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Football Betting Tips - Premier League Analysis - Part Three

Football Betting Tips - Premier League Analysis - Part Three

In part three of this Premier League analysis, we will be looking at three Premier League winners and the current holders of the Champions League. Yes, today we are analysing Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. All of these teams have constantly been in the news during pre-season for different reasons and here we will be looking at how we think they will fare in the upcoming season and give you the finest football betting tips for the bets we think you might be interested in. Without further ado, let's get started with:

Leicester City

The big question around Leicester City at the minute is who will replace Harry Maguire, with Lewis Dunk, Nathan Ake and James Tarkowski all linked recently. The Foxes have had an absolutely incredible Summer adding both Youri Tielemans and former Newcastle hitman Ayoze Perez to their ranks on permanent deals. We believe that Leicester this season have an expectation on them to compete with some of the bigger teams in the league and perhaps challenge for one of the two domestic trophies if the draw is kind to them.

Squad Analysis

Leicester’s squad is in our opinion the strongest outside of the top six and the fantastic thing is, because their squad is so young, they’re only going to get better every year. We’d argue that the squad needs a little bit more experience to nurture the fantastic young players that Leicester have.

Leicester to finish top 4 - 16/1

Arrivals and Departures

With Ayoze and Tielemans joining Leicester the squad is in a very good place right now. Shinji Okazaki and Danny Simpson were the players who left the club on a free transfer and they’ve both been replaced. James Justin is one for the future but we think he’ll fit right in as a back-up Right Back this season.

Where can they improve

Y’know when I look at the starting XI of Leicester, I see two areas they could possibly improve if they still have significant funds to spend and wish to push into the top 6. These areas are Central Midfield and Centre Back. We think that an experienced face in midfield is exactly what Leicester need and although Adrien Silva fits the bill, he wasn’t exactly impressive during his loan spell at Monaco. Meanwhile, Leicester likely need another back-up Centre Back as Wes Morgan turns 36 in January and despite still being a locker room leader and a fantastic player to bring on if you are defending a lead, we don’t think he should be third choice Centre Back for the Foxes.

Predicted Finish

Our Predicted Finish - 7th

21.co.uk’s Online Betting Odds:

Leicester to finish top 6 - 4/1

Leicester to win Carabao Cup - 20/1

Liverpool

After conquering Europe last season in the Champions League, this year the aim has to be dethroning Manchester City as Premier League Champions and winning the trophy for the first time since the 1989/1990 season. You could argue one similarity would be the devastating front three, with Salah, Firmino and Mane very much replicating the success of Beardsley, Rush and Barnes back in 1989, can the current front line go one further this season and guide Liverpool to a 19th title?

Squad Analysis

When you look at this Liverpool squad, you’ll struggle to find a weakness. They have strength in depth in almost every department. You could perhaps argue the case for an experienced striker who does nothing fancy, just puts the ball in the back of the net because there were a few cases last season in 0-0 draws where Liverpool were just lacking a clinical number 9 style player. However, with Origi likely to get a lot more game time this season, how many strikers would be a better back-up option than him?

Liverpool to retain the Champions League 7/1

Arrivals and Departures

It’s been a quiet window for Liverpool although we think they’ve done fantastically well to sell Danny Ings for a massive profit despite the England striker featuring in just 14 Premier League games in three years for the Reds.

Where can they improve

Last season I said that Liverpool needed to shift the deadwood off the wage bill and replace them with some young talent. They’ve managed to do that by releasing Alberto Moreno and Danny Sturridge. We would argue that it would perhaps be beneficial to Liverpool if they shifted some injury prone players such as Lallana and Chamberlain in January whilst replacing them with younger, fitter talent.

Predicted Finish

Our Predicted Finish - 2nd

21.co.uk’s Online Betting Odds:

Liverpool to win the Premier League - 9/4

Liverpool to win both domestic cups - 47/1

Manchester City

Last season, Manchester City won every domestic trophy and really stamped their authority on the English game, you would imagine this season their objective is different. Although, they would like to defend all four of England’s Primary trophies, Pep Guardiola will have one thing on his mind and that is to win the Champions League, after failing to get past the Quarter-Final stage in three attempts.

Squad Analysis

On paper, this Manchester City team is bulletproof. Unstoppable. However, one aspect of the squad that does stand out is the age of some key players. With Aguero, David Silva, Fernandinho, and Otamendi all North of 30, City will need to be thinking of some replacements for these top players very soon. Rodri has been brought in and may fit into the Fernandinho role but based off what we have seen Rodri much prefers to be in a bit of a deeper position than the Brazilian. However, in terms of ability both are very technically gifted.

City to win both the Champions and Premier League - 13/2

Arrivals and Departures

This window saw City’s leader Vincent Kompany leave the club to pursue a career as a player/manager at Anderlecht. Fabian Delph also left the Citizens for Everton. However, with City bringing back Angelino and making the signing of Rodri, it is clear that they won’t miss the versatility of Delph. Meanwhile, we are yet to see if losing Kompany will have any effect on the City squad.

Where can they improve

Right back is a position where we worry about Manchester City, we saw Kyle Walker targeted last season and it was clear that teams when they got the ball focused their attacking down the wings. If City can keep Mendy fit, they’ve got a world-class left back but Kyle Walker and Danilo backing him up could be improved if you were to pick any weaknesses in the Manchester City squad. However, if this swap deal between Juventus and Man City goes through Joao Cancelo could be the fix to maybe one of the sole weaknesses in this squad.

Predicted Finish

Our Predicted Finish - 1st

21.co.uk’s Online Betting Odds:

City to win the Premier League - 20/33

City to retain the domestic treble - 31/1

Manchester United

Say what you wish about Manchester United, they are definitely not shy when it comes to backing Ole Gunnar-Solskjaer. The Norwegian has done a complete U-turn on his predecessors and brought in some incredible young talent for massive fees in Aaron Wan Bissaka and Daniel James. As well as a defensive leader in Harry Maguire who, laugh all you want will probably end up being worth more than £80 million in the long-run to Manchester United. This season will clearly be a transition period for the Red Devils and if Ole can shift any more deadwood and replace it with young talent, United could be feared again a lot sooner than anyone anticipated.

Squad Analysis

Manchester United have some great young players in their squad and quite a few who are just 1-2 years away from what should be their prime. As for a starting XI, I feel like Manchester United need two players to really challenge those above them, a central midfielder to partner Pogba and a natural right winger.

Manchester United to win the Europa League 11-2

Arrivals and Departures

Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera have left some big shoes to fill at the Red Devils. However, it is clear that Aaron Wan Bissaka will have all the tools to fill Valencia’s shoes, it is yet unsure who will be chosen to replace Ander Herrera with United put off Newcastle’s price tag of Sean Longstaff who appeared to be Solskjaer’s first choice. Daniel James has come in and brought a breath of fresh air to pre-season but whether he can keep that up into the Premier League remains to be seen.

Where can they improve

With Manchester United they really just need to look at getting rid of the deadwood, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rojo, Eric Bailly and Matteo Darmian picking up high wages with little in return. If they can get those kind of players off high wages and replace them with a younger generation of United player’s potentially sacrificing a season for development, they’d be a much better team for it.

Predicted Finish

Our Predicted Finish - 4th

21.co.uk’s Online Betting Odds:

Man United to finish top 4 - 21/20

Man United to win FA Cup - 8/1

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