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Best EPL Bets to Target Before the 2019/20 Season Resumes in June

| June 13, 2020 2:33 am PDT
Best EPL Bets to Target Before the 2019/20 Season Resumes

The resumption of the 2019/20 Premier League season is fast approaching. After three months without any top-flight soccer in England, the EPL is set to restart on Wednesday, June 17, and there is still plenty to sort out at both ends of the table.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Liverpool has already run away with the title. What else needs to be decided? Well, if you stray away from the regular outright betting markets, there is still a lot of money to be made elsewhere.

As well as being able to bet on the top four race and the relegation battle, 10Bet is offering a wide range of different markets. You can now bet on who will finish in the top ten or the bottom ten, and you can even back teams to avoid relegation.

In this post, I cover some of the more obscure markets and share my English Premier League best bets for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

Wolves to Finish in the Top Five – 3.75

With Manchester City facing a two-year ban from European club competition, the race to finish in the top five has suddenly become hugely significant.

Assuming that Man City finishes in the top four and the ban is upheld, the team sitting fifth at the end of the campaign will qualify for next season’s Champions League. And Wolves are one of the teams who could benefit from the situation.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side currently sits sixth, level with Sheffield United on 43 points and just two points behind fifth-place Manchester United. Following a hugely successful comeback campaign in the EPL last term, the Wanderers have managed to avoid the dreaded “second-season syndrome” this time around.

In fact, Wolves haven’t just survived this season. They have established themselves as one of the Premier League’s most exciting teams, with forwards Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore the stars of the show.

As well as boasting a talented squad, Wolves’ favorable run-in also makes them genuine top-five contenders. The West Midlands outfit returns with three consecutive games against teams in the bottom five, and they have already beaten West Ham, Bournemouth, and Aston Villa this term.

In my post for the EPL top four race, I predicted that Wolves would narrowly miss out this season. But I can see Santo’s men clinching fifth, so odds of 3.75 for Wolves to finish in the top five seem too good to miss.

Burnley to Finish in the Top Ten – 2.90

Burnley started the season strongly and was sitting fifth after losing just two of their opening eight league games. But following ten defeats in their next 14 outings, the Clarets plummeted to fifteenth. At the turn of the year, Burnley looked set to become involved in the relegation battle.

However, a seven-game unbeaten run leading up to the break — which began with notable victories over Leicester and Man Utd — propelled the Lancashire club back into the top half of the table.

Mid-table in the EPL is looking pretty congested at the moment. Eighth-place Tottenham Hotspur has 41 points, while fifteenth-place Southampton is on 34 points. But considering that Burnley will resume the season in tenth on 39 points, I think Sean Dyche’s side stands an excellent chance of finishing in the top ten.

Burnley returns to action with a testing fixture against Man City, but winnable games against relegation strugglers Watford, West Ham, Norwich, and Brighton should see the Clarets accumulate plenty of points in the coming weeks.

There really isn’t any point in betting on the likes of Spurs, Arsenal, and Sheffield United in this market, as their odds are far too low. But Burnley’s price of 2.90 to finish in the top ten offers excellent value.

Everton to Finish in the Bottom Ten – 2.10

It’s fair to say that Everton has endured a disappointing 2019/20 campaign so far. Marco Silva was sacked in December with the club hovering just above the relegation zone, and legendary manager Carlo Ancelotti was brought in to steady the ship.

There is no denying that the team’s performances improved following Ancelotti’s appointment, but it feels like there is still plenty of rebuilding to do before Everton can challenge the country’s top sides once again.

As things stand, the Toffees find themselves twelfth. A 4-0 hammering at the hands of Chelsea in their previous game ensured that the club entered the unexpected lay-off in the bottom half of the table, and a series of tricky upcoming fixtures suggests that Everton won’t break into the top ten again this season.

After suffering a humiliating 5-2 defeat in the Merseyside derby back in December, I don’t think Everton will be looking forward to facing Liverpool in their first game back. And with games against UCL hopefuls Leicester, Tottenham, Wolves, and Sheff Utd still to come, the Toffees are likely to struggle for consistency after the restart.

You can get odds of 1.66 for Everton to finish in the top ten, but I like the look of Everton to finish in the bottom ten at the very attractive price of 2.10.

Bournemouth to Avoid Relegation – 1.90

If you’re planning to wager on this season’s relegation battle, I highly recommend checking out my guide to betting on the 2019/20 EPL relegation battle. Meanwhile, 10Bet has created a market which allows you to bet on teams not to be relegated, and I believe this could be equally as lucrative.

Bournemouth is the bookies’ third-favorite to go down right now, behind Norwich and Aston Villa. The Cherries’ price for relegation is 1.80, but you can get odds of 1.90 for them to beat the drop.

It goes without saying that Bournemouth is one of the Premier League’s least wealthy clubs. But despite their inferiority, manager Eddie Howe has continuously worked wonders to keep the south coast side in England’s top tier for five consecutive seasons.

Sure, Bournemouth has flirted with relegation in recent years. But the team has always managed to get out of trouble. The Cherries haven’t exactly enjoyed a good campaign up to now, but I believe their experience at this level will give them an edge as we approach the business end of the season.

In all fairness, the club has been blighted by injuries this term, and that hasn’t helped their cause. But the three-month lay-off has allowed key players such as David Brooks to return to full fitness, and this will give the team a big boost.

Bournemouth is currently just inside the bottom three, although Watford and West Ham are just ahead with the same number of points. I’m backing Howe’s side to turn things around and avoid relegation.

Sergio Aguero to Win the Golden Boot – 6.00

I’m not going to go into too much detail here about why I think backing Sergio Aguero to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer is a good idea, as I’ve already taken an in-depth look at betting on the 2019/20 Golden Boot race in a previous post.

However, given that Aguero’s odds are so high in this market, I believe it’s definitely worth mentioning again.

Jamie Vardy is the bookies’ favorite to win this season’s Golden Boot at 2.85. The Leicester forward has netted 19 times so far and currently sits three goals clear of Aguero in the goalscoring charts. But with nine full rounds of fixtures remaining, there is still plenty of time for the Argentine to overtake Vardy.

It’s worth pointing out that Man City’s star striker is averaging a goal every 88 minutes in the EPL this season. By contrast, Vardy is averaging a goal every 117 minutes.

And just in case you need further convincing, City finishes the season with a run of six straight games against bottom-eight clubs. Pep Guardiola’s side is renowned for thrashing the smaller teams in the division, so Aguero will surely be licking his lips at the prospect of adding to his tally.

Final Thoughts

The title race may be over, but don’t let that deter you from betting on the EPL for the rest of the 2019/20 season. After all, there are still countless outright markets for us to take advantage of.

I particularly like the look of Wolves’ odds to finish in the top five, and it’s also difficult to ignore Sergio Aguero’s price of 6.00 in the Golden Boot market. Having said that, I believe all the picks I have included in this post offer great value.

If you want to follow my suggestions, or if you’ve got your own ideas, make sure you use the most reliable online soccer betting sites to place your Premier League bets.

And if you’re looking for more content like this, why not head over to our soccer blog?

Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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