After Alex Ferguson left Man United, it seemed as though United’s nearest rivals sensed a power vacuum in the EPL. Mourinho has come back to Chelsea at a crucial time for the club; Man City took on Manuel Pellegrini who can instil a bit of continental workmanship and guile into the club; and Arsenal look more willing to open the cheque book than ever.
Arsenal look like they need a centre forward or even a number ten to add some flare and goals to their campaign; a factor which Fergie always ensured existed in his tenure at Man United (note the crucial signing of Van Persie when the media were questioning the fragility of United’s midfield).
Arsenal to win the 2013/14 title appears to be the prime betting tip for next season; that’s if they can fulfil the media hype surrounding their potential transfer targets.
It seems obvious to say you can’t bet on a title winner without reckoning in who’s going to bag the goals, but it seems to remain overlooked.
Van Persie looks a shoe in for the ‘Top Goalscorer 2103/14’ market with generous odds of around 7/2. Aguero could be a keen challenger at an enticing 7/1. Suarez comes in at around 16/1 at the online casino, which could be great odds depending on his destination next season.
Unknown quantities for the 2013/14 campaign will include Everton, Southampton, West Ham, Stoke, and Newcastle. Everton could go from strength to strength under Martinez or they could lose some of their tactical rigidity; Stoke could flounder if they veer from the muscular long ball game; Newcastle could feature in the top eight or the bottom three depending on injuries.
The Top 6 Finish/Top 8 Finish/Top 10 Finish betting markets will all be very much open to speculation at the online casino.