Premier League without big 7 betting offers value to punters
FootyOn experts assess the special Premier League without big 7 betting market provided by betway.
We’ve spent the latter stages of pre-season seeking unique betting opportunities for Premier League punters and this latest piece is no different.
Betway have recognised how open the English top-flight looks beyond the seven heavyweight clubs that spend big.
This market isn’t concerned with Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United.
It’s all about who will finish as best of the rest behind them.
Read on as we put forward the main candidates in the Premier League without big 7 betting…
Although the Saints have made a change of coach this summer with Mauricio Pellegrino replacing Claude Puel, there is plenty of continuity on the south coast.
England cap Jay Rodriguez – a forward you sensed the St Mary’s staff had lost faith in since a serious knee injury – and reserve right back Cuco Martina are the only notable first-team departures so far.
That could change with star Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk handing in a transfer request, but Southampton have sold players before and still maintained their position.
Evidence of this comes from the fact Saints have made four consecutive top 8 finishes, including breaking up the big 7 in consecutive seasons (2014/15 and 2015/16).
Provided Pellegrino performs in the dugout as predecessors like namesake Mauricio Pochettino, Ronald Koeman and Puel did, then Southampton may be worthy 100/30 favourites in the Premier League without big 7 betting now available.
If the Foxes overachieved when defying the odds and winning the 2015/16 Premier League title, they certainly underachieved when trying to defend it last term.
Nobody expect Leicester to really challenge again, but 12th place was below bar.
The East Midlands outfit’s wealthy Asian owners have invested in the squad again, adding the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho in attack, Vicente Iborra in midfield and Harry Maguire at the back.
Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez wants out of Leicester, but there is enough depth to their squad to cope.
The Foxes may be worth a flutter for a top 8 finish after all at 7/2.
West Ham United
The Hammers’ maiden season at the Olympic/London Stadium was too poor to be true, but they should be getting used to their new surroundings.
Slaven Bilic certainly needs to improve on 11th, given he has spent over £35,000,000 on bolstering his attacking options.
West Ham should be better for the acquisitions of proven Premier League performers like Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.
Loaned in goalie Joe Hart has something to prove at the other end too, and he has joined a club that is hungry for relative success.
You can back the Hammers at a fabulous 5/1 in the Premier League without big 7 betting this season.
The Cherries cracked the top 10 last term and have made some smart signings since.
Jermain Defoe on a free could turn out to be the Bosman of the summer, as Bournemouth took advantage of the veteran poacher’s relegation release clause in his Sunderland contract.
A proven Premier League performer up top is supplemented by purchases to strengthen defence and the goalkeeper position.
Eddie Howe now has Nathan Ake for keeps and ex-Chelsea teammate Asmir Begovic joins him at Dean Court.
These players can ensure further progress, leaving Bournemouth looking overpriced at 8/1 for a top 8 finish.
And so to our outside shouts, the Toon Army.
Rafael Benitez has galvanised the Magpies from a low ebb and brought them straight back up from the Championship.
There’s a feel good factor around St James’ Park and that momentum could easily be carried into this campaign.
It is a big ask to make the top eight on their first season back, but Benitez has always been an ambitious coach.
Odds of 9/1 about Newcastle in the Premier League without big 7 betting cannot be ignored.
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