Premier League Preview 2019 - The Gambling Times

Premier League Preview 2019

We look ahead to the new Premier League season with a full preview of every team.

We deliver our verdicts on every team with former England international Andy Gray, our Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth picks out the best bet for every side.

The following is our predicted League Table using bet365’s odds…

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MANCHESTER CITY
Prediction with bet365
– 1st
Last season – Champions
Title odds
with bet365 – 4/6

Ins
Angelino (PSV Eindhoven), Rodri (Atletico Madrid)
Outs
Vincent Kompany (Anderlecht), Patrick Roberts (Norwich City), Tom Dele-Bashiru (Watford), Jack Harrison (Leeds United), Aro Muric (Nottingham Forest), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Fabian Delph (Everton), Philippe Sandler (Anderlecht), Taylor Richards (Brighton), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Yangel Herrera (Granada)
Football Index – One to follow: Raheem Sterling – One of the best in the world, and still real value left here
bet365 Pick from Steve Freeth: 1st Man City, 2nd Liverpool @5/4
ANDY GRAY SAYS: Have to go with top spot again for City, they are the best team in the league – simple as that
GRAEME BAILEY SAYS: As it stands City will win the title again, they have improved this summer more than Liverpool with Rodri coming in and with Kevin De Bruyne for the whole season – they are the ones to beat

LIVERPOOL
Prediction – 2nd
Last season
– Runners-up
Title odds
-9/4

Ins
Sepp van den Berg (PEC Zwolle), Harvey Elliott (Fulham)
Outs
Alberto Moreno (Villarreal), Daniel Sturridge (Released), Sheyi Ojo (Rangers), Rafael Camacho (Sporting), Marko Grujic (Hertha BSC), Danny Ings (Southampton)
Football Index – One to follow: Virgil Van Dijk – Great value as he best defender in he world
bet365 Pick: Top at Christmas @11/4
ANDY SAYS: Won’t be much in it but I think that Liverpool will miss out again
GRAEME SAYS: I would have liked Liverpool to add more competition for the front three, or maybe a world class creator – I still think they will come up short in comparison to City

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Prediction – 3rd
Last season
– 4th
Title odds
– 16/1

Ins
Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Kion Etete (Notts County), Jack Clarke (Leeds), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis)
Outs
Michel Vorm (Released), Luke Amos (QPR), Jack Clarke (Leeds), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Vincent Janssen (Monterrey)
Football Index – One to follow: Tanguy Ndombele – Comes in with a huge reputation and is very much one to keep an eye on
bet365 Pick: Top-four finish @1/2
ANDY SAYS: My former club are so impressive under Mauricio Pochettino and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon
GRAEME SAYS: Keeping Kane, Eriksen and Alderweireld whilst also breaking their transfer record, Spurs have improved and that is enough to at least finished third

CHELSEA
Prediction
– 4th
Last season – 3rd
Title odds
– 25/1

Ins
Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid)
Outs
Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace), Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City), Rob Green (Retired), Eden Hazard (Real Madrid), Todd Kane (QPR), Ola Aina (Torino), Jay Dasilva (Bristol City), Tomas Kalas (Bristol City), Mario Pasalic (Atalanta), Charly Musonda (Vitesse Arnhem), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Nathan (Atletico Mineiro), Daishawn Redan (Hertha Berlin), Ethan Ampadu (RB Leipzig), Jake Clarke-Salter (Birmingham City), Matt Miazga (Reading), Lewis Baker (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Kasey Palmer (Bristol City), Dujon Sterling (Wigan Athletic), Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic), David Luiz (Arsenal)
Football Index – One to follow: Mason Mount – Could be a huge season in store for the young English midfielder
bet365 Pick: Ross Barkely top-scorer @16/1
ANDY SAYS: Chelsea will claim the last top-four spot for me as I don’t see Arsenal or Manchester United pushing them
GRAEME SAYS: I think Frank Lampard will do well but I think they have a real battle to get top-four – if United do well they well get fourth for me, but that is a big…

