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Opinion: Early season predictions from top to bottom

It may be incredibly early to be making Premier League predictions but isn’t that half the fun of being a football fan?

With so much of the transfer window still to go, there is much to be decided (including the title and relegation) before a ball is even kicked but the early season does mean there are plenty of offers to take advantage of with online betting sites including sign up bonuses and strong odds in the outright markets.

So, with the above in mind, who is going to do what in this seasons Premier League?

Winner: Manchester City

It seems crazy that the man who has guided the Citizens to two Premier League titles, three League Cups, and two FA Cups is currently under pressure after a less than perfect season.

Manchester City are a wounded animal and will not be allowed to fail again under Guardiola’s stewardship.

After securing their first Premier League title, a huge weight will have been lifted from Liverpool’s shoulders and it is hard to see them retaining that constant high-level pressure on themselves from the last two season.

The Reds could be in danger of taking their foot off the gas and City are the only real challengers to the throne.

Top four: Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea

Liverpool may take their foot of the gas somewhat, but not enough to be in any danger of failing to make the top four.

That leaves another two spaces up for grabs with City the likely league winners.

One can hardly argue that of Manchester United carry their end of season form into the 2020/21 campaign then they will without a doubt break into the top four once again (and maybe even trouble the leaders) which leaves just one space left.

We have gone for Chelsea to fill it largely because of the likely transfer activity the Blues will make. The signing of Kai Havertz from Leverkusen could be the difference and if they manage to bring in a new keeper, the Blues could comfortably lock out a top four.

Relegation: Brighton, Sheffield United, Fulham

A controversial topic this one but one that needs addressing.

Brighton have been floating just above the drop zone ever since they earned promotion in 2017 and only survived this season thanks to sharing the highest number of draws in the league.

As we always see, you can only keep your head above water for so long and one feels the Seagulls may just get caught out this season.

Newly promoted Fulham have hopefully learned a few lessons after their last Premier League promotion but showed elements of weakness in the Championship on their way to playoff success.

They could just as easily get caught out though and look the likeliest of the three promoted sides to get relegated.

Sheffield United may be a controversial choice but we have seen many times before a side perform well above their benchmark in season one only to fall flat in season two. Huddersfield are a prime example of this and the Blades have the capability of copying their Yorkshire rivals.      

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