Despite a number of weeks still remaining until the start of the new Premier League season, attention is quickly turning to the English top flight, where newcomers Newcastle United, Brighton and Huddersfield Town will look to make their mark. Both Brighton and Huddersfield will play in the Premier League for the first time, while the Magpies will hope to once again cement their place in the best league in the country. With all clubs set to spend large amounts in the transfer market as they bid to improve their playing squads, vast finances are also expected to be invested at the major bookmakers, with many offering the chance to back the team in which punters believe will finish highest in the table come the end of the campaign. Let’s take a look at the three promoted teams.
Newcastle United once again bounced back from the disappointment of relegation from the Premier League at the first time of asking, with Rafa Benitez having managed his team to first place in the Championship table. Despite the former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss reportedly being frustrated with a lack of transfer activity so far this summer, the Magpies undoubtedly have the best platform to build upon for the upcoming campaign. Newcastle finished as high as fifth in the Premier League back in 2012, with English duo Dwight Gayle and Jonjo Shelvey looking to spearhead a new era at St James’ Park.
Brighton & Hove Albion
After a few years of going close, Brighton finally made it to the Premier League following their second-place finish in the Championship. Manager Chris Haughton has already added significantly to his squad, breaking the club’s transfer record to bring in Australian goalkeeper Matthew Ryan from Valencia. Despite not having the strength in depth of their Premier League rivals at present, in Anthony Knockaert, they have the Championship player of the year, a man who can create something out of nothing.
Despite being one of the favourites for relegation at the start of the Championship season, Huddersfield comfortably qualified for the season ending play-offs, before defeating Reading to gain promotion to the Premier League for the first time. Lead by former Dortmund II coach David Wagner, the Terriers will be looking to make a name for themselves in the top flight, and like Brighton, have already smashed their transfer record in order to bring in Laurent Depoitre and Aaron Mooy.
Top Betting Tips
When it comes to betting on this market, Ladbrokes undoubtedly offer the most appealing odds, with Newcastle United unsurprisingly the favourites to finish ahead of their fellow newcomers. Benitez’s men can be backed at odds of 4/7, while Brighton are second favourites to be the top newcomer at 9/4. Given their status and lack of Premier League experience, it is little surprise that Huddersfield are offered odds of 5/1 to finish above both Newcastle and Brighton come the end of the 2017/18 Premier League season.