Gomes’ loan from Barcelona has been made permanent and Fabian Delph will also reinforce the midfield.
Can they get higher than the eighth they managed last season?
Leicester in the final nine games of the season under Brendan Rodgers, amassed 16 points and eventually finished ninth. With Youri Tielemans making his loan from Monaco permanent, there is real optimism in the East Midlands.
Ayoze Pérez has also arrived from Newcastle for £30 million will be a great signing for the Foxes.
West Ham United
WestHam’s inconsistency last term can be easily highlighted by the fact they won 15 games and lost 16 games en route to finishing tenth, and finished the season with three straight wins, including a 1-0 victory at Tottenham, so there’s hope that this could be a year to remember.
The London Stadium has been a busy place after Adrián, Samir Nasri and Andy Carroll were all released.
Then, Lucas Pérez was sold to Alavés and Marko Arnautović finally got his wish and joined Chinese Champions Shànghǎi SIPG.
There have been some big money arrivals though.
£24 million was paid to Villarreal for Pablo Fornals and SéHaller has also joined from Eintracht Frankfurt.
Watford had a very disappointing end.
Their first FA Cup Final since 1984 did result in a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City but have reasonable signings from Craig Dawson from West Bromwich Albion and young Brazilian forward João Pedro who’s signed from Fluminense.
After a topsy turvy season at Selhurst Park, can Crystal Palace stay out from relegation once again. Roy Hodgson’s side did not look in trouble in truth, eventually going on to finish 12th.
This summer Aaron Wan-Bissaka transfered to Manchester United for £50 million and Julián Speroni, Pape Souaré, Bakary Sako and Jason Puncheon have all been released.
Also, Michy Batshuayi will not return after a loan spell from Chelsea. They were also set on keeping Wilfried Zaha.
Newcastle United have had better summers with their manager Rafa Benítez leaving the club with the less than popular Steve Bruce the new Head Coach. Salomón Rondón has gone to join Benítez at Dàlián Yīfāng with Ayoze Pérez off to sign for Leicester.
Bournemouth finished 14th in the table and have secured a fifth straight season of top flight football but conceded 70 goals in the end.
They’ve already brought in two new full-backs, Lloyd Kelly joined from Bristol City, Jack Stacey from Luton and Tyrone Mings has gone to Aston Villa and Lys Mousset has joined Sheffield United.
Should be another strong season for the side from Dorset.
After a terrible start to last season, Burnley survived and ended competing in Europe for the first time in 51 years, beating Aberdeen and İstanbul Başakşehir before losing to Olympiacos.
Nevertheless, a run of five wins and three draws from eight games saw them climb away from danger and eventually finish 15th.
This summer they’ve made two acquisitions, Erik Pieters from Stoke and Jay Rodriguez has rejoined the club from West Bromwich Albion.
Ralph Hasenhüttl took over on the South Coast last year, Southampton were in a lot of trouble and revolutionized his side and they eventually comfortably stayed up.
Che Adams joined from Birmingham, Moussa Djenepo has signed from Standard Liège and Danny Ings’ loan deal has been made permanent.
The out-goings were Matt Targett and Jordy Clasie who have joined Aston Villa and AZ Alkmaar respectively.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Last season, despite only getting 36 points, Chris Hughton’s side survived, with their last win coming on March 9 and that poor end of season form saw Hughton dismissed.
Graham Potter is the new man at the helm who mightlead the Seagulls to safety. Leandro Trossard from Genk is the big money arrival who take Anthony Knockaert’s place in the squad as he’s joined Fulham on loan.
Norwich City: were Championship Champions after finishing 14th the year before, the Canaries soared to 94 points and a place back in the Premier League.
Last year, Chris Wilde’s Sheffield United surprised everybody and gained promotion back to the Premier League and Bramall Lane will host Premier League football for the first time since 2007.
They made three signings of note.
Phil Jagielka rejoined his boyhood club after leaving them 12 years ago.
Also, Ravel Morrison has joined from Östersunds FK and Lys Mousset has come in from Bournemouth.
After three years away, Aston Villa are back in the big time. Dean Smith’s men beat Derby County in the play-off final thanks to goals from Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn.
They have been very busy in the market this summer.
The loan deals for Tyrone Mings, Kortney Hause and Anwar El Ghazi have all been made permanent and will join Villa Park by Matt Targett, Björn Engels, Ezri Konsa, Jota and Wesley.