EPL predictions: 2021-22 season preview
The 2021-22 Premier league season starts 82 days after Manchester City were crowned the champions after finishing the last season with 86 points. The competition is contested among 20 teams. The one with the most points at the end of the season is crowned.
EPL teams that finish in the top 4 automatically qualify for the UEFA Champions League while the team that finishes in fifth position qualifies for the UEFA Europa League. If the FA Cup winner is among the top 5 teams of the league, the sixth-placed team also qualifies for the Europa League while the seventh-placed club qualifies for the newly formed UEFA Conference League. The bottom three will be relegated to the Championship while the top three in the Championship will be promoted for the 2022-23 EPL season.
England Premier League table predictions are offered on Takebet South Africa as well as Barclays Premier League tips for betting on the top goal scorer and the player of the year.
The 2021-22 England’s Premier League is already looking to be the best and most exciting in years. The Premier League big six teams were busy during the transfer window signing world-class players to improve the squad and provide good depth for the upcoming season.
Full list of teams participating in the 2021-22 English Premier League:
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Leicester City
- West Ham
- Aston Villa
- Crystal Palace
- Leeds United
- Norwich City
EPL predictions this week will cover matches of all these teams!
Manchester City won the 2020-21 Premier League after finishing with 86 points, which was 13 points above second-placed Manchester United. The Citizens have now won three of the last five Premier League titles. With the signing of Jack Grealish on a record deal, Manchester City now have lots of options in the attacking phase while still defensively very strong as they conceded the least amount of goals in the Premier League last season.
The Citizens’ most important player is Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian international won his second PFA Players' Player of the Year award in 2021 after another good season. De Bruyne holds the joint-record for the most assists in a single Premier League season (20), while also creating second most chances in a single Premier League season in history (136).
Other key players of Manchester City apart from De Bruyne:
- Jack Grealish
- Raheem Sterling
- Ruben Dias
- Riyad Mahrez
- Phil Foden
Chelsea won the 2020-21 Champions League since Thomas Tuchel took over in January. The Blues were 10th in the Premier League table when he took over and finished fourth while also reaching the FA Cup final. They also won the 2021 UEFA Super Cup on penalties, making it two European trophies in seven months for the German manager.
Tuchel was quick to change the team’s formation to 3-4-3 with two central midfielders and two fullbacks high up the pitch. With a back five without the ball under Tuchel, Chelsea were able to keep the most clean sheets (11) while conceding the fewest goals (13), conceding the fewest big chances (14) and the least shots in the box (74) in the Premier League.
Chelsea look to have fixed their only problem which is conversion of chances, with the signing of Romelu Lukaku on a club record deal of £97.5m from Inter Milan. His hold-up play, finishing, ability to create chances and pace on counterattack makes him a perfect fit.
N'Golo Kante is key to Chelsea: he covers everywhere on the pitch, and there is even a saying that “70% of the world is covered by water, the rest by Kante”. The French midfielder is an energetic player with the ability to win the ball back and progress the play. Kante’s performances in the Champions League earned him four man of the match awards.
Other key players of Chelsea apart from Kante and Lukaku:
- Mason Mount
- Kai Havertz
Manchester United finished second in the table in the 2020-22 EPL with 74 points. The Red Devils are yet to win a trophy in five years with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still waiting for his first title after finishing as runner-up in the Premier League and Europa League last season.
Cristiano Ronaldo is back in United after 12 years. Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 games before making the switch for Real Madrid in 2009. The Red Devils announced they've agreed a deal to bring him back with the fee rumored to be about €15m initially, plus €8m in bonuses. Man Utd were swift to respond in the transfer market after they lost the Europa League final to Villarreal on penalties.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be key to United’s success in the 2021-22 Premier League. He is the highest goalscorer in soccer history with 783 goals. The Red Devils bought Cristiano for €19m from Sporting CP in 2003. Ronaldo won his first Ballon d'Or in 2008 while playing for United. After joining Real Madrid in 2009, he won four Champions League titles and four more Ballon d’Or awards before joining Juventus in 2018. With Juve, Ronaldo won the Serie A in 2018-19 and 2019-20 while finishing as the highest goalscorer in 2020-21 with 29 goals.
Bruno Fernandes produced world-class numbers in the Premier League last season with 30 goals contributions. Bruno finished with the third most goals in the 2020-21 Premier League season (18) while overperforming his expected goals of 16.1. This Manchester United midfielder also provided the second most assists in the Premier League last season (12) while creating the most big chances in the league (20).
