Premier League Betting 2017/18
The 2017–18 Premier League will be the 26th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The season is scheduled to start on 11 August 2017 and finish on 13 May 2018.
It may prove to be a sterner test for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea this time around as they have the added pressures of European football to contend with. This season they will be joining Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur & Manchester City in the hunt for Champions League glory.
We will be giving you our thoughts on the title race, race to avoid the drop, golden boot plus loads more including the best sportsbook offers for you to choose from to place your bets as the season develops.
The New Boys
The first club to be promoted was Brighton & Hove Albion, following their 2–1 win at home to Wigan Athletic on 17 April 2017, coupled with Huddersfield Town’s 1–1 draw against Derby County. Brighton will play in the top flight of English football for the first time since 1983, and will play in the Premier League for the first time in their history.
The second club to be promoted was Newcastle United, sealing their immediate return to the Premier League by beating Preston North End 4–1 at home on 24 April 2017. They were crowned champions on 7 May 2017 after beating Barnsley 3–0 at home, coupled with Aston Villa’s 1–1 draw against fellow promoted club Brighton.
The third and final club to be promoted was play-off winners Huddersfield Town, who beat Reading 4–3 on penalties after a 0–0 draw in both regular and extra time in the EFL Championship play-off final on 29 May 2017. Huddersfield will play in the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years, and will play in the Premier League for the first time in their history.
The Title Race
Leicester City’s 5000/1 title triumph two seasons ago means more and more supporters are prepared to back their side for the biggest prize in English football.
Even fans of newly-promoted trio Newcastle United, Brighton and Huddersfield Town might be tempted to put a few quid on their team, as unlikely as it may be.
But who really are the favourites, according to the bookies?