English & Scottish Anteposts 2016-17

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IT’S only one day to the start of the English season and with Newcastle kicking it off at Fulham I’m putting up some Championship anteposts.

All UK leagues start up this weekend apart from the Premier League and I’m still studying League One and League Two.

I’m always reluctant to pick winners too early as sides continue to mould their squads – and I like to study the Racing Post’s excellent pullout which provides all necessary stats and analysis.

So let’s go over the sides leading the markets starting with the Premier League. It should be a fascinating season with the top three favourites all having new managers.

Punters reckon it will be a straight fight between Pep’s Man City and Jose’s Man United with Chelsea available at 6-1 with William Hill ahead of 13-2 Arsenal.

Last season of course the title was won by 5000-1 no-hopers Leicester and they are 33-1 at Betway this time.

No side is 5000-1 but Middlesbrough, Watford, Sunderland, Burnley, West Brom, Bournemouth and Hull are 1500-1 with various bookies.

Hull would be the side I’d back to go down. They start the season with serious injury problems and as yet have no manager.

In the Championship Newcastle are all the rage and it’s easy to see why. They did well to persuade Rafa Benitez to stay for a season in the second tier and they have spent £33m to buy players such as Matt Ritchie, Grant Hanley and Dwight Gayle. The Geordies are no bigger than 19-10 at sportingbet though.

Premier League dropouts Norwich and Aston Villa are 9-1 and 10-1 respectively with Derby 12-1 and Wolves 16-1 and I agree with Johnb and others that Sheffield Wednesday look good for a top-six slot.

Clear League One favourites are Sheffield Utd who are 6-1 at William Hill and Betfred with Millwall and Charlton 11-1 ahead of MK Dons at 12s. In League Two Doncaster are 2-1 jollies with Carlisle 7-2 and Blackpool 4-1.

It’s Celtic v Rangers in the Scottish Premiership with Brendan Rodgers fancied to keep the silverware at Parkhead. The Bhoys are a biggest 1-3 at bet365 with Rangers 7-2 at BetBright and Aberdeen next best at 20-1 with bet365. The Dons should win the title without the Old Firm at 4-5.

Johnb is backing Hibs big style in the Championship and for me Dundee United are the only side that will challenge them. Hibs are 5-4 at Stan James with United 11-4 at bet365 and Paddy Power.

Alloa have been well backed to win League One after going through their Betfred Cup campaign with a 100 per cent records including wins over Ross County and Raith.

The Wasps are 11-4 at bet365 and should be given a run for their money by 5-1 shots Peterhead who also had a successful cup campaign.

Barry Ferguson’s Clyde are favourites at 10-2 with McBookie in League Two for the second season running with Forfar 5-1 and Arbroath and Cowdenbeath 6s.

So let’s hear your thoughts on title winners, promotion and relegation and even top scorers.

Recommended Bets

Newcastle to win Championship

(19-10, sportingbet)

Newcastle (scratch) to win handicap

(18-1, bet365)

Gayle ew (Newcastle) to top score

(9-1, William Hill – one quarter odds first 4)

Sheffield Wed top 6 finish

(13-8, boylesports)

Scottish Antepost Yankee (11 bets)

Celtic (Premiership)

Hibs (Championship)

Alloa (League 1)

Clyde (League 2)

(Fourfold pays 42-1, 188BET)

Griffiths (Celtic) top scorer

(3-1, William Hill)

Boden (Inverness) ew

(70-1, Ladbrokes)

Ross County top 6

(2-1, Betfred)

Kilmarnock to finish bottom

(7-2, Skybet)

65 Comments
  1. Profile photo of Alves
    Alves 4 months ago

    Sure 10/2 is 5/1 Paul 😂😂😂

    I’ve only stuck a fiver on so far on a requestabet of City and Newcastle to win their league and Hull and Burton to be relegated at 33/1 wi skybet

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    HullShaker 4 months ago

    Put my main antepost up a couple of weeks back: Newcastle to win the Championship and Hull to be relegated at a touch over 4/1

    Timed right as Steve Bruce left the KC later that day and Hull’s prices shortened considerably…the double now pays 3.58.

