Premier League Table Predictions

Premier League 2020/21 Table Predictions: Who will be crowned champion? Who is getting relegated? Surprise finishes?


Only a few weeks since the end of ‘Project Restart’, the new season is shortly upon us. Ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League season, each of our writers run through their full Premier League table predictions.

Sam Bettany’s Premier League Table Prediction

Sam Bettany Premier League predictions

Sam’s Premier League 20/21 Winner

It would have hurt City and Pep Guardiola what happened in the league and Champions League last season. I expect them to strengthen in numbers and quality, and with the best squad depth in the league, I think they will close a points total that I cannot see Liverpool maintaining for a third successive season.

They have already signed Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake, with the latter being an underrated signing who could massively improve a City back line that was underwhelming last season and featured Fernandinho and at time Rodri having to fill in ahead of John Stones.

Losing David Silva and Leroy Sane is a blow, but I expect Phil Foden to take the next step in his development this season and play regularly in the City lineup. They are likely to fare much better in the Champions League when it returns to two-leg ties, so I think their priority focus should be on stopping their Merseyside title rivals from winning back-to-back.

Sam’s Premier League 20/21 Top Four

Manchester City and Liverpool should clinch top four once again, so it is a case of several teams fighting it out for the remaining spots for Champions League football. Whilst Chelsea have bought well and have an exciting project going on under Frank Lampard, I question their consistency and poor record from defending set-pieces.

Pipping Chelsea to a top four spot I think will be Manchester United who will continue to perform well with Bruno Fernandes at the centre of things. The potential front line of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho is exciting, but like Chelsea will need to improve defensively.

Arsenal are on the up with Mikel Arteta and I think the Spaniard will get the best out of his squad in his first full season as Arsenal manager in what could be a manager of the season candidate leader. Defensively, Arsenal look much stronger, and the structure of the team regardless of the player’s quality could be what finally gets them a top four finish for the first time since 2015/16 season.

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Sam’s Premier League 20/21 Relegation Zone

Scott Parker’s Fulham side face another uphill battle to stay up on their Premier League return. I don’t think they will have enough quality to keep their Premier League status, especially if they have a similarly woeful defensive record to their 2018/19 Premier League campaign where they conceded 81 goals. That is six more goals than Norwich City from last season. They are one of the favourites to go down, priced at Evs* with Mark Jarvis.

Crystal Palace returned from the lockdown and looked very underwhelming. No wins since ‘Project Restart’ and the continuous rumours surrounding Wilfried Zaha makes next season an interesting one for the Eagles. If they lose Zaha, and bring their abysmal form from last season into this season, I can see them going down, and they are 2/1* to avoid safety with Mark Jarvis.

Sam’s Premier League 20/21 Wildcard

Most people probably expect Leeds United to finish around 12th-15th and have a fairly solid debut season back in the Premier League. However, Marcelo Bielsa has been working miracles at the Yorkshire club and his tactical approach could see him pick up some huge points against some bigger teams this season. I expect them to beat one or two of the title chasing sides and have a sound record at Elland Road this season. An 8th place finish is ambitious, but very possible and realistic.

Wolverhampton Wanderers achieved 7th in their debut season back in the Premier League in 2018/19, whilst Sheffield United settled for 9th but were on course to finish much higher before Project Restart. I cannot see them in a relegation battle this season and you can get Leeds United to finish in the Top 10 at 11/5* with Mark Jarvis.

Ryan Fitzgerald-Nolan’s Premier League Table Prediction

Ryan Fitgerald Nolan Premier League Predictions Table

Ryan’s Premier League 20/21 Winner

Many have tipped the Blue side of Manchester to take the Premier League crown this season. Bruised. Angry. Wealthy. The case for Pep Guardiola and co. is most undoubtedly a strong one, nonetheless I favour Liverpool to ‘walk on’ with the momentum built over the past three seasons. Some would argue that it is the last three seasons of fantastic runs that will lead to a burnout, but Klopp has struck gold with squad harmony and player development.

Almost every starting 11 member is coming into or in the peak of their powers, and with the addition of Thiago Alcantara, the Spaniard brings a new dynamic to Klopp’s famed pressing style. It will be close, an awful lot closer than the campaign just past, but the Reds will do it.

Ryan’s Premier League 20/21 Top Four

City will play second fiddle to Liverpool, but the title race on paper may have had a new candidate enter the chase over the past few weeks. Chelsea cannot afford anything less than a third, almost literally. Roman Abramovich’s expenditure over the summer has seen the west London side win the transfer window at a canter.

The question remains whether Frank Lampard can translate spending onto the pitch, as the jury is out on the ex-Blue’s performance last time out. Mikel Arteta is moulding the club in his own image, and as long as they can tie-down talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal will enter the fray- but there’s more on that later.

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Ryan’s Premier League 20/21 Relegation Zone

It may seem harsh to send two of the three promoted sides back the other way. West Brom however inspire little confidence, having stumbled to automatic promotion last term with the help of a Brentford capitulation. Lack of investment may also undo the Baggies, along with Slaven Bilic unable to nail down certain starters in positions like centre half and striker.

Villa cannot rely on surviving in the season’s home stretch again, and it’s the club’s incomings and outgoings that could define their season. Starlets such as Jack Grealish, John McGinn and Douglas Luiz must stay at Villa Park.

They require all the while more reinforcements up top, with only 6 of the Birmingham outfit’s 41 goals coming from strikers last season. Scott Parker has done more than a respectable job in the dugout at Craven Cottage, and will need to strike the balance between not repeating the club’s ills off last time out in the top flight (over £100 million spent) and maintaining the chemistry that brought them through the playoffs.

