The Premier League is gearing up for its return in June, with all clubs now back in training as votes are due to take place regarding a date that the league may resume. European leagues have already begun to get going again, with the Bundesliga leading the way in terms of how to safely restart competitive competition.
While any notable promise of Premier League returning is yet to be seen, Athletes are still finding ways to get paid, just as pundits around the UK are itching to satisfy their weekly betting rituals with GamStop not even posing a problem for sports bettors currently due to the lockdown. With the return of smaller matches and eventually the Premier League, we can all have some normalcy on our favourite GamStop betting sites again and access to some Vegas odds with which to bet using.
Before that happens though, there are still nine games to play for the majority of teams in the Premier League, which means there are vital points up for grabs for teams at the top and bottom of the league table. But, what are the most probable scenarios that could play out over the remainder of the season?
Liverpool To Be Crowned Champions
It almost seems like a full-gone conclusion that Liverpool will be winning the league title soon after the Premier League has restarted. Many bettors around the world have been finding the best US sportsbooks on Reddit to ensure that they can achieve maximum returns on their bets for the Reds to win the league title.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side only need two more wins to wrap up their first league title in 30 years. Their next two fixtures will be Everton and Crystal Palace, with a trip to the Etihad and current champions Manchester City their third fixture in that sequence. It’s a matter of when and not if.
Who Will Finish In The Top Four
One battle that will certainly be going down to the wire is the race for a place in next season’s Champions League. Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City look sure to finish in the top four. However, due to the UEFA sanctions hanging over City, then the side in fifth place could also be playing Champions League football next season. Chelsea are currently sitting in fourth spot, but they are just three points above Manchester United. The Red Devils will be confident that they can finish fourth when the season returns as they will be welcoming back Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United are the next two sides in the standings, and they will feel that they have enough quality in their squad to make up the five points between themselves and Chelsea. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are also still in the mix, but they will need favourable results to ensure that they can make up the ground to achieve a Champions League finish. The smart money would be on Manchester United finishing fourth, as Chelsea will also be without N’Golo Kante when the season resumes.
Battle To Avoid Relegation
Another battle that looks set to go down to the wire is the fight to determine which three sides will be relegated from the Premier League. Norwich City look almost certain to be one of those sides as they are six points away from Watford, who are currently the team sitting outside the relegation places. However, Aston Villa and Bournemouth still have a realistic chance of catching the Hornets, as the Cherries are level on points, and Villa are just two points further back.
Villa will welcome back Tom Heaton and John McGinn when the season resumes, which will increase their chances of survival. West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion will also be nervously looking over their shoulders as they are within striking distance of Bournemouth and Villa. How the teams towards the bottom of the Premier League restart, the season will be crucial to their chances of survival when the season resumes in June.