    Also have a Premier/Championship Top Goalscorer double on:

    AUGERO & GAYLE…38/1

    I hold out little hope for Hull and the ‘Bottom at Xmas’ market pays 11/4 for The Tigers which I may well have to take on.

    Was going to take The Mighty Shakers to win League 1 at 33/1 but unfortunately a nice man in a white coat has confiscated my phone 😂…although we have signed Chris Kirkland in goal and Flitcroft hasn’t buggered off yet.

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      Mr Fixit 4 months ago

      Hull looking in a bit of disarray but I suppose much depends on who they bring in as boss.

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        HullShaker 4 months ago

        Lot of discontent at the club Mr F – some interesting names lined up for Bruce’s replacement but don’t think many would want to touch it with a sh*tty stick.

        Cracking thread by the way.

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      craigyboy 4 months ago

      SkyBet are also offering 33/1 I think it is for Aguero, Gayle and Sharp to hit twenty goals.

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    gengar 4 months ago

    Nice thread to put up Mr F, i have over the last year been learning how to bet the horses but football has always been the bread and butter, i do love yearly accumulators dont go huge stakes has the yearly bets mainly for fun and to keep interest in other leagues i do 10 selections but 7 fold accums at a £1 each totaling £120 almost always see a return.

    This year i like.
    Mitrovic top scorer 12/1
    Gayle top scorer 8/1
    Newcastle win the league 7/4
    Sheffield Wednesday +14 points 18/1
    Mk dons promotion 7/2
    Colchester top 6 finish 5/2
    Doncaster promotion 5/4
    Forrest green win conference
    Aberdeen top 3 8/11
    Hibs win league 5/4
    Juventus win league 8/11
    Bayern win league 1/8
    Hull relegation 11/4

    theirs a few more ill likely add when not late and can have better look. Hull shakers bet of double top scorer looks good just bit to afraid to back aguero picks up knocks and league has some potent strikers were Arsenal to sign Lacazette and Mustafi id likely have a bet on them to win league.

    Hibs at 5/4 is the standout bet for me but Newcastle & villa to get promoted at 9/1 also very tempting.

    ive added Jbs Churchil and blue point to mine purely because hes an antepost god and makes odds swell.

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      Mr Fixit 4 months ago

      Hibs, Alloa and Newcastle are my strongest picks at the moment but a lot of studying to do between now and Friday when I have decide my picks for the Record.

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    townie 4 months ago

    yep your site has been helpful mr f on all sports. all tipsters
    my picks for the season
    English championship Norwich 9/1
    English leaguen 1 Charlton 8/1
    English league 2 leyton orient 10/1
    treble ew
    a bet over the season in each game, leigh Griffiths to score anytime
    gl

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      Mr Fixit 4 months ago

      Cheers, would be good to see Norwich back up and they should be in the play-offs at least.

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    km654321 4 months ago

    Gut feeling says chelsea at 11\2 to win league this year. Have been impressed with contes defensive style of football of late.
    Seems to b able to grind out a lot of results and think this will suit premier league.
    Think its worth a wager however being a united fan would love to see us challenge again😊
    Might also consider spurs to make top 4 in with a great chance again🙂

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    km654321 4 months ago

    @hullshaker wouldn’t normally back Newcastle😁but that double looks quite solid ! 👌

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    Johnb 4 months ago

    I have always said the English Championship is the one league you don’t want to bet in, it’s the hardest league in the world and usually the least value for prices,

    Newcastle are far too short at 15/8
    for me they don’t have the right sort of manager for this league, they are a club with a lot of problems off the pitch and although they have the money I think they have spent badly.
    Lay Newcastle

    You will see the usual suspects for this league Derby & Brighton up there along with the likes of Norwich, Ipswich, Brentford, Wolves but there is one team who are overpriced I think but is it a year too early still?

    SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 16/1 betvictor is massive or 5/1 bet365 to get promoted or 7/4 boylesports top six

    my outsider for a bet would be

    Top six finish
    BARNSLEY 14/1 bet365

    To get promoted
    BARNSLEY 25/1

    Championship NAP
    SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY top six 7/4 boylesports

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      HullShaker 4 months ago

      Wednesday Top 6 looks a good shout John B – agree with the Championship’s difficult nature but somebody has to top the league in May and its rarely a surprise package.

      Think Newcastle will hammer a few teams at St James and it’ll be a case of picking up as many/losing as few as possible points on the road.

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        Johnb 4 months ago

        But when was the last time the favourite won the championship

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          HullShaker 4 months ago

          Touche John B – here’s the craic after a bit of stat hunting and it doesn’t bode well for my Newcastle pick but moneys down and I’m sticking by it 😂😃

          “The last favourites to win the title were Kevin Keegan’s Man City in 2001-2. In fact, you’ve got to go back to 2009-10 for the last time the title was won by a team with single figure odds. Even each-way bets are dangerous, only four favourites have made the top three since 2002, the most recent being West Ham who were third at 5-1 in 2011-12. The average SP of the last ten winners is 14.4-1.”

          Good luck pal.

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          jimron12 4 months ago

          The last time the won most probably!!!

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      Mr Fixit 4 months ago

      Got to disagree on Newcastle. Benitez may not have Championship experience but he knows what he’s doing.
      Also Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle should be great buys and Grant Hanley isn’t too bad either.
      I agree the price is short and I’ll be looking at maybe backing them on the handicaps – they are 18-1 off scratch.
      Sheff Wed have signed Steven Fletcher and if he can spark into life that could be a good one.

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        Johnb 4 months ago

        My point on Newcastle is that the favourite for the league has a pressure on them that they won’t have witnessed before, it takes a certain mentality to overcome that,
        Every home game will be packed but that can go against you when you are expected to win, You need more than just good football.

        There has to be a reason why year after year the favourites for the Championship don’t do well and that reason has to be pressure,

        Looking at League one I can see that being as hard as the Championship because of teams going down that can’t get straight back up

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          Mr Fixit 4 months ago

          I think Newcastle won the league last time they went down. We have to agree to disagree on this one.

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    mr. orange 4 months ago

    Dutch Eredivisie

    I posted the same bet a the beginning of last season. I don’t know if other bookies also have this market. Not a great price, but it is great to boost the season acca.

    Feyenoord to win the league without Ajax and PSV @ 1.75 with unibet or 888

    Feyenoord haven’t changed much since last season. They kept all their key players and brought in striker Jorgensen from Copenhagen and it looks like they will get Berghuis on loan from Watford. I think they will get 2nd or 3rd spot this season. The main competitors for top 3 are AZ and Vitesse. AZ are going to miss the 27 goals scored by Janssen. They replaced him with Weghorst, but I think he may get only half the amount of Janssen. Vitesse did a great job by bringing in Van Wolfswinkel, he is a very good player for Dutch league standards. They lost defender Diks ( :) ) who is now at Fiorentina and the rest of the team looks not good enough to compete for 3rd.

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    craigyboy 4 months ago

    With Leicester winning the title last year it just goes to show how hard it is to make selections for ante post bets in the English League. Whilst I will have a look this week at the English leagues for value there is one bet abroad that I have already backed.

    German Bundesliga
    Dortmund to win 8/1 (was 9/1)

    Absolute no brainer this one and is worth a few quid of anyone’s money. Whilst Dortmund have lost a key player in Hummels it’s also fair to say they have made some shrewd purchases particularly in the attacking department. The Bundesliga will see Dortmund and Bayern in the top two come the end of the season which is why in a two horse race these odds are too good to refuse.
    Re-signing Gotze (who will be keen to make it up to the fans having moved to Bayern a couple of years ago) and the signing of Schurrle is nothing short of a masterstroke.
    Bartra has been brought in at the back and from the friendlies I’ve watched he looks a solid no nonsense defender in a very similar mould to Hummels.
    The big question for Dortmund will be can they keep Aubameyang? Arguably one of the most sought after strikers in the world and if he does go would demand a transfer fee of £50- £60m which may put of potential suitors.
    An attacking four consisting of Aubameyang, Gotze, Schurrle, Kagawa, Reus, Mor, Ramos and Dembele does wet the appetite with ability and pace galore which will prove a nightmare for the best defences in the league.
    The odds on favourite Bayern Munich obviously have the know how and class in abundance to win the league but can’t be backed at odds of 2/11. With their only sufficient investments being Hummels and Renato Sanchez you could argue that Dortmund have been the stronger in the market and could push Bayern all the way. The other thing to consider with Bayern is if they were to suffer three or four injuries to key players they then don’t possess the biggest squad and could be caught out.
    If the odds had of been nearer 3/1 there may have been a case for not much value. At 8/1 though it’s a game changer and offers serious value.

