In the opening weeks of the Premier League season, Leicester City thumped Manchester City 5-2, Aston Villa smashed Liverpool 7-2, and Tottenham destroyed Manchester United 6-1. It felt like this would be a season like no other, with Covid-19 being this great leveler. When everything was all said and done, the final table was a familiar sight.
Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool all finished in the Top 4 for the second time in a row. Two of the promoted clubs Fulham and West Brom, returned to the Championship alongside last season’s overachievers Sheffield United. As we entered the season’s final games, the only thing left to play for was European qualification with the title race and relegation all taken care of.
Thank you to everyone who read my posts and tailed my betting recommendations for the Premier League. I’ve never claimed to be a betting expert, and at the start of the season, the only thing I promised was complete transparency with my picks using my Betting Tracker. I had a few bad weeks going as low as 10 Units in the red, but a strong end to the season meant I finished in profit.
Next season we welcome Norwich, Watford, and the winner of the Championship Playoff Final between Brentford and Swansea.
Enjoy the Euro’s, Gold Cup, and Copa America this summer. I’ll be back next season, bringing you all the latest news and more quality betting info to help you make better picks. You can hit me up on Twitter @RegistaPicks.
PLAYER OF THE SEASON
Harry Kane became the first player since Andrew Cole to top the goal-scoring and assist charts in the same season. The England Captain took his game to the next level, dropping deep and getting involved in the buildup. That led to 37 goal involvements in 35 appearances, scoring 23 and providing 14 assists.
He claimed another record alongside his partner in crime Son Heung-min. They combined 14 times to score and break Alan Shearer’s and Chris Sutton’s record of 13 set back in 1994/95.
It’s very likely we will see Kane starting for a different side next season after his emotional goodbye to the Tottenham fans in their final home game.
GOAL OF THE SEASON
It has to be Erik Lamela’s rabona through Thomas Partey’s legs into the bottom corner. Pulling this off in the North London Derby against your biggest rivals makes the goal that little bit more special.
PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON
This was one of those perfect games where everything went right for Jack Grealish and his teammates. The Aston Villa captain was unplayable and was involved in 5 goals in their 7-2 win over Liverpool. In case you were wondering, the first-choice center backs Virgil van Dijk, and Joe Gomez started this game.
MOMENT OF THE SEASON
This was when Liverpool and everyone else started truly believing they could qualify for the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s side needed 3 points, and Alisson came up for a corner in the game’s final play. He drifted to the near post unmarked and headered in the winner to spark wild celebrations.
In the post-match interview, emotions got the better of Alisson. He dedicated the goal to his late father, who passed away earlier this year: “Football is my life…I hope my father was there to see it with God on his side celebrating.”
EMBARRASSMENT OF THE SEASON
Why Sam Allardyce? Why do this? Why tout yourself to Sky Sports for a job after being relegated from the Premier League for the first time and announced you’re leaving West Brom? Where’s your class? Where’s your respect for the club and the fans? Surely you could have done this off-camera?
It wasn’t easy jumping in on Matchday 9, and I floated between the red and evens for the entirety of the season. My favorite bets were backing Leeds United in the final 3 Matchdays. I had a feeling Marcelo Bielsa’s side would finish strong, and I made 12.701 Units of profit with all 5 bets cashing.
My worse bet of the season was in Tottenham’s game against Newcastle on Matchday 30. Spurs let a lead slip late again, and moments before Joseph Willock made it 2-2, Harry Kane hit the post. That would have made it 3-1 to Tottenham, and if that scoreline held, I would have made 6.3 Units instead of being down 4 Units.
That’s a 10.3 Unit/25% ROI swing and demonstrates how betting and football can be decided by the smallest margins.
In this year’s FA Cup, I touted Chelsea and Leicester City as potential winners in the 4th Round and continued to talk them up in the 5th Round, Quarterfinals, and Semifinals. Leicester’s highest price was +1400 and Chelsea’s was +700.
Overall I made a 7.24% profit on the $400 I put up at the start of the season, and I’m pretty happy with that after starting in Matchday 9.
WIN %: 41.17%
WHERE TO BET THE PREMIER LEAGUE IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in New Jersey, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.