The start of the 2017-18 Premier League is just days away and football punters everywhere are placing their bets on the team they think will carry off the trophy in May. Chelsea will have a tough task to hold on to their crown and most pundits (and most bookmakers) are predicting that it will be the two Manchester clubs that give them most to worry about.
Manchester City are fancied more strongly than Manchester United by punters and bookmakers alike, but United have been attracting plenty of support over the summer, and to cater to those who want to back Jose Mourinho’s men for Premier League glory, Paddy Power have come up with an enticing 60/1 enhanced odds offer for new customers.
Paddy Power is no stranger to eye-catching promotions and controversial advertising, all of which have helped them to build up a high profile in the betting industry. Their unconventional approach to marketing and their full-on engagement with social media make them in many ways the model of the modern bookmaker, and they obviously understand the importance of grabbing the attention of the punter by providing tempting offers.
The key question to be asked before taking up this Paddy Power offer is whether Manchester United have what it takes to win the Premier League.
There’s no doubt that the club owners and fans alike will expect a serious Premier League challenge from the record 20-times champions of England. Certainly, Mourinho will have no excuse when it comes to financial backing. Having already acquired Paul Pogba for £89 million last summer, he has added Romelu Lukaku for £75 million, central Victor Lindelof for £31m and then last week, the midfielder Nemanja Matic. When you add in last year’s other signings of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly, Mourinho has spent £295 million in rebuilding the squad left to him by Louis van Gaal: an eye-watering sum.
But United fans will be reassured by Mourinho’s reputation for getting the best out of teams in his second season. And, despite a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League last year, the campaign cannot be considered a failure, as Champions League football was secured and both the EFL Cup and the Europa League trophies were taken back to Old Trafford,
Despite finishing in a lowly sixth place in the Premier League, last season was still a success. Those cup runs gave his players valuable experience of fighting on several fronts at once, and now that Mourinho has the squad he wants, he should be able to improve significantly on last season’s Premier League showing. The squad is not perfect, but it is packed with strength and power and has been built with the Premier League in mind, by a manager who knows how to dominate in English domestic football.
It is not hard to see why many punters are siding with United in the Premier League winners market. They are currently available at the 9/2 mark with many bookmakers, so the 60/1 enhanced odds offer with Paddy Power is sure to be popular. To take advantage of the offer, new customers simply need to sign up and register an account with the company and place a bet of up to £1 on Manchester United in the Premier League outright market. If Manchester United go on to win the title, you will be paid out at odds of 60/1, with your winnings added to your account in the form of free bets.