After witnessing Gabriel Jesus’ goal against Southampton on the last day that made Manchester City into ‘Centurions,’ it has been pretty much quite on the Premier League.
Only a few clubs have added new players (managers too) to their ranks and the transfer market, although currently open, has not had so much noise like it’s regularly known for. But in just over a month’s time (August 9), the new Premier League season will kick-off.
If you’re saying it’s still too early to anticipate the start of the new season, here are some reasons to change your mind:
1. Fixtures List Released
Last month (June 14, the day the FIFA World Cup kicked off), the fixtures list for the 2018/2018 Premier League season was released. The news of this announcement was slightly overshadowed by all the paparazzi of the World Cup.
But notwithstanding, the obvious remains the same: clubs already know which oppositions they will face when they start their campaign and when they will clash with other big teams.
2. New Players and Managers
Last season, the longest serving manager in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger, announced his departure, after over 2 decades of being at the helm in Arsenal. With that era gone, a new one set in with the arrival of Unai Emery as the new Gunners boss.
Moves like these makes the club unpredictable.
Although the style of the new manager is well known, it’s hard to tell how the players will adapt to his management style and his pattern of play. With Arsenal set to play Manchester City, Chelsea and West Ham in their first three games, it’d be exciting to see how the Gunners fair.
It is expected that there will be more noise in the transfer window once the World Cup ends. More players will move in and out of different Premier League clubs and change the outlook of the team.
3. Fixtures to Look Out for
This new season of the Premier League is set to start with a bang, with mouth-watering clashes set to mark the beginning of the campaign. Let’s take a look at some of these games:
- Arsenal vs. Manchester City
- Manchester United vs. Leicester City
- Chelsea vs. Arsenal
- Manchester United vs. Tottenham
- Arsenal vs. West Ham
- Tottenham vs. Liverpool
- Arsenal vs. Everton
- West Ham vs. Chelsea
- Chelsea vs. Liverpool
- Liverpool vs. Manchester City
4. An Opportunity to Earn Money throughout the Season
The Premier League may be the hardest to predict in Europe’s top 5 leagues. This is in part due to the high level of competitiveness in the league. But it’s also what makes it one of the best leagues to invest your money in.
The high level of competition means there are more than enough betting markets to choose from. Bettors are spoilt for choice – with over 150 markets available for every Premier League game. So you’re not stuck to just the win/lose market.
As we countdown to the beginning of the new season, which club do you think will win the title this new season? Leave us a comment and share your thoughts with us.