Category Archives: Premier League

Premier League weekend preview

The Premier League returns this weekend with some mouth-watering matches at both ends of the table. The highlight of the latest round of games is Sunday's clash between Liverpool and Manchester City, with the league leaders aiming to maintain their unbeaten record this season. City are 13/10 favourites to win the game, with the Reds on offer at 45/17. The draw is available at 39/19, but check out this 10bet referrer code offer before wagering on the game. Liverpool lost…
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Santa’s sack race – the manager who won’t enjoy Christmas

As the Premier League prepares for its festive fixture list, fans of Premier League clubs are by now aware that we are around the halfway mark in the season, and their 2017/18 stories are well on the way to being written. The question for nineteen of them -- let’s assume Manchester City will remain in first place -- is whether it’s the kind of story that follows a standard path, or one with a twist in the tale. Behind Man…
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Burnley’s Unwavering Loyalty Paying Unprecedented Dividends

Most of the dissatisfaction and disillusionment with modern day football is down to the lack of loyalty and commitment to one particular club. After a player or manager enjoys a bit of success there is the inevitable approach from admiring suitors that would like that form replicated at their clubs. Most of the time wanted players or managers will move on as the lure of more money is too great to refuse. The tables can be turned as well, when…
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Everton – from top four hopefuls to relegation candidates

"Welcome to Everton FC" (CC BY 2.0) by Ben Sutherland What a difference four months can make. Back in August, as the 2017/18 Premier League campaign was about to get underway, Everton were being touted by respected pundits as potential top four candidates. Meanwhile, fans of the Liverpool-based team were dreaming of challenging their more successful city rivals and looking forward to moving into to a new riverside stadium. At the time, the club had just forked out nearly £150m on new players…
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Are Man City as good as champions?

As we say in another recent blog post, few would bet against Manchester City becoming champions this year. After 13 games, City sit proudly at the top of the table, eight points clear of fierce local rivals Manchester United in second place. There’s no doubt Pep Guardiola’s side is full of great players and has been the standout team by a mile so far - but is the race for the title really a foregone conclusion? Why it’s possible to…
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Who will finish in the top four of the Premier League?

With just twelve matches played in this season’s Premier League, we are already getting a good idea of who the main contenders are to lift the trophy in May 2018. So let’s have a look at which teams stand a good chance of ending the season in the top four positions of the Premier League. Manchester City Few people would be willing to bet against Manchester City’s chances of winning the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s side have shown a goalscoring…
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Can West Ham’s players save Slaven Bilic?

Leicester sprang a mild surprise this week when they made Craig Shakespeare the second managerial casualty of the season. After another game in which the 2016 champions failed to win - rescuing a point against West Brom only in the last ten minutes - the club’s owners invited Shakespeare to clear his desk; the only consolation being that his eight-match stint as permanent boss was barely long enough to clutter it very much. After this week’s events in the East…
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Chelsea start the weekend’s Premier League action – anything other than a win not acceptable

Chelsea’s season sits at a crossroads ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Watford, as the English champions need to start to show the menacing form of last term or risk being left behind in the race for silverware. The Stamford Bridge outfit were unplayable at times in 2016-17 and worthy winners of the title, but the start of this campaign has sparked questions over whether Antonio Conte’s men have the required quality to retain their crown. Both of…
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Sports betting moguls: are Premier League football club owners in an offside position?

The world was running on high stakes in 2014. Among the main headlines, such as “Russia Annexes Crimea” and “Ebola Strikes West Africa”, a governmental clampdown on the gambling sector in the UK was sending a ripple of discontent through the ranks of the top eight tiers of the football English league. (more…)
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The most expensive 11 Premier League transfers in summer 2017

English Premier League clubs finished their transfer spending on August 31st, resulting in the end of another hectic summer transfer window that saw top flight clubs shelling out almost £1.4bn on new talent. Some £210m of which was spent on deadline day, smashing the previous record for transfer fees spent on deadline day by £55m. (more…)
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