The 2017/18 Premier League season will kick off on the 11th August with a match between Arsenal and Leicester City.
This season will be the 25th anniversary of the Premier League, which was formed in the 1992/93 season. During the 24 years the Premier League has been running, only six teams have won the competition.
Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Leicester City are the teams to have lifted the famous trophy.
Not only will teams be aiming to win the Premier League title but players will have one eye on the World Cup in Russia. 2018 is a World Cup year after all, so players will be hoping to catch the eye of their international manager plus every team will have the chance to play at Wembley.
So, with that in mind, who are the favourites to win the 2017/18 Premier League title?
1. Premier League Outright Betting
Manchester City start the 2017/18 Premier League season as title favourites, priced at 2.80 with Ladbrokes.
To finish last season without a trophy was hugely disappointing for Pep Guardiola and he will be hoping to make amends by winning the Premier League. His team must improve defensively if they are to finish top of the pile, having conceded 39 goals last season.
Second favourites for the 2017/18 Premier League title are Manchester United. Jose Mourinho’s men failed to live up to expectations last season, finishing a lowly 6th place in the table. With the addition of Romelu Lukaku in attack, Manchester United will be hoping to score more goals and can be backed at 4.33 to win the Premier League.
The defending champions are Chelsea, who are available at odds of 4.50 to win back-to-back Premier League titles. You must go back to 2008/09 to find the last time this was done and it has become very difficult. It will be interesting to see how Chelsea perform as defending champions this season.
Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool are on offer at 9.00, 13.00 and 12.00 respectively. Tottenham must play all their home matches at Wembley and because of this, will find it difficult to improve on their second-place finish from last season. Arsenal were poor at times in 2016/17 but on the 22nd January, were second in the Premier League table. The Gunners could come back strongly this season and mount a surprise title challenge if they can keep hold of their best players.
Liverpool have the added pressure of European football to contend with this season and it will be interesting to see how their players cope, especially with the style of play Jurgen Klopp likes to employ. Even at 12.00, it remains unlikely Liverpool will win the 2017/18 Premier League title.
English Premier League 2017/18 Outright - Best odds
2. The Outsiders
Leicester City have shown it is possible for a team to come from nowhere to win the Premier League. Everton have been very busy in the transfer market and are priced at 81.00 to win the title. Ronald Koeman has not been afraid to splash the cash but without the goals of Lukaku, it will be interesting to see how they perform.
In truth, it is difficult to select one team from the remaining 13 clubs to mount a surprise title challenge. The likes of Leicester (201.00) and Southampton (201.00) are probably the pick of the bunch but with so much talent in the squads of the clubs above them, it is unlikely they will come close.
The 2017/18 Premier League season starts on the 11th August with some great games to watch. As the excitement grows and teams add new players the odds will change, so keep checking back to see which teams are the favourites. Sign up for an account with JohnnyBet and become part of the betting community and Tipster League. Can you predict the winner of the 2017/18 Premier League?