Can Klopp push the Citizens off the throne with his Reds?
The last Premier League matchday was played on May 12, 2019. After almost three months break, the strongest league in the world returns. The Premier League is waiting with some changes. The transfer market closes this year before the first matchday. New signings are only possible after the weekend in winter.
In England, people talk about the Big Six again and again. However, the past season has shown that the Citizens and the Reds are hurrying ahead of the competition. The big Premier League favorites for potential bets are accordingly these two teams. The four remaining big players are granted only outsider chances and huge odds!
One finding of the past season was the fact that the top duo remained extremely consistent throughout the season. In individual games teams such as Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal could reach the power of City and Liverpool, but this quartet was again and again unnecessary points.
Without consistency in the strongest league in the world the title but not to pick. The signs ahead of the start of the season point again to a Premier League champions 2019/20, called Liverpool or Manchester City.
The following article reviews the top six, examines the transfer activity, and gives an idea of which bets on a Premier League champion in current odds are commendable.
2019/20 Premier League Champions favorites & betting odds
The famous 100-point mark from the 2017/18 season did not reach the Citizens in the previous year, but the confirmation with 98 counters is similarly outstanding. 32 of the 38 league games were won. Even arrears did not leave the Guardiola Elf desperate. The neutral observer always felt that the team knew that they would always be behind.
Meanwhile Pep Guardiola has a squad who understands his gameplay philosophy. Accordingly, the transfer summer was quiet at the Skyblues. With Rodri could the very big player of Atletico Madrid be committed. The 23-year-old Spaniard is considered one of the best six in the world and will reinforce the team again as a link between offensive and defensive.
Lending returnee Angelino represents another alternative to the left-back position. On the departure side, the departure of crowd-pleaser Vincent Kompany (player-manager at youth club RSC Anderlecht) is a hassle.
Manchester City have a well-rehearsed team, the quality is undisputed and, accordingly, betting on the third championship series is highly recommended in the Premier League favorites, even if odds are low.
Jurgen Klopp finally made himself immortal with the title win in the UEFA Champions League final. The missed championship was no more tears, because the Henkel pot was considered the culmination of an outstanding season. Can the Reds confirm the outstanding season last season this season?
Doubts are quite appropriate! Not because the team acted in the previous year over the circumstances, but because the short summer preparation was by no means ideal. The Champions League final was not until three weeks after the last Premier League matchday on the stage. In addition, “Kloppo” through the African Cup of Nations and the Copa America had long to renounce top performers. In addition, there are still injuries in the preparation of Xherdan Shaqiri and Naiby Keita.
New signings that help immediately were not needed. Klopp trusts its Champions League winners and compared to the rest of the top teams, the Reds have made the lowest transfer expenses. With Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg two great talents have been committed, but not yet intended for the first eleven.
The results during the US tour were also relatively disappointing (just one win in three games). Especially at the beginning of the season, the Reds are not expected in early form. That’s why we expect even higher betting odds over the season when betting on Premier League champions Liverpool than the current $ 4.00 offered before the start of the season!
Due to the circumstances of the preparation for the season, the renewed autumn championship title would be quite surprising. In the Premier League, 2019/20 bets on Manchester City as autumn champions seem to be highly recommended!
The Champions League finalist last season can still make transfers. In times when many teams are throwing money around, Mauricio Pochettino insisted on continuity. The final of the premier class was achieved without a single signing in the past season. The Spurs had no transfer lock serve, but found no reinforcements at an adequate price.
For Tanguy Ndombele, the club from London reached deep into their pockets and transferred 60 million euros to Lyon. Ndombele is a similar type of player as City newcomer Rodri. As a link between offensive and defensive he should bring more stability.
Otherwise, the Spurs will (also) fall back on the well-known players this season. The great hope in the Spurs camp is for an injury-free season for superstar Harry Kane, who has been injured time and again in recent years.
The Pochettino team has shown that in individual games they can compete with the very big teams and win thanks to their individual quality. The constancy is the big disadvantage compared to the other top teams. Unnecessary slip-ups (especially in the foreign country: eight defeats) belong to it. In light of this, we do not see any value in betting on a Premier League Tottenham and odds of just over 20.00!
