The 2017-18 Premier League season should prove to be one of the most exciting and dynamic yet. All the latest English Premier League betting tips can be found below for the upcoming match-week.
Without a doubt the English football fans will be on their toes this weekend as the Barclays Premier League race gets tightened up once again after Leicester City lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the Emirates last weekend.
Arsenal will be traveling to Old Trafford to continue their quest to revive their chances to win the title that eluded the Gunners for the past twelve seasons.
Meanwhile the Red Devils with Louis van Gaal in the dugout will be eager to prove they still can at least qualify for the Champions League next season, with rumors of Jose Mourinho replacing the Dutch circling the tabloids for the past few weeks.
Moving to Chelsea, the Blues will be looking forward to continue their good run of form under Guus Hiddink after they thrashed Newcastle United by 5-1 last weekend. This weekend, they will travel to St. Mary’s stadium to clash with Southampton, a ground that has not been so easy for them in the past.
However, they will be armed by their back in form attacking line as led by Diego Costa.
The unexpected rise of Leicester City might have overshadowed the brilliant form of the Spurs but Tottenham under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino are slowly stealing the spotlight from the Foxes with their dazzling performances. They will be hosting Swansea City at the White Hart Lane this week with an eye on first place, seeing that the gap between them and Leicester has been reduced to two points only after their 2-1 win against Manchester City last week.
The loss against Arsenal may have left Leicester City doubting their ability to win the title but hosting Norwich City at the King Power stadium is a perfect opportunity to bounce back. With Vardy and Mahrez set to play and relegation-threatened Norwich setting at 17th, it should be an easy match for Leicester to win.
The Canaries though, bolstered by their January signings, will push for a win to escape the relegation zone before it’s too late.
EPL match-week 1 betting tips for 2017-18 season here with bet365:
Chelsea will enter the season as champions, but could face competition from several revived clubs such as Arsenal, and both Manchester clubs, City and United, and Liverpool. These challengers will look to strengthen their squads in the transfer market and re-establish themselves in the lead-up to the season.
Champions Chelsea, who were so dominant, will want to continue their success and manager Jose Mourinho will want to repeat his previous feat of winning back-to-back league titles with the Blues. But his challengers next season could come from several of the traditionally big teams who are looking to rebuild and strengthen during the post season.
Manchester City, who disappointed last season, will look to refresh key positions in order to strengthen their squad. They lacked the kind of consistency they have exhibited in the previous season and will need to overcome that. With two league titles in the past five years they will be the team to watch out.
Arsenal, fresh from winning the FA Cup, will enter the season knowing that if they need to maintain the momentum for the entire season. Having not won a Premier League for a long time but with consistent top-four finishes, they will need to up the ante just that little.
Manager Arsene Wenger may well sign players to help strengthen the spine of his side and expect them to carry a stronger fight next season.
Manchester United, who last season achieved their sought after top four finish, will look to return to the United side that many recognize as the country’s biggest club.
Louis Van Gaal has already signed Memphis Depay and is almost certain to bring additional new players at Old Trafford, so expect the Red Devils to put up a stronger fight this season.
Liverpool, who endured such a disappointing season last year after coming so desperately close in 2013-14, have already signed James Milner and will look to add more quality to their side.
The urgency of this will be increased after the departing of legendary midfielder Steven Gerrard and if indeed they lose talisman Raheem Sterlin, who has made his ambitions clear to leave the Anfield club.
The renovating has already begun for the leading Premiership sides and expect the chase for the title to be a harder fought contest than last season. Chelsea will hope they can maintain their dominance over the league, but any slip ups and there could be several big teams waiting to overtake them and take their crown.
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