Following England’s admirable performance during this year’s World Cup, the attention of the fans now turns to the 2018/2019 Premier League.
The 27th edition of the tournament promises to be an exciting one, particularly thanks to the experience gained by players over the summer.
Apart from homegrown players, the League will also welcome numerous foreign ones, from Europe, South America and Africa. 20 teams will be battling it out for the prestigious cup, and these are some of the favorites.
The Red Devils don’t need any introduction. They’ve won the Premier League a total of 13 times, and this year they’ll certainly fight to make it 14. As team manager José Mourinho plans his strategy, he’ll be hoping for a better performance by his Chilean forward, Alexis Sanchez. In the last season, Sanchez was only able to deliver a couple of goals.
Meanwhile, fans are excited to see what Paul Pogba will bring to the League. The French national is still celebrating his nation’s win of the World Cup and the important role which he had in it. Whilst his performance is often great, players are hoping for some extra magic this year. The team has very good odds to lift the cup this year. In fact, these are the best odds it has had since Ferguson left.
Liverpool currently has the second highest odds to win the championship. The Reds succeeded to be the runners-up in the Champions League and come in fourth place. Klopp has quite a few great players to utilize in his plans. The team’s main attack trio, Salah, Mane, and Firmino will give any team’s defense a run for their money.
However, Klopp is also keen to see a return on investment from Keita, Fabinho, and Alisson. Questions also remain about Lallana’s ability to play following an injury.
The winners of the last edition of the Premier League will be doing whatever they can to defend their title this year. Odds are certainly in their favor, although only one team has managed to win the League twice in a row; City’s bitter rivals, United. Pep Guardiola has a strong team this year, with many players eager to improve on their previous performance.
Defender John Stones doesn’t have the best reputation with his teammates and coach. He is considered responsible for the goal which helped Croatia beat England in the World Cup. There’s a similar anticipation of the performance of Benjamin Mendy. Following a knee injury last year, fans are hoping he’ll make a full recovery in time for the first match.
The Gunners will be playing with a new coach for the first time in 22 years. This edition of the Premier League sees Arsène Wenger bow out and Unai Emery take his place. The Spaniard has quite an uphill battle to get the team to a level necessary to take home the cup. 2004 was the last time that the Gunners succeeded, and fans believe that it’s time for a repeat performance.
This puts a lot of pressure on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has a superb minute per goal ratio with only a few players having a better performance. Even with Aubameyang, however, Arsenal’s odds of winning are quite low.
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