Following an enthralling Euro 2020 campaign, attention now turns to domestic matters and the Premier League season once more. Manchester City are the defending champions, and the summer acquisition of Jack Grealish has certainly got people talking. Chelsea managed to overcome City to win the Champions League and with Romelu Lukaku back in their ranks, they will believe anything is possible.
Manchester United and Liverpool headline the list of sides looking to challenge City and Chelsea this season, with both sides having strengthened during the summer and Leicester City, Tottenham and Arsenal can’t be discarded too.
Survival will be top of the list for many sides, particularly newly promoted outfits Brentford, Norwich City and Watford and with so much to play for every week, it promises to be another fascinating Premier League season.
Here are our Premier League 2021/22 season tips:
2021-22 EPL Season Predictions
2021-22 EPL Outright Winner
Manchester City – $1.87 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester City have been the dominant force in English football for the past decade and they are once again hot favourites to go all the way this season. Pep Guardiola’s unrelenting approach sees City win game after game and their squad depth is unmatched in the Premier League. At £100 million, Jack Grealish became the most expensive signing ever made by an English team during the summer and he along with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling will be looking to fire City to another Premier League title.
Chelsea – $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Champions League holders Chelsea are a side on the up under Thomas Tuchel and they too have spent big during the off season. Romelu Lukaku has returned to Stamford Bridge for £97.5 million and he carries plenty of attacking threat. The blues wound up in 4th last term and weren’t able to display the consistency needed to sustain a title challenge but with Tuchel at the helm and a squad packed with attacking talent, there is growing optimism around the blues that this could be their year domestically.
Liverpool – $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for much more luck on the injury front this year, as he looks to sustain a title challenge with Liverpool once more. The reds won the title two seasons ago, but their title defence last year was limp, with injuries to key men such as Virgil van Djik and Joe Gomez proving to be hugely influential. The reds have strengthened this summer and their front three of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino is feared across Europe and they should not be discarded this term.
Manchester United – $10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It has been almost 10 years since Manchester United lifted the Premier League trophy but there is growing optimism that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the group of players to break their duck. The Red Devils have acquired Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and with Raphael Varane seemingly on the way too, it is a promising time for the reds. Consistency will be key, as they dropped too many points to sustain a challenge last season, but they could benefit from sneaking under the radar somewhat this term.
2021-22 EPL Golden Boot Winner
Harry Kane – Tottenham – $3.75 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Following an incredible Euro 2020, Harry Kane’s stock simply could not be higher, and Manchester City are rumoured to be ready to break the bank for his signature. He continues to play for Tottenham, is the reigning Golden Boot winner and there are few more shrewd operators in the Premier League in front of goal.
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – $4.5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool didn’t have the best campaign last season, but Mohamed Salah still returned excellent numbers in front of goal. His partnership with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino continues to terrify defences and Salah has been Liverpool’s talisman ever since his arrival from Roma. If the Egyptian can top the goalscoring charts this season, the reds shouldn’t be too far away in the Premier League title race.
Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea – $5.5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Goals were the thing that often eluded Chelsea last season and they have broken the bank to bring in Romelu Lukaku in a bid to fix their goalscoring woes. Having already endured a stint at Stamford Bridge, the Belgian will have a serious point to prove this season and with Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech in the supply line, he could have an excellent campaign for the blues this term.
To be relegated
Survival is absolutely key in the Premier League but here are our picks to slip into trouble this season:
Norwich City – $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Daniel Farke has done an excellent job since taking over the Norwich City job, but his relative undoing was their spell in the Premier League during the 2019/20 season. The Canaries came up short that year but bounced back with aplomb last term. The key issue will be as to whether they have learned their lessons from that campaign.
Brentford – $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
West Londoners Brentford have reached the Premier League for the first time in their history and with a new stadium to play in, there is a real sense of optimism buzzing around the Bees this term. Mixing it with the big boys is something Thomas Frank will be hoping his side can do and with some excellent players in their squad, they will feel they could beat the drop this term.
Watford – $2.1 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Having bounced back instantly from one season in the Championship, Watford will be doing all they can to enjoy a sustained run in the Premier League. They have a side packed with top-flight experience but performing on a weekly basis and showing increased defensive resolve will be their ultimate test this term.
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