After Leicester City produced quite a coup by lifting the league trophy last season, the top sides all took notice and not only reinforced their respective squads with quality footballers, but also lured some of world’s leading managers to England.
Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte will all be looking to lead their sides to the title, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Nolito and Michy Batshuayi just some of the high-profile footballers to have joined Premier League clubs this summer.
And as we get closer to what could be one of the most exciting Premier League seasons yet, it’s time to take a look at some interesting outright markets that could offer good value for money.
Market: Top Newcomer
Odds: 1/1 (2.0)
The top newcomer market is always quite interesting as promoted sides fight tooth and nail to avoid straight return to the Championship, and we feel that Boro have the upper hand this time out. While Steve Bruce and Moses Odubajo are likely to be sorely missed at Hull City, Burnley appear to have failed to properly reinforce their ranks. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough have already signed Victor Valdes, Alvaro Negredo, Brad Guzan, Victor Fischer and Marten de Roon, and they should be able to finish above other two newly promoted teams.
Market: West Ham Point Total
Bet: Over 56
Odds: 5/4 (2.25)
West Ham’s impressive showings under Slaven Bilic have been no accident, and with the team having stayed in the top 4 race until the very end, we trust them to enjoy another successful campaign. The Hammers somehow managed to keep hold of Dimitri Payet, while they are expected to recruit few more quality footballers and backing them to win more than 56 points after finishing the previous season at 62 points is a real no-brainer, despite the fact that other top sides are stronger than last term.
Market: Top London Club
Chelsea are coming off one of the most disappointing seasons in recent years, but the arrival of Antonio Conte is likely to provide a major lift to everyone at the club, and we have no doubts the Italian tactician will turn the Blues into genuine title contenders again. The Stamford Bridge outfit will have to hold off challenge from Arsenal (7/4), Tottenham (2/1) and West Ham (28/1) to finish as top London club, but we believe that Conte will make Chelsea great again.
Market: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Total Goals
Bet: Over 19.5
Even though he will soon turn 35, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be heavily relied on to make an impact at Manchester United and help his new side challenge for the Premier League trophy, and we definitely expect him to set England alight, just like he did in every country he has played so far. After bagging amazing 38 league goals last season, and 141 strikes in last five league campaigns, backing them to net 20 times or more in the next Premier League campaign seems like the right thing to do.
Market: Nolito Total Goals
Bet: Over 9.5
Manuel Agudo Nolito may not be ranked among world-class footballers, but he has been in stunning form over the last three years and even secured a starting berth for Spain at the Euro 2016 finals. The winger is incredibly consistent at unplayable at times, and he has scored 12 or more goals in each of last three league campaigns while representing Celta Vigo. Chances are he will get even more opportunities to hurt opposition defenders while at Man City, so there appears to be good value in backing him to score 10 league goals or more.
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