With another Premier League season upon us, it’s time to start predictions for how each team will perform over the course of the season.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are all expected to be top of the table, that’s a no brainer, but if you want to bet on who will flop this season we have some football betting help for you.
Newcastle kicked off the campaign with a 1-0 home loss to Arsenal, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the game’s only goal 58 minutes in after Ainsley Maitland-Niles intercepted Paul Dummett’s pass.
Manager Steve Bruce announced that the biggest disappointment was to lose to a mistake, leaving themselves open to a loss. Rafael Benitez has gone, and Bruce is a realist who knows it’s important to make a big impression early on in order to do well.
Newcastle’s odds of being relegated have been cut down to 9/5 so only time will tell if they can turn it around.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton’s drop in form has put them in a precarious position, with Chris Hughton losing his job as a result of their performance last season.
With that, Graham Potter has taken over and while he has many supporters, last season’s decline must mean that he is worried about whether they can make a strong enough start to stay in the running this season.
There’s a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of new central defender Adam Webster too, who was recently signed from Bristol City for £20 million, particularly is Lewis Dunk leaves the club.
Sheffield United fared the best of the promoted teams early on, but despite this they are still predicted to drop down.
Manager Chris Wilder has been reported as saying that there is always going to be apprehension in the team’s play and that he believed the team will grow and develop quickly as the season unfolds.
Phil Jagielka’s return will give them the experience they need to stay on track while Oli McBurnie will be needed for his potency on the pitch.
This prediction is somewhat controversial given the exciting performance that Daniel Farke’s side gave to Carrow Road last season.
But so much of their success relies on whether Teemu Pukki, who was responsible for scoring 29 goals last season, will be able to make the appropriate transition to elite level this time around.
Without that development, Norwich City could struggle to stay afloat.
Manager Roy Hodgson is Crystal Palace’s safety net, but even with his support and solidity, it’s still been an unfulfilling summer with Aaron Wan-Bissaka leaving the team.
Gary Cahill will provide some defence, but it seems as though a mid-table consolidation is the best their fan base can hope for, with the likelihood of slipping down the table just as much of a risk.
Crystal Palace finished up in 12th place last season but they’re at risk of relegation this time around given their lacklustre performance of late.