Where does the value currently lie when it comes to betting on football outrights in all four of England’s top divisions?
Here, we run through the latest football outright betting in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.
After winning last season’s Premier League by a comfortable 12-point margin, it’s little surprise defending champions Man City start out as 71/100 favourites to reign supreme for a fourth time in five seasons.
It’s their Champions League vanquishers Chelsea who are currently the team most strongly backed to knock them from their perch.
Thomas Tuchel’s Blues were much improved after the German’s arrival at the start of the year. With further squad strengthening expected this summer, they are 5/1 to lift a first title in five years next May.
A limp title defence ended on a high note for Liverpool last season as they rallied to secure a third-place finish and elite European football for 2021/22.
With their mammoth injury list clearing up and some smart recruitment mooted, Jürgen Klopp’s team will surely go closer this time around and are 103/20 to add to their sole EPL title.
Can Ole Gunnar Solksjaer convert Man Utd into genuine title contenders after flashes of promise last season. The Europa League final defeat to Villarreal suggests he still has work to do to make Utd genuine world-beaters again, but they are 15/2 to snatch the trophy from under the noses of their cross-city neighbours.
Finally, you can never mention a Premier League winner market these days without a reference to Leicester City. The 5,000-1 days are a distant memory now for Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes. They shape up as a 40-1 shot to land a second Premier League trophy.
Norwich and Watford proved once again last season that the gap could be growing between the top flight and the EFL Championship as both teams coasted towards an instant return.
Will it be the same story this time around as Fulham (11/2), West Brom (13/2) and Sheffield Utd (9/1) seek a return at the first attempt?
All three clubs have the squads to mount a sustained charge but will start the campaign as unknown quantities after a summer of managerial upheaval at all three clubs.
Of the three, it’s Sheffield Utd who might just be set fair to start strongly after moving swiftly to appoint Slaviša Jokanović back in May.
Away from this year’s probable ‘big three’, the one team from the EPL class of 2019/20 that faltered also lead the way in the early betting.
Bournemouth (9/1) are another team starting out under new management with Scott Parker the man tasked with masterminding an automatic promotion bid after last season’s play-off disappointment.
Of the longer-price outsiders, the trio of Cardiff City (16/1), Nottingham Forest (16/1) and Middlesbrough (17/1) look appealing given the wealth of experience in the dugout at those three clubs.
Could one from the wily trio of Mick McCarthy, Chris Hughton or Neil Warnock add another Championship’s winners medal to their collections?
If you’re seeking out value, League One could be the place to find it, as potentially the most fascinating of the EFL leagues to watch unravel over the year ahead.
It’s one that once again features a melting pot of fallen giants and ambitious disruptors in 2021/22, and this league has proven to be no respecter of reputation in recent seasons.
Sunderland (13/2) once again start out towards the top of the betting despite falling short for three seasons in a row.
However, that unwanted familiarity with this level means they might be better placed than Sheffield Wednesday (8/1) to strike as the Owls continue to battle off-field issues.
It was another dire season for Ipswich Town (19/2) fans in 2020/21, with the majority probably grateful for games behind closed doors.
They have a first-class manager in Paul Cook to challenge despite his slow start last year. Will a full pre-season help him tilt the Tractor Boys towards being title contenders?
Rotherham Utd (13/1) can never be discounted as the ultimate yo-yo team between the second and third tiers, while Oxford Utd (14/1) have been in the play-off mix for two seasons now and have proven they can finish a regular campaign strongly.
Things are finally also looking up in Lancashire, with Wigan Athletic (67/4) and Bolton (17/1) both looking to build on the green shoots of recovery shown in the previous campaign.
Finally, the League Two outright winner market is also awash with plenty of interesting punts if you know where to find them.
Ambitious Salford City (6/1) head the market and look to have made a shrewd appointment in plumping for a safe pair of hands in Gary Bowyer.
The former Blackpool boss was handed the job full-time over the summer and has form at this level after guiding the Tangerines to promotion back in 2017.
Mansfield Town (10/1) backers have been badly burned in recent seasons, with expected promotion charges failing to materialise both in 2019/20 and 2020/21.
A full pre-season under the vastly experienced Nigel Clough means the Stags at least enter the campaign in the best possible shape to make a flying start after some dubious managerial appointments prior to his arrival in the hotseat.
Bristol Rovers (10/1) also turned to a big name to resurrect their flagging League One survival bid in 2020/21. That experience turned sour for Joey Barton, and after a respectable if ultimately unproductive time at Fleetwood Town, this looks a fascinating test of his ability to mount a sustained promotion charge.
The rebirth of Bradford City (12/1) looks long overdue. After plenty of chopping and changing in recent times, they didn’t waste any time in appointing Derek Adams from Morecambe in the wake of the Shrimps’ play-off final win.
The Scotsman isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but has arguably the best CV around when it comes to getting out of this division. A few smart acquisitions this pre-season could catapult League Two’s ultimate sleeping giant firmly into the mix.
2021/22 Football Outright Betting
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