MANCHESTER UNITED
Prediction
– 5th
Last season – 6th
Title odds
– 25/1

Ins
Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Daniel James (Swansea City), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)
Outs
Ander Herrera (PSG), Antonio Valencia (Released), James Wilson (Aberdeen), Kieran O’Hara (Burton Albion), Dean Henderson (Sheffield United), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
Football Index – One to follow: Marcus Rashford – With Romelu Lukaku leaving expectation levels will be high on the England striker
bet365 Pick: Anthony Martial top-scorer @5/1
ANDY SAYS: I don’t think United will be too far away, but I see then finishing just outside the top-four
GRAEME SAYS: I don’t see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being a success and depending on when they replace will dictate where they finish

ARSENAL
Prediction
– 6th
Last season – 5th
Title odds
– 40/1

Ins
Gabriel Martinelli (Ituano), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid), William Saliba (Saint-Etienne), Nicolas Pepe (Lille), David Luiz (Chelsea), Kieran Tierney (Celtic)
Outs
Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Petr Cech (Retired), Danny Welbeck (Released), Cohen Bramall (Colchester), Charlie Gilmour (Norwich), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Released), Jordi Osei-Tutu (Bochum), David Ospina (Napoli), Vontae Daley-Campbell (Leicester), Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers), William Saliba (Saint-Etienne), Xavier Amaechi (Hamburg), Krystian Bielik (Derby County), Alex Iwobi
Football Index – One to follow: Nicolas Pepe – He could very well light up the Premier League
bet365 Pick: Under 67 points @Evens
ANDY SAYS: I am not convinced by Arsenal at all and they slip down the pecking order, I have them as low as 9th
GRAEME SAYS: Arsenal going forward have everything to offer and they are a strange team to call – they could be as high as third or as low as eighth…I will go sixth

EVERTON
Prediction
– 7th
Last season – 8th
Title odds
– 150/1

Ins
Moise Kean (Juventus), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield Town), Andre Gomes (Barcelona), Fabian Delph (Man CIty), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz), Djibril Cisse (Monaco)
Outs
Phil Jagielka (Sheffield Utd), Ashley Williams (Released), Jonjoe Kenny (Schalke), Nikola Vlasic (CSKA Moscow), Sandro Ramirez (Real Valladolid), Brendan Galloway (Luton Town), Korede Adedoyin (Hamilton Academical), Kieran Dowell (Derby), Joao Virginia (Reading), Luke Garbutt (Ipswich), Antonee Robinson (Wigan), Josh Bowler (Hull), Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig), Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint-Germain), Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic), Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion)
Football Index – One to follow: Andre Gomes – Has the talent to be one of the Premier League’s top performers
bet365 Pick: Top-half finish @4/9
ANDY SAYS: I like what Everton have done and I see them breaking into the top-six
GRAEME SAYS: Everton have improved and could easily get into the top-six, but I have them as seventh

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Prediction
– 8th
Last season – 7th
Title odds
– 150/1

Ins
Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Hong (Yeovil Town), Raphael Nya (PSG), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Tsun Dai (Oxford United), Jesus Vallejo (Real Madrid), Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan), Flavio Cristovao (Free), Pedro Neto (Braga), Bruno Jordao (Braga)
Outs
Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town), Christian Herc (Viktoria Plzen),  Kortney Hause (Aston Villa), Ryan Giles (Shrewsbury Town), Pedro Goncalves (FC Famalicao), Joao Dias (FC Famalicao), Helder Costa (Leeds), Ryan Leak (Burgos), Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham), Rafa Mir (Nottingham Forest), Will Norris (Ipswich Town)
Football Index – One to follow: Ruben Neves – Sparkled last season and he should be a real star this season
bet365 Pick: Bottom half finish @7/4
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see Wolves being worse than they were and they should challenge for top-six but just missing out in seventh
GRAEME SAYS: Wolves are up there, and whilst I see Everton overtaking them and pushing them to eighth – if they finished top-six, I would not be surprised

