The Premier League season is just over a week away and teams will already have an idea of where they want to finish, but who are favorites to get in the top four?
The world’s most competitive league is soon to start again and the excitement is building. Now there are arguably eight sides who could make a good case for getting in the top four. Liverpool, City, United and Chelsea were the ones who got their last season, with it going down to the very last game of the season.
You can pretty much guarantee City will finish in the top four as they are the favourites to win the Premier League, and most probably Liverpool and Chelsea too, leaving one spot left. As the old saying goes “it’s a marathon, not a sprint”, which Liverpool showed last season by getting into the top four on the final day.
Premier League Top 4 Predictions
Manchester United – 8/15
In the 20/21 season, United surpassed their and everyone else’s expectations by finishing second in the table. They have been trying to close the gap to the top ever since Ferguson left in 2013 and last year was probably their best since. Bruno Fernandes has been a huge help in doing so and United have further strengthened this summer with Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane.
On paper, United have a good enough squad to probably be challenging for the title now, however, it has been far from that so far. They have won just half of their games so far and haven’t played any of the “Big Six” sides yet. They need to be winning the games against the lower sides, if they want to get top four again this year.
Tottenham Hotspurs – 7/2
Spurs went through change this summer, with Nuno Espirito Santo coming in as the new manager. He got off to a good start but there has been a lack of goals in the side. It took until game week 8 for Kane to open both his scoring and assisting account for the season.
For Spurs to get into the top four, they are going to need Harry Kane to be at his best now for the remainder of the season. Nuno has made his side more defensively solid but this seems to have cost him at the other end of the pitch. He needs to find a balance to give his side the best chance this season!
Arsenal – 11/2
Under Wenger, Arsenal were ever-present in the Champions League and top four. Since then they have really struggled and last season’s eighth-place finish was no different. Currently, the club needs a restructure in terms of players and those in charge.
With Arteta, we are yet to see why Arsenal could challenge for the top-four. They do have some promising young players coming through at the moment in Smith-Rowe, Saka, and Tierney. Arsenal have improved of late but it’s the consistency with them that is the issue. They can win several games in a row and then go on and lose the same amount of games consecutively.
Leicester – 8/1
For the two seasons in a row now, Leicester have missed out on the top four on the final day. They also struggled with injuries last season but their main problem was they are so reliant on their starting eleven and if some of the key players get injured, their squad isn’t strong enough to replace such players.
Missing out on the final day shows that Leicester are actually strong enough to push for the top four. To get in there this season, they need to not drop points to the ‘lower’ sides in the table. If they can do this, they could have a good chance.
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