- English Premier League to resume 12th of September, 2020
- Leeds, West Brom, and Fulham promoted
Following an amazing 2019/2020 English Premier League season with Liverpool coming out as champions, everyone is prepared for the 2020/2021 season set to kick off on the 12th of September. In the previous season, Liverpool outclassed every other team winning the league with 99 points and remaining unbeaten at home for three seasons in a row. But what can we expect in the new season? In this article, we will give you a detailed preview into EPL 2020/2021 and you can expect as a punter. We’ll talk briefly about the completed transfers and how they might also impact the league.Last season,
Bournemouth, Norwich and Watford were relegated from the English Premier League after finishing at the bottom three of the table at the end of the season. They will be replaced by three teams that promoted from Championship, Leeds United, West Brom and Fulham in the new season. Starting the 2020/2021 EPL campaign, defending champion, Liverpool will be playing against Leeds United on Match Day 1. This will be an anticipated match for most punters and football fans around the globe as it is a match between the winner of EPL title and winner of the English Championship title.
The Top 4 Race Begins
The resumption of the 2019/2020 EPL season following the long break as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, saw a frantic race for the top four. While Liverpool and Manchester City were already assured of their place in the next UEFA Champions League, Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester City battled for the remaining 2 spots. In the end, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea finished as the top four of the league. With the new season about to kick off in a few weeks, the race for the top four is expected to be as entertaining as ever.
Several online betting UK sites have started allowing players place prop bets on the teams to finish top four in 2020/2021 EPL season. Although odds may vary from one sportsbook to the other, you can compare several sportsbooks to find out which is best for you. Among the popular prop bets that you can also place is the golden boot. Last season, Jamie Vardy ended up as the highest goal scorer of the league netting 23 goals (https://eplindex.com/85228/jamie-vardy-a-football-success-story-that-will-never-be-beaten.html). While we wish him a spectacular season in EPL 2020/2021, there is no telling for sure who the next Golden Boot will be.
Will Liverpool Remain Champion of England?
Liverpool was spectacular the previous season, but can they repeat the same feat in 2020/2021 EPL? Well, there is no telling for sure. However, if you are a punter that is willing to bet on the team to retain its title, then you will be happy to know that they are priced as big as 7/4 (2.75) at most top bookmakers. But how prepared is Liverpool this season? So far, the club has been silent in the transfer window, signing only three players into its academy. We expect to see the same squad with and maybe they might just be able to pull off a consecutive EPL victory.
- Liverpool v Leeds United – 12/09/2020
- Chelsea v Liverpool – 19/09/2020
- Liverpool v Arsenal – 26/09/2020
- Aston Villa v Liverpool – 03/10/2020
- Everton v Liverpool – 17/10/2020
What is Pep Guardiola Planning?
As part of our Premier League Previews, we’re also taking a look at Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola. Man City was only able to win the Community Shield and League Cup in the 2019/2020 season. Although finishing as the second position in the league, it is expected that Pep will do everything in his power to bring the EPL trophy back to the club. As of now, the odds for Manchester City to win the league is 10/11 (1.91) which makes them the favourites. And with the current Messi Transfer saga, it might be an added advantage for the club having the 5-time Baloon D’Or winner in its team.
- Wolverhampton v Manchester City – 19/09/2020
- Manchester City v Leicester City – 26/09/2020
- Leeds United v Manchester City – 03/10/2020
- Manchester City v Arsenal – 17/10/2020
- West Ham United v Manchester City – 24/10/2020
Chelsea Ready For EPL 2020/2021
If there is any English team currently dominating the transfer market, then it has to be Chelsea. Signing top-rated players such as Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Timo Werner, Malang Sarr and Ben Chilwell, the club is well prepared for the start of the new season and an opportunity to compete in the title race. The Blues will be facing off against Brighton in Match Day 1, and five days later, they will be playing against reigning champion Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Odds for Chelsea to win the English Premier League is at 14/1 (25) at top UK sports betting sites.
What to Expect from Arsenal and Tottenham
Despite finishing 8th position last season, Arsenal was able to win FA Cup. Aside from that, they’ve kickstarted their 2020/2021 campaign by winning the Community Shield when they played against Liverpool on Saturday 29th of August 2020. Arsenal’s first EPL match will be against promoted Fulham, followed by West Ham on Match Day 2. Tottenham, who is currently in Europa League Playoffs will also continue its race for a trophy under manager Jose Mourinho in the 2020/2021 EPL season. Tottenham will be hosting Everton at home in the opening weekend of the league followed by a trip away to Southampton on Match Day 2.
Manchester United and EPL 2020
In the previous season, Manchester United finished third place and secured a place in the UCL. This season, the club will also have a chance to battle for the EPL crown, and it will be starting off its season campaign against Crystal Palace on the 19th of September. On December 12, the Red Devils will be facing rivals Manchester City for the 183rd time in all competition. Wolves, Everton, Sheffield, Crystal Palace, as well as the remaining teams, will also have a chance to continue their battle in the EPL, and who knows, a new history can be made!