EPL Betting Tips for Europa League Spots This Year
August 17, 2018 1:24 PM
by David Cash
Each year we love to place some season long bets on the Premier League, as there is so much uncertainty around the outcome, that odds can be very beneficial. Naturally however, the other side of this is that selections can be hard to make, but we can give ourselves an advantage with research and gut feeling. If you do like to bet on football then you will no doubt have been looking into who will finish in the Champions League, who will win the title and perhaps even who will be relegated, today however, we are going to focus on those Europa League places, here are our picks.
Chelsea, despite their wealth of talent, are a club in a sorry state, they have a squad filled with unwanted players which the last 3 managers have brought in, and their transfer policy is highly questionable. New manager Sarri most certainly looks to be the right man for the job, but it will take him at least 2 years to get the team where he wants, time which he probably won’t get. With Courtois leaving and Chelsea forced to play Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons this season, it looks they they will be prime contenders to do the same again next year as the Europa League once again beckons.
Everton flattered to deceive last year and in spite of heavy investment in the club, they became a shamble with Koeman leaving after just a couple of months. The club were saved by relegation-allergic Sam Allardyce, before they heralded a new dawn by bringing in young manager Marco Silva for the season ahead. Silva has cleared out lots of senior players, brought in fresh talent and this is his chance to show the world that the potential he showed at Watford and Hull, were not just flashes in the pan. Everton have a great amount of young talent that impressed last year such as Ademola Lookman, Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who are now one year older, and could feature prominently as the Toffees look to secure European football for the second time in 3 years.
Since Leicester completed the miracle of wining the Premier League, they have understandably faltered somewhat, losing Ranieri, Drinkwater, Kante and now Mahrez from that sensational side. Those days may have gone, but Leicester look more than ready to mount a charge at the Europa League. Claude Puel took over a struggling Leicester side last year who were in 18th spot and guided them to a ninth-place finish. With goal machine Jamie Vardy still playing for the club, plus young talent like Harry Maguire - who Leicester did well to keep - the Foxes look more than ready to improve on last year’s result. Smart transfer moves have also been made which suit Puel’s style of play more than the old guard, all amounting to an attractive looking season for Leicester.
Now of course, there could only be one position up for grabs if the big boys don’t win either of the domestic trophies, but there is nothing to say that these teams cannot secure their place with a cup run. Who would your picks be for the Europa League contenders this year?
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