Premier League top-six odds: Hammers hoping to nail another big finish
Premier League top-six odds and preview
The new season is just around the corner and we are taking a look at the Premier League top-six odds.
We have previewed the Premier League title odds, the top four and relegation candidates for the forthcoming season but with three places up for grabs in the Europa League, it’s time to look at the Premier League top-six odds.
Chelsea and Liverpool are both 1/20 to finish in the top half a dozen teams but what about the other candidates hoping to seal a place in next season’s Europa League?
After a long-standing search, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy finally settled on Nuno Espirito Santo as the man to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in April.
You 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 dislike this man.
🥳 HBD HM7! pic.twitter.com/nJbCiWNoCn
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 8, 2021
The former Wolves boss has plenty on his plate, namely convincing England skipper Harry Kane to stay at the club despite revealing he wishes to leave.
Tottenham qualified for the inaugural Europa Conference League on the last day of the season when a 4-2 win at Leicester sealed seventh spot and they are 5/6 in the Premier League top-six odds to finish one spot higher.
The Foxes missed out on the Champions League on the final day of the season for the second year in a row and you can read about their prospects of finishing in the top four here.
The Foxes were 14 minutes away from playing at Europe’s top table this season but an own goal from keeper Kasper Schmeichel and a double from Gareth Bale put the nail in their coffin.
Leicester have signed midfielder Boubakary Soumare from Lille on a five-year deal and Zambian striker Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg, so with an improved squad they are evens in the Premier League top-six odds.
The Gunners missed out on a European place for the first time in 25 years when they finished in eighth place so the pressure will be on Mikel Arteta to get Arsenal competing once again.
Arsenal signed versatile Brighton defender Ben White and 21-year-old Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares durng the transfer window but with more signings to come they should be challenging for the Europa League at the very least this season and are priced at 5/4 in the Premier League top-six odds.
Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez controversially replaced Carlo Ancelotti as Everton manager amid fury from some Toffees fans.
Benitez described Everton as a “small club” after a Merseyside derby in 2007 and with doubts surrounding the futures of Richarlison and James Rodriguez, the Spaniard has his work cut out on improving on last season’s 10th place, with 7/2 the price on a top-six finish.
The former Newcastle manager added wingers Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend to his squad in the summer.
Marcelo Bielsa steered an exciting Leeds team to ninth place last season and they are 9/2 to improve on that position in the Premier League top-six odds.
🤍 Hold your head up high Kalvin!
You’ve done the nation proud! pic.twitter.com/jKdpuGOrRs
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 11, 2021
United replaced out-of-contract Ezgjan Alioski with left-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona and with some additions they could be challenging for European honours having just missed out on seventh spot by three points.
Hammers boss David Moyes was disappointed not to qualify for the Champions League which shows how far they progressed under the stewardship of the former Everton and Manchester United boss.
West Ham finished sixth last season to qualify for this season’s Europa League and a similar finish could be on the cards at 5/1 in the Premier League top-six odds.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication