Friday, August 03, 2018

My Predictions for the 2018/19 Football Season and the Betting Odds!

Vanarama National League:

Winners: Salford City 2/1 (11/10 for promotion)

Promotion by winning the Play-offs: Chesterfield 5/1 (10/1 to win the National League title)

Dark Horses: Dover Athletic, Leyton Orient, and Hartlepool United

Relegation: Gateshead 11/10, Braintree Town 7/4 and Maidstone United 2/1, Eastleigh 15/4

# Betway odds correct at time of writing.


Sky Bet League Two:

Winners:  Notts County 13/2

Automatic Promotion: MK Dons (7/1 to win League Two and 15/8 to win promotion) and Lincoln City (8/1 to win League Two and 11/4 to win promotion)

Promotion by winning the Play-offs: Mansfield 12/1, Swindon Town 14/1, Northampton Town 14/1 or Cambridge United 18/1

League Two Promotion Straight Forecast: (1st) Notts County and (2nd) MK Dons 40/1 and Notts County (1st) and Lincoln (2nd) 40/1

Dark Horses: Stevenage and Port Vale

Relegation: Morecambe 7/2 and Oldham 11/1 (Also in the relegation mix Yeovil Town 7/2 and Forest Green Rovers 7/1)

Top Scorers: John Akinde (Lincoln) 9/1, Kristian Dennis (Notts County) 10/1, Kieran Agard (MK Dons) 14/1, Ricky Miller (Port Vale) 20/1, James Norwood 25/1 (Tranmere), Jermaine Beckford (Bury) 25/1

Players to Watch:, Filipe Morais (Crawley Town), Antoine Semeny and Tyreeq Bakinson (both Newport County), Idris Kanu (Port Vale), Tyler Walker (Mansfield), Immanuelson Duku (Cheltenham), George Williams (Forest Green), Steven Alzate (Swindon)

# Sky Bet odds correct at time of writing.
* Each Way: 1/4 for first 4 places


Sky Bet League One:

Winners: Barnsley 17/2

Runners-up: Portsmouth (14/1 to win League One, 9/2 to win promotion)

Promotion by winning the Play-offs: Sunderland 9/1, Luton 12/1, Coventry 18/1 or Southend 20/1

League One Promotion Straight Forecast: (1st) Barnsley and (2nd) Portsmouth 66/1

Dark Horses: Scunthorpe and Charlton

Relegation: Accrington Stanley 13/8, Wycombe 3/2 Gillingham 9/5, Walsall 2/1 and (Also in the relegation mix Blackpool 7/2 and Rochdale 9/2)

Top Scorers: Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) 7/1, Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) 9/1, Danny Hylton (Luton) 10/1, Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) 22/1, Ched Evans (Fleetwood) 28/1, Jamie Mackie (Oxford) 66/1

Players to Watch: Reise Allassani (Coventry), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Luke Garbutt (Oxford), Liam Lindsay (Barnsley), Sherwin Seedorf (Bradford City), Jorge Grant (Luton Town), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe), Luke Hyam (Southend)

# Sky Bet odds correct at time of writing.
* Each Way: 1/4 for first 4 place


Sky Bet Championship:

Winners: Middlesbrough 17/2

Runner-up: Stoke (11/2 to win the Championship, 7/4 for promotion)

Promotion by winning the Play-offs: West Brom 11/1, Nottingham Forest 12/1, Derby County 14/1 or Brentford 14/1

Championship Promotion Straight Forecast: (1st) Middlesbrough and (2nd) Stoke City 50/1

Dark Horses: Preston North End and Leeds

Relegation: Bolton 6/5, Hull 7/2, and QPR 9/2 (Also in the relegation mix Rotherham 6/5, Reading 4/1 and Birmingham 11/2)

Top Scorers: Benik Afobe (Stoke City) 8/1, Jay Rodriguez (West Brom) 10/1, Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) 12/1, Matěj Vydra (Derby) 14/1, Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) 20/1, Jack Marriott (Derby) 22/1, Mo Eisa (Bristol City) 66/1

Players to Watch: Adama Traoré (Middlesbrough), Harry Wilson and Mason Mount (both Derby), Lewis Baker (Leeds), Nick Powell (Wigan), Sam Johnstone and Harvey Barnes (both West Brom), Ryan Woods (Brentford), Ben Woodburn (Sheffield United), Bradley Dack (Blackburn) and Mo Eisa (Bristol City)

# Sky Bet odds correct at time of writing.
* Each Way: 1/4 for first 4 places


Premier League:

Winners: Manchester City 8/11

Runners-up: Liverpool (4/1 to win the Premier League)

Europe (Champions League qualification): Tottenham and Manchester United

Europe (Europa League qualification): Chelsea and Arsenal

Premier League Straight Forecast: (1st) Manchester City and (2nd) Liverpool 3/1

Combination Quadcast (To all finish in Top 4): Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man Utd 7/2

Not to finish Top 4: Arsenal 4/9 and Chelsea 11/10

Premier League Winner and Top Goalscorer: Man City and Harry Kane 4/1

Player of the Year: Leroy Sane 20/1

Young Player of the Year: Jordon Pickford  N/A

Dark Horses: Fulham, Southampton and Wolves

Relegation: Cardiff 8/13, Huddersfield 6/5 and Watford 15/8

Premier League Relegation Treble: Cardiff, Huddersfield and Watford all to be relegated 20/1

Top scorers: Harry Kane 5/2, Mohamed Salah 5/1, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 6/1 Romelu Lukaku 7/1, Sergio Aguero 8/1, Gabriel Jesus 12/1, Alexandre Lacazette 20/1, Roberto Firmino 28/1 e/w, Jamie Vardy 33/1 e/w, Cenk Tosun 50/1 e/w, Christian Benteke 66/1 e/w, Aleksandar Mitrovic 100/1 e/w, Naby Keita 100/1 e/w

Players to Watch: James Maddison (Leicester), Max Meyer and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (both Crystal Palace), Ryan Sessegnon and Andre Schurrle (both Fulham), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Naby Keita (all Liverpool), Kenedy (Newcastle), Jorginho and Callum Hudson-Odoi (both Chelsea), João Moutinho and Rúben Neves (both Wolves), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City)

1st Manager to Leave Post: Javi Gracia (Watford) 8/1 or Marco Silva (Everton) 20/1

# Sky Bet odds correct at time of writing.
* Each Way: 1/4 for first 4 places