With the 21st Premier League season now well underway, the pundits, the fans and even the neutrals are clamouring to predict who will lift the title at the end of the season. With 20 teams competing for the honour, there are just a handful of hopefuls with a realistic chance of title glory in 2013, amongst them Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and of course the team they all love to hate, Manchester United. There are a few rank outsiders competing this season, including Spurs, and Liverpool.
Manchester City, of course, won in dramatic fashion on final day last season, and will be looking to repeat the feat of leaving millions of Manchester United fans in floods of tears back in May.
Yet again, the odds are stacked in favour of the two British giants; Manchester United, and Manchester City. The two teams from the same magnificent city. The two have been active in the transfer market over the summer, but it is clear that City’s wage budget and perhaps ambitions dwarfs what even Manchester United can hope for. That said, the biggest signing of the summer was no doubt United’s honour, with Robin Van Persie joining Sir Alex from Arsenal.
Yet again the fixture calendar is stacked with Sunday and Monday matches due to the huge TV schedules. Every game of the 2012/13 season will be available on TV, and online in either full or highlight mode. This of course is set to result in another boost to the coffers of the betting companies who expect this season to be the most interactive yet, with Man City already having record figures bet on them to retain the title this time around.
Money has no doubt changed the face of the Premier League forever, since its formation back in the 90s. Since Blackburn Rovers splashed the cash on Alan Shearer for a few million pounds, the cash has not stopped being spent, with rising transfers and rising salaries every single season since.
The competition and enthusiasm amongst the players and the fans grows minute by minute. This year’s premier league is set to be the best yet, it is as big as ever and the clash of the titans has already begun. The top teams have already started to perform well and all eyes are on these top 6 teams:-
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
We will have to wait and see how the league shapes up in the coming months. Who will be the winner is a million pound question, yet the odds are with Man City and Man U.
For those newly promoted this season, surely the best that can be hoped for is to stay in the division. It is clear with Arsenal thumping Southampton 6-0 already that the gulf in class is not just on the pocket, but on the field. That said, it is possible to stay up and retain top flight status without a huge budget. Look at Swansea for example.
Let’s hope the fight goes on until the very last match, and that the best team wins!
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