Premier League 2018/19 Odds & Predictions : A Roundup

The new Premier League season for 2018/19 is almost upon us, and the predictions are coming in thick and fast from the big bookmakers.

Golden Boot

It’s been an exciting world cup, and it will be interesting to see how that affects player sales and form. One of the most interesting outcomes of the big tournament is that Tottenham’s Harry Kane is now odds on favourite to be the Golden Boot winner of the EPL this year. For example, Bet 365, Royal Panda, Betfred and Betvictor are all offering odds of 11/4, so a bet of £10 will return £37.50. At the moment, this looks like a great punt. Mo Salah, who has just enjoyed a wonderful season at Liverpool, is second favourite for this ultimate striker’s accolade.

Premier League Relegation Race

Each season in the  EPL brings a new draft of 3 newly promoted teams, as speculation begins about whether they will survive the drop, and exactly which three teams will be relegated at the end of the season. Championship winners Wolverhampton Wanderers, and runners up Cardiff City were promoted, along with play-off winners Fulham, meaning some familiar old names will be returning to England’s top flight football league.

Leading betting house Betfair currently hold the odds of relegation for these and a few other teams as follows:

  • 4/6 Cardiff City
  • 11/10 Hudderfield Town
  • 8/5 Brighton
  • 7/2 Burnley
  • 8/5 Fulham
  • 17/10 Watford
  • 6/1 West Ham
  • 15/2 Southampton
  • 11/2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

EPL Managerial Sack Race

The prospect of certain managers losing their jobs always adds an extra level of excitement and even fun to watching the  Premier League play out. There are certain managers people love to hate, and others they admire and even feel sorry for, as they struggle with underperforming teams.

And no one is safe, from the biggest, most wealthy teams at the top of the division, from the teams struggling against relegation at the bottom. This is a fast-moving area for betting, as things evolved, teams vary in form, and fans sentiment can change. Here some of the current odds you can get with BetVictor.

  • Javi Garcia (Watford) 6/1
  • Mark Hughes (Southampton) 6/1
  • Rafael Benitez (Newcastle) 8/1

Winner

Last but not least, the big question is, who will win one of the most important trophies in football this year. The three usual suspects of Man City, Man United and Chelsea have been joined by the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool in recent years, while Arsenal seem to have fallen away.

Unsurprisingly, sportsbooks such as Betway and Betstars are offering Man City as 4/6 favourites to retain their title this season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are currently second favourites under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp, and with some excellent players including Mo Salah, and newly acquired Brazilian Alisson, who is now the world’s most expensive goalkeeper. Bookies are offering odds of 9/2 on them to win the big prize.

This pushes former favourites Manchester United into third place, as their manager Mourinho struggles to sign the kind of players that can successfully challenge for the top spot. You can now get 7/1 on them to win, which is worth a punt if you think their luck is going to change this season.