Perhaps over recent years the Premier League has been a little too predictable, especially in its higher echelons; however that is likely to change and the 2013-14 Premier League season appears to be heading towards being considerable more competitive and more tightly contested. This has been brought about by a major management shuffle at the top end, and the management structure has changed in all three of last season’s leaders. There has also been some game changing transfers to factor into your calculations.
The biggest change is Manchester United. Currently priced at 5/2 the club is now only the third favourite to win the Premier League. The departure of Sir Alex Fergusson and the forthcoming departure of Wayne Rooney are having a significant impact on the betting odds. The favourite club to win the Premier League is Chelsea and this has been spurred on by the return of Jose Mourinho six years after his original departure. With odds as short as 2/1 this would seem to be a little short to be considered value and you might be better advised to look a little deeper; for instance you can find odds as long as 11/1 fir quality clubs such as Arsenal or even casino style odds such as 40/1 on Tottenham. Read more »
Tottenham recently managed to secure the signing of Brazilian midfielder Paulinho despite interest from Real Madrid and it is a major coup for the club who are also looking to keep Real Madrid from pouncing on their star asset – Gareth Bale. The 23-year-old midfielder has consistently been linked with Real Madrid for around £ 50 million, but Tottenham have so far been able to keep the player at White Hart Lane. New signing Paulinho has said that this determination in order to hold on to Bale is one of the reasons behind him being convinced that a move to Tottenham is the right for a player like him.
The 21-year-old has managed to come to prominence while playing for Brazilian club Corinthians in the last few years. He was one of the best players for Brazil at the Confederations cup which the South American nation managed to win ahead of Spain. Paulinho scored an important goal for Brazil in the semi-final against Uruguay. The midfielder has revealed that Tottenham have given him enough assurances that star man Gareth Bale will not be sold during this transfer window. Bale has been one of the best players in the Premier league.
He is seen as a crucial link between Tottenham finishing in the top four and not finishing in it.
“To play in England for a great team like Tottenham is a dream. They are ambitious. Bale is their best player, but they have made it clear to me that he is not going anywhere,” said the Brazilian. As a result of his arrival, Tottenham can be expected to sell a few players in the midfield in order to create space. Sunderland and QPR have been linked with a move for the midfielder Scott Parker, who is valued close to £ 5 million.
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