The Red Devils finally signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for a deal worth up to £73m. The 19-year-old joined after an impressive spell with Dortmund where he was one of the two players to score 30+ goals and complete 30+ assists in Europe since the 2018-19 season. Manchester United also signed Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. Varane is a four-time Champions League winner with Madrid. Manchester United now have a good squad with wealthy attacking options as well as good defensive options.
Other key players of Manchester United apart from Ronaldo and Fernandes:
- Paul Pogba
- Mason Greenwood
- Marcus Rashford
- Edinson Cavani
- Harry Maguire
Liverpool struggled during last season's campaign as they lost a lot of players to injury including Virgil Van Dijk. The Reds later finished third in the Premier League after lots of ups and downs during the season. Liverpool made only one transfer during the window bringing in Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for a deal worth up to £36m. They remain one of the favourites to win the 2021-22 EPL and repeat their 2019-20 success.
Key player for Liverpool is Mohamed Salah, the record-holder for the most goals in a single Premier League Season (32), who finished last season with the second most goals in the League (22). Salah will be looking to continue that form to keep the Reds going.
Virgil Van Dijk is also back from injury, which means the Reds defence will be better as they will most likely concede fewer goals than they did last season.
Other key players of Liverpool apart from Salah and Van Dijk:
- Sadio Mane
- Jordan Henderson
- Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Andrew Robertson
Tottenham will be a real force in the 2021-22 Premier League with Harry Kane announcing his stay. Spurs sacked Jose Mourhino last season and announced Nuno Espírito Santo as their new manager. Tottenham finished seventh in the table and qualified for the newly formed UEFA Conference League. Spurs signed Cristian Romero from Serie A side Atalanta for a fee in the region of £42m while also signing Bryan Gil from Spanish Sevilla.
Harry Kane will be undoubtedly key for Tottenham this season. Kane won the EPL Golden Boot award last season scoring 23 goals while providing the most assists (14). The England captain is one of the best players in the Premier League with his exceptional goal scoring ability. Kane and Son have created a formidable duo finishing with the best Premier League combination between two players in English Premier League history.
Other key players of Tottenham apart from Kane and Son:
- Lucas Moura
- Dele Alli
- Hugo Lloris
Downfall of Arsenal has been evident over the years. The Gunners went from winning the league unbeaten to making just the top 4 and qualifying for Champions League, and then to failing the UCL qualification while playing Europa League. And last season, Arsenal finished eighth while failing to qualify for European competitions for the first time in 25 years.
The Gunners were quick to respond in the transfer window as they spent the most money in the Premier League this summer. Arsenal signed Ben White from Brighton for £50m while also signing Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid for about £30m. The Gunners brought in a new goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United, for about £30m. Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga were also signed during the summer transfer window.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still remains the Gunners’ most important player even though he was poor during the 2020-21 campaign. The Gabonese has scored the most goals for Arsenal in the Premier League (64) while winning the Golden Boot in the 2018-19 season.
Other key players of Arsenal apart from Aubameyang:
- Bukayo Saka
- Emile Smith Rowe
- Alexandre Lacazette
Betting odds for 2021-22 EPL season
International betting sites have posted pre-season outright betting odds on the team to win the league, the top 4 finish, to be relegated, Golden Boot and Player of the Year award. We research these odds to make up outright England Premier League predictions for you.
The fight for the 2021-22 Premier League title might go on to the end of the season, with lots of top teams looking stronger than ever. Last season’s winners, Manchester City, still remain the favourites to retain the title. Champions League winners, Chelsea, will be strongly looking to win the Premier League medals for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
Premier League 2021-22 winner betting odds:
- Manchester City — 2.36 (+136 American; 15/11 Fractional)
- Chelsea — 3.75 (+275; 11/4)
- Liverpool — 5.40 (+440; 22/5)
- Manchester United — 12.00 (+1100; 11/1)
The top 4 finish will be competitive in the EPL this season, but with four odds-on favourites.
Premier League 2021-22 top 4 finish betting odds:
- Manchester City — 1.08 (-1200 American; 1/12 Fractional)
- Chelsea — 1.14 (-700; 1/7)
- Liverpool — 1.29 (-350; 2/7)
- Manchester United — 1.46 (-217; 6/13)
- Tottenham Hotspur — 4.00 (+300; 3/1)
- Leicester City — 6.80 (+580; 29/5)
Norwich City are the most relegated team in Premier League history with five relegations. The Canaries will be looking to avoid extending the record this season. However, they remain the favourites to relegate alongside Watford and Crystal Palace.
