A mere 4 weeks on from all of the drama of the World Cup in Russia, Premier League football returns in England and it promises to be yet another fascinating season.
Manchester City smashed multiple records on their way to winning their 3rd Premier League trophy last season – amassing 100 points in the process.
Once again, they look to be the team to catch with all the usual suspects such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea all sure to be in hot pursuit.
In a league known for its unpredictability, it promises to be yet another fantastic season of Premier League football.
Here are some of our pre-season predictions:
2018/19 EPL Outright Winner Predictions & Tips
Manchester City @ $1.73 – BET NOW
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City revolutionised English football last season with their devastating displays – ending the season with 100 points out of a possible 114.
They have recruited Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City and look to have a fully fit squad ready for the opening months of the season.
Their 2-0 Community Shield win over Chelsea suggested that they are ready to pick up where they left off and they are rightfully heavy favourites to retain their title this term.
Liverpool @ $5 – BET NOW
Last season’s Champions League finalists Liverpool look to have recruited well in the summer and with Jurgen Klopp at the helm, will be confident they can make an assault on the Premier League.
Their wait for a league title is nearly at 30 years and the Anfield contingent have a growing belief that this is their year.
They have spent big money this summer, picking up Nabi Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and broke the world record fee for a goalkeeper in signing Alisson from Roma.
Whether they have the strength in depth to fight all season remains to be seen but it should be a fascinating season for the reds.
Manchester United @ $12 – BET NOW
It appears to be a difficult time at Manchester United with media speculation rife over manager Jose Mourinho’s future – which is perhaps reflected in their long odds but they have a more than capable team – provided they can get their act in order for the duration of the season.
Chealsea @ $19 – BET NOW
Maurizio Sarri has been brought in to replace Antonio Conte and the former Napoli head coach will be looking to bring attractive football to Stamford Bridge.
Having only been in the job 3 weeks, he may struggle to make an instant impact but he’ll be hoping he can galvanise the blues to a title charge this term.
Golden Boot Winner Predictions & Tips
Harry Kane, Tottenham $4 – BET NOW
Fresh off the back of picking up the Golden Boot for England at the World Cup, Harry Kane will go in hot pursuit of his 3rd Premier League golden boot crown.
The Spurs striker is prolific at Premier League level and is integral to Tottenham as they look to push towards a top 4 finish.
Mo Salah, Liverpool $7 – BET NOW
Last year’s Golden Boot winner Mo Salah had an incredible season that saw him pick up the PFA Player of the Year award as Liverpool reached the Champions League final.
His Egypt side endured a difficult World Cup but he looks to have shaken off an injury and looks ready to go for the new campaign.
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City $10 – BET NOW
Having registered another 2 goals for City in the Community Shield, Sergio Aguero looks back to his very best and is always in the mix when it comes to winning the Golden Boot (last won in 2014-15).
He looks to be first choice for Manchester City currently and with the creative forces behind him, should be in contention in May.
Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United $12 – BET NOW
United’s record signing Romelu Lukaku enjoyed an impressive World Cup for Belgium and returns to United full of confidence.
Much is made of manager Jose Mourinho’s lack of ambition in forward areas but Lukaku will once again have an integral role for the Red Devils this season and they will be heavily reliant on his goals.
Relegation Predictions & Tips
Inevitably, 3 teams will get relegated down to the Championship in May. Here are our picks for the drop:
Cardiff @ $1.73 – BET NOW
The South-Walians defied the odds last season to secure promotion to the Premier League and will be very hard to beat under Neil Warnock but operating on their shoestring budget will make life very difficult for the Bluebirds.
Huddersfield @ $2.25 – BET NOW
David Wagner performed miracles last season by keeping the Terriers in the division but he too is hamstrung by a lack of funds and they will have to be at their best for the duration of the 38 game season in order to stay in the league.
Watford @ $3 – BET NOW
The Hornets have been a staple of the Premier League for the last few seasons and their transfer policy has been efficient but they have lost Richarlison in this transfer window and struggled towards the end of last season under Javi Gracia and need to improve dramatically.