After a short break, top-level English football returns this weekend with the opening fixtures of the new 2020/21 season. A London derby, Fulham vs Arsenal will be the first game on Saturday lunchtime, while probably the most interesting one is the match between Liverpool and Leeds United. In the Premier League betting predictions, we check all the favorites for the first few ties.
Only 52 days have passed since Liverpool won the Premier League title in the 2019/20 season following a 30-year wait. Now the champions are back on the pitch along with the rest of the league. 2 ties, the Burnley vs Manchester United and the Manchester City vs Aston Villa games have been postponed due to the two Manchester teams’ late involvement in international cups. But we can still choose from great games where we can see how the freshly promoted teams, last season’s top performers, and the big London clubs have managed to prepare for the new season.
Premier League betting predictions for the opening fixtures
One of the three promoted teams and the winner of the Championship playoff, Fulham will start the new season at home against Arsenal. It won’t be an easy game as the Gunners will definitely try to return to the top teams following their poor last season. They already started with a great victory against Liverpool in the Community Shield and with the lead of Aubemayang and new signing Willian they can hope for another victory. Online sportsbooks in the UK are predicting their win with the odds of 1.55 at Bet365.
While another promoted team, Leeds United will face an even more difficult task and visit the champions, Liverpool on Saturday. They might have wished for an easier start of their first Premier League season after 16 years. But the winner of last season’s Championship can’t be underestimated. As under manager Marcelo Bielsa, they’ve become a strong and creative team that impressed even Jurgen Klopp. Still, anything apart from a home win would be a huge surprise. As they are shown in the Premier League betting predictions on bet365.
Tottenham and Chelsea are also favored to win
Online gambling sites in the UK are offering the odds of 1.80 for a home win in the Tottenham vs Everton game. Mourinho’s side has to improve on last season’s form as well if they want to finish in the top 4. The club has already signed a few new players like defender Matt Doherty and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton. The Special One is keen on signing more new players. Especially forwards beside Harry Kane, but the financial situation of the club might be tighter now. At Everton Carlo Ancelotti signed Brazilian midfielder Allan from Napoli. They are also set to sign James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucoure. It will be interesting to see which great manager’s tactic will work better.
Chelsea were the most active club in the summer transfer window so far with signing six new players. Including German young stars, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Lampard’s side can be a title contender this season, though weak points in defense and inexperience can be against them. Still, the Blues should start with a win against Brighton in their first game. They have the odds of 1.65 to win while the home team’s odds for a win are 5.00.