English Premier League soccer returns to the pitch Friday, Aug. 5 when Crystal Palace hosts Arsenal at Selhurst Park. Premier League odds project a similar story to what fans and bettors have witnessed over the past half-decade — league dominance by Manchester City and Liverpool.
Oddsmakers and sports betting apps project City and Liverpool to top the Premier League table once again. Both teams reloaded with refreshed and revamped attacks to complement strength in the midfield and defense. These two clubs will jockey for silverware throughout the 2022-23 campaign. Liverpool fired the first shot, winning the FA Community Shield, 3-1, on July 30. It’s just the beginning of another hotly contested EPL title race.
Both English powers wear massive bullseyes for which contenders will take aim. City’s Pep Guardiola and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp — two of the world’s top managers — are no stranger to managing with an entire country gearing to knock their clubs off the mountaintop. That will be the case once again this season.
Even though the EPL is played across the pond, sports betting apps in the United States offer odds and prop bets for every game throughout the season.
English Premier League Betting Odds and Analysis
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Two teams, in particular, are considered the primary threats to Manchester City’s and Liverpool’s reign atop the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur is managed by serial winner Antonio Conte and heads into Matchweek 1 with a revamped squad. Spurs took eight points total from City and Liverpool last season, so they’ve demonstrated an ability to knock off the league’s heavyweights.
Fellow London power Chelsea have a different look sans striker Romelu Lukaku, who disappointed in his return to England last season. Chelsea’s attacking strength is on the wing and in the midfield. Summer transfer Raheem Sterling is trading one shade of blue for another. He tallied 131 goals and 74 assists across all competitions in seven seasons with Manchester City. His pace and quickness add a wrinkle to manager Thomas Tuchel’s attack.
Finishing as England’s top team isn’t realistic for some clubs, but qualification for European competition is still attainable. Arsenal, West Ham United, and Aston Villa are three mid-table teams with Champions League and Europa League aspirations.
Newcastle United is another ambitious club pursuing greater heights. New ownership wasted zero time pumping money into the project, and expectations are elevated for the Magpies.
Transfer Window Boosts Odds for Top Clubs
The summer transfer window is often the source of hope and optimism for passionate soccer fan bases. Teams up and down the EPL table made summer additions with eyes on silverware.
Manchester United, one of the most prominent football brands in the world, named Erik ten Hag — formerly of Dutch juggernaut Ajax — its new manager. It may take some time for the new pieces and system to gel, so fans and bettors should curb expectations in the short term.
England’s summer break presents an opportunity for the rich to get richer, and that’s the case with Premier League odds leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.
Both clubs added top young strikers to explosive attacks. Erling Haaland comes over from Bundesliga stalwart Borussia Dortmund and provides a true No. 9 to a side that seemingly scores at will.
Liverpool, meanwhile, welcomes Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez, who led the Portuguese Primeira Liga with 26 goals last season. He’ll eventually form a dangerous attacking rotation alongside Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, and Roberto Firmino.
Both will likely take some time to acclimate to Premier League play, so bettors should ease into wagers on their individual accolades.
Premier League Golden Boot Betting Odds
Haaland is the betting favorite, but we’ll caution bettors from simply plopping their cash on the league’s shiniest new toy. The same goes for Liverpool’s Nunez. Acclimating to the league is difficult enough, but Guardiola and Klopp maintain sky-high standards and do not hesitate to sit players when they deem it necessary.
DraftKings Top Goal Scorer Odds
- Erling Haaland, Manchester City +275
- Mohamed Salah, Liverpool +450
- Harry Kane, Tottenham +450
- Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal +900
- Darwin Nunez, Liverpool +1400
- Son Heung-Min, Tottenham +1600
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United +2000
- Raheem Sterling, Chelsea +2500
- Diogo Jota, Liverpool +2800
Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Son-Heung Min are always quality choices. Kane is particularly one to watch among the trio. He was disgruntled and angling for a transfer prior to 2021-22 and was sluggish in the early portion of the season. Son picked up the slack, sharing Golden Boot honors with Salah (23 goals). Tottenham is in a position to deliver serious silverware this season, and a locked-in Kane will be a force to be reckoned with for opposing Premier League defenses.
Golden Boot long-shots are priced as such for a reason, but it’s fun imagining plus-money profits nonetheless.
Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus has experienced success in top-tier English soccer, scoring 58 goals in six Premier League campaigns. More consistent playing time could allow him to flourish. Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin will have more on his plate with his partner in crime, Richarlison, moving to Tottenham. Finally, if the chatter of Cristiano Ronaldo wanting out of Manchester United amounts to a transfer, Bruno Fernandes will potentially absorb more control of the attack.