So, as we all know, the 2019/20 Premier League campaign was allowed to playout during June and July and that was great news for Liverpool and their fans as the Reds were miles clear at the top of the table before the lockdown.
They didn’t take long to mathematically secure the title once the games started again and in the process Klopp and his boys ended a 30-year League drought.
2020-21 Premier League Outright Betting
So, what does the betting look like ahead of next season in the Premier League?
It has a very similar feel with the powerhouse clubs at the moment – Liverpool and Man City – dominating the out right 2020/21 Premier League outright betting.
However, despite heading into the 2020/21 season as Champions, it’s Manchester City that are just the bookmakers favourites at around Evs, with Liverpool on offer around 7/4 (odds are subject to change).
Therefore, the betting very much has a ‘two-horse race’ feel to it. We can expect Man City to strengthen-up a fair bit during the transfer window in the summer as they look to close the 20ish point gap they found themselves behind Liverpool last season.
Liverpool, also can’t afford to sit still as they will be aware that they were starting to have a little wobble before the season was stopped. The lost to Watford in the league, plus crashed out of the FA Cup to Chelsea and then went out of the Champions League with a two-legged defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Next best in the Premier League outright betting market are Manchester United at 8.00 – the red side of Manchester were showing signs they were in a slight upward curve at the end of the 2019-20 season so of those at bigger prices they might attract some interest. However, you still feel they are a few seasons away from challenging the likes of Liverpool and Man City again for the title.
Chelsea are next at 14.00 and they’ve certainly got some promising young talent coming through the ranks – but the same might apply to them, as they might need a few more campaigns to hit top gear when tacking the main teams in the division.
Tottenham seem to have fallen off the pace and there is a chance that Harry Kane might not even with them next season – they are 90.00, but really in their current shape I can’t see them getting anywhere near winning the title, unless the ‘Special One (Jose Mourhino) works some serious magic.
Arsenal are around 66.00 in the betting, while it’s pretty much name your price for the rest!
Overall, it would be a huge shock if Liverpool and Man City aren’t fighting the 2020-21 Premier League season out again. Yes, Liverpool will be wanting to add another Premier League title to their first success of last season and show they can maintain that form and not be talked about in the same breath as the likes of Leicester, Blackburn and Leeds – who are all just one-time winners of the Premier League.
Okay, Man City will re-build, but their star striker Sergio Aguero isn’t getting any younger (he’ll be 32 at the start of next season). I think they underestimated the loss of Vincent Kompany leaving them at the end of the 2018-19 season and have lacked a real leader since – Pep is sure to be in the market looking for a player of a similar profile, but they are not easy to find.
We can expect Liverpool to entice a few extra players in to strengthen their already strong squad so the safe bet is to stick with Klopp’s men getting over the line this time.
Of the rest, Chelsea and Man Utd are the two teams I expect improvement from with a decent crop of young players coming through, while the likes of Arsenal and Spurs look on the downward curve to me and need a lot more based on what we saw last term.
BEST BET: LIVERPOOL : @2.75
PREMIER LEAGUE – RECENT WINNERS
2018-19: MANCHESTER CITY
2017-18: MANCHESTER CITY
2015-16: LEICESTER CITY
2013-14: MANCHESTER CITY
2012-13: MANCHESTER UNITED
2011-12: MANCHESTER CITY
2010-11: MANCHESTER UNITED
2008-09: MANCHESTER UNITED
2007-08: MANCHESTER UNITED
2006-07: MANCHESTER UNITED
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