Expert predictions: who will finish in the top 4 of the Premier League?

Looking to make some money off the back of the Premier League? Or just want to get an idea of how your team’s going to do this year? Peter Watton from matched betting experts OddsMonkey shares his predictions for the outcome of this season’s Premier League.

Since kick-off in August, we’ve had plenty of time to suss out the state of the league table and get a feel for who’s going to end up doing well and who isn’t. Last year’s competition for a spot in the the top four was as full of surprises as ever, but you can get a pretty good sense of who to back if you know what to look for. So, below I’ll be taking you through some predictions for who could be in the top four this year.

Who won last year?

After a gruellingly close battle for the top spot, the 2018-19 Premier League champions were Manchester City. They were followed by fellow Champion’s League group stage qualifiers Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. There was just one point in it in the end between the top two, even though Liverpool had a seven-point lead at one point and suffered only one defeat the whole season. Man City have won the title four times now and have come out on top the past two years in a row, so it will be interesting to see if they can do it again.

Who will win this year?

Of course, the team tipped to win this year are last year’s runner ups, Liverpool, who have a 100% record and eight points on Man City already. Of course, anything can happen — last year’s final is evidence of that — but they’re still the bookies’ favourites to win due to their excellent form. Plus, Man City have already lost two matches at this early stage of the season, which is already the same amount as when they won the title in 2017-18 and half as many as when they won last year.

Based on the odds, the top four is most likely to be Liverpool (4/6), Man City (29/20), Chelsea (100/1), and Arsenal (125/1). Spurs, despite coming fourth last season, have had a rocky start so they’ve less favoured by the bookies.

Who are the underdogs?

Leicester City were the ultimate underdogs in the 2015-16 Premier League, taking home the trophy despite 5,000-1 odds at the beginning of the season. So, it’s definitely worth taking an interest in the smaller clubs in the league who could claw their way to victory and surprise us all. This year, they’re not predicted to finish in the top four, but things seem to be going really well under Brendan Rogers this season and they will probably make it to sixth place.

How can I bet?

As the best of British football, the Premier League is extremely popular and the most watched league worldwide. As a result, there’s a tonne of opportunities to bet and hopefully make some cash. You can put money down on almost any aspect of it, from the top four to the relegation zone, using odds and/or advice from tipsters to influence your decisions.

Alternatively, you can grind your way to a profit using matched betting. This is a system that takes advantage of free bets provided by bookmakers to make sure you cover every outcome per bet, so you’re more likely to make a low risk profit every time. There’s less of a thrill involved, but if you’re just looking to make some money then it’s another option to consider. Check out our complete guide to matched betting for more information.

There you have it! Our October predictions for who the top four teams of the 2019-20 Premier League will be, for you to use as you see fit. But the beauty of the Premier League is that, with the best of the best coming together, nobody really knows what’s going to