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Five Bold Premier League Bets For 2022-23

With the entertaining 2021-22 Premier League season directly in the mirror, preparations for the 2022-23 season are already under way. As champion Manchester City celebrates and gets ready to defend its title, a slew of competitors will seek to dethrone it. Newly promoted Bournemouth, Fulham and Nottingham Forest will be finalizing their survival tactics, hoping to send down an established side instead. While the clubs prepare, as fans, we can be preparing too. With storylines abound, it is never too early to make predictions for the next season. Here are five bold, way-too-early Premier League bets on how the table will look a year from now. 

2022-23 Premier League Bets And Odds

Tottenham to win the Premier League | +1600 

Manchester City might be the overwhelming favorite, but there is absolutely no fun in that. Plus, no team has won three consecutive titles since Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United in 2009. If you are looking for value, consider Tottenham. Spurs finished the 2022 season in red-hot form going unbeaten in their last six games, have one of the best managers in the world and a former Premier League winner in Antonio Conte and boast a formidable front three. In terms of competition, Liverpool will more than likely be without Sadio Mané and has yet to re-sign Mohamed Salah, who is entering his final contract year. Chelsea has an aging core and major questions to answer at center back and striker. Arsenal and Manchester United are likely several years away from title contention in their respective rebuilds. Could this finally be the year Tottenham ends its trophy drought? At +1600, it is definitely worth the speculation. If even this Arsenal fan thinks it is possible; don’t be surprised if Spurs are closer to title glory than you may think. 

Manchester City to win the Premier League and Erling Haaland to finish as top scorer | +550

If you are convinced Manchester City will be celebrating its third straight title a year from now, nobody can really blame you. To improve your odds, consider doubling up with Erling Haaland to take home the Golden Boot in his inaugural Premier League season. “The Terminator” scored 22 goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances and at Manchester City he will have no shortage of attacking opportunities. As of today, DraftKings is offering the double at +550.  

Newcastle to finish top 6 | +275

Should one of the big six falter, there are a number of candidates to sneak into the Europa League positions. Among the traditional outsiders, a revamped Newcastle will surely be among the favorites to do so. The richest owners in world football invested heavily in the squad in January, and more marquee signings are sure to come. Eddie Howe’s men finished the 2022 season in top form, including a 3-0 thrashing of Arsenal that had many questioning just how good the Magpies can be next season.    

Aston Villa to finish top 6 | +450

If not Newcastle, then why not Aston Villa? No club has turned more heads this early in the transfer market. All before June 1, Villa made Philippe Coutinho’s move permanent, signed defender Diego Carlos from Sevilla and snapped up highly touted midfielder Boubacar Kamara, who was wanted by Atlético Madrid and Manchester United. A surprising finish could be in store, and if Steven Gerrard is able to convince Gareth Bale to join him in the Midlands, the line won’t stay at +450 for long.     

Southampton to be relegated | +400

Every year, at least one surprising team finds itself in the relegation fold. Despite a strong start, Southampton finished last season horribly — it didn’t win in March, took home five points in its last 12 games and finished the season only two points above Leeds, which was a relegation favorite up until Match Day 38. Unless Ralph Hasenhüttl is able to seriously turn things around, it would not be surprising to see Southampton near the bottom again. At +400, it is currently pegged as more likely to stay up than Nottingham Forest, Fulham, Leeds, Brentford and Crystal Palace. 

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