On Saturday August 8 2014 the time has come! The English Premier League 2014/2015 opens its gates to the 116. playing period. Everyone probably remembers how Manchester City won the championship 2013/2014 on the very last day ahead of surprise runner-up FC Liverpool and FC Chelsea with “The Special One” Jose Mourinho. It has been a turbulent last season with many surprises like the disappointing seventh place of the Red Devils from Manchester, who did not qualify for an European competition for the first time since 1989/90, and the relegation of Fulham FC from London, only to mention two examples.
The opening of this year’s season takes place in the theatre of dreams, the Old Trafford Stadium, where Manchester United faces Swansea. The team of the new signed-coach Louis van Gaal will try everything possible in order to forget the last season and win the opening match. The odd for United’s win is 1.32. More than a surprise would be the victory of Swansea, which would multiply your stake by a factor of 10. If Swansea is able to score one point, Rivalo offers an odd of 5.2.
No matter how the kick-off match of the new Premier League season will end, the bookmakers at Rivalo are sure that Manchester United will loom large in the battle for this year’s championship, which is reflected by the odds of the champions bet. The respective odd for the Red Devils from Manchester is 5.5 and only Chelsea, with an odd of 2.9 and the local rivals, the Citizens from Manchester, with an odd of 3.1, are ahead in the standings of the champions bet. The Blues from London are not handled without good reason as the favourite for the title. The club, which is strongly pushed financially by Roman Abramowitsch, signed some high-quality players during the transfer time. Among others, Chelsea could attract star-striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid and also welcomed some returnees. World-class goal keeper Thibaut Courtois was retrieved after being loaned to Atletico Madrid and 2000ies Chelsea star Didier Drogba returned to the Stamford Bridge after stops in China and Turkey.
The fans of the Gunners would also love to see a champion from London, of course from another district, especially as the team, coached by Arsene Wenger, has won the championship 10 years ago. Since the world cup in Brazil the DFB part of the team, Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, who belong to the permanent staff of the team, have enhanced their appearance with the title of the world champion – and it is possible, at least according to the media, that Sami Khedira will join them as well. A wager on Arsenal’s win of the Premier League offers an odd of 7.0.
You should also not forget FC Liverpool when placing your bet on the next champion. If the Reds win the championship, the stake would be multiplied by a factor of 10. The team was really close during the past few years, so will we hear “You’ll never walk alone” as this year’s champion anthem? But as it is commonly known, there could be some surprises as well. How about placing a champion’s bet on Newcastle United? Rivalo.com offers a top-odd of 1000 for this result.
Taking a closer look at the qualifications for the international competitions, the top three teams secure their ticket to the group stage of the Champions League 2015/2016. Whoever comes fourth in the championship is allowed to participate in the play-offs of the Champions League 2015/2016 and the fifth place as well as the FA-Cup and the Capital One cup (previous League Cup) winner will qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
The comprehensive betting offer at Rivalo.com also allows you to place your bet on this year’s top goal scorer. As mentioned above, the Premier League welcomed many new faces joining the top-strikers Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Agüero. Who will be the top scorer of this year’s Premier League season? Will Robin van Persie flourish with his new coach and fellow countryman Louis van Gaal and win the crown of the top scorer again? The bookmakers of Rivalo at least see him on top of the list with an odd of 5.5, followed by Sergio Agüero from the Citizens with an odd of 6.0. Placing a bet on Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool would multiply your stake by a factor of 7 and placing your bet on the new face of the Premier League, Diego Costa, multiplies your stake by a factor of 8. Outsider chances are advised to quicksilver Alexis Sanchez. This summer’s new signing from FC Barcelona of the Gunners offers a remarkable odd of 15, just as Wayne Rooney and Edin Dzeko.
Obviously it might not only be a tight squeeze at the top of the league, but also in the lower part of the table. Can the promoted team of Leicester City, Burnley FC or the Queens Park Rangers take hold in the Premiere League? The bookmakers at Rivalo have their doubts and assume that the three promoted teams are the most endangered teams in terms of the relegation to the Football League Championship. Consequently, Burnley, with an odd of 1.55, QPR with an odd of 2.9 and Leicester with 3.2 are the hottest tips to be therelegated teams of this Premier League season. But we all know that anyone can suddenly find himself in the relegation battle. Swansea and Southampton FC are listed with an odd of 5.0 and a bet on Newcastle offers an odd of 9.0. The relegation of Stoke City offers an odd of 10.
At Rivalo you can already find all odds for the first match day of the Premier League and you can also place your bets on all just-mentioned events including the champion’s bet, the relegation bet and the top-scorer bet. Along these lines, we wish you and ourselves an exciting season with many eventful games plus emotional moments. Place your bets on your favourite – we here atRivalo.com wish you all the best!