Premier League 2021-22 relegation betting odds:
- Norwich City — 1.82 (-122 American; 9/11 Fractional)
- Crystal Palace — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)
- Watford — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
- Burnley — 2.54 (+154; 20/13)
- Newcastle United — 2.88 (+188; 15/8)
- Brentford — 4.00 (+300; 3/1)
The Golden Boot of EPL is awarded to the player with the most goals at the end of the season. Harry Kane will be looking to win his fourth award, equaling Thierry Henry's record of the most Golden Boot awards in Premier League history, but he is sure to face tough competition from other players like Romelu Lukaku and Mohamed Salah.
Premier League 2021-22 Golden Boot winner betting odds:
- Romelu Lukaku — 3.75 (+275 American; 11/4 Fractional)
- Mohamed Salah — 6.00 (+500; 5/1)
- Harry Kane — 7.00 (+600; 6/1)
- Bruno Fernandes — 13.00 (+1200; 12/1)
Kevin De Bruyne will be looking to win his third PFA Players’ Player of the Year award, setting a record for the most Player of the Year titles in Premier League history. Bruno Fernandes is the current joint odds favourite alongside De Bruyne, as he will look to win it for the first time. Other candidates include Harry Kane, Jack Grealish, Romelu Lukaku.
Premier League 2021-22 PFA Players’ Player of the Year betting odds:
- Bruno Fernandes — 9.00 (+800 American; 8/1 Fractional)
- Kevin De Bruyne — 9.00 (+800; 8/1)
- Harry Kane — 11.00 (+1000; 10/1)
- Jack Grealish — 11.00 (+1000; 10/1)
- Romelu Lukaku — 12.00 (+1100; 11/1)
Coverage of English Premier League betting tips
Takebet South Africa experts break down all this week’s EPL matches in Barclays Premier League soccer predictions. No exceptions are made, even with the games that are not decisive.
The complete assortment of betting options offered for EPL is analysed to find the most valuable odds which will bring you an edge when wagering at online bookmakers.
Read on to know more about coverage of our English Premier League predictions.
Betting markets and odds of EPL expert predictions
Takebet South Africa utilizes a wide range of betting markets for our EPL betting tips as we try to spot the most valuable possibilities for your wagering activity, in every match of every gameweek. We use both big and small markets with the best bookmaker odds from our trusted betting sites.
Some of the betting market we utilize in our soccer picks for the EPL:
- Double chance
- Draw no bet
- Over and under goal totals
- Asian and European handicaps
- Both teams to score
- Correct score Premier League predictions
The picks given out for the EPL are both singles and accumulators. Odds for single Premier League betting tips are usually in the range from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1). Multiple bets have odds around 10.00 (+900; 9/1) and sometimes higher.
England Premier League match predictions
The vast majority of our EPL betting tips are for separate Premier League fixtures. In those, you will find an in-depth analysis of betting odds, recent results and H2H of playing teams, key players and breaking news surrounding the game, as well as research of stat trends with insights. Each match prediction features from one to three valuable betting tips.
Premier League games not included into separate match predictions are analysed in a big round betting tips article, which features all 10 matches of this week’s EPL round with a short preview, Premier League score predictions and a sure betting tip for each game of a round.
EPL score predictions
Every week in our EPL betting tips we publish a feature article with 10 compact previews, one for every match of the league. In this article, we pick England Premier League score predictions for every game with statistical insights which uphold the Premier League picks. Experts make EPL correct score predictions after researching the latest news, making use of the past results, head-to-head, team form and info on key players featuring or missing.
English Premier League team predictions and player picks
Takebet South Africa provides punters with English Premier League betting tips on all teams in the league and soccer picks with proposition bets on players in separate matches. Apart from fixture and score predictions on the EPL, experts here do futures, or outright picks.
In our betting tips on the EPL, Takebet South Africa’s team includes picks of the Premier League champion, tips on teams to finish in the top 4 to automatically qualify for the Champions League, EPL tips on teams to finish fifth or sixth qualifying for the Europa League. Our Premier League table predictions also include picks of EPL teams to be relegated.
Predictions for team players to win the most prominent awards at the end of the season are given too, such as the player to win the Golden Boot, the Playmaker award, the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award and the PFA Players’ Young Player of the Year award.
