The season is underway, and punters across the world are up and down their respective countries excited for what is expected to be a highly competitive season across all leagues.
Below, you will find the best football betting tips today that you will place before the season gets underway and pray to God everything goes as planned.
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Norwich and Newcastle to Be Promoted
The magpies reacted to their only Premier League relegation by winning the championship title and in that season, it was another of the sides who were relegated, West Bromwich, who joined the magpies in the top two.
This was just one of the few instances in the past 18 years where these teams were demoted and resurfaced immediately, though the most recent occurrence was earlier this when Hull City and Burnley shot straight back to the EPL top tier.
Newcastle to Finish the Season Unbeaten at Home
There has only been one team in the last 36 years to go through the Championship competition without a single home defeat, on their past second-tier season seven season ago, recording 18 wins out of their 23 games. This is the same club that we are predicting will finish this season unbeaten at home, especially under their new manager.
Rafael Benitez, one of the most prolific coaches in the world, has not lost any single match at St James’ Park; with the only setback in front of his fans in the 2016/2017 season for either the Magpies or Real Madrid occurring in the Clasico.
Newcastle to Score 100+ Championship Points
The 100-point Championship competition is a very common achievement as compared to the unbeaten home record, which has been achieved five times in the past 18 years – which represents a 28% strike rate – when compared to the unbeaten home record – which has only happened once in 36 matches.
The latest addition to reaching the 100 points was Leicester City prior to their promotion to the top tier in the 2013/2014 season with a total of 102 points. This was the same point number to Newcastle FC under Chris Hughton in the 2009/2010 season.
Newcastle to Win the Championship League and Blackburn Rovers to be Relegated
In the last two instances that the magpies played in the Championship, they completely dominated by winning most of their matches and being promoted even before the season ended.
This season, they are likely to repeat the same feat, especially under their new coach with odds of 13/8 to reclaim a spot in the top tier. If you have some faith in Raphael Benitez’s strong squad and Blackburn to go down this season, the odds of 16/1 are surely a good deal.
Blackburn has hired Own Coyle, who was the head coach at Houston Dynamo, a team that is ranked at the bottom of the MLS Western Conference, and have also finished in the 15th position or lower in two of the last four post-Premier League Campaigns.
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Manchester City to be on top of the Championship
Chelsea FC used to be the masters of the EPL getaway, topping the league at August just after playing their first three games.
They repeated this feat in eight consecutive seasons until the 2016/2017 where they suffered a brutal loss to Swansea and a thrashing from Manchester City, which consequently saw the citizens replace them at the league’s top position at the end of August.
The league holders were on top after three matches in the 2016/2017 season despite eventually falling into the fourth position – their worst performance in the past 6 years – and did not drop a point until the sixth week. This was also the fifth campaign in a row where they were occupying the fourth position or higher at that point.
Their new coach, Pep Guardiola, seems to have a schedule that is far much simpler than Manuel Pellegrini's final opening – recording a 3-0 win against West Bromwich, a 2-0 victory against Everton and winning against Chelsea.
Pep’s opening fixtures, however, favor him, as he opens his coaching career in the Premier League by hosting Sunderland and West Ham before traveling to Stoke City, who lost their first home encounter in the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 season.
Middlesbrough to Feature in the Top-4
Don’t be deceived into thinking that the Big Four will lock down the top four spots early in the season. Last season, Leicester City were in the top spot just after three weeks.
Swansea and Aston Villa shot in the top spot in the 2014/2015 season while West Bromwich and Swansea were the top teams in the 2012/2013 season. This season, I strongly believe that Middlesbrough is geared up to shock many punters this season. I can support this for the following reasons.
First, they have a very good momentum having closed the Championship with 10 unbeaten matches. Moreover, they’ve signed Alvaro Negredo, “The Beast” and Victor Fischer, who are well performing and consistent strikers.
Moreover, they have a good record of starting their campaigns strongly, having won their first three matches in the 2014/2015 championship competition.
However, the most compelling reason why you should back them is their very favorable fixtures. They start with Stoke City at home, before traveling to Sunderland and West Bromwich later in the month.
From the fixtures, not only have they triumph in the most recent Runnings of the first two matches, the three mentioned teams have failed to record a win in their first three games in last year’s competition.
The Improbable | Swansea to Be in the Top
A lot of negativity has been surrounding Swansea, especially after selling some of their top-performing strikers without trying to secure their replacement.
Additionally, the negativity is since there is a rumor that they are also going to part ways with Andre Ayew before the end of the transfer window. An authoritative start to the 2016/2017 season will certainly calm this negative energy.
Having featured in the top four just after one month, in the two of the last four years, they look to repeat the same feat with very flexible fixtures ahead of them. They start with the Clarets, before traveling to Hull city and finally finishing the month at Leicester City.