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      Mr Fixit 4 months ago

      Interesting tip – I haven’t looked seriously at the Bundesliga yet but will do.

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        craigyboy 4 months ago

        Just a shame you can’t back them e/w for the top two places. Would have been guaranteed profit. Was genuinely shocked when I saw Dortmund’s price.

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    Johnb 4 months ago

    Back to back promotions into premier league

    In the last 24 seasons only 4 times has a team won two straight promotions into England’s top league,
    You do get a surprise team for the season and there is no reason why that can’t be Barnsley who have been playing good football but also have what I think is the right mentality,
    But with only 4 teams in 24 years the 12/1 on Wigan is a very poor price

    Odds on promoted teams to get promoted again
    Wigan 12/1
    Barnsley 25/1
    Burton 66/1

    Back to back relegations look better for backing,
    In the last 24 years 7 teams have suffered a double relegation and you always get better odds on this and if I had to pick a team out of the three to suffer a double relegation, it would be Aston Villa at 33/1

    Odds on relegated teams getting relegated again
    Aston Villa 33/1
    Norwich 66/1
    Newcastle 200/1

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    david h 4 months ago

    I believe the last team to win the championship that were favourites was Newcastle 09/10

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      Johnb 4 months ago

      Yes I backed Newcastle that year at 4/1
      Not all bookies had them as favourite as some had West Brom but a lot did have Newcastle as favourite

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    radu 4 months ago

    Teams to finish in top 6
    – Norwich @ 1.75
    – Aston Villa @ 1.80
    – Brighton @ 2.50
    —————————————————
    Last place team
    – Rotherham @ 6.00
    —————————————————
    Blackburn – to relegate @ 5.00
    – they have been in decline for a few years;
    – they don’t score enough;
    – failure to score in this league invariably leads to relegation;
    – more than that – they have lost Jordan Rhodes to Boro , who will score goals for them now ?
    – they had a pretty good defense but now they sold their best centre-half Grant Hanley to Newcastle;
    – all things doesn’t look well , where are the 90’s ?!
    Unibet

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    sean 4 months ago

    Season Bets:
    Prem lg:
    Man utd/man city duel forecast
    Championship:
    Newcaste winner
    Lg 1:
    Millwall top 6
    Scots prem:
    Celtic winner
    Scots championship:
    Hibs Winner
    French Lg 1:
    Psg Winner
    German Bundesliga:
    Bayern Munich winner.

    7 fold Accumulator on above pays 106.46/1 skybet {may get better elsewhere.

    Add to above
    Serie A:
    Juventus Winner
    Community shield:
    Man Utd to lift trophy, normal time/ET Or pens.

    9 fold will pay 237/1 skybet…Worth a tenner of anyones money 😉
    GOOD LUCK.

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      sean 4 months ago

      Millwall were excellent in 2nd half of last season ther reached the Play-Offs beating Bradford City but were beaten by eventual winners Barnsley in the Play-Off Final, losing 3-1. They’ve made some good signings so far this transfer window, bringing in Southend United winger David Worrall, Shaun Hutchinson from Fulham and Gregg Wylde from Plymouth Argyle. They’ve so far kept their key players in Lee Gregory, Steve Morrison, Mahlon Romeo, Jordan Archer and Carlos Edwards which indicates to us that Neil Harris’ Millwall mean business. They should be thereabouts again this season and it will be a huge surprise if they dont at least make the top 6.