Schedule of top 2021-22 EPL soccer predictions
There are lots of over-the-top matches in the 2021-22 Premier League season which we cover with picks before and at the weekend. Below you will find the calendar of 2021-22 Barclays Premier League top games covered with predictions between such England’s clubs as Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City (15 August 2021)
- Arsenal vs Chelsea (22 August 2021)
- Manchester City vs Arsenal (28 August 2021)
- Liverpool vs Chelsea (28 August 2021)
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea (19 September 2021)
- Chelsea vs Manchester City (25 September 2021)
- Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur (26 September 2021)
- Liverpool vs Manchester City (3 October 2021)
- Manchester United vs Liverpool (24 October 2021)
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United (30 October 2021)
- Manchester United vs Manchester City (6 November 2021)
- Liverpool vs Arsenal (20 November 2021)
- Chelsea vs Manchester United (27 November 2021)
- Manchester United vs Arsenal (30 November 2021)
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool (18 December 2021)
- Arsenal vs Manchester City (1 January 2022)
- Chelsea vs Liverpool (1 January 2022)
- Manchester City vs Chelsea (15 January 2022)
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal (15 January 2022)
- Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur (22 January 2022)
- Chelsea vs Arsenal (12 February 2022)
- Manchester vs Tottenham Hotspur (19 February 2022)
- Arsenal vs Liverpool (26 February 2022)
- Manchester City vs Manchester United (5 March 2022)
- Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur (12 March 2022)
- Liverpool vs Manchester United (19 March 2022)
- Manchester City vs Liverpool (9 April 2022)
- Arsenal vs Manchester United (23 April 2022)
- Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur (7 May 2022)
- Manchester United vs Chelsea (15 May 2022)
How experts analyse EPL matches for sure predictions
Authors of Takebet South Africa are professionals with years of experience in breaking down Premier League squads. Our team consists of experts that use statistics in analysing every area of a team play. Is the team a possession-based or counter attacking one? Do they make use of wide areas or are they direct in their approach, making use of pockets of spaces? Takebet South Africa’s experts answer all those questions while analysing Premier League teams for our articles.
Some of the statistics used in analysing:
- Goals scored
- Big chances created
- Expected goals
- Shots on/off target
- Goals conceded
- Shots conceded
- Big chances conceded
Our team also makes use of the latest team news and rumours, head-to-head and recent results of each team while making Barclays Premier League predictions this week. Betting trends and odds of EPL fixtures are analysed to pick the most valuable bets.
Free EPL betting tips: how to get access
All our free English Premier League predictions are published with no charge for access and are available to our users on this page. Team provides you with EPL picks for games of the week with an analysis of the next round compiled 1-2 days prior to its start. That means you can get Premier League (EPL) predictions this week around Thursday-Friday.
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What types of EPL tips do you publish?
Takebet South Africa publishes betting tips for all EPL games happening during the soccer weekend either in detailed prediction articles about separate top matches or in a general article with all 10 fixtures of the round with short EPL game previews and score predictions.
Premier League tips are mostly singles, with some regular accumulator bets published as well. The team predicts matches alongside futures like the champion of the league, the top 4 finish, fifth- and sixth-placed teams, bottom three to be relegated, top goalscorer of the league. Soccer predictions for Premier League teams are given, as well as tips on players.
When do you post your EPL picks?
Our Premier League tips are posted 24-48 hours prior to any given matchday of the Premier League. The round’s prediction article, which includes Premier League score projections and short EPL tips for all 10 games, is posted before any separate match picks, around Thursday.
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Do you offer score predictions for Premier League games?
Yes! On our site, you will find EPL score predictions on all games during the gameweek.
Do you have EPL table predictions on your site?
Yes. Before the season starts, Takebet South Africa predicts the winner of the league, as well as posts predictions for the top 4 of the Premier League table, for the top 6 and for the relegation.
Do you provide EPL expert predictions?
Yes, all betting predictions on Takebet South Africa are compiled by expert journalists. Our team holds a complete analysis of a Premier League match every time, assessing statistics, results, the latest news and rumours, players’ form and teams’ current style of play.
What are the betting odds of Premier League tips?
The single bets have odds ranging from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1) while accumulator bets in EPL picks have the odds amounting up to 10.00 (+900; 9/1).
Do you offer live predictions for the England Premier League?
Currently, we do not offer live predictions for the Premier League of England, but we can assure you that our EPL soccer predictions are updated with the latest news and statistics.
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