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English Premier League 2022/23 Outright Predictions

Soccer Betting News always endeavors to bring you closer to your punting goals! Check out the selections below before being brave in making outright picks. From relegation battle, to top four, as well as the possible crowning of the 2022/23 Premier League Champions, we've got you covered.

To Be Relegated 
Bournemouth 57/100
Fulham 12/10
Everton 33/10

It’s never pleasant or encouraging to have to look at the twenty teams who play in England’s top-flight league and must suggest that three of them aren’t going to be good enough to survive and inevitably drop into the championship…but who am I kidding?! This is the Premier League, and we live for every element and experience!

Bournemouth are back in the big time – but I think this ends in tears…they started like a house on fire during the 2021/22 campaign and their promotion was a certainly against the backdrop of lackluster performances in the Championship. However, for me, it is the fact that they are so completely reliant on the services and abilities of Dominic Solanke. The attacking forward has had a hand in a whopping 46% of their goals last season and given a humbling silence in the transfer market – I suspect they are happy to continue?

Now, if I have an issue with Bournemouth putting all their ‘cherries’ (see what I did there…) in the proverbial basket, Fulham must then come into the equation. They are similarly reliant on Aleksandar Mitrovic! The Serbian international has broken records left, right and centre in the Championship – but can he do it on a wet and cold night in the Premier League? That is the question!

And then we have the Toffees. They were horrid last season, and probably deserved to be relegated but for the feel-good story their survival has generated around the managerial abilities of Frank Lampard.

The only issue this time around is they have lost their talisman. Richarlison has moved on and (seemingly due to irresponsible spending in recent years) the money raised for the Brazilian doesn’t look to have been spent on any serious replacements. Everton’s record without Richarlison is flirting with embarrassment, taking just six points from a possible thirty without him is not the sort of standard entertained by any of us at SBN – and so I include them at my own risk…

To Finish Top 4
Manchester City 1/33
Liverpool 1/10
Tottenham 72/100
Chelsea 72/100

Manchester City and Liverpool have been joined at the hip over the last few seasons and with small margins separating their campaigns, it’s difficult to see anything changing. They are a given to finish in the top four – but you already knew that.

Now at the risk of once again sounding like an undercover empathizer of Tottenham, I think Antonio Conte’s side finds its way into the upper echelons of English football and finishes in those Champions League spots. I don’t think they get close to City and Liverpool, but I am inclined to give them the edge over rivals Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United.

Conte took the reins in London and his impact has been almost instant, earning 56 points from his 28 games in charge – which pits him behind only City and Liverpool – I am incredibly intrigued to see how Spurs perform after a full preparation and season.

Harry Kane and Heung-min Son remain and at the club, Dejan Kulusevski will have a full complement of fixtures to sink his teeth into and the arrival of Richarlison only adds depth to their attacking options. I think Conte’s summer business has been intentional and direct, the rewards of which are sure to be seen in the season.

The fourth and final place is likely to be contested between Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United. Arsenal have strengthened their squad in this window and United have looked as though they are enjoying life under a new boss…but even amongst Chelsea’s frustrating preparation so far, I think Thomas Tuchel guides a very talented squad to Champions League qualification (gracious I hope I’m wrong!).

The success the Blues felt last season, on the back of tumultuous ownership uncertainty, should not be taken for granted! This is a seriously talented team, being steered by a formidable coach, they now have clarity and certainty and I think they claim that fourth spot – however, I reckon placings four to six are likely only going to be split by hairs this year!

To Win Outright  
Manchester City 6/10
Liverpool 5/2

Be under absolutely no illusion – Manchester City have a world-class squad! However, they were crowned league champions last season after a truly entertaining tussle with Liverpool but pipping the Reds to success by just a point and then being priced up at 6/10 to win this season is just too short for me.

City and Liverpool have turned this league – at least for the time being – into a two-horse race. They have been brilliant and pushed each other the entire way through, the English league is incredibly difficult and so to be dropping fewer than 25 points apiece in recent years is seismic! 

I refuse to jump aboard the bandwagon of misfits questioning the ability of Erling Haaland, especially this early on! Although I would be lying if I said I’m not enjoying it a little. I will, however, say this, the arrival of Haaland is not necessarily an instant and immediate improvement for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Liverpool may have lost Sadio Mane in this window, but with Luis Diaz now readying himself for a full season and the arrival of Darwin Nunez, Liverpool have enough mitigating factors to move on in my opinion.

Another factor worth considering is Mo Salah. The Egyptian King looks to be once again enjoying life at Anfield. Having his contract dealt with and clarity achieved, I think we see the best version of Salah return. The only concern is that Liverpool’s depth does not reach the levels of City and it is injuries that derailed their pursuit of the title last season.

Nevertheless, they represent value at 5/2 and I think Jurgen Klopp’s side should not be taken for granted.

Written by Ryan Liberty