Premier League 20/21 Season Preview and Betting Tips
After a short break, the Premier League season is already back this weekend! Ahead of the restart, Bet UK have previewed some of the key awards in the Premier League, including top scorer, top assister and PFA Player Of The Year. For the latest football betting odds for the Premier League, make sure to bet online with Bet UK. You can also find live in-play betting odds during all matches. Head over to our promotions page for the latest free bets and offers available.
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All Premier League Preview Betting Tips
- Premier League Winner - Manchester City
- Premier League Top Goalscorer - Timo Werner
- Premier League Top Assister - Bruno Fernandes
- Premier League Relegation - Brighton
- PFA Player Of The Year - Bruno Fernandes
- PFA Young Player Of The Year - Mason Greenwood
- Best Promoted Team - Leeds
Liverpool might have dominated the league last year, but we are picking Manchester City to once again win the Premier League title in 20/21. One of the main things that is always mentioned when a team does well, is the need to still improve. So although Liverpool have the strongest first XI in England, they should still have signed players this summer. But, they’ve stayed very quiet in the transfer window whilst others around them have all strengthened. One of those teams to strengthen is Manchester City. They’ve hopefully solved their issue at centre half with Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake joining early in the window. They’ve also added another talented young forward in Ferran Torres, who should replace the departing Leroy Sane. It’s not a world of difference from the squad they had last year, but even just 2 signings could be the difference between 2nd and 1st this year. With Guardiola hungry, and wanted to prove some doubters wrong, we think City will dominate the Premier League once again.
Premier League top goalscorer is probably one of the tougher markets to try and predict ahead of a new season. A couple of months of good form could make the difference between 10 goals a season and 20 goals, which could easily bag an outsider the Golden Boot. This year, we are backing a proven goalscorer to hit the ground running in the Premier League - Timo Werner. The German international joins Chelsea after scoring 28 goals in the Bundesliga. Although he might not hit those heights in England, he has plenty of quality behind him to supply him with chances. Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz join Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Jorgino in midfield, so there’ll surely be plenty of chances for Werner.
Kevin De Bruyne walked this award last season, and there’s no surprise to see he’s the favourite to retain the title this year. But, we are looking further down the odds towards Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese star took the Premier League by storm after his move from Sporting Lisbon in January. Fernandes picked up 7 assists in just 14 Premier League games. Spread across a full season, that would be 19 assists, just 1 behind Kevin de Bruyne’s total last year. With a front three of Martial, Rashford and Greenwood in front of him, there’s plenty of options for Fernandes to pick out. Another factor is the Portguese international’s quality from free kicks. Fernandes will be first choice set piece taker for 90% of Man United’s efforts this season, giving him even more opportunities to rack up the assists.
Relegation battles in the Premier League are often closer than the title race. Each season, there are arguably 10 or more sides that could be relegated, meaning there is always some good value to choose from. This year, we’re picking Brighton to fall to the Championship. After a bright start under Graham Potter last year, Brighton had an awful run in 2020. They won just 3 of their last 15 games, which kept them around 15th in the table for most of the year. Without any major signings, Graham Potter will need some breakout stars if Brighton are going to have a chance of staying in the league. After watching Watford and Bournemouth go down last year, there are no safe teams in the Premier League.
The Player Of The Year title was won by Kevin De Bruyne in 19/20, following a 13 goal, 20 assist season. There will be a lot of support for him to repeat that feat, but even for a player of De Bruyne’s quality, it’s hard to have another record breaking season. That’s why we are backing Bruno Fernandes to bag this year’s Player Of The Year. We’ve already seen in recent years that the Player Of The Year doesn’t necessarily have to be a title winner. It’s normally based purely on stats, which is something that Fernandes can rely on. He scored 8 goals and assisted 7 in 14 games for United last season, which translates to 21 goals and 19 assists across a full season. Obviously it’s tough to imagine Fernandes reaches those heights, but if he even gets close, then Player Of The Year will be in the bag.
We’re backing another Manchester United player to win an award as we pick Mason Greenwood to win Young Player Of The Year. Alexander-Arnold is the defending winner, and will have the chance to defend his crown this year. But, Mason Greenwood will be right on his tail throughout the year. The youngster impressed alongside Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial last year, and will be given a full season in the lineup this year. Another advantage Greenwood has is his position. In any individual award, attackers normally get more credit than defenders ever will. Combined since 2000, only 3 defenders have won the Young Player Of The Year or the Player Of the Year. With plenty of goals and assists likely to come for Greenwood, he’ll get plenty of attention this year.
An interesting market to look at ahead of a new season is always the ‘Best Promoted Team’. This year, that battle is between Leeds United, West Brom and Fulham. Despite being out of the top flight for 16 years, we are backing Leeds to be the most impressive promoted side this year. Love him or hate him, Marcelo Bielsa is an incredible manager that knows how to get the very best out of his side. His stint at Leeds has hardly been easy, but they have impressed massively over the last 2 years and more than earned their promotion. Their recruitment this summer has been impressive, with Rodrigo and Robin Koch being the highlights. Add Bielsa’s top flight experience, and Leeds have the perfect set up to be able to stay in the Premier League and out perform both WBA and Fulham.
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