After just twelve months, chain smoker Maurizio Sarri turned his back on Stamford Bridge. At the beginning he caused great euphoria in the league, but this ebbed quickly. By winning the UEFA Europa League, but he could still leave his mark in London. The successor was none other than club icon Frank Lampard. With Derby County he missed just gossip the Premier League promotion.
The obligation of the former world-class player is regarded by many as a risky decision. For Lampard, it is definitely a matter of the heart. Despite all the loyalty of the fans, he will have to deliver results. 26 points behind the Premier League champions would definitely be a disappointment. Lampard can no longer count on Eden Hazard (Real Madrid). Replacement for the exceptional players was in the person of Christian Pulisic, otherwise the club are tied hands due to a transfer ban.
Ideal conditions for the first Premier League job of Frank Lampard are by no means. Hopefuls such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi are still missing for a long time due to an Achilles tendon rupture. Chelsea as a Premier League champion? For these bets, odds of over 30.00 are offered – we do not see any value. The blues are not well enough in both the top and in the width to reach Manchester City and Liverpool.
Claim and reality diverge in the Gunners for years. Meanwhile, probably every fan should be aware that the lack of success in the last years of the Wenger era are not due to the French gentleman. The character of the team is quite questionable. The quality is there, on the course are slips but on the daily order.
The displeasure of the fans is clearly felt. Last year, there was a “Mustafi must leave” video with well over one million Youtube views. The development of the German world champion is symbolic. Instead of stepping forward, many players have taken a step backwards. In 2019/20, Arsenal will again have to make do with the Europa League.
The change in the squad must be completed slowly but surely. 2019/20 are the only results and the return to the top four will be measured by Spanish head coach Unai Emery. As a Premier League favorite Arsenal does not look at, bets can be described as thrown out money. With Nicolas Pepe a strong winger could be obliged, but was another strong offensive player necessary?
Arsenal had to concede 51 goals in the previous year, more than Kellerkind Newcastle (48). Reinforcements on the defensive, there is no, rather, Laurent Koscielny has struggled back to his homeland. The offensive is superb, but Liverpool and Manchester City have shown that investing in the defense is worthwhile. A philosophy that the Gunners still can not match – and probably get the bill for the weak defensive again. The next miss of the premier class would not be a surprise.
Speaking of investing in the defensive pay off! Somehow the feeling arises that the Red Devils in this transfer summer had to step up to “hell out” on the defensive. Whether the English national player Harry Maguire is actually worth 90 million euros? Virgil van Dijk also had critical voices back then, but he stabilized the Reds defensive scary, and that’s what Maguire will have to stand up to.
Otherwise, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer with right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka may welcome a very exciting player new to the squad. The 55 million euro transfer fee also seem enormous, but the youngster has huge potential. Otherwise, there were hardly any changes in the transfer market. Nevertheless, the transfer summer was not quiet, because Paul Pogba constantly toying with a change. This staff will probably decide only a few hours before the start of the championship.
The same applies to Romelu Lukaku, who is reported to find a new home in Italy. A departure from Lukaku without adequate replacement would be quite risky, because with Marcus Rashford is then only a trained center forward available.
A top scorer a la Harry Kane, Mo Salah, Kun Aguero & Co is not the 21-year-old. Such a Torgarant is however enormously important! We consider the offensive too weak to call Manchester United Premier League favorites.
Conclusion – Premier League favorites & odds
The Lillywhites from Tottenham play outstanding in big games, but have problems with consistency. Chelsea has a large gap to close after the Hazard departure and with Frank Lampard a crowd pleaser on the bench, but so far without any PL experience.
The Arsenal Gunner’s defense looks like a very pungent Swiss cheese and the Red Devils have invested a lot in the defense but have somewhat forgotten the offensive.
There is still talk of the Big-Six in England, but in the four teams listed above, there are big question marks or weak points. Although extremely lucrative betting odds are being offered to these teams for the Premier League champions 2019/20, we do not see any realistic chance of winning the title.
Even a fairytale a la Leicester City will not be there again. The top duo acts with an incredible consistency. Point losses are a rarity. Not for nothing Pep Guardiola described last year the Klopp team as the big reason for the outstanding performance of the city. The two teams are pushing for outstanding performance.
For the third time in a row Manchester City Premier League can be champion! The offered odds for this tip are not particularly lucrative with a 1.50, but the whole package is true for the Citizens!