The Premier League is back!
The best league in the world kicks off for the new season today at 19:00 GMT at the Turf Moor. The opponents are Burnley’s Clarets and the Sky Blues of Manchester City. Or, in other terms, the defending champions against the newcomers that regained a position at the top after a year at the Championship. It’s the best news possible for the punters that already own betting accounts at first-class bookmakers. They get to wager on what is expected to be the most interesting competition of the last 10 years.
The top six
We have become accustomed to seeing Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and the Spurs fighting it out at the beginning of each season with usually 2 of those remaining in close competition until the end. The Gunners have already won the first trophy of the season, the Charity Shield, on a major upset against the Citizens. They equalized at the very last moment of the match and then won the penalty shoot-out.
Klopp has rebuilt the Reds and it will be interesting to see the new players in action, the new playstyle and the potential of the Merseyside club. The Blues have a new manager with a lot of promise. If not this year, the future under Mauricio Pochettino looks to be as successful as the period that he coached Tottenham, with the well-known results. However, Harry Kane will not be a part of the Spurs this year, as he is leaving for Munich to be dressed in the kit of Bayern.
The newcomers and the wild cards
Their last participation at the top tier league dates back to 1991-92. In fact, in their turmoil, they fell all the way down to a non-League team. However, the Hatters seem to finally have their ducks in a row and Luton Town will feature this year back at the Premiership. The same stands true for the Blades of Sheffield United returning after 2 long seasons at the Championship.
The Toffies of Everton narrowly escaped relegation last year and so did Nottingham Forrest and West Ham. The fans at Goodison Park demand that this year be a lot better. So do the fans at Molineux, expecting the Wolverhampton Wanderers to end higher than the 13th place they did. However, the departure of Julen Lopetegui just before the beginning of the season and his replacement by Gary O’Neil, does not make for a good omen
Fulham, Crystal Palace and most of all, last season’s pleasant surprise, Newcastle, claim a role to play for the 2023-2024 proceedings. What that role will be, it’s too early to tell. They could all be quite decisive on the gains and losses of the main contenders for the title. However, it could also be the exact opposite and the end of the season finding them fighting to avoid relegation.
Not a lot of managers have changed. However, a lot of players have changed the uniform they will be wearing during the new season. Taking a look at the transfers, all teams seem to have better rosters than the last year. It remains to be seen if they have all fitted in to their new squads, or if it will take time for their clubs to present solid unified teams. The circumstances promise a great new season and those who will register for an original betting account will reap the benefits that will come their way.