Betting Xpert Editor
There was something wrong about Manchester United the whole of last season. Results weren’t pathetic (they were within an earshot to finish fourth) but the performances weren’t encouraging. Some of the old timers have voiced their displeasure saying that this was as bad as it gets. And for a club of the stature and pedigree as United, the results were damaging. Ed Woodward made another set of changes hoping that the new team will save him the ignominy this season. How will the Red Devils fare in 2016-17 season?
Another season of English Premier League (EPL) is on the anvil which is good news for all football lovers. With the transfer season seeing some of the biggest names moving to the Premier League, this year promises to be one of the most exciting. We preview the action in the first weekend.
Leicester City start their title defense at newly promoted Hull City. The Tigers are one of the most under-prepared sides of this season and the Foxes should win easily. Jamie Vardy at odds of 7/5 (William Hill) is a good bet to be anytime scorer.
You just need to look at the enormous money that’s flowing into English Premier League (EPL) to understand and appreciate the popularity of it. And the 2016-17 season has already set the right tone with some big names – players as well as managers – making their way to England. When the first ball is kicked on August 13th, Saturday – the new season will start with all fervor.
|Arsenal FC transfer table- new players - season 2016-2017|
|Arrivals||Age||Nat.||Position||Market value||Moving from||Country||Transfer fee|
|Granit Xhaka||23||Central Midfield||£29.75m||Borussia Mönchengladbach||£38.25m|
|Takuma Asano||21||Centre Forward||£1.02m||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||£3.40m|
|Rob Holding||20||Centre Back||£213k||Bolton Wanderers||£2.55m|
|Mathieu Debuchy||30||Right-Back||£6.38m||FC Girondins Bordeaux||End of loan|
|Leicester City FC - 2016-2017|
|Arrivals||Age||Nat.||Position||Market value||Moving from||Club Country||Transfer fee|
|Ahmed Musa||23||Centre Forward||£15.30m||CSKA Moscow||£16.58m|
|Nampalys Mendy||24||Defensive Midfield||£6.38m||OGC Nice||£13.18m|
|Bartosz Kapustka||19||Attacking Midfield||£4.25m||Cracovia Kraków||£7.65m|
|Ron-Robert Zieler||27||Keeper||£6.80m||Hannover 96||£2.98m|
|Luis Hernández||26||Centre Back||£2.13m||Sporting Gijón||Free transfer|
|Andrej Kramaric||25||Centre Forward||£6.38m||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||End of loan|
|Yohan Benalouane||29||Centre Back||£2.55m||ACF Fiorentina||End of loan|