As the 2021/2022 season of the English Premier League starts in about a month, the EagleBet sports betting specialists are now carefully analyzing each of the English football teams.
This is the second part of our Premier League betting tips compilation in a series of betting guides to help you making the most out of your football bets.
Brentford Predictions For The EPL 2021/2022
The first team to be reviewed by our Premier League 21/22 Betting Guide part 2 are Brentford. The EPL 21/22 new-boys are about to enjoy (if that is the word) their first top flight season since 1947.
They only scraped promotion via the play offs after their form dipped in the second half of the season and they are undoubtedly one of – if not the – smallest club in the top flight.
But don’t dismiss their chances. The Bees have been building an excellent structure for years, being pioneers of data-driven recruitment which has seen them buy cheap in the lower leagues and sell big, allowing re-investment in the team. Star striker Ivan Toney is the latest from the Bees assembly line.
Brentford play good, technical football and have been knocking on the Premier League’s gold encrusted door for a few years. Even if they were to go down this year, everything is in place to yo-yo straight back up. Survival will be the aim but think carefully before betting on their relegation.
As well as Toney, they have the likes of Christian Nørgaard and Mathias Jensen who have impressed for Denmark in the Euros.
Key player: Ivan Toney
Transfers: After scoring 33 goals to gain promotion for Brentford, Toney is in hot demand. Luckily for Brentford his main suitors are West Ham, who express interest in lots of players before discovering they would have to pay actual money to sign them, then promptly lose interest. The £50m Brentford are asking – perhaps to ward off interest in a player who was playing in League One a couple of years ago – will be too big a number for the Hammers.
It will be intriguing to see if Brentford continue to pursue young, often lower league talent based on data metrics and avoid the mistakes of their West London rivals Fulham and QPR who wasted millions on random big name signings when they were in the Premier League.
Brentford’s pursuit of West Brom’s promising right back Darnell (son of Paul) Furlong suggests they are not going to throw silly money at survival. A typically shrewd target, this, with Furlong being good on the ball, a real cruncher in the tackle, and commanding in the air. But just keeping their core team together could be as important as lots of big signings.
The Bees have also been credited with an interest in young Liverpool winger Harry Wilson and have even purchased a player no one has ever heard of from Barnet. But who we probably will have heard of in the next year or two.
It’s the Brentford way, and for now at least, you can’t fault it.
Brentford’s Odds of Winning the Premier League:500/1
Brentford’s Odds of a Bottom Half Finish: 1/14
Brentford’s Odds on Relegation: 11/10
Brentford Odds to Avoid Relegation: 4/6
Prediction: narrow survival
According to our Premier League 21/22 betting guide writers, Brentford to avoid relegation looks a shrewd bet to us
Brighton Predictions For 21/22
For Brighton, it is hard to give a target for this season other than Premier League survival. The obvious aim is avoiding relegation, particularly as the south coast club finished just fifth from bottom last time.
However, they were a comfortable 11 points clear from the best placed relegated club (Fulham) and even finished above Burnley, who have just about become an established Premier League team.
Their strength is defence, which is key. Last season the Seagulls conceded just 46 goals (two less than Manchester United). But their problem is lack of goals, which saw them draw a lot of games they probably should have won.
With the probability of losing White, their defence might not be so tight, which means they really need a step up in the striker department.
The close season is seeing interest in some of their star assets which will make Premier League survival more challenging this season, but the best tip we can give in this Premier League 21/22 betting guide is to not expect much from them.
Key player: Yves Bissouma
Transfers: As important as who arrives, is who stays. Midfield general Bissouma has caught the eye of giants such as Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool having been the only Premier League player to successfully execute 100 tackles and 50 interceptions last term. Brighton will want at least £40m for the fans’ favourite.
But they seem to have lost the battle to keep hold of Ben White, who seems destined to go to Arsenal (see Arsenal entry in Premier League 21/22 betting guide Part 1), although we should also not dismiss late interest from Chelsea.
Targets include Red Bull Salzburg’s 23-year-old midfielder Enock Mwepu (£20m) after Brighton missed out on Nicolas Gonzalez from Stuttgart, with the Argentinian joining Fiorentina.
The Seagulls are also said to be after £15m Manchester United winger Daniel James, who is unlikely to get much game time after the Red Devils agreed to spend £73m on Jadon Sancho from Dortmund.
