As the new season kicks off, it’s now time to start getting your bets in. Knowing where to place your bets can be a tough decision but going for an online sportsbook seems to be one of the most popular methods nowadays. This could be thanks to the rise of technology or the fact that the pandemic forced more people inside and away from betting shops. Either way, online sports books like Midnite Betting are the way forward for sports. To help you with your bets this season, keep reading and discover all the odds for the Premier League 22/23 season!
Top 4 Predictions
The top 4 teams that are predicted this season are Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea. The odds for Manchester City and Liverpool are -163 and +275 respectively. Tottenham and Chelsea on the other hand are both at +1400. After losing to Man City last year, Liverpool is probably going to come back with a vengeance and work to destroy their opponents after being so close to glory. However, Man City are a strong team and is likely to push back, aiming for victory once again. After a successful last season, it’s not too out of the question to assume they’ll win their third EPL title in a row this season. The question on every Reds fan’s lips is can Liverpool outperform Man City this year. Desperate to counteract their disappointment last year, Liverpool is probably going to bring their A-game and try and go all the way to the top. Chelsea has previously won this title 5 times, so it’s not wrong to think that they could do it again. Tottenham is also drawing with Chelsea in regard to their odds. With their recent transfers making headlines, the signing of Richarlison and Bissouma could well be their key to success. They do already have two top world stars within their team as well by the names Heung-min Son and Harry Kane. So, who knows, Tottenham could surpass the other 3 and lead their club to victory.
A previously favourite club Manchester United currently have odds of +3300, so although they’re classed as the most successful club in English history, they’re not within the top 4. Man U haven’t actually won the Premier League since the 12/13 season, and manager after manager has all but succeeded to get them back to their former glory. However, new manager Erik ten Hag could be the driving force behind the former champions that restores their confidence and takes them all the way to the top. Although Arsenal is a popular team, they haven’t actually won the Premier League since 03/04. This is why their current odds are +5000 as it’s not likely that they’ll have what it takes to get to the top of the table this season either. It’s hard to predict how Arsenal are going to play as last season they won 22 times but lost a staggering 13 times. However, the Gunners do have youth on their side with numbers 7 to 11 all being aged 25 or younger. This might be just the sort of energy that they need to get them off the ground and climb back up to the top.
Ones To Watch
Although it’s unlikely that a team outside of the top 4 will win this season, there are still a few good teams that you should keep an eye on. Newcastle United currently have odds of +8000 but they do have one of the wealthiest owners in the world, allowing them to take advantage of expensive players and deals. Last term they also managed to defeat their opponents 12 out of 18 times, showing that they are able to play some serious football. With new recruits Nick Pope, Sven Botman, and Matt Targett, Newcastle could be in for an adventurous season. Leicester City is next with odds of +20,000, and after winning in 2016, it’s not unreasonable to consider them a contender even with the odds stacked against them. After their recent signings of Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans among others, Leicester City could make a surprising return. Aston Villa is often relegated and doesn’t often do that well. Their current odds are 25,000 but they do have quite an advanced team this season. Steven Gerrard is now managing the team and with Philippe Coutinho on board, they could actually make some headway this season and prove to the fans that they do have what it takes.
Although there are firm favourites to win the Premier League this season, that doesn’t mean there can’t be a shocking victory from an underdog or even the relegated Aston Villa. Realistically, the teams to beat are last year’s top two, Man City and Liverpool. So, if you’re thinking of getting your bets in, make sure you take this year’s odds into consideration. You might just win big!
Source: Daily Cannon
Arsenal loanee keeps his 4th clean sheet
Arthur Okonkwo saving a penalty for Arsenal against Plymouth Argyle (Photo via Arete on Twitter)Crewe Alexandra came out on top against Kevin Betsy’s Crawley Town on Saturday, with the former Arsenal academy coach unable to find a way past his old goalkeeper, Arthur Okonkwo.
Okonkwo kept his fourth clean sheet of the season in Saturday’s 1-0 win, making it nine goals conceded in nine games.
It’s a very solid start for the young Gunner, who celebrated his 21st birthday earlier this month.
Just as encouraging as his performances is the fact Okonkwo has been featuring so consistently so far. The goalkeeper is yet to miss a minute of his side’s League Two campaign.
Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo warming up before the UEFA Europa League match at Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal. Copyright: Focus ImagesGoalkeeper loans can be a bit hit and miss, as it’s often hard to break in if you don’t make the starting lineup immediately.
Conversely, if you can nail down your place in the early stages of the loan, it sets you up well to play regularly all year.
So far, it doesn’t appear that Okonkwo is going to have much trouble earning minutes with Crewe.
Referee gets life ban for holding VAR review on fan’s mobile phone
Serbian referee Stefan Lazovic who used footage on a fan’s mobile phone for VAR review to overturn an offside decision has been banned for life.
Lazovic went viral after pictures emerged of his VAR check in one of Serbia’s lower-tier competitions earlier this week.
He had originally ruled out a goal for offside before studying the spectator’s video, eventually deciding that the player was in fact onside.
And the Sun reports that Serbian chiefs were not impressed by the decision and have since stripped Lazovic of his duties.
Lazovic’s alleged dismissal sparked outrage on social media, as fans stood in support of the referee.
Former Manchester United and Chelsea star Nemanja Matic commented on an Instagram post supporting Lazovic with a two raised hands emoji.
The original comment written by ftbl.serbia read: “Support for Stefan Lazovic! Why should only he suffer, why such a rigorous sentence, why a lifetime ban from trial?
“How is it possible that there is no penalty for the delegate and all other authorities from the responsible FS of that district?
“How could the match be allowed to be played without one assistant referee?! Who is responsible here? Why does Stefan’s spear break?
“At the end of the day, the fact that he watched the video and changed the decision, just shows that he wanted everything to be FAIR!
“He talks about the fact that he was not a slave to his vanity, but he admitted and corrected his mistake.
“Well, this video went around the world and now millions of people have heard about the ‘over there’ football clubs Popovic and Apollon, as well as the village of Vrnjci!
“In short, we appeal to the judges’ organisation and the competent authorities – now you CHANGE the decision! Let the VAR system work for you too and cancel the penalty. Correct the ERROR!
“SUPPORT FOR STEFAN LAZOVIC!”
Dani Alves claims European football ‘full of racists’ after Vinicius Jnr slur
Dani Alves has claimed that the European football is “full of racists” as he responded to the racist abuse Vinicius Jnr was targeted with in Spain.
Real Madrid’s 22-year-old forward was targeted with a racist slur by agent Pedro Bravo, who said during an El Chiringuito discussion of the Brazil international that “in Spain, you have to respect rivals and stop playing the monkey”.
Following a backlash alleging that this was a racist stereotype, Bravo has subsequently apologised on social media by claiming that he misused a metaphor. It has opened a discussion across Spain and further afield of the language and attitude applied towards footballers with racial undertones.
Vinicius Junior has vowed to keep his goal dancing celebrations as they show “the happiness of a black Brazilian in Europe”, with his celebrations similar to those of his fellow Brazilian stars over the years – including international teammate Neymar.
Indeed, the Paris Saint-Germain star took to Twitter to defend his Vinicius: “Dribble, dance and be you! Happy just the way you are. Go for it my boy, next goal we dance.” Meanwhile, Brazil legend Pele added: “Football is joy. It’s a dance. It’s a real party. Although racism still exists, we will not allow that to stop us from continuing to smile.”
However, Alves has now gone further in his reaction to the fallout from Bravo’s comments in Spain by hitting out at the culture within European football. The right-back – who is currently playing for Mexican club Pumas having joined from Barcelona earlier this year – has stated that he experienced elements of racism everywhere he went on the continent.
Alves wrote on Twitter: “It is serious that there are idiots who continue to think that the dances are the problem. Gentlemen, the real problem is that Europe is full of RACISTs and they do not accept that other nationalities stand out in their country more than they do. I experienced that in almost every place there.”
A statement from Real Madrid added that they condemned “regrettable and unfortunate comments made against our player” and would take legal action against anyone making racist comments towards members of their squad. The Brazilian Football Federation called for “dancing, dribbling and above all respect” in a statement of solidarity.
Brazil’s legendary striker Ronaldo, formerly of Real Madrid, joined in the condemnation of the abuse directed at Vinicius: “Your dances do not disrespect anyone, racism does: it disrespects, excludes, hurts and kills.”
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