Thankfully we nailed three relegation sides and the Champions League sides and the EPL winner with our soccer picks, and now we are on hand to put some more money in your pocket this time next year for the 2013–14 English Premier season.
Enough with the self-promotion…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?
Starting at the top, which is where we mean to go on from, Manchester United are still the sportsbooks favourites at 11/5 to win the Premier League next season.
Second place in the team that finished this season in second place, that is Manchester City at 9/4, somewhat unsurprisingly the bookies have gone for the blues of Chelsea at 11/4 as a third favourite to win the Premier League trophy. Next up (would you believe it?) is the team that finished fourth this season, that’s Arsenal, not Tottenham at 16/1 although Spurs are at 2/1 to win the league.
There’s two ways of looking at this…either that one of the Manchester's will take it (and if that can happen is likely to the United) but the soccer odds are so inspiring that you'd have to bet very heavily to see any decent return on their money…alternatively you can go little bit wild. Chelsea doesn't tempt me at all, possibly out of spite so therefore with a drunkard's conviction I'm going to say that it's definitely worth the having a (modest) bet on the Gunners to be next season's Premier League champions. It's a long shot but, considering the way they finish this season you just never know.
Blue to be a Toffee
It's worth mentioning that Everton (despite their finishing position) still don't count as a top six club as for as the book makers are concerned as the have Liverpool at 28/1 as the biggest odds before it gets ridiculous.
Everton run as high as 500/1 and then there is a whole raft of never-gonna-happens around the 1000/1, 2000/1, 1,500/1, 2000/1 etc etc etc of Newcastle, Swansea, West Brom, Aston Villa, Reeves Rangers etc.
Surprise - Surpsise
The three promoted sides are going to be the bookies favourites to go down with Cardiff at 11 /8, Hull at 8/11 and either Watford or Crystal Palace at 1/2.
Again dull bets.
Next up there's Norwich at 11/4 but I'd be very interested in betting on either Stoke Sunderland or Aston Villa who are around 6/1 or 10/3 mark – they’re all due a bad spell and can count themselves fortune that there were three teams worse than them last season
There is of course always the wild card that plays in black-and-white, Newcastle who are a very tempting 14/1 to be going down. However I think after this season they've had it should be well rested and have received a suitable kick up the arse by their manager.
The Geordies will not go down but that's a lot more likely than the finishing in the top six which is at 7/1.
Whatever you do don't lose your shirt at such an early stage, but if you take full advantage of the best odds throw some money behind Arsenal throw some money behind the Manchester teams may be a little bit of money behind Everton.
However if you want excitement throughout the length of the season, just as you did this season look to the Champions League places. However I can't see the top four doing anything other than being the top four so the only way to make money is to bet on the correct order and to do that you should look above and see my free picks for who we think who will win the Premier League next season.
See you in September