LEICESTER CITY
Prediction
– 9th
Last season – 9th
Title odds
– 300/1

Ins
James Justin (Luton Town), Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United), Vontae Daley-Campbell (Arsenal), George Hirst (OH Leuvens), Ali Reghba (Bohemians), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Mitchell Clark (Free), Dennis Praet (Sampdoria)
Outs
Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Shinji Okazaki (Malaga), Danny Simpson (Released), Daniel Iversen (Rotherham United), Elliot Moore (Oxford United), Josh Knight (Peterborough United), Ryan Loft (Carlisle United)
Football Index – One to follow: Youri Tielemans – An outstanding summer capture and one who could push on massively
bet365 Pick: To win Premier League without top-six @7/2
ANDY SAYS: I think that Leicester look decent and can progress, but I don’t see them getting above Everton or Wolves
GRAEME SAYS: I like what Leicester have done, and Tielemas could shine and another who could very well challenge for a top-six spot – but I don’t see them doing it

WEST HAM UNITED
Prediction
– 10th
Last season -10th
Title odds
– 500/1

Ins
Roberto (Espanyol), David Martin (Millwall), Pablo Fornals (Villarreal), Sebastien Haller (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Outs
Adrian (Released), Andy Carroll (Released), Samir Nasri (Released), Lucas Perez (Alaves), Josh Pask (Coventry City), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Nathan Trott (AFC Wimbledon) Martin Samuelsen (FK Haugesund), Marko Arnautovic (Shanghai SIPG), Sam Byram (Norwich City), Pedro Obiang (Sassuolo), Marcus Browne (Middlesbrough), Jordan Hugill (QPR), Reece Oxford (Augsburg), Mason Barrett (Watford)
Football Index – One to follow: Pablo Fornals – A stunning talent, who will light up the London Stadium
bet365 Pick: Top-half finish @6/5
ANDY SAYS: Not sure about The Hammers, they are very up and down and will they become more consistent this term? Not so sure, mid-table finish
GRAEME SAYS: I believe much of West Ham’s season will rest on the shoulders of Sebastian Haller – if he lives up to his hefty price-tag then they could challenge top-7 if not higher, but I am not convinced he will get the goals they hope – so very much mid-table for me

NEWCASTLE UNITED
Prediction
– 11th
Last season – 13th
Title odds
– 1000/1

Ins
Joelinton (Hoffenheim), Kyle Scott (Chelsea), Jake Turner (Bolton Wanderers), Jetro Willems (Eintracht Frankfurt), Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice), Emil Krafth (Amiens)
Outs
Mohamed Diame (Released), Dan Barlaser (Rotherham United), Ayoze Perez (Leicester City), Joselu (Alaves), Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town), Freddie Woodman (Swansea City), Nathan Harker (Blyth Spartans), Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday)
Football Index – One to follow: Joelinton – Cost a lot of money but could be one to watch if he hits the ground running
bet365 Pick: To be relegated @9/4
ANDY SAYS: Yes Newcastle have spent some money, which they needed to do but I still see a bit of a relegation fight, although I have no doubt Steve Bruce keeps them up
GRAEME SAYS: Newcastle have addressed a number of options in pre-season and I can see a safe mid-table campaign under new boss Steve Bruce

WATFORD
Prediction
– 12th
Last season
Title odds
– 1000/1

Ins
Bayli Spencer-Adams (Free), Craig Dawson (West Brom), Tom Dele-Bashiru (Man City), Mason Barrett (West Ham), Callum Whelan (Free), Danny Welbeck (Free)
Outs
Obbi Oulare (Standard Liege), Miguel Britos (Released), Jerome Sinclair (Venlo), Michael Folivi (AFC Wimbledon), Marc Navarro (Leganes), Ben Wilmot (Swansea City), Alex Jakubiak (Gillingham), Dodi Lukebakio (Hertha BSC)
Football Index – One to follow: Gerard Delofelu – Full of pace and power, he could have a big season this year
bet365 Pick: Bottom-half finish @4/11
ANDY SAYS: I have Watford down for tenth, they will grab some big results but not quite enough to break into the top-eight
GRAEME SAYS: Not impressed with lack of summer action from Watford, but they will be more than safe and will push for top-half finish

