Premier League #OddsOnThat Tips: Special outright bets for the 20/21 season

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Andy Schooler thinks Hakim Ziyech will quickly make his mark at Chelsea

Ahead of the return of the Premier League, the Betfair traders have priced up a vast array of #OddsOnThat outright bets so we asked our football experts to each pick their favourite...

"With the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic to get on the end of his delivery, Ziyech can make it into double figures in his debut Premier League season."

Ziyech to be Chelsea's creator

Andy Schooler: Hakim Ziyech to assist 10 or more goals @ 15/8

The former Ajax man looks an exciting addition to the Chelsea squad with his ability to take on defenders and cut into central positions. He'll score both score and assist at Stamford Bridge. He's managed at least 13 assists in his last four Eredivisie seasons and while it's clearly an easier division in which to create, the fact is he made no more than 24 appearances in any of those campaigns, often held back for Champions League games.

With the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic to get on the end of his delivery, Ziyech can make it into double figures in his debut Premier League season.

Goals galore for these three

Simon Mail: One or more goal in every individual Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea match @ 33/1


This bet looks generously priced considering the potent attacks these three powerhouses offer. Liverpool's goalless draw against Everton last season was the only match featuring this trio which failed to produce a goal and it is surely worth gambling on this 33/1 shot.

Manchester City scored a league high 102 goals during the last campaign and are bound to be among the top scorers again. Liverpool's ruthless front three will take some stopping while Chelsea's attack has been strengthened by Timo Werner's arrival. Frank Lampard's side still look weak defensively and their matches look set up for goals at both ends.

Saints go marching in

Mark O'Haire: One or more goals in every Southampton match @ 7/1

The Premier League has averaged a minimum of 2.70 goals per-game in nine of the past 11 renewals, and in the two most recent top-flight terms, a total of just 43 (6%) of the 760 fixtures have concluded goalless. In 2019/20, Man City, Chelsea and Southampton's matches all produced at least a solitary strike, whilst Liverpool, Man Utd and West Ham delivered a sole bore-draw last time out.

But I want to focus on Southampton here with 7/1 quotes on one or more goals in every Premier League encounter this season holding plenty of appeal with the odds suggesting just a 13% chance of success.

However, Ralph Hassenhutl has now overseen 61 league games in charge of the Saints with only one ending goalless as contests have averaged a very healthy 2.93 goals.

Division-wide, the Premier League has shown just a 5% hit-rate for 0-0 scorelines and Southampton themselves have displayed a penchant for high-scoring shootouts under the Austrian's watch so I'm more than happy to follow the numbers and support 7/1 quotes on the Saints' outings again featuring goals galore in 2020/21.

The tale of two London clubs

Paul Robinson: Arsenal Top 4 Finish and Crystal Palace to be Relegated @ 11/1

Arsenal have looked more like the Gunners of old as each game passes with Mikel Arteta at the helm. They produced two great performances when winning against Man City and Chelsea in the FA Cup, and continued that in the Community Shield when beating Liverpool on penalties. Spurs look weak, and while Chelsea have strengthened significantly, I am not convinced by Manchester United either.

Crystal Palace were dreadful post-lockdown, and other than the signing of Eberechi Eze, they haven't added anyone of note to their squad. I really do have concerns about their chances of survival this season.

Ole's Old Trafford to be a fortress

Kevin Hatchard: Manchester United to stay unbeaten at home @ 20/1

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has work to do to get Manchester United involved in a title race, but there was clear improvement in the second half of last season. United only suffered two home defeats in the Premier League last season, to Crystal Palace and Burnley, and they secured wins at Old Trafford against Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City. It's also worth noting that United lost just two of their final 25 games of the season in all competitions.

Five results, big price

Steve Rawlings: Man City win the league, Liverpool outside the top 2, Arsenal top 4 finish, Leeds top half finish & West Brom relegated @ 75/1

Aiming for five correct outcomes is maybe a little ambitious, but at 75/1 I'm happy to take a chance on Man City win the league, Liverpool outside the top 2, Arsenal top 4 finish, Leeds top half finish & West Brom relegated.

We've witnessed just one successful Premier League defence in the last ten years so the Reds experiencing a dip wouldn't be the biggest surprise ever. Both Chelsea and Arsenal look poised to improve so second place behind the odds-on favourites, Man City, is by no means a given. Championship winners Leeds remind me of Wolves when they came up, in that their style of football should be bettered suited to the Premier League and West Brom bouncing straight back down to the Championship again would be far from unexpected.

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Andrew Atherley: Kevin De Bruyne assist 16 or more goals @ 6/4

Kevin De Bruyne is the Premier League's outstanding midfielder and, assuming he stays fit, this looks well within his range. He topped this category last season with 20 assists and he has reached at least 16 in two other seasons for Manchester City.

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Jamie Pacheco: Man City to score in every EPL game @ 10/1

I think we'll all agree that last year was an extremely poor season by their (Man City's) high standards but a handful of strong signings later and we may see City back to something like their best.

There will be no Messi after all, but their front-line remains one of the strongest attacks in world football. I'd be amazed if they didn't score in every home game, which just leaves trips away to the likes of Man United, Tottenham and above all, Liverpool, as games I'd be worried about. But not worried enough to not go in at a great price.

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