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Premier League top-four odds: Likely contenders for 2022/23 season

| 22.06.2022
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Premier League top-four odds and betting preview

There is little to be gained by backing champions Manchester City (1/50) or runners-up Liverpool (1/12), but behind the big two there could be an interesting battle as we look at the Premier League top-four odds for the 2022/23 season.

Chelsea are fancied but changes are coming at Stamford Bridge, Tottenham will look to build on last term while Arsenal and Manchester United must improve to gatecrash the party.

Here we rate the chances of the traditional ‘big six’ and also take a look at the best of the rest.

Chelsea

Premier League top-four odds: 8/11

Chelsea should finish in the top four, after all, they have managed it in 17 of the last 20 campaigns. but this is a new era and a bit of a leap into the unknown post-Roman Abramovich.

The new owner has to allow boss Thomas Tuchel to refresh a squad that is starting to look stale compared with their rivals. If he does, normal service will be resumed but if he doesn’t, there will be teams queuing up to take the Blues’ place.

A fast start to the season is crucial but the fixtures could have been kinder with Everton, Tottenham, Leeds and Leicester providing the early opposition.

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Tottenham

Premier League top-four odds: 5/6

Tottenham are back at Europe’s top table after a couple of campaigns away and they look primed to stay there. Spurs were top-four regulars for four seasons from 2015-16 and fans will be confident of a similar run.

They have spent big in recruiting Yves Bissouma from Brighton after signing free agents Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic, while manager Antonio Conte is expected to bring in two or three more.

Spurs travel to London rivals Chelsea and West Ham early in the campaign but home games against Southampton, Wolves and Fulham and a trip to Nottingham Forest offers opportunity to gain some early momentum.

Manchester United

Premier League top-four odds: 11/10

Manchester United were 13 points off the top four at the end of last season and that gap looks too big for new manager Erik ten Hag to close in his first season in charge.

The chances of a quick fix, for a team who shipped 57 league goals last term, are worse than slim. Only one team in the top half of the table conceded more than United – Leicester with 59 – and fixing the defence must be Ten Hag’s priority.

He also has issues in other key areas and a return to the Champions League places is probably a season or two away.

Arsenal

Premier League top-four odds: 15/8

Arsenal scored more goals than United in 2021-22, conceded fewer and finished the campaign nine points better off.

They have gone six seasons without qualifying for the Champions League though and twice during that spell finished as low as eighth.

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They lost seven of 10 games against their big-six rivals last season and collapsed when it mattered late in the race for the top four.

If Mikel Arteta can address all this by toughening them up, the Gunners can set their sights on London rivals Chelsea and Spurs at the business end of the table and pounce on any slip.

Newcastle

Premier League top-four odds: 8/1

They couldn’t, could they? Almost certainly not but every member of the Toon Army is expecting some sort of rollercoaster ride on the back of the Saudi money rolling into St James’ Park.

Big-name signings, top half of the table and a cup run are all on the wish list and more realistic.

In 10 seasons since finishing fifth, the Magpies have never finished higher than 10th and spent one campaign in the second tier.

West Ham

Premier League top-four odds: 14/1

The Hammers threatened big things during the early part of last season but didn’t have enough in the tank to stick the pace.

Should be comfortable in the top half after finishing sixth and seventh in the last two seasons but will have the Europa Conference League to contend with.

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Leicester

Premier League top-four odds: 16/1

Their Premier League fairytale is unlikely to be repeated while Man City are Liverpool dominate the division but Leicester have threatened the top four since their title party of 2016.

They were fifth in 2020, falling short by four points, and again in 2021, this time missing fourth place by a point after losing their final two games to Chelsea and Spurs. Cup success looks more likely.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.