Premier League 2013/2014 Betting Odds
Barclays Premier league is widely recognized as the best football league in the world, consisting of great players, teams and offers us quality football every season. The reason Premier League stands up from other leagues, is the fact that the difference between most of the teams in the Premier league is barely noticeable; anybody can beat anybody. The 2012/2013 season offered us a lot of excitement, in which Manchester United won its 20th title, ahead of city rivals Manchester City and Chelsea in the third place. The 2013/2014 season will offer us something very different, something we have not experienced in while. All favorites for the title, will start the season with new manager.
A bit surprisingly, Manchester United legend and probably the best football manager ever Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire at the end of the season, due to health condition and an upcoming surgery. This decision made football public believe that Manchester United will enter a new era and that things won’t be the same. The appointment of a fellow Scotsman David Moyes was kind of expected, as he was rumored for years to inherit the managerial position from Ferguson. Regardless of the retirement of Ferguson, Manchester United can still be considered as the favorite for the title. Yes, their chances might be a bit slimmer now, but Ferguson left a good team, with great individuals and a developed team spirit. David Moyes practically inherited a perfect team, he just needs to put the pieces together and not let the job become bigger than him. We are sure that is going to take time to adopt to Moyes’s style, but we have every reason to believe that Ferguson would not let his place up just like that, if he wasn’t certain that Moyes can continue his work.
Another big favorite for the next season Premier league title, Manchester City, is in the process of finding a new manager, as Roberto Mancini got sacked in May 2013. Manchester City easily has the best players available in the Premier league, but a better manager prevented them from winning any silverware this season. This led to eventually sacking and Manuel Pellegrini from Malaga is rumored to inherit the managerial post. In 2012/2013 season Manchester City came in second, but did not impress. The rebuild of the whole squad is needed as there are plenty of players who are surplus to requirements. With a few top signings, Manchester City could easily take over the throne from their city rivals. United lost their main card for the upcoming season and Manchester City might be the club who will use this sudden change. Sheik Mansour never had any issues with money, so the new manager will have the freedom to bring in new players, who can compete with a reborn Manchester United side and win games against smaller teams, which was also a big issue this year for the Citizens.
After sacking Roberto Di Matteo and signing Rafael Benitez as an caretaker manager for the rest of the season, Chelsea are now back on managerial search. May speculate that the search is already over and that Jose Mourinho is set to make a comeback to the Blues. In a season filled with ups & downs, Chelsea managed to claim the Europa league title and finish 3rd in the Premier league, which guarantees him a place in the Champions league next season. Chelsea have a good squad and with the return of Mourinho they could easily compete for the trophy next season. Maybe some squad changes would be necessary, but that is up to the future manager to decide.
The courtesy of all new managers managing top clubs next season might be crucial, because as much the squad is good, they will have to adapt to the new manager’s style. It is very much likely that these three teams will take the first three positions, but in which order, is very questionable.
Who wins Premier League 2013/2014?