The Premier League is a punters dreamland. It is the perfect sporting competition for gamblers as there are various ways to achieve those big wins that us punters crave on. The markets available with STS far outweigh what you can expect to find with various other bookmakers, and that’s why we have decided to take you through a few of the bets for the coming nine months that may attract attention for those that have spent time studying teams throughout pre-season.
Pre-season is vital for football teams, and it is interesting to read the stories that are coming out of specific clubs. For instance, last season Manchester United were expected to finish in a top-four finish under Jose Mourinho. However, Mourinho complained throughout the summer and voiced his discontent with the lack of players being brought in. The manager knew the team needed something new, and he didn’t get it. From there, the season went on a downhill spiral which saw the Portuguese coach fired in December, and ultimately, United finishing sixth. Punters can find the best value at this stage of the season, and it’s essential to look around all the markets to find the precise bet that you want. Here are a few options that could interest punters.
Manchester City to go unbeaten at home (4/1 with STS)
It looks unlikely that any club seems capable of matching Manchester City, and but for a mediocre performance over the festive period against Crystal Palace, City would have won the Premier League last season without losing a home game. The Citizens were ran close by Liverpool in 2018-19, but a variety of factors have gone against Jurgen Klopp over the summer including his forward three players being in action in international tournaments, and a lack of summer activity. For these reasons, it doesn’t look like Liverpool could threaten City to the degree that they did last season, and City have strengthened further with the arrival of Rodri. For that reason, we can’t see them losing at home next season.
They score more goals at home and concede fewer than any other side. Pep Guardiola will be keen to add a third consecutive Premier League title to his CV, and their form at the Etihad will be imperative if they are to achieve that. Kevin De Bruyne has been fit again throughout pre-season, and that will be a bonus, while Phil Foden will be given extra playing time to provide more creativity for the likes of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus upfront. We can’t see the current Premier League champions being toppled in 2019-20.
Crystal Palace to be relegated (5/1 with STS)
It has been a miserable summer for Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace. They have already lost their player of the season last term in Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United, and it looks increasingly likely that top scorer Wilfried Zaha will also be sold before the start of the season. Not only that, but the Eagles have also lost attacking threat Michy Batshuayi, who returned to Chelsea following his loan spell at Selhurst Park. Scoring goals has been a problem area for the Eagles for seasons now, and should they lose Zaha; they will undoubtedly have to invest; otherwise, it could be a disastrous season.
Home form will be crucial to their chances, and should they not improve on last season’s outings at Selhurst then they could be bottom at Christmas. It’s difficult to find a sustainable reason at present why Palace will stay up over other sides that will be towards the tail-end of the table, and for that reason, punters should consider laying a stake on them being relegated to the Championship this season.
Leicester City - Top Midlands Club (137/100 with STS)
This could be one of the smartest bets of the season for punters, as Brendan Rodgers begins his first full season at the King Power Stadium. Harry Maguire may leave the club in the remaining weeks of the transfer window, but in Wes Morgan and Johnny Evans, they still have players of a high standard. Meanwhile, the Foxes have already ear-marked Lewis Dunk as their number one target should Maguire leave. The crucial element that punters should consider with this wager along with the fact that Leicester are an ever-improving side is the fact that the favourites (Wolverhampton Wanderers) will be competing in the Europa League this season.
This means that Wolves will have to play twice a week throughout the season, whereas Leicester will be only playing once. The Foxes players will be fresh, and judging from last season, they are likely to fight for a top-six finish in 2019-20. The signings of Youri Tielemans and Ayoze Perez add further depth to their squad, and fans are already excited as what may happen this season.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang- Top Scorer (8/1 with STS)
Last season’s top goalscorer is a pretty competitive price with STS to reclaim the Golden Boot in the Premier League in 2019-20. His 22-goals last season helped Arsenal to a fifth-place finish, but as the Gunners will be looking to finish in the top four in 2019-20, he will be expected to improve on that tally. Unai Emery has already added Dani Ceballos to his squad for creativity, while the impending arrival of Nicolas Pepe will also be brought in to assist goals for Aubameyang as well as score them himself.
The Gabon international has scored at least 20 goals in each of his last four seasons in Germany and England, and it would be difficult to predict that he won’t keep up with that excellent record. Emery has already determined that Aubameyang is his main striker, which means that he will play consistently throughout the season, while the other front runners may be given rest periods throughout the season for their involvement in the Nations League, Copa America and African Cup of Nations. Meanwhile, Aubameyang will be fresh to start the season, and he could build up a healthy lead over his opponents in the early weeks of the season.
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