The English Premier League 2019/20 season gets underway on the 9th August and ahead of the big kick off we look for a value long term bet to finish in the top six.
Some top Bookmakers are offering a wide range of outright betting markets which go way beyond winning the title or to be relegated, however in this preview our focus is on the betting for teams (not one of the big six) to secure a top 6 finish. To start with let’s look back at the final standings of last season, focusing on the top half of the table.
We all know the big six finished top: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester Utd. So let’s remember Wolves, Everton, Leicester, and West Ham all finish in the top half of the table.
Our strategy here is to look for a club who can find their way into the top 6 at the expense of one of the so called elite clubs. That will be no easy task when you consider that the gap between sixth and seventh was all of 9 points in 2018/19, but my feel is that there is always scope for one of the giants to have a poor campaign.
Three teams are more than capable of finding the necessary improvement. West Ham could threaten if they can find the consistency that was lacking last season and I expect improvement, especially in their home form.
Wolves have to be considered after an excellent showing last season although assuming they qualify for the Europa League they might find resources stretched Still, they have an excellent coach and they were competitive in most of their matches against top 6 sides, so if they cut out dropping points against the lesser lights they should be closer this Season.
For those who like to take a multiple outright bet at the start of the season, this is one to consider for inclusion, Leicester would need to improve around 15 points on their overall 2018/19 performance, but with Rogers having used last season to assess the squad and put his mark on the playing style, I can see them hitting the ground running this time around.
Check out some of these top bookmakers for the best odds for these clubs to fight their way in to the top 6 in this coming Season:
William Hill are Offering 4/1 for Leicester to finish at top 6 And 10/1 for West Ham while Wolves are placed on 4/1
SKYBET give out a great deal as well for West Ham to gatecrash into the top six for the odds on 13/2, Leicester at 4/1 while Wolves stays at 7/2 to finish in the top six in the coming premier league Season.
Please note that prices/odds may vary.