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    GregBrowning 4 months ago

    Hibs will be the most popular ante-post selection and its easy to see why! Given the recourses they have and the team they have assembled they should cruise the championship and get promoted at the 3rs time of asking!

    Will definitely be backing them

    Failure to win the league should result in Lennon never managing again and each player should be put in front of judge and given community service whilst donating their wages to charity, haha!

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      elvis parsley 4 months ago

      And he should then apologise to the family of John b, as he would probably jump of the forth bridge should they fail again.

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        Johnb 4 months ago

        Must admit being in the championship hasn’t really bothered me as we have been able to concentrate on building a team after years of the team suffering because of making sure we had a good stadium and training facilities and I think other teams should take note of that and get their off field side of the business in order first,
        Hibs are a championship team and we deserved to get relegated but I now see a squad that could compete in the top league

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    duck57 4 months ago

    Ante post acca
    Newcastle
    Bolton
    Portsmouth
    York
    Cowdenbeath

    Doubles and trebles
    Newcastle
    Portsmouth
    Cowdenbeath

    Single on Cowdenbeath

    Good luck to one and all.

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    double carpet 4 months ago

    No expert on the footy but i was talking to a Coventry City fan while on hols and he was very worried about them this season. He said the club are broke and cant see them able to get a squad together for the season ahead. So far they havent signed anyone.
    So ive had a nibble @9/1 to be relegated.
    Have also backed Sheff Wed 17/10 pp for top 6 finish
    GL

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    dicko73 4 months ago

    Good morning all,

    A quick question for those with some betting nous – how does the handicap betting work with the ante post tips?
    For example gengar has Sheff Weds +14 on his accumulator so would this be within 14 points of the Championship winner?
    Apologies, but having a bit of a blonde moment with this one!

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      Mr Fixit 4 months ago

      For handicap bets you need to look at the whole league not just the winner.
      You add each team’s handicap to their points total and form a whole new table.

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    dicko73 4 months ago

    Cheers Mr F,

    I was putting too much thought into that & getting myself in a right pickle, the Sheff Weds +14 does look good but I may stick with the top 6 places for a couple of acca’s.

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    punterpounder 4 months ago

    on a Longfold for the new season

    England – Burnley to be relegated from premier league 10/11

    England – Newcastle to win championship 7/4

    Scotland- Celtic to win league 1/4

    Scotland – Hibernian to win league 11/10

    Sweden – Malmö to win the league 8/15

    Denmark- fc Copenhagen to win the league 1/4

    Italy – juventus to win league 2/5

    Spain- Barcelona to win league 8/11

    Germany- Bayern to win dfb pokal 21/20

    £10 returns £1,309.42 @Ladbrokes (placed in shop on fobt)

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    craigyboy 4 months ago

    Ante Post Bets:

    1) Dortmund to win the Bundesliga, 8/1
    Already posted above. The Racing Post seems to share my belief that they can end the Bayern dominance. In summary, Dortmund have brought well and the price on offer is far too big.

    2) Main accumulator:
    Hull to get relegated
    Burton to get relegated
    Derby top six finish
    Hibs to win the Championship

    In summary:
    HULL are in a mess and look destined for the drop.
    BURTON don’t score enough goals and their defence will get found out at the higher level.
    DERBY under Pearson will be vying for at least a play off place. Their squad is too strong for them not to be.
    HIBS as already mentioned on here should be far too strong for anyone in their league.
    Odds are approximately 13/1.

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      john smith 4 months ago

      I agree thats a big price for Dortmund but the heart of their team has been ripped out. Mikhtaryan, Gundogan and Hummels will be a huge loss. They have bought well but the newcomers will struggle to reach the heights of those who left, with the possible exeption of Goetze. Schurrle had a good season last season but isn’t top drawer and if they lose Aubamayang……..

      Bayern for me will be better than last year, Ancelotti will have them playing more direct than Pep did and Sanches and Hummels are excellent signings. They now have cover at the back that they didn’t have last season.

