Premier League Betting: Aston Villa expected to outperform Norwich and Sheffield United

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Jack Grealish Aston Villa 2018-19
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888Sport have a market available on which newly promoted team will perform best with the Championship play-off winners firm favourites at 17/20

Ahead of a new campaign of top-flight action, punters are spoilt for choice in terms of their betting options, especially online.

One of the myriad of ante post markets available on the Premier League with 888Sport is which newly promoted team will finisher higher in the table.

Aston Villa are seen as the side best equipped to deal with the step up from the Championship, priced at 17/20 (1.85).

Despite finishing 18 points behind league winners Norwich City and 13 inferior to Sheffield United, the bookmakers believe Dean Smith's side are best placed for the 2019-20 season.

Dean Smith Aston Villa celebrate

Villa have been busy in the transfer market, adding defensive reinforcements in the shape of Tyrone Mings, Kortney Hause, Matt Targett and Ezri Konsa.

Smith will need to replace the goalscoring prowess of Tammy Abraham, who has returned to Chelsea after his loan spell, having scored 25 times en-route to their play-off victory at Wembley.

The £22 million signing of Wesley from Club Brugge is another eye-catching acquisition as the 48-year-old looks to bolster his squad for the top-flight.
Championship winners Norwich are 12/5 (3.40) to be the leading promoted team with 888Sport.

Daniel Farke side has returned to the German market he knows so well, adding goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann from Schalke and securing Josip Drmic's services on a free transfer after the striker left Borussia Monchengladbach.

Teemu Pukki Norwich City

The Canaries were the most prolific team in the second-tier last term, and by some distance too. The 93 goals scored by Farke's men was at least 11 more than either of their fellow promoted teams.

If Norwich are to remain in the Premier League the form of Teemu Pukki, who netted 29 times last term, is likely to be crucial. There were goals throughout the squad though - five players scored at least eight times in their title-winning campaign.

Chris Wilder signed a new three-year contract with Sheffield United, but his side are 11/4 (3.75) underdogs to outperform their fellow promoted teams next term.

The Blades' main asset last season was their defence. Just 41 goals conceded was the joint-best in the division and formed the foundation for their return to the top-flight.

Phil Jagielka has returned to the club where the 36-year-old began his career but there have been few arrivals at Bramall Lane thus far and plenty more business is expected before the window closes.

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