With the new league season in England fast approaching, analysts across the globe are starting to make their predictions. While nobody really knows who's going to win, everyone has an idea of what they think might happen in the next few months of league football. If you enjoy betting, you might want to line up some long bets or simply have a good idea of who to bet on once the season starts. You can use this handy odds calculator if you're working with American odds and want to calculate potential winnings.
With the transfer window not yet closed, some teams are still set to strengthen more. This could change their prospects, but as things stand—we're starting to get an idea about who looks strong or not. Who has spent well and could surprise next season? Which teams might struggle a bit? In this article, we're going to have a closer look.
At time of writing, Leicester have spent the most out of anyone in this season's transfer window. While there could be a few more big spenders still to come, it's clear that Leicester are gearing up for what they hope to be a successful season.
Many of Leicester's stars from when they shocked the world and won the league a few seasons back have left. But there is still a core of quality in Vardy and Schmeichel. Even though they do look set to lose Harry Maguire, they've got some of the best youth prospects in the country in Maddison and Barnes, as well as a few new signings.
Aside from their signings, Leicester will have had a full offseason to train with their experienced and innovative boss Brendan Rodgers. He joined late last season and results saw a dramatic improvement. After even more time with the squad, they could kick on even more and really start to threaten the big six. Do you think Leicester have an outside chance for the top 4? Only time will tell.
Wolves impressed everyone in their first season back in the big league. This progression looks set to continue as they have kept hold of many of their stars including Neves and by signing Jimenez on a permanent deal. There are also rumours circulating that they might be interested in Diego Costa or other big-name signings thanks to their close ties with super-agent Jorge Mendes.
Even if they don't add much more quality to their side, they have a year's more experience in the EPL and a top boss. Could they repeat last season's successes or go even further?
As Aston Villa finished the lowest in the Championship out of the three promoted teams and came up from the playoffs, you might expect them to be favorites to go down. They aren't. In fact, they're 9th favorites! That's because they've got a massive fanbase and have spent more than all of the clubs around them. Will these signings be a success? We'll have to wait and see.