Brighton manager Graham Potter is also interested in another of his former Welsh players from Swansea, Joe Rodon, who hasn’t been seeing much action at Spurs.
But would such a defensive reinforcement replace White? Not for us here at EagleBet.
Brighton’s Odds on Winning the Premier League: 200/1
Brighton’s odds on being Relegated: 5/2
Prediction: a tough season for Brighton
A bet on Brighton being relegated is not the worst bet out there
Burnley Predictions For 2021/2022
Last season’s 17th place finish for Burnley – missing the drop by just one place – looks like a step backwards for the Clarets, who in their current Premier League stay have gone as far as qualifying for Europe.
But manager Sean Dyche has been talking up the achievement, pointing out that this was the club’s sixth straight season in the Premier League when many comparable clubs have failed to survive year on year. With a depleted – even threadbare – squad, Dyche thinks he delivered his finest managerial performance yet.
Certainly with the exception of Wolves it is hard to think of another long-term Championship club to have made itself quite such a Premiership mainstay.
Key player: Dwight McNeil or James Tarkowski
Transfers: So far Burnley have spent £12 on Stoke defender Nathan Collins, which is bold given that not much good football-wise has come out of Stoke in the last few years.
A more tried and tested target is Leicester midfielder Marc Albrighton, having lost out on Ashley Young to Villa. Albrighton is versatile and, although 31, remains a good player and is in the last year of his contract.
They are also challenging Brentford for Furlong (see above).
But for this EagleBet’s Premier League 21/22 betting guide, our tipsters fear that Burnley will have to bring in a number of decent new players if they are to survive this time. The new, wealthy owners have promised funds, so the jury is still out on Burnley. It would be a shock to see them go, but the three promoted clubs will provide stiff competition this year.
Burnley’s Odds on Winning the Premier League:350/1
Burnley’s Odds on Relegation: 5/2
Burnley’s odds on a Top Four Finish: 66/1
Prediction: Survival, again
Again, odds on Burnley getting relegated is not a terrible bet. A lot of small clubs like Bournemouth look very comfortable in the Premier League – until they don’t
Chelsea Predictions For The Premier League 2021/2022
Following their triumph in winning the Champions League last season, Chelsea’s target this season will be to win the Premier League, and steal Manchester City’s crown.
Their odds of Chelsea winning the Premiership look better next season than they were last, with former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel understandably delighted with Chelsea’s improved form after he replaced Frank Lampard in January. However, Chelsea’s form dropped off in the last few weeks of the domestic season.
For Chelsea anything other than winning the Premier League would look like a failure this season, but overcoming Manchester City is a monumental challenge. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz will need to score more goals, unless Haaland arrives and explodes onto the scene.
Transfers: It underlines Chelsea’s incredible strength in depth that their former manager Joe Mourinho – now of Roma – is interested in signing either Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri; and neither are even first choice at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s transfer window target to help them win the Premier League is the Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland who scored an incredible 41 goals in 41 games last season in the Bundesliga.
With Bayern Munich priced out of the £138m (€162m) chase, it looks as if Chelsea’s financial power could prove decisive. The main competition will come from Manchester City.
However, Dortmund do need to sell after losing Sancho to Manchester United, so Chelsea (or Manchester City) would need to break the proverbial bank to land him.
Chelsea are reportedly also interested in Miralem Pjanic who Barcelona might make available on a free transfer to reduce their wage bill.
Chelsea have also been linked with West Ham and England holding midfielder Declan Rice who is impressing at the Euros, and is the kind of player that every Premier League winner needs.
Odds on Chelsea Winning the Premier League: 11/2
Odds on Chelsea Finishing in the Top Four: 1/4
Prediction for Chelsea: possible winners
For our English Premier League 21/22 betting guide specialists, a bet on Chelsea to win the title looks tempting
Betting In The Premier League 21/22
As we mentioned in the Part 1 of these betting guides for the English football top division, the outright odds for Chelsea taking home the EPL title are worth the bet.
However Manchester City still is our favourite because of a number of reasons, some of them being the quality of their football, the incredible talented players and of course, their wealth source.
Manchester United could have a word on this race even though they show some more evident weaknesses in defensive positions and a clear lack of attacking reference in front of the goal.
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