PL 2022/23 Betting Market Tips
As the 2022/23 Premier League season begins to slowly creep in from the horizon, many punters are beginning to make their predictions on who will come out as the eventual winners and losers across the season.
It’s standard to make selections on league winners across the European divisions – and even to select picks for which clubs are set for the disappointment of relegation – however more and more markets are being offered which give bettors a much more diverse range of markets.
Total Football Analysis is going to take a look into some of bet365’s more unique betting markets ahead of the 2022/23 season in the Premier League. Find a market you fancy? You can get a guaranteed £50 in free bets when you wager £10 with bet365 today.
The Half-Way Point
Attention is always given to the midpoint of the season as the festive fixtures come thick and fast for clubs in a period that is often season-defining. The team’s position at this stage is often a strong indicator of the overall performance of the side, giving owners the opportunity to assess if signings are needed to propel the team riding good form, or if a change in management is needed to stop a slide down the table.
Top at Xmas
Naturally, this market is set up to be a two-horse race, with only Liverpool providing a real challenge to the dominant Manchester City. Man City have been ruthless in their quest to write their own history as the traditionally successful clubs have regressed.
Back-to-back Premier League winners Manchester City will be looking to hit the ground running again this season despite big changes within the squad this transfer window. Over the last three to four transfer windows, they’ve begun to lose core experience within the squad as Pep Guardiola freshens up his squad to continue his domestic dominance in English football.
Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus are set to follow captain Fernandinho out the door, with much speculation still surrounding Bernardo Silva’s future. The addition of Erling Haaland is the main statement of intent that Manchester City are not set to go anywhere any time soon.
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Liverpool meanwhile answered the signing of Erling Haaland with Darwin Nunez from Benfica as they looked to replace the outbound, Sadio Mane. Mane is the first significant exit of the Klopp era since the side won their first trophy, and signals the beginning of a squad transition similar to that of Manchester City’s.
Liverpool’s title challenge will have a significant impact from the pace in which new signing Nunez can hit the ground running, however, the rest of the Liverpool squad will have the bit between their teeth after falling short at the final hurdle in both the Premier League and Champions League at the end of last season.
If there’s anything that’s commonly agreed upon about this Liverpool side, is that in the face of failure they come out fighting. Expect Liverpool to begin this season with the same pace they did when they ran out comfortable winners in the 2019/20 season, and so odds of 2/1 for Liverpool to be top come Xmas offer surprising value and are the TFA tip here.
Bottom at Xmas
Fulham and Bournemouth make their return to the Premier League after a season in the championship, comfortably taking the top two places. Fulham will be looking to 40-goal front man Mitrovic to deliver in the Premier League, however losing talent such as Fabio Carvalho means they will need to be active in the transfer market.
Bournemouth have not seen too many outgoings, however the team that will be arriving in the Premier League lacks successful Premier League experience in key areas outside of Gary Cahill contributing to the Cherries being favourite to prop up the table from the bottom come Xmas at odds of 7/2.
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Nottingham Forest gained promotion via the playoffs and will be excited at the prospect of top flight football for the first time since 1999. The worry for Forest will be the incomings in the transfer window with key areas of the promotion winning side being influential loan players that they have not retained such as Djed Spence. Their late transfer activity will play a major role in their Premier League survival chances, and with odds of 4/1 to be bottom at Xmas, there is definitely value here should Forest not get off to a flyer.
Southampton, a team who were in free fall towards the end of last season, will be thankful for their strong mid-season form. The Saints come into this season flat on confidence and full of questions as to the future of the side. They are certainly the value bet outside of the promoted teams to be bottom come Xmas with odds of 7/1, with transfer rumours sparse, the side needs a shake up before it stagnates.
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