The 2015/16 Premier League season is fast approaching and we’ve got some corking bets for our readers
We all love an antepost bet on the new football season and there are lots of available betting markets for the 2015/16 Premier League season.
When you’re betting antepost, you want odds that are tasty enough to give you a big potential return come next May so we have deliberately avoided tipping selections at short odds.
Without further ado, here are four bets you can have with a degree of confidence on the new Premier League season.
Slaven Bilic or Claudio Ranieri to win Sack Race @ 16/1
We recently explained that these two men at standout picks at 16/1 to be the first Premier League manager out of a job. Neither arrive in England with a particularly good track record in club management.
Ranieri has been pretty nomadic since leaving Chelsea over ten years ago and has a tough act to follow in the footsteps of Nigel Pearson. It’s a similar story for Bilic who was clearly not first choice at West Ham and perhaps the fans should be careful what they wish for after expressing dissatisfaction with Sam Allardyce.
Sergio Aguero or Diego Costa to win Golden Boot @ 3/1 and 11/2
Here’s the deal – the Premier League top scorer always comes from a top four club. The last player to buck that particular trend was Kevin Phillips of Sunderland in the year 2000.
Since then, it has been Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba and Robin van Persie amongst those dominating the scoring charts, with Sergio Aguero walking away with the prize last season.
Aguero’s main threat could come from Costa. Yes, these players are the market favourites although backing both would still yield overall odds of 11/8 and there aren’t too many other players that can realistically score over 20 goals.
Sergio Aguero to top score @ 3/1 with bet365
Diego Costa to top score @ 11/2 with Ladbrokes
Chelsea to go unbeaten at Stamford Bridge @ 8/1
This is a fun bet but also one that stands a pretty good chance of copping. It happened last season as Chelsea won fifteen and drew four of their nineteen matches at the Bridge.
The season before that, the Blues were defeated just once at home and that was by Sunderland towards the end of the campaign, by which point you could have started hedging with a bet like this.
Chelsea conceded just nine goals at home last season and it’s this sort of defensive stinginess which means it will be difficult for the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United to come away with anything, let alone an away win.
Chelsea to go unbeaten at home @ 8/1 with betfair
Aston Villa to be lowest-scoring team @ 10/1
Christian Benteke is on the verge of leaving Villa Park for Anfield and this spells trouble for Aston Villa. While the Midlands club will pocket £33 million for the Belgian, finding a suitable replacement will be tricky.
Villa only scored 31 goals last season and finished just above the relegation zone. While Fabian Delph has passed up the opportunity to sign for Manchester City and Scott Sinclair has arrived from the same club, the team are massively short of firepower without that man Benteke.
Aston Villa to score the least goals @ 10/1 with Ladbrokes