The Premier League is the most competitive domestic league in Europe. With as many as six in-form teams competing for the title, it can be difficult to predict who will win. But, we have got you covered as the bookmakers have released their odds for the new season, and bets are open.
As a general rule, here are some of the variables on which teams are assigned odds:
- Current form
- Past success
- Summer signings
- Squad depth
Here are the top 6 teams with the best odds to win the English league in 2022:
6. Leicester City: 50/1 (2%)
The Foxes are no strangers to outperforming the odds. They won the Premier League title back in 2015 with huge odds against them. They have consistently appeared in Europe over the last couple of seasons, and have continued their smart recruiting strategies this year as well.
Brendan Rodgers has recruited Boubakary Soumare, Patson Daka, and Ryan Bertrand ahead of the new season. The squad also boasts of Wesley Fofana, Thomas Justin, James Maddison, and Youri Tielemans. With the new signings adding to the depth, Leicester have better chances of pulling off a heist than they did six years ago.
5. Tottenham Hotspur: 40/1 (2.4%)
Spurs recently managed to secure their long-term replacement for Jose Mourinho: Nuno Espirito Santo. The former Wolves boss performed remarkably at the Molineux and took the club into the Europa League from the Championship.
The club still needs to find a way to keep Harry Kane this summer. He has asked to leave in search of Champions League football. And without their best player, their chances of winning the Premier League title could take a huge hit. They will also be competing in the Europa Conference League, which could bring an end to their drought for silverware at long last.
4. Manchester United: 9/1 (10%)
Ole Gunnar Solskjær finished as runner-up in both the Premier League and Europa League last season. Fans of the club are hoping for a more successful campaign this time around. The club has already confirmed the arrival of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
The transfer was a year in the making, with Sancho close to joining last year. They are also pushing hard to secure the signature of Real Madrid center-back Raphael Varane. Should the Red Devils agree on a fee with Real Madrid and get their man, they will be a force to be reckoned with. The main target for them is to maintain consistency, the only way to win titles. They have a good squad at their disposal and could make an impact with the right motivation.
3. Liverpool: 5/1 (16.7%)
The former Premier League champions endured a difficult title defense in 20/21. Their squad was plagued by injuries, and Jürgen Klopp had to field a depleted lineup for the majority of the year. Liverpool was without their two main first-team center-backs in Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Both players sustained season-ending injuries and were ruled out. They are now back to full fitness and have something to prove. The team will undergo a minor reshuffling with Origi and Shaqiri expected to join Wijnaldum through the exit door. They now need to work on getting the best out of the players present at the club, especially Thiago, Mane, and Firmino.
2. Chelsea: 5/1 (16.7%)
The champions of Europe are being projected as the biggest challengers to Manchester City. Thomas Tuchel got the better of Pep Guardiola on three separate occasions, in the league, FA Cup, and the Champions League. And this year, he has the chance to snatch the league title from the Spaniard as well. Although Chelsea has been quiet in the transfer market so far, they boast of a talented young squad. Returning loanees such as Armando Broja, Connor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ethan Ampadu could be given a chance in the first team. All that said the all-around experience that they have in the squad makes for a fearsome lineup if they find their rhythm.
1. Manchester City: 4/6 (60%)
The reigning champions of England are by far the favorites to win the league once again. They have been given a 60% chance by all bookmakers, and rightfully so. The squad boasts of Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, and Raheem Sterling. Pep Guardiola has options for days at his disposal. Despite that, they are in the market for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish. Tottenham are adamant on their price tag of over £150 million, and Guardiola himself has stated that they cannot sign a forward this summer. Although City are the favorites to sign Kane, his future now looks uncertain. Guardiola has done it before, and the bookmakers clearly think that he will defend his title again.
That concludes our list of the top 6 teams with the best odds of winning the Premier League. Odds will keep changing with real-time events, so stay updated with the League for the best knowledge of odds and variables. You’ll also want to check out Hungarian sports news, Magyarország sporthírek.