Premier League Betting Prediction (1st matchday, season 2020/21)
Premier League again! On September 12th, later than ever, the new season in the English House of Lords begins, with the omens promising plenty of excitement: Liverpool FC, who will play against newly-promoted Leeds on Saturday, want to surpass their fabulous season. Unlike in previous years, Chelsea FC could also play for the title alongside ManCity after the Blues launched a colossal transfer offensive in the summer. How do the top teams fare on matchday one?
Liverpool FC vs Leeds United Soccer Betting Prediction
Less than six weeks have passed since the end of the best Premier League season in the history of Liverpool FC: 32 wins from 38 games, 99 points, 85:33 goals. Even the rough key data read impressive, but the first Reds championship in 30 years had much more to offer.
Liverpool enjoyed 18 points ahead of pursuers ManCity, in the meantime, it was almost 30. If the Corona crisis had not suddenly interrupted the Reds’ victorious run, the Klopp team would have marched through without defeat. Despite the slight drop in performance, this year the club can look back on the most dominant, earliest (by match days), and at the same time latest (by date) championship in the history of the Premier League.
But now the 2019/20 season is history, now the ball is rolling again. Coach Jürgen Klopp and his men are faced with the almost utopian task of confirming the successes from the previous season. After all: The squad is largely unchanged, which means that the Reds remain the most well-rehearsed top team in the league. A big advantage over Chelsea or ManCity, who retrofitted heavily.
Next Saturday, the team will have the chance to set their first scent brand: With Leeds United, a newcomer awaits who, as a deserved championship winner, deserves respect, but cannot match the level of the Reds. It is, therefore, to be expected that United will primarily barricade around their own sixteen, which is nothing new for Liverpool FC. Led by the still best offensive trio in the world – Mané, Firminho, Salah – Liverpool should get their first three on matchday one.
Betting Prediction: Victory for Liverpool FC with handicap -1.5 (Asian handicap)
Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton FC Soccer Betting Prediction
Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC were among the biggest disappointments of the preseason. At the Spurs, which had reached the Champions League final in 2019, Mauricio Pocchettino had to take his hat off after many years. Carlo Ancelotti joined Everton after a disastrous first half of the season. His counterpart in Tottenham is now none other than José Mourinho.
The Portuguese is and remains “The Special One”, which fans around the world can currently understand in the Amazon series “All or Nothing”. Despite the harsh, sometimes arrogant attitude, the coach has to be credited with the fact that his methods were effective: He led Tottenham, which had meanwhile crashed into the second half of the table, still in 6th place.
Everton, on the other hand, ended the season in 12th place without Ancelotti being able to recommend himself sustainably. Or maybe he simply lacked the staff! With James Rodrigez, whom Ancelotti had already lured to Madrid and Munich, the Italian received his dream transfer in the summer. Also, with Allan and Abdoulaye Doucouré, there are two more reinforcements for the midfield.
Against Tottenham, however, the Toffees are also the underdog with Rodriguez & Co. Not only did Mourinho initially have time for intensive preparation for the season, but he also upgraded properly: With Giovani Lo Celso, Matt Doherty, and Pierre-Emil Höjbjerg, the manager strengthened his team mainly across the board.
The top performers should meanwhile continue to listen to the names Kane, Alli, Son, or Lloris: all players who deserve at least the title “European class”. Against Everton, individual superiority should be decisive.
Betting Prediction: win for Tottenham Hotspur
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea FC Soccer Betting Prediction
No association, no patron, no sheik has opened the box more freely this summer than Roman Abramowitsch. The Russian oligarch turned over 223 million to finance a squad according to his ideas, blues coach Frank Lampard. An overview:
Thiago Silva, who led Paris St. Germain in the Champions League final just a few weeks ago – as captain – will now play in central defense. The Brazilian is already 35 years old, but so far he has aged extremely smoothly. And not only that: Silva is also considered a productive leader off the field. This could be seen, among other things, from the statement by Willian, who had migrated to Arsenal, who said: “If I had known you were coming, I would have stayed.”
Lampard from Leicester and Nice secured more high-profile players for the ailing blues defense: Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr join the team. And the offensive? The manager reinforced this at least as much. Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz all moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer, making the already talented blues rise to the most exciting project of the coming season.
A real touchstone is not waiting for the newcomers at the weekend. Brighton & Hove’s entire squad has a lower market value than Chelsea FC’s top five transfers. Since Lampard has increased the competitive pressure in the squad enormously, we should see a committed performance by the Blues starting XI – although not everything should go smoothly against the well-organized Seagulls Defense.
Betting Prediction: win for Chelsea and under 3 goals total
Premier League betting: Further fixtures on matchday 1
Fulham FC vs Arsenal FC Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Craven Cottage
Arsenal. London Derby. Away. Usually, it ends badly – no matter how weak the opponent is.
Betting Prediction: Double chance Fulham FC
Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Bramall Lane
Sheffield, which almost reached the international ranks as a climber, was the feelgood story of the preseason. It’s just stupid that Wolverhampton has been writing similar stories for two years – on a higher level.
Betting Prediction: Wanderers win
West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: The Hawthorns
West Brom’s defense was already vulnerable in league two. Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy will be delighted.
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
West Ham United vs Newcastle United Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Olympic Stadium
West Ham and Newcastle, two teams at eye level, should largely neutralize each other.
Betting Prediction: Draw
Crystal Palace vs Southampton FC Soccer Betting Prediction
Location: Selhurst Park
Apart from the top six, Crystal Palace developed into a top defensive last year. At home against Southampton, the team shouldn’t allow much – but hardly pose any danger themselves.
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals