Bournemouth bets among Premier League region tips
FootyOn experts give their Premier League region tips ahead of the 2017/18 season, which feature Bournemouth bets and more.
In the spirit of offering betting opportunities that are a little different, Paddy Power have priced up the coming Premier League campaign region by region.
That means there is money to be made on unique markets, with odds available on who will be the best southern (south coast), London, Midlands and Northwest club.
Wagers on these markets will win if the Premier League team you choose finishes the season higher than all others in that designated area.
With that explained, check out our Premier League region tips for this term…
Bournemouth bets best for top south coast club
There are a trio of teams competing to be best on the south coast; Southampton, newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion and Bournemouth.
Just staying up in their maiden Premier League campaign is the likely limit of the Seagulls’ ambitions.
It has taken Chris Hughton’s side a long time and many attempts to even reach the top-flight.
The Saints, meanwhile, are under new management as Claude Puel was axed over the summer and replaced by Mauricio Pellegrino.
Just because his name sounds similar to a St Mary’s predecessor doesn’t mean the Argentine will do as good a job.
Bournemouth bets are backed up by this being their third successive Premier League season.
They finished level on points with Southampton last term, but look far more stable.
Saints have changed coaches in three of the last four seasons, while Howe has first guided and then kept the Cherries in the Premier League.
Bournemouth look to have done the best transfer business too, signing proven poacher Jermain Defoe on a free from Sunderland.
They have also brought versatile defender Nathan Ake back to Dean Court, where he is joined by old Chelsea teammate Asmir Begovic.
Backing Bournemouth bets make plenty of sense, then.
Baggies great price for top Midlands team again
In the Midlands, meanwhile, Leicester City are made favourites to finish ahead of Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion after struggling last term.
There is no value in backing the former Premier League champions, however.
Like the fallen Foxes, who could lose 2016 PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez, there are reasons to bet against the Potters too.
Mark Hughes’ men have sold wide forwards Marko Arnautovic and Jon Walters to Premier League rivals West Ham United and Burnley respectively.
Tony Pulis hopes he has solved his striker shortage with the signing of England cap Jay Rodriguez from Southampton.
Virtually the same West Brom side finished in the top 10 last season, so they can do so again with more firepower.
Man Utd may be wise wager in Northwest
It is very tempting to just talk up Manchester City to be best in their region after all the money they have spent.
Kyle Walker apart, however, none of Pep Guardiola’s summer signings are proven in the Premier League.
Both Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva won Ligue 1 in France with Monaco last season, while new goalkeeper Ederson Moraes lifted trophies with Portuguese giants Benfica.
The Premier League is a considerable step up for these names, though, and the same can be said for former Real Madrid full back flop Danilo.
Merseyside duo Liverpool and Everton, meanwhile, have taken some big money gambles on their own recruitment.
The Toffees cashing in on Romelu Lukaku and replacing him with a combination of prodigal son Wayne Rooney and Spanish youngster Sandro Ramirez is a clear risk.
Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, has splashed big on Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, who Chelsea discarded a few years back, and made a more modest signing for the troublesome left back berth in Andy Robertson.
Kop idol Philippe Coutinho continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona, however, and that is the worry with Liverpool.
With Burnley rank outsiders in the Northwest area, the smart money might be on Lukaku’s new employers Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho beat old club Chelsea to capture the big Belgian frontman, who has been prolific in the Premier League.
He looks a smart addition alongside Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, so the Red Devils appeal at 13/8.
In the top London club betting, it’s hard to look past odds-on favourites Chelsea as Spurs have sold a key player and Arsenal have something to find on their rivals.
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