CRYSTAL PALACE
Prediction
– 13th
Last season
Title odds
– 1000/1

Ins
Stephen Henderson (Free), Jordan Ayew (Swansea City), Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace), Victor Camarasa (Real Betis), James McCarthy (Everton)
Outs
Jason Puncheon (Released), Julian Speroni (Released), Bakary Sako (Denizlispor), Ollie O’Dwyer (Aldershot), Levi Lumeka (Varzim), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Man Utd)
Football Index – One to follow: Wilfried Zaha – He needs to show just how good he is and warrant his huge asking price
bet365 Pick: Under 41 points @11/10
ANDY SAYS: I think that my former club will be fine, and indeed be well clear of any relegation trouble and be close to mid-table
GRAEME SAYS: I think Roy Hodgson could easily win the sack race and Palace could be in trouble, athough if Benteke and Zaha produce as they can then they should be just fine

SOUTHAMPTON
Prediction
– 14th
Last season – 16th
Title odds
– 1000/1

Ins
Moussa Djenepo (Standard Liege), Che Adams (Birmingham City), Danny Ings (Liverpool), Tommy Scott (Yeovil Town)
Outs
Steven Davis (Rangers), Matt Targett (Aston Villa), Alfie Jones (Gillingham), Jack Rose (Walsall), Kingsley Latham (Havant and Waterlooville), Alex Cull (Totton), Harry Hamblin (Bath City), Jordy Clasie (AZ Alkmaar), Tyreke Johnson (Woking)
Football Index – One to follow: Che Adams – Keep an eye on Southampton’s new striker, he could have a major impact in the Premier League
bet365 Pick: Nathan Redmond to be top-scorer @7/1
ANDY SAYS: Long season ahead for Southampton but I think they have just enough to stay up – I have them fourth bottom
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Southampton being in a long battle I think they will get dragged down, so unfortunately I see them going down

AFC BOURNEMOUTH
Prediction
– 15th
Last season – 14th
Title odds
– 1000/1

Ins
Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City), Jack Stacey (Luton Town), Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town), Arnaut Danjuma (Club Brugge), Harry Wilson (Liverpool)
Outs
Marc Pugh (QPR), Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham), Emerson Hyndman (Atlanta United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Connor Mahoney (Millwall), Lys Mousset (Sheffield United), Brad Smith (Seattle Sounders), Sam Surridge (Swansea City), Harry Arter (Fulham)
Football Index – One to follow: Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth’s true star, keep an eye on him
bet365 Pick: Callum Wilson to outscore Sebastian Haller @10/11
ANDY SAYS: I can see Bournemouth being OK, I quite like their transfer business and I see them improving a bit on last year – but no relegarion concerns for me
GRAEME SAYS: I think Bournemouth have taken some chances in the transfer market – but the main thing has been keeping Ake, WIlson and Fraser – because of that I don’t see anything but a mid-table finish

ASTON VILLA
Prediction
– 16th
Last season – Championship play-off winners
Title odds
– 1500/1

Ins
Jota (Birmingham), Anwar El Ghazi (Lille), Wesley (Club Brugge), Kortney Hause (Wolves), Matt Targett (Southampton), Tyrone Mings (AFC Bournemouth), Ezri Konsa (Brentford), Bjorn Engels (Stade Reims), Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Douglas Luiz (Man City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Marvelous Nakamba (Club Brugge)
Outs
Albert Adomah (Nottingham Forest), Ritchie De Laet (Royal Antwerp), Tommy Elphick (Huddersfield Town), Alan Hutton (Released), Mile Jedinak (Released), Ross McCormack (Released), Micah Richards (Released),
Glenn Whelan (Released), Gary Gardner (Birmingham), Matija Sarkic (Livingston), Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town), Andre Green (Preston North End), Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers)
Football Index – One to follow: Douglas Luiz – Could be something special having arrived from Man City
bet365 Pick: Both Top Premier League newcomer @4/5
ANDY SAYS: Aston Villa have invested well, I like what I see and they could challenge for top-half finish
GRAEME SAYS: I am not sure about Villa, they have invested a lot but I believe it is quantity over quality – although I think they will have just enough to stay up, but it could be close

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
Prediction – 17th
Last season – 17th
Title odds
– 1500/1

