Manchester City, thanks to them having splashed around the cash already in the summer transfer market, have moved to a position of 7/4 supremacy with William Hill to win the Premier League next season. Pep Guardiola has been happily shopping to bolster his defence, having brought in Kyle Walker from Spurs and Benjamin Mendy, while they have also drafted in Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva and Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.
So Guardiola is really setting his stall out to mould his squad into his own liking over the summer instead of working with what he inherited like he did last term. So the Citizens are expected to be strong next season and are being well backed. Reigning champions Chelsea are hovering around the 7/2 mark across the board to go out and defend their title and Antonio Conte has been shopping as well bringing in Spain striker Alvaro Morata and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Only two other teams are in single figures in the Premier League outright winner market for the 2017/18 season. They are Tottenham and Manchester United. The Red Devils will probably have the most appeal for punters who are set on opposing Manchester City. For starters, boss Jose Mourinho has a very good second-season record at clubs in terms of silverware and with the big capture of Romelu Lukaku to bring home the goals, their level of competitiveness should be stepped up.
United are no bigger than 10/3 at bet365 and will have some appeal. As for Tottenham after back to back seasons of missing out on the title when they could have so easily won it, they will be a frustrating proposition for punters. It is going to be hard for potential backers to see a great deal of value on them and that is why they have drifted to 10/1 at Betfred because they may well have blown their chance with City and United looking stronger this season.
3 Places on Premier League Each Way Betting
So while we hurtle towards the new season of the Premier League top flight, Sky Bet have thrown out a nice offer for punters to get stuck into. At the moment they are giving an extra place on the Premier League Winner 17/18 places. That means they will be paying out to three places instead of two on all each way bets (at 1/5 odds).
So this is where you could use it to potentially back one of the slightly longer options of Arsenal or Liverpool, who are around the 10/1 mark to come through the pack. The other alternative, of course, is that it at least offers a little coverage on a stake on one of the favourites. A £10 stake on Man City at 7/4 to win would at least return £13.50 if they just placed so at least you’d get your stake back plus a little extra pocket change.