It’s the world’s Premier attraction

It’s the undisputed greatest sporting league on the planet …. and I for one am absolutely delighted we’re back in business. Forget the various franchise leagues in America, or anything that’s offered up in Asia or Europe, it’s the English Premier League that is best.

The fact is you cannot confidently predict the outcomes even if the bigger, most well-supported teams shell out big time on star players. It is the unpredictably, as world class talent battle it out, that has made our Premier League so brilliant.

At lunch time today my team United play Leeds, the club with the reputation of being super-fit, with the Reds odds-on favourites – and marquee signing Jason Sancho a tempting 5/1 with Betfred to score first.

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku

Talking of signings – Chelsea’s hiring of Romelu Lukaku (above, centre) has forced a rethink of the title and 2022 Golden Boot odds. Chelsea have been cut to 9/2 second favourites behind champions City at 4/6 with Betfred, for the Premier League crown.

Liverpool remain at 5/1 for the title with United, who I have backed to the tune of £75,000, drifting slightly to 9/1.
Lukaku has been installed at 5/1, with that serial goalscorer Harry Kane at 7/2 and Mo Sarah of Liverpool at 9/2, to be top goalscorer in the league.

Talking of Kane – he’s 9/2 to score first for Spurs who host City tomorrow, when all eyes will be on the team sheets an hour before kick off to see if the London club’s talisman plays against the outfit that wants to buy him for an eye-watering £120 million or so.

Manchester City's Jack Grealish

One player sure to start is City’s £100m midfielder Jack Grealish (above) – a 5/1 shot with Betfred to net the opener in the game, in which we have City at 4/6 to pick up all three points.

Finally – I want to record my delight that I’m in a position to extend Betfred’s sponsorship of the RL Challenge Cup.
I really enjoyed everything about the Wembley final last month when Saints came from behind in one of the last trial events, as we continue to move out of the Covid restrictions.

The family atmosphere and the attitude of the players who just get on with it despite the bone crunching challenges stand out for me in the incredible sport of RL.

Anyway, it’s the Betfred Challenge Cup for two more years with next year’s final back to it’s May slot – and with Wembley booked it will be played still in London, but at Tottenham’s splendid new stadium.

All the best,