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    Johnb 4 months ago

    Antepost 2016-17

    Banker Acca
    Scottish Championship winner
    HIBERNIAN 11/10 bet365 NAP/NB

    English Championship top six finish
    SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 6/4 bet365

    English League one top six finish
    MK DONS 6/4 bet365

    English League two top seven finish
    DONCASTER 4/5 bet365

    Banker Acca 22.63/1 bet365

    ********************

    Medium Risk patent
    SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY top two finish 13/2 bet365
    MK DONS top two finish 6/1 bet365
    DONCASTER top three finish 5/2 bet365

    Medium Risk £1 patent pays £305 bet365

    ********************

    High Risk patent League winners
    SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 16/1 bet365
    MK DONS 12/1 bet365
    DONCASTER 9/1 bet365

    High Risk league winners £1 patent pays £2,771

    ********************

    League Two Top Northern Club
    DONCASTER 2/1 bet365

    Northern Club teams
    Doncaster, Carlisle, Blackpool, Accrington, Grimsby, Hartlepool, Morcambe

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    mctroutno8 4 months ago

    Hi guys, been following the site for a while but first post. Found an interesting ante post acca for the season:

    Chelsea, City Utd top 3 any order 7/1
    Newcastle winners 7/4
    Hibs winners 1/1
    Juve winners 2/5

    60/1 4-fold. (Only on skybet because of top bet)

    Thoughts?

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      Mr Fixit 4 months ago

      It’s a got a chance – I’m tipping Hibs and Newcastle. Juve of course hot favourites but not looked properly at Italy as yet.
      The one that may trip you up is the Premier League one – they’re first 3 in the betting but someone such as Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool or even Leicester again could make it in there.

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        mctroutno8 4 months ago

        Thanks for the quick reply Mr F, good to hear you think its not too far fetched! Yes that is of course the ‘dodgy’ one, reflected by the odds. My reasoning is as follows: City squad looks nicely balanced, and of course pep is a huge plus. Utd the same, and Mourinho really has something to prove, not to mention zlatan (and possibly/probably pogba). I also think he will treat Europa as a youth competition. Finally Chelsea with no europe stand out for me, Conte is a great manager, and the signing of kante looks a shrewd bit of a business. Also I am backing Hazard to be back. Arsenal’s lack of signings worries me, personally think they’ll be behind the top 3 by a reasonable margin. Spurs and Liverpool should both be up there, but i think they’ll fall short. Leicester, i do not think will be able to cope with the prem and europe.

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          Mr Fixit 4 months ago

          It’s also difficult to make an exact call until the transfer window shuts.
          Arsenal could buy, Leicester will probably sell.

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            mctroutno8 4 months ago

            This is very true, going on Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy though I wouldn’t hold out much hope if i was an Arsenal fan!

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            Johnb 4 months ago

            Mr f think it’s safe to say Wenger won’t bring in much, he might spend 30m on one player but his team need 4 or 5 top quality players and he won’t do that

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    craigyboy 4 months ago

    Ahmed Musa e/w top goalscorer
    80/1
    SkyBet

    I knew this guy was a speed merchant but after watching him last night, his finishing was second to none. Real value bet and I don’t think it will be long before he’s the first name on the team sheet at the King Power.

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    Johnb 4 months ago

    a bet that looks better every time I look at it is total points for Leicester City
    Even if they can’t match last season I don’t think they will be far away after strengthening their squad

    LEICESTER CITY over 56 points 5/4 bet365

    there is also Leicester to finish above Everton at 4/5 skybet which looks good

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      Mr Fixit 4 months ago

      Can’t work out Leicester but should finish above Everton. Musa looked good against Barca but Mahrez could be off and Kante’s a big loss.

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        Johnb 4 months ago

        Yeah they should still have the quality for top 7 I would think but I still think with the ease they won the league they are the team to beat this season.
        Every other club has to improve and improve a lot

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          Mr Fixit 4 months ago

          What the big guns have done is brought in star bosses who are all under pressure to win the league. I think the best Leicester will do is 6th.

