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    2016/2017 EPL Odds Preview

    These days it is much easier to go through and play a large list of online casino games, such as the total number of Microgaming casinos to over 500 which are showcased here, than to correctly predict the winner of the English Premier League. However, we are going to try to do just that and in doing so we are also going to analyze the odds provided by the bookies. 

    With odds of 7/4 Manchester City are listed as the main favourites for the EPL next season. It is safe to say that these odds were expected, particularly after the announcement that Pep Guardiola is going to manage the Citizens from next season.  

    The Spaniard will probably be given the full backing of the board to delve his hands into the club's coffers and buy whichever player his heart desires. An additional bonus for Guardiola is the fact that he inherits a perfectly good squad which only requires a few upgrades in order for the team to win the league without too much trouble. 

    Maybe not so important, but still relevant, is the fact that now that Manchester City have finished 4th in the EPL and have lost in the Champions League semi final, Pep will go into the job without the pressure to outdo his predecessor. This happened to him in Munich when he went into a job in which the previous manager, Jupp Heynckes had already won the domestic cup, the Bundesliga, and the Champions League, and that meant that any achievement that Guardiola makes was most likely going to be below that of the prior boss. 

    So with no pressure for Pep to be better than the rather average Pellegrini, with a squad decent enough to be a contender for the EPL title year in year out, and with a transfer budget that most clubs can only dream of, Manchester City are the most likely candidates for next year's EPL title.  
    However, as we saw this year in the case of Leicester, miracles do happen and unexpected occurrences might become the norm in the EPL, especially with the equal distribution of the money from TV rights to all clubs.  

    If we were pushed to choose who will be City's closest contenders though, than we won't go with Leicester or similar clubs to the East Midlands outfit and instead we are going to stick to the traditional favourites for the title. 

    The first of those is Manchester United.  The Red Devils have finally appointed Jose Mourinho as manager and now big things are expected from both him and the team that he is going to compose.  

    The Portuguese master tactician is famous for his winning mentality and ability to turn potential title candidates into winners who run away with the title in midseason and, apparently he has already identified the areas which need to be strengthened and the players that need to be brought.




    The odds of 9/2 certainly show that the bookies feel that Mourinho's squad is going to be a serious contender for the title. However, there is still that lingering feeling of doubt that he is not going to be able to make such wholesale changes in such a short time, and next season might be a better time for punters to pick United as EPL winners. 

    Next in line is Arsenal who has been an EPL title contender for more than a decade, but hasn't managed to make the crucial next step and establish itself as a club with the mentality of champions. The odds of 6/1 point out that bookies have belief in Wenger's men, but not as much as, say, in February, when they beat Leicester at home with a Danny Welbeck winner in the dying minutes of the match. The Gunners had a clear path to the title after that win, with all of the big clubs having terrible seasons, but still managed to do what they do best - shoot themselves in the foot and end the season empty-handed. 

    Antonio Conte's Chelsea is 13/2 to win the title next season, but we seriously doubt that the Blues will be able to do something like that in a period of transition which has already started this season. Conte's main task will probably be to end the season in a respectable position, in the Champions League places if possible, and to bring through into the first team several youngsters from the club's academy. Something that no manager since Ranieri, with the inclusion of John Terry, has done. 

    The last serious contender for the title, according to the bookmakers, is Tottenham, with odds of 7/1 for winning the league. Spurs had a really good run in the league this season and Mauricio Pochettino will probably be looking to repeat that feat this season as well.  



    That may prove harder than it seems, especially as Tottenham's key players are going to be heavily involved in the Euros this summer, and that fatigue may end their title dreams before they have even started.

    Get real time odds an in play betting by downloading these betting apps. 
    To sum up, it's very likely that this will be a tight title race, up until Christmas at least. However, we are so sure that Manchester City are going to win the title that we would even suggest that punters check out the Manchester City to go unbeaten in 2016/17 season market with the odds of 100/1. Investing just a small amount of your hard earned on those odds might be your biggest winner of next season. 
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