Premier League winner betting odds of course fluctuate as the season progresses. This makes an early bet on the 2022/23 EPL winner much more exciting.
To give you a head-start, we have previewed the chances of each club with a detailed analysis of who might set the league alight. Betting odds on the Premier League winner are complemented by a predicted finishing position for each side:
Manchester City have Pep Guardiola and he has created a squad, an environment that wants to win win win. Erling Haaland’s arrival from Borussia Dortmund looks like one of the big signings in the Premier League this season. Kalvin Phillips will also add crucial midfield steel that, at times, was missing last season. Expect fireworks from pillar to post. Odds for the EPL title? Premier League odds of 11/8 for City in the outright winner market look pretty much bang on the money.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea has made some canny signings, not least Raheem Sterling and strong centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. Goals were an issue last season, but that should not be a problem now – especially if playmaker Connor Gallagher is given the chance to shine. They look primed to have an outstanding campaign.
Man City aside, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were light years ahead of any other Premier League side last season. Sadio Mane’s defection to Bayern Munich was a big blow, though, and it may take record signing Darwin Nunes time to adjust. They should again be firing on all fronts, but there might be a sense that last season’s endeavours have left a mark.
Tottenham finished last season with a real flourish and should again claim a place in the Champions League. Harry Kane and Son Yeung-Min are the best-attacking partnership in Europe, while Yves Bissouma, Richarlison and Ivan Perisic are excellent additions. They should be much stronger at the back this season, too. Expect further progress under the outstanding Antonio Conti.
Mikel Arteta’s men fell just short last season, but most Gunners fans were satisfied, by and large, by how things went. Arsenal have also done exceptionally good business, with Gabriel Jesus likely to thrive under Arteta. And they have looked strong in the pre-season. Arsenal are showing signs of real growth and the project could soon go bang!
There is so much to like about the Hammers these days, and David Moyes can be trusted to once again deliver the goods. Having retained the core of last season’s squad, it’s awfully hard to see West Ham regressing this campaign. Gianluca Scamacca and Nayef Aguerd will bring respective goals and defensive stability and add heft to what became a thin squad last season.
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United fans are cautiously optimistic for the season ahead under new manager Erik ten Hag. Centre-back Lisandro Martinez is an excellent signing, with Christian Eriksen sure to add flair and craft – even if used sparingly. Ten Hag still has his work cut out. Man United were hopelessly disjointed last season and it will take a long time to recover from that collateral damage. They look set for a season of fleeting progress pockmarked by crushing disappointments.
Perhaps to the surprise of many, Newcastle United have not gone gung-ho with their new-found wealth this summer. Eddie Howe has instead recruited sensibly, with centre-back Sven Botman and goalkeeper Nick Pope the eye-catching arrivals. Newcastle now have a squad to kick on. And if things are not quite going to plan, expect a big splurge in the winter.
A season of steady improvement seems on the cards for Wolves. Bruno Lage’s side would have finished much higher in the league last term had they managed to consistently stick the ball into the back of the net. That remains an issue, but Hee-chan Hwang’s arrival should help no end. They will again be difficult to break down and a threat on the counter to even the elite clubs.
Aston Villa are a difficult side to assess. They were wildly inconsistent last season, but should improve upon their 14th-place finish this time. Matt Targett’s departure is a blow, but this looks offset by the arrival of strong centre-back Diego Carlos. Steven Gerrard has a decent squad that will give anyone a game. Fans will nonetheless be happy with a top-half finish.
Nottingham Forest have been the big movers and shakers in the summer, with Jesse Lingard’s arrival a huge statement of intent. They have made all manner of other big-name signings, too, and have a squad well capable of staying up. Manager Steve Cooper is also excellent. It might take a while to click, but they should be most competitive once it eventually does.
This looks like a tricky season for the Foxes. They have been stagnant in the summer transfer market and the vultures continue to circle over their marquee players. If Leicester City lose manager Brendan Rodgers to a big European side – that must be taken into account given the lack of transfer activity at the King Power – it could bring with it a sustained spell of uncertainty at the club.
Following last season’s heroics, it was entirely understandable that his big guns became the target of the elite Premier League sides. Yves Bissouma’s departure is a huge loss, but Julio Enciso will bring goals and craft. They have also retained their biggest asset, manager Graham Potter. As long as the goals – such an Achilles heel to the club last season – come, Brighton will be absolutely fine.
Patrick Vieira’s biggest job was to keep hold of Wilfried Zaha, which appears to have been accomplished. Connor Gallagher’s return to Chelsea will hurt Crystal Palace, though. New goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will do more than a job, however, while much will depend upon how holding midfielder Cheick Doucoure adjusts to life in the Premier League. A solid, if unspectacular, campaign awaits.
The Cottagers breezed to promotion from the Championship and look to finally have a squad capable of holding their own in the Premier League. Fabio Carvalho’s move to Liverpool could be damaging, but Marco Silva has shored up his back-line with some smart moves that include Bernd Leno from Arsenal. They will need to dig in at times, but Fulham ought to enjoy a decent return back into the top flight and should defy their short odds in the Premier League relegation market.
Having stayed up by the width of a cigarette paper last season, it’s hard to imagine how things could get much worse at Goodison Park this time. Be that as it may, Everton are now without Richarlison and look very thin from an attacking perspective. It might not be as bad as it was, but Frank Lampard and supporters will not be expecting miracles. Not by a long shot.
Southampton have continually flirted with relegation, and it’s hard to make a case for this season to be any different. Ralph Hasenhuttl is a fine manager and has had money to spend this summer – with striker Sekou Mara the big name to arrive at the club. How his new players adjust to life in the Premier League remains to be seen. They might struggle once again.
Thomas Frank worked wonders last season – most notably towards the back-end when they looked to be edging towards a relegation tussle. Centre-back Ben Mee will bring consistency at the back, while Keane Lewis-Potter has the attacking awareness to do some damage at this level. Brentford, however, could be a textbook example of the dreaded second-season malaise in the Premier League – especially if the much-in-demand Ivan Toney leaves the club.
Scott Parker did well to get AFC Bournemouth back up last season, but they had a massive budget compared to everyone other than Fulham and this is an entirely different ball game. Marcus Tavernier will do well on the left wing, but this is, by and large, the same squad that achieved promotion. They will also need to adjust their game under Parker into a more defensive unit. That will take time. By then, it might be too late.
Leeds fans will point towards a raft of injuries as being a major factor behind last season’s torrid campaign. That is true to a certain extent, but they never seemed to learn their lessons at the back and only just scraped home. Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha are now long gone and it’s hard to make too much of a compelling case for their expensive new recruits. If Leeds United defends like they did last season, it will be a long old slog to survive. Though Marsch and his team of assistants look solid to change the vows of last campaign.
*Odds subject to change and were correct at the time of publication ( August 4, 2022)
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