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        Johnb 4 months ago

        Musa, Mendy and Kapustka all look good signings

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    GregBrowning 4 months ago

    Other than Hibs, the safest bet has to be Aberdeen without Rangers and Celtic! Would be amazed if they finished any lower than 3rd! They definitely won’t finish lower than 3rd and only rangers and Celtic can finish above them in my eyes!

    4/6 and should be in everyone’s accumulates

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    scott 4 months ago

    Ante-posts now placed

    Bet 1
    Burnley to be relegated EVS
    Sheffield Wednesday Top 6 finish 6/4
    Millwall Top 6 finish 6/5
    Leyton Orient Top 7 finish 5/6
    Hibs to win Championship EVS
    Perm any 4 and all 5 for 6 bets, minimum 4-fold pays 15/1 and all 5 pays just under 40/1 (plus all the 4-folds)

    Bet 2
    Hull to be relegated 8/13
    Portsmouth Top 7 finish 4/11
    Aberdeen without the Old Firm 4/6
    Hibs to win Championship EVS
    Juventus to win Serie A 4/9
    Straight acca pays just under 10/1

    Bet 3
    All to win their leagues
    Man City 5/2
    Newcastle 7/4
    Hibs EVS
    Juventus 4/9
    Straight acca pays 27/1

    Bet 4
    All on the handicaps
    Newcastle +0 18/1 (4 places)
    Charlton +3 18/1 (4 places)
    Portsmouth +0 18/1 (4 places)
    Rangers +7 9/1 (3 places)
    E/W yankee and I’m not even gonna try and work out the odds permutations!!

    All for small stakes just for a season long interest (hopefully!!)

    Also considering a couple of quid E/W on Ched Evans being top scorer in league 1 with Chesterfield but not sure if / when his case is due to be heard again, might be worth a punt at 33/1 though….

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    carld 4 months ago

    Hi all, am I the only one that thinks 11/5 for Leicester to finish in the bottom half of the Prem a great value bet? The amazing story from last year will give every team an extra 10% against them and the champions league can only be a massive distraction from the league.

    On top of this Kante has left, most teams have a good idea of how they play and their squad, although alot of quality, remains thin. It will be tight but I think they will be around the 12th mark by May.

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      Mr Fixit 4 months ago

      It’s possible but I’d go against it. They’ve brought in some decent replacements and this could depend on how they cope with European football.

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        Johnb 4 months ago

        The thing about Leicester is that although they are Champions nobody other than Leicester fans are expecting them to challenge again, well maybe just me,
        Although other teams underperformed last season Leicester still got a good points total and there is nothing to suggest other teams will improve as much as they need to although biggest improved team should be Man U
        But for Leicester to finish bottom half they would really need to underperform which I can’t see, I still think they can challenge for the league

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      craigyboy 4 months ago

      No chance. Leicester will be strong. Musa is a fine bit of business for them.

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    robf 4 months ago

    Basingstoke Town were relegated from the National League South last season but start this season as 11/2 favourites for the Southern Premier.
    Terry Brown took over late last term and he is a fantastic manager at this level having tasted success with Hayes, Aldershot, Wimbledon and Margate. The Hampshire side have now gone full time in an effort to bounce back at the first time of asking.
    The price of 11/2 with Bet365 could prove good value with three places on offer.

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    carld 4 months ago

    I have decided to go with my instinct and although I can see that Musa may do well (maybe even take him in my ff league) things will take their toll. At 11/5 I really think it is the ante post play of the season. We will all see by the end of the year but I am more confident that Linikers lot will be 10-14 rather than 10-6.

    Good luck all

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    punterpounder 4 weeks ago

    on a Longfold for the new season

    England – Burnley to be relegated from premier league 10/11

    England – Newcastle to win championship 7/4

    Scotland- Celtic to win league 1/4

    Scotland – Hibernian to win league 11/10

    Sweden – Malmö to win the league 8/15

    Denmark- fc Copenhagen to win the league 1/4

    Italy – juventus to win league 2/5

    Spain- Barcelona to win league 8/11

    Germany- Bayern to win dfb pokal 21/20

    £10 returns £1,309.42 @Ladbrokes (placed in shop on fobt)

    aside from Burnley its all looking rosy at the moment

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