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Soccer Preview - Miller Has Premier League Week One Schedule, Odds, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

Early Thursday morning (4 a.m. EDT), the Premier League released its fixture list for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

Fans of teams all across the world got to see the path laid out all the way until next May, when the new champion will be crowned.

But will it be a new champion? It seems very likely that Manchester City will become just the second club in Premier League history to win three straight titles, joining the Manchester United sides of 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2006-2007, 2007-08, 2008-09.

The Cityzens open as -137 favorites to lift the trophy, with Liverpool looking like the only credible team with the chance to stay with them for 38 games. Liverpool fell one point short last season, but almost everything went in the club's favor. Do not expect this race to be as close.

Maybe the best races to look at for value will come in the top four and relegation fights. Manchester United and Chelsea are the fourth and fifth picks to get that top four spot, and the two teams will culminate the opening weekend with a contest at Old Trafford.

In the relegation battle, only newly-promoted Sheffield United is below +100, at -143. Bookmakers do not have much confidence that the Blades can make their stay in the top flight longer than one season.

But three teams will be sent packing to the EFL Championship, and the rest of the teams all have odds from +100. The value is there: you just have to figure out which teams to take.

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PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH WEEK ONE SCHEDULE
Friday, August 9
Liverpool v Norwich City, 3 p.m. EDT (NBCSports and Fubo.tv)
Saturday, August 10
West Ham United v Manchester City, 7:30 a.m. EDT (NBCSports and Fubo.tv)
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Sheffield United, 10 a.m. EDT
Burnley v Southampton, 10 a.m. EDT
Crystal Palace v Everton, 10 a.m. EDT
Leicester City v Wolves, 10 a.m. EDT
Watford v Brighton, 10 a.m. EDT
Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa, 12:30 p.m. EDT (NBC and Fubo.tv)
Sunday, August 11
Newcastle United v Arsenal, 9 a.m. EDT (NBCSports and Fubo.tv)
Manchester United v Chelsea, 11:30 a.m. EDT (NBCSports and Fubo.tv)

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ODDS TO WIN THE 2019-2020 PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE
(Odds provided by AmericanGambler.com)
Manchester City . . . -137
Liverpool . . . +250
Tottenham . . . +1200
Chelsea . . . +1600
Manchester United . . . +2000
Arsenal . . . +2000
Wolverhampton . . . +10000
Newcastle United . . . +15000
Everton . . . +15000
Leicester City . . . +20000
West Ham United . . . +25000
Watford . . . +50000
Bournemouth . . . +75000
Southampton . . . +75000
Crystal Palace . . . +100000
Burnley . . . +100000
Brighton & Hove Albion . . . +100000
Aston Villa . . . +100000
Sheffield United . . . +100000
Norwich City . . . +100000

ODDS TO FINISH TOP FOUR (TOP 10 PRICES)
(Odds provided by Points Bet)
Manchester City . . . -5000
Liverpool . . . -1000
Tottenham . . . -167
Manchester United . . . -125
Chelsea . . . +100
Arsenal . . . +125
Everton . . . +1800
Leicester City . . . +2000
Wolverhampton . . . +2000
Newcastle United . . . +3300

ODDS TO BE RELEGATED (TOP 10 PRICES)
(Odds provided by Points Bet)
Sheffield United . . . -143
Norwich City . . . +100
Burnley . . . +175
Brighton & Hove Albion . . . +196
Aston Villa . . . +225
Newcastle United . . . +400
Southampton . . . +450
Bournemouth . . . +500
Crystal Palace . . . +500
Watford . . . +700

ODDS TO GO UNBEATEN
Manchester City . . . +5000
Liverpool . . . +6600