Decoding the Premier League title puzzle isn't always easy and this season promises another fascinating test for punters to get their heads around.
Manchester City were expected to romp to victory under Pep Guardiola last term and they're the favourites this time around, too. dabblebet go 7/4 (2.75) that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss brings domestic success to the Etihad Stadium at the second time of asking after a summer of investment.
Next in the market come champions Chelsea, who are 3/1 (4.0) to retain the crown that they won last season, having gone off at twice that price in the betting. However, Antonio Conte's men look to have plenty left to do on and off the pitch if the Community Shield was anything to go by and will surely need to add reinforcements if they are to cope with the Champions League campaign as well as their title defence.
As if the potential rewards weren't enough, anyone placing £20 on the outright Premier League market will get a £5 free bet every time their selection(s) score three or more in any league game during August. This applies to all selections in the regular outright market made in cash, but not enhanced prices. T&C's apply.
The value could now lie with Manchester United, who are 15/4 (4.75) to improve on their poor showing under Jose Mourinho last term. They finished well off the pace, but conceded the second fewest goals behind Spurs and did have a very busy campaign including a run to the Europa League title which takes it's toll, perhaps moreso than Europe's premier club competition.
That foundation, combined with the big money move for Romelu Lukaku who is a proven Premier League marksman should see United take the step up to be genuine contenders, especially having moved Wayne Rooney on instead of trying to fit him into the side for another year.
Mourinho has an incredible record of success in his second season at clubs around Europe, having always won the domestic title at the second time of asking with Porto, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea twice.
Unlike the market leaders, United seem to be fine tuning their squad, rather than overhauling it ans it's tricky to trust City's backline with so many new faces to get settled in and no new centre back as of yet, leaving them vulnerable if Vincent Kompany gets injured once more.
Tottenham have been enhanced to 11/1 (12.0) with dabblebet but can they settle into Wembley in time to lay down another challenge? The squad is exceptionally talented, they've kept the group together - except for Kyle Walker - but a change of stadium has seen them priced up at much bigger odds than had they still been at White Hart Lane. They'll surely have their backers at this double figure quote though.
Arsenal were 9/1 (10.0) but have also been subject to a price boost up to 11/1 (12.0) too. The Gunners missed out on the Champions League places but have added Alexandre Lacazette to their squad this summer for some more attacking potency. Will the former Lyon man be enough to propel Wenger's side to more silverware after a series of seasons where they've been on the fringes of things rather than fighting it out at the top?
dabblebet have pushed Liverpool out to 14/1 (15.0) for those who believe Jurgen Klopp will turn the Reds from top four contenders into title challengers despite not adding any significant signings in the summer window yet. The odds would suggest they certainly have a long way to go at this point in time.
At the current prices, 15/4 (4.75) about Mourinho continuing his incredible second season success looks more than fair, especially with the promise of a £5 free bet every time the Reds net three times or more in any league game during August.