Another edition of the Premier League has begun. The 20 leading clubs of England dispute what, for many, is the best national championship in the world. The fame comes from the strong squads that each of these teams has, and consequently, the high quality of the vast majority of the matches. With so much potential, it is clear that the bettors always have a lot of interest in the competition.
With that in mind, Betarena has prepared an article to help separate the Premier League teams into groups, aiming to assemble a good power ranking. We will divide the 20 clubs of the competition into four different tiers. We will talk about the title contenders, the European contenders, those who should stay in the middle of the table, and finally, those most at risk of relegation. Check out our tips!
Star quartet should be fighting it out for the English title
There is no shortage of star-studded squads and teams with the potential to fight for any trophy in the world. This year’s edition of the competition is no different, and at least four teams appear capable of winning the English title. The main one is the current holder of the trophy, Manchester City. The commanded of Pep Guardiola has, for example, odds of 2.10 to win the competition at Bet365. The best odds by far.
However, that is far from meaning the Citizens will have an easy time in the domestic tournament. Chelsea, Liverpool and rivals Manchester United (even more with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo!) should make it very difficult. The Blues are the current champions of the Champions League and have kept the basis of last season. Jurgen Klopp’s team wants to recover the dominance of English football and win the Premier League once again. Finally, full of novelties, the Red Devils want to be national champions again. In other words, there will be no lack of competition among the quartet.
The battle for European competitions also promises to be heated
In the fight for a place in European competitions, we can list five teams from the Premier League. It’s true that, depending on the winners of the national cups, this range can increase, but in any case, the fight promises to be good. It’s a fact that the competition is going to be fierce. After all, in principle, with the four teams fighting for the title probably having qualified for the Champions League, only one place in the Europa League remains.
Among the candidates, at least, to this qualification for the Europa League, we can mention Tottenham, Leicester, Arsenal, Everton, and West Ham. Spurs appear as favorites for this position. However, it is impossible to leave aside the competitors. The tradition of the Gunners and the good recent campaigns of the Foxes, for example, show this. In addition, the Liverpool and London sides’ strong squads also qualify for this battle, which promises excitement right to the end.
Premier League teams likely to stay in the middle of the table
Some of the teams in the competition are expected to stay well clear of the title race and European rivals, but they should not be in danger of relegation either. We are talking about five Premier League teams in particular. Leeds United, Brighton, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton, and Southampton should have an average campaign, and therefore, not offer big scares to their respective fans.
Southampton and Brighton, who, from this list, we’re the closest to relegation in the last edition of the tournament, worked well in the transfer market and made some timely signings. Leeds, for their part, is banking on Marcelo Bielsa, who has been in charge of the team since their promotion to the Premier League. Aston Villa and Wolverhampton, for their part, have balanced squads and should both be in the running for another top-flight title.
The leading relegation candidates in England
The biggest group in this separation we made is those teams fighting against relegation in the Premier League. Six teams are in this tier, which shows how balanced the competition is, both at the top and the bottom of the table. Only three are expected to avoid relegation among Norwich, Watford, Brentford, Crystal Palace, Burnley, and Newcastle.
The first three cited have just lit up for the Premier League by way of the championship. So, the main goal of the teams is to stay in the elite of English football. However, the mission will not be easy. For example, even the champion of the access division, Norwich, is the most excellent odds for relegation at Bet365. The odds for a team to fall are at 1.72. Crystal Palace, Burnley, and Newcastle come from bad seasons and may not hold on this time.