After spending a thrilling summer filled with World Cup action, the soccer odds are drawing attention of many as the major European leagues has launched their 2018-19 campaigns. Whether you are an occasional soccer bettor or have taken your first kick for the English Premier League at the odds, Bundesliga, La Liga, Series A, Ligue 1, and other professional leagues, our deep previews and betting forecast will help you to turn the profit on the pitch.
Arsenal vs. Manchester City: fixture of the week
After the record-smashing in the 2017-18 season, the Manchester City club is all ready for an encore, and the odds makers are supporting the defending champions kick off the season 2018-19 English Premier League calendar against host Arsenal.
In their season, the Man City are 110 favorites as they come off an unbelievable showing a season earlier, one in which the team established league records for victories (32) and points (100) while struggling for just 153 minutes in all seasons. The bookmakers have them as a -150 favorite to repeat as EPL champion. Host Arsenal, who placed sixth, last year, is +260 for Sunday’s encounter.
Liverpool snuck into the Champions League by the slimmest of margins last season, and then proceeded to reach the final before they were upended by Real Madrid. Liverpool will look to carry that momentum into the new EPL season as they kick off the campaign Sunday against visiting West Ham.
The hosts are overwhelming -400 faves to open the year on a winning note, and are installed in +400 to win the league championship – behind only Man City. West Ham (+1,100) posted a 13th-place finish in 2017-18 and carry the 10th-best odds to win the EPL title coming into the season at +30,000.