Premier League Predictions for 2018/19
With just 9 days until the start of the new Premier League season, tensions are running high to see who will be crowned champions come May of next year. This has been a strange summer break so far with the World Cup taking center stage, and a transfer window which closes prior to the season starting rather than at the end of August. In terms of predictions we have been doing our research, studying an English football betting guide to see who the bookies fancy, as well as seeing where our guts take us. With that in mind, here are our predictions for the coming season.
Champions - Manchester City
It is so difficult to look past Manchester City in terms of who will win the title, especially given the way that they blitzed the league last year. Other teams have tried to play catch up whilst Pep Guardiola has been looking to further bolster his side, with some smart signings. Guardiola has the team that he wants, playing the way that he wants, and there will be no team to stop them.
Runners Up - Liverpool
Despite finishing 4th last season, Liverpool at times played some blistering football and of course Mo Salah took home the golden boot after a record-breaking season. Liverpool’s problem last year was losing from wining positions but the signings of Virgil van Dijk in January and showstopper Alisson from Roma should counteract this in the coming year. Add to the mix the signings of Shaquiri, Keita and Fabinho, and this will be a Liverpool side that will take the challenge to Manchester City.
3rd - Tottenham
Tottenham fans have not enjoyed the summer so far, with most of their players reaching the latter stages of the World Cup and no movement so far in the transfer window. Fans may be worried that their stars are tired following the World Cup, but Spurs know what to do when it comes to crunch time. Pochettino has plenty of players at his disposal, most of whom are more than well accustomed to playing together. It may be a rocky road for Spurs, but they should be able to seal 3rd spot once again.
4th - Manchester United
At the moment fourth spot looks set to be a straight shootout between Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, and we have the Red Devils to just nab that last Champions League spot. Playing on a Thursday night in the Europa League rarely helps anyone’s league chances and given the fact that Chelsea and Arsenal have new managers, this transition stage could ultimately harm them. Manchester United have invested in the likes of Fred but expect Mourinho to bring a couple more in before the season starts. Manchester United are a team of great individuals right now, should Mourinho find the way to get them working as a team, 4th place will be heirs.
How do these predictions stack up against yours?