The 30th season of English Premier League is set to begin from 14th of August. This will be the second season to have a February winter break. Players from around the world have been busy with their national duty lately and will be joining their respective EPL teams soon.
Last season Manchester City became the English Premier League champion. It was their 5th Premier League title.
English Premier League EPL 2021 Predictions and Schedule: Prediction for This Season
With Euro Cup coming to an end, the attention of football fans around the world will now shift to English Premier League which is set to begin in the month of August. The season is expected to be a competitive one with teams who missed in the last occasion expected to give a tough fight this time around. Many new and young faces are expected to be in the headlines for the upcoming season.
As for the predictions for this season’s EPL is concerned, defending champions Manchester City is favorites to successfully defend their title.
As per Oddscheker, Manchester City is favorites to win this season’s EPL with Chelsea and Liverpool having equal chances of occupying the 2nd spot. Manchester City could be placed at 4th position in points table followed by Tottenham Hotspurs and Leicester City.
As per the Betting Odds by Skybet, Manchester United is still favorites to lift the season’s trophy once again. Here are the odds for this season’s EPL by Skybet: Man City – 8/13 Chelsea – 5/1 Liverpool – 13/2 Manchester United – 8/1 Leicester – 33/1 Tottenham – 40/1 Arsenal – 80/1 Everton – 100/1.
According to DraftKings Manchester City has the most chance to win the Premier league Cup with an odd of – 139, followed by Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Leicester City.
English Premier League EPL 2021 Predictions and Schedule: Next Premier League Manager to be Sacked Odds
Xisco Munoz of Watford is most likely to be the first premier league manager to be sacked this season according to bettingodds, Ralph Hasenhuttl of Southampton and Steve Bruce of Newcastle are next in line.
Watford finished second in the table in the Championships in the last season. Southampton on the other hand narrowly escaped relegation in the Premier league in the last season.
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English Premier League EPL 2021 Predictions and Schedule: Highlights of Last Season
The EPL 2020-2021 was the 29th season of the tournament which was quite competitive in the beginning with teams like Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Chelsea, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspurs indulged in neck-to-neck battles. But as the season progressed it was quite clear that Manchester City was edging away from other teams with a big margin in the points.
Manchester City was crowned as the new EPL champion with Manchester United at 2nd spot. There was a 10-points gap between Man City and Man Utd in points table. Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspurs became the highest goal scorer with 23 goals, Mohammad Salah from Liverpool had 22 goals to his name. Bruno Fernandes of Man United added 18 goals for his team in entire season and Patrick Bamford of Leeds United had 17 goals. Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspurs found nets 17 times in entire season.
The season was initially scheduled to start on 8 August, 2020 but it was delayed until 12 September due to the postponement of the previous season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
English Premier League EPL 2021 Predictions and Schedule: When Will the 2021-22 Season Start?
The Premier League 2021-22 season will start on Saturday, August 13, 2021. On June 28, 2021 fixtures for the upcoming EPL season was released. A total of 380 matches will be played.
The very first match of the season will be between Arsenal and Brentford. Here is the list of matches for the 1st week of EPL:
Friday 13 August
Brentford v Arsenal
Saturday 14 August
Man Utd v Leeds
Burnley v Brighton
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Everton v Southampton
Leicester v Wolves
Watford v Aston Villa
17:30 Norwich v Liverpool
Sunday 15 August
Newcastle v West Ham
Spurs v Man City