After a very positive summer transfer window, there is a lot of optimism around that Aston Villa could have a good season in the 2022/23 Premier League.
Here is a look at how the bookmakers rate Villa’s chances in their respective competitions in the upcoming campaign.
Aston Villa 250/1 To Cause an Upset
Steven Gerrard’s side is currently priced at odds of 250/1, according to today’s football betting market for the Premier League title. Although those odds suggest it would be a huge surprise if Villa did top the standings at the end of the season, Leicester proved in 2016 that anything is possible.
In contrast, Manchester City is the 4/7 favourite in the outright market, and they are the leading selection in the free football betting tips for the Premier League next season. The bookies think that Liverpool will once again be their closest rivals for the title.
Villa are currently the ninth best in the outright betting, which indicates that they are expected to finish in the top half of the standings. They have not finished ninth or betting in the Premier League table since 2011.
Steven Gerrard’s men are 14/1 to finish in the top four, which would ensure they qualify for the Champions League, while they are 5/1 for a top six finish, giving them European football in some form.
Watkins 40/1 To Be to Golden Boot Winner
The skill from Raheem Sterling in the build-up 🤤
Ollie Watkins gives England the lead over the Ivory Coast! 🦁 pic.twitter.com/SMsVGbAMfA
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 29, 2022
Ollie Watkins has scored 25 Premier League goals for Aston Villa since arriving from Brentford in 2020. The England international is 40/1 to be the leading goalscorer in the competition next season.
Watkins will be desperate to get off to a fast start in the Premier League as he will be hoping to catch the eye of the Three Lions boss, Gareth Southgate, ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. With a lot of competition for places in the forward position, the Villa striker may have to outscore some of his rivals for a spot in the squad.
Mo Salah and Harry Kane are at the top end of the betting to continue their excellent record in the Premier League. There are also some new faces this year at the biggest clubs in the league and they will be hoping to make an immediate impact in England.
Villa Bidding for First Domestic Cup Success Since 1996
𝟮𝟬’: Savo Milošević ⚽
𝟱𝟱’: Ian Taylor ⚽
𝟴𝟴’: Dwight Yorke ⚽
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) March 24, 2021
It has now been 26 years since Villa last won a major domestic trophy. They prevailed in the 1996 League Cup final, after beating Leeds United 3-0. It was their fifth success in the competition.
Aston Villa are 20-1 to win the EFL Cup season and continue their excellent record in the knockout tournament. In 2020, they came close to the trophy as they were beaten in the final by Manchester City. Since then, they have been eliminated in the fourth and third rounds, respectively.
Villa’s record in the FA Cup over the last six years has been abysmal. They have been beaten in the third round in each of those years. Manchester United knocked them out in their opening game last season. The Villains are 20/1 to win the competition next season for the first time since 1957.
Hopefully, Villa can outrun their odds in the betting and the 2022/23 campaign ends with a trophy and a strong league finish.