Finally the wait is over, every football fan’s favorite, the English Premier League is back. It will continue on the 17th of June with two earlier postponed games. First we can watch the game between Aston Villa and Sheffield United and a real derby between Manchester City and Arsenal. Read our prediction with Premier League odds for June 17 to learn about the favorites for both games.
The Premier League has been put on hold since the 13th of March, but it was announced last week that top tier English football will return on the 17th of June. Most of the teams have played 29 rounds, except the four teams who will meet each other on this day. Liverpool are leading with a massive, 25 points ahead of Manchester City. But there is still competition for the top 4 and the Europa League meaning places. Teams at the bottom like Aston Villa are also fighting against relegation, so both games will be important for the teams.
Premier League odds for June 17 predict easy City win on derby
In the first games of the restart we can find a real derby, with Manchester City hosting Arsenal. Usually it would be a tough game for both teams, but this season Arsenal are performing well under their capabilities. The Gunners are only in 9th place, which would mean no European football next season. So it would be crucial for them to get at least a point and move closer to the rivals. But online sportsbooks in the UK like bet365 are only giving the odds of 5.00 for a draw and 8.00 for the guest’s win. While City are a huge favorite to win the game with the odds of 1.36 at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Of course, these predictions are not surprising, after City have been the Premier League champions in the last two seasons. But this year they are not as strong as before at least comparing them to the Reds. With a 25 points deficit behind Liverpool they don’t have any chance to defend their title, but surely they want to keep their 2nd place. Leicester are currently in 3rd place, four points behind City. The Manchester team was in good form before the break. They defeated Real Madrid in Spain and got to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. We shall see if they could manage to keep fit and can continue at the same level.
Aston Villa must fight against relegation
In the Premier League odds for June 17 there is another game you can bet on, Aston Villa vs Sheffield United. Both teams have been promoted to the Premier League this season, but they have been performing very differently. Sheffield are one of the surprise teams of this year with solid performances and only 7 losses in the whole season so far. They are in 7th place at the moment, which would mean qualification for the Europa League qualifying round. But with a win against Villa they can move to the 5th place and overtake Manchester United in the last Champions League position.
In contrast Aston Villa are only 19th in the league, but only 2 points from safety. So surely they will try everything to win the game and jump ahead in the table. Even though they won’t have the fans’ support in the stadium playing at home can still be an advantage for the Birmingham team. Online gambling sites in the UK are offering high odds for all options, slightly favoring Sheffield to win with the odds of 2.37. A home win has the odds of 2.90, while a draw has 3.40.