Ryan’s Premier League 20/21 Wildcard

Mikel Arteta has already bagged two trophies in under a year in the job. The young Spaniard’s holistic approach has seen fans and many a neutral buy in to what he’s doing at Arsenal, and the brand of football introduced at the Emirates is as easy on the eye has been sorely missing over the years. Arteta has a clear vision and on the warpath to doing so, boldly claiming they will be European champions within three years recently.

Such talk can go on pause for now, at least until the Gunners reach the Champions League. This season could be different. The Lamborghini-style attacking prowess on display over recent seasons has been undone by car-crash defending. Acquisitions of Gabriel, William Saliba and Kieran Tierney have gone a long way in the eyes of fans to address such issues.

Alas, Aubameyang is key. The Gabon international accounted for 39% of all Premier League goals for Arsenal last season. Get that contract done, and Gooners may have their top four wish.

Matthew Hill’s Premier League Table Prediction

Matthew Hill Premier League Predictions

Matthew’s Premier League 20/21 Winner

I’m going to go for Liverpool to win the league. I have seen many people going for Manchester City to win the league and I haven’t seen many people if any going for Liverpool, which has surprised me a little bit. I think this is because of the slight drop in form at the end of the season after the Premier League confirmed them as champions and a mixed start to their preseason.

I think the 18 point gap will be too big for Manchester City to close although it will be closer and if Liverpool lose a key player to a long-term injury, then they could struggle, especially against the stronger teams.

Matthew’s Premier League 20/21 Top Four

Roman Abramovich will expect Chelsea to close the gap on the top two and will ideally want them to be challenging for the title, the 33 point gap to Liverpool will be one step too far for this season. It is still unknown how the new players will adapt to the Premier League and the goalkeeper position is still unknown. Arsenal look and are performing like a stronger side under Mikel Arteta.

They beat Liverpool at the end of last season (albeit after Liverpool had won the league) and won three important games at Wembley against Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool to win both the FA Cup and the Community Shield. I’m going for Arsenal to just beat Manchester United and Tottenham to a top four place. Manchester United have had a quiet transfer window compared to their competitors and they still look vulnerable at the back, but there is still time to change this.

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Matthew’s Premier League 20/21 Relegation Zone

Newly promoted have struggled in the Premier League in the last few years. Norwich went straight back down last season with Aston Villa only just staying up on the final day. In the 18/19 season, Cardiff and Fulham both went straight back down and Huddersfield suffered the drop after just two seasons in the Premier League. I think West Brom and Fulham will both struggle.

West Brom have done well to have re-signed Pereira and could sign Diangana permanently, which are both great signings, as both players were important for The Baggies last season. However, Norwich had much of the same squad they did well in the Championship with but finished rock bottom of the Premier League last season. Fulham need to keep Mitrovic fit if they are to have a realistic chance of surviving, but I think they will finish just short of survival.

However, Scott Parker is a very good young manager and I think they will do better than they did the last time they were in the Premier League. The third spot will go to Aston Villa. I feel as though it may be between Aston Villa and West Ham again for the last spot. Villa have signed Matty Cash but they need to strengthen further, especially up front.

Matthew’s Premier League 20/21 Wildcard

However, although one or two newly promoted clubs struggle, there is usually one a surprise package that is usually a promoted club. Recently, it has been Wolves and Sheffield United or a little further back it was Reading in 2006/07. I think the dark horses next season will be Leeds United.

They did very well last season and even in games where they weren’t at their best they got a result such as at home to Barnsley. Bielsa has looked to strengthen as Leeds have broken their transfer record on Rodrigo. Where Leeds may struggle is when they play at home with no fans, as they are used to playing in front of a large and passionate crowd at Elland Road.

Jake Perry’s Premier League Table Prediction

Jake Perry Premier League Predictions

Matthew’s Premier League 20/21 Winner

Manchester City

Matthew’s Premier League 20/21 Top Four

Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United

Matthew’s Premier League 20/21 Relegation Zone

West Brom, Fulham, Aston Villa

Matthew’s Premier League 20/21 Wildcard

Chelsea

Okan Iskin’s Premier League Table Prediction

Okan Iskin Premier League Table

Okan’s Premier League 20/21 Winner

Manchester City

Okan’s Premier League 20/21 Top Four

Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea

Okan’s Premier League 20/21 Relegation Zone

Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Fulham

Okan’s Premier League 20/21 Wildcard

Manchester United

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Premier League Winner Markets

  • Manchester City 4/6*
  • Liverpool 21/10*
  • Chelsea 11/1*
  • Manchester United 12/1*
  • Arsenal 40/1*
  • Tottenham Hotspur 50/1*
  • Leicester City 150/1*
  • Leeds United 150/1*

Premier League Relegation Markets

  • West Bromwich Albion 19/20*
  • Fulham Evs*
  • Aston Villa 13/8*
  • Crystal Palace 15/8*
  • Newcastle United 21/10*
  • Burnley 14/5*
  • Sheffield United 16/5*
  • Leeds United 16/5*
  • Brighton & Hove Albion 16/5*
  • West Ham United 17/4*

Premier League Top Four Markets

  • Manchester City 1/33*
  • Liverpool 1/14*
  • Chelsea 4/9*
  • Manchester United 4/9*
  • Arsenal 13/5*
  • Tottenham Hotspur 14/5*
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 6/1*
  • Leicester City 8/1*
  • Everton 16/1*
  • Leeds United 22/1*
  • West Ham United 28/1*
  • Southampton 33/1*

*Odds as of time of writing (Thursday 3rd September 2020) and subject to change

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