Ins
Matt Clarke (Portsmouth), Leandro Trossard (Genk), Taylor Richards (Man City), Lewis Freestone (Unattached), Adam Webster (Bristol City), Neal Maupay (Brentford), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield)
Outs
Bruno (Retired), Will Collar (Hamilton Academical), Alexis MacAllister (Boca Juniors), Ben White (Leeds United), Ales Mateju (Brescia), Leo Ostigard (FC St Pauli), Anthony Knockaert (Fulham), Christian Walton (Blackburn), Jayson Molumby (Millwall), Robert Sanchez (Rochdale), Jan Mlakar (QPR), Viktor Gyokeres (St Pauli), Percy Tau (Club Brugge), Markus Suttner (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Matt Clarke (Derby County)
Football Index – One to follow: Neal Maupay – Could be a huge summer arrival for Brighton
bet365 Pick: Neal Maupay top-scorer @11/10
ANDY SAYS: I see relegation for Brighton, they were terrible towards end of last season and even a new boss in Graham Potter won’t save them
GRAEME SAYS: I have to admit I don’t see anything but relegation for Brighton – they have not improved their squad enough for me and their new boss is a risk

BURNLEY
Prediction – 18th
Last season – 15th
Title odds
– 2000/1

Ins
Erik Pieters (Stoke City), Joel Senior (Curzon Ashton), Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion), Ryan Cooney (Bury), Adan Phillips (Free), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United), Danny Drinkwater (Chelsea)
Outs
Jon Walters (Retired), Stephen Ward (Stoke), Anders Lindegaard (Released), Peter Crouch (Retired), Mark Howarth (Released), Tom Heaton (Aston Villa)
Football Index – One to follow: Dwight McNeil – A top young talent for Burnley, could have a huge season
bet365 Pick: Over 39 points @6/4
ANDY SAYS: I believe that Burnley’s long run in the Premier League will come to an end, I am not sure they have the strength to stay up
GRAEME SAYS: I am not worried about Burnley, I am confident they don’t go down – I think they have more than enough to keep clear of relegation, although short of being comfortable in mid-table

NORWICH CITY
Prediction – 19th

Last season – Championship winners
Title odds
– 2000/1

Ins
Patrick Roberts (Man City), Daniel Adshead (Rochdale), Josip Drmic (Borussia Monchengladbach), Archie Mair (Aberdeen), Rob Nizet (Anderlecht), Rocky Bushiri (K.V. Oostende), Aidan Fitzpatrick (Partick Thistle), Ralf Fahrmann (Schalke), Charlie Gilmour (Arsenal), Sam Byram (West Ham), Reece McAlear (Motherwell), Ibrahim Toure (Sevilla)
Outs
Carlton Morris (Rotherham United), Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town), Ciaren Jones (Eastbourne Borough), Josh Coley (Dunfermline Athletic), Marcel Franke (Hannover 96), Sean Raggett (Portsmouth), Nelson Oliveira (AEK Athens), Savvas Mourgos (Dordrecht), James Husband (Blackpool), Rocky Bushiri (Blackpool), Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town), Aston Oxborough (Wealdstone)
Football Index – One to follow: Max Aarons – A fantastic defensive talent, and he really is one to watch
bet365 Pick: Not to be relegated @10/11
ANDY SAYS: I think Norwich were great last season, and they have made some decent signings – they wil be in the relegation battle but they stay up in my view and finish around 16th
GRAEME SAYS: For me Norwich have made some astute signings, and they have made some excellent signings – they achieve their target and stay up

SHEFFIELD UNITED
Prediction
– 20th
Last season – Championship runners-up
Title odds
– 2500/1

Ins
Luke Freeman (QPR), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Callum Robinson (Preston), Ravel Morrison (Free), Lys Mousset (AFC Bournemouth), Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest), Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Oli McBurnie (Swansea City)
Outs
Paul Coutts (Fleetwood), Martin Cranie (Luton), Conor Washington (Hearts), Daniel Lafferty (Peterborough), Caolan Lavery (Walsall), Nathan Thomas (Gillingham), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale), Jake Eastwood (Scunthorpe), Oliver Greaves (Barrow AFC), Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers), Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United), Regan Slater (Scunthorpe United), Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town)
Football Index – One to follow: Dean Henderson – The Man United loanee could very well be pushing for an England place with a good season
bet365 Pick: Between 33 and 35 points @7/2
ANDY SAYS: Not convinced by Sheffield United and they finish bottom for me
GRAEME SAYS: Some interesting signings for Sheffield United, and they will get some results but they don’t have enough to stay up

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