Highest Scoring Premier League Team 2016/2017 Betting Tip

  • 22nd August 2016
Highest Scoring Premier League Team 2016-2017 Betting Tip

We are two weeks into the 2016/2017 Premier League season and already things are starting to take shape. One market that has caught my attention is BetVictor’s ‘Highest Scoring Premier League Team’.

Highest Scoring Premier League Team 2016/2017 Betting Tip

Before I go into detail, you may as well know who I’m backing – Manchester City.

Before the season started, there were (and still is) many questions as to how new manager Pep Guardiola would adjust to English football, but already there are signs the players are adapting to Pep’s style of play. In the Spaniard’s first two Premier League games in charge, City managed 70% possession at home to Sunderland and 58% away to Stoke compared to 63% and 46% in the same fixtures last season respectively. During those two games, Guardiola’s men scored a total of 6 goals whilst conceding 2 and currently sit top of the table ahead of Man Utd based on goal difference.

After a disappointing league campaign last season, The Citizens look revitalised under their new manager who has bought renewed optimism to the City of Manchester Stadium in what is a ‘new era’. Star striker Sergio Aguero already has 3 goals in two Premier League games this season as well as netting a hat-trick during City’s Champions League first leg qualifer away to Steaua Bucureşti. Moreover, with players like Kevin De Bruyne (who chipped in with 7 league goals last season), David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kelechi Iheanacho (who bagged 8 league goals last term despite a lack of playing team) along with new signings Manuel Nolito and Leroy Sané who eached chalked up 12 and 8 goals in their respective leagues last year, it’s clear that this team has the potential to score plenty of goals this season.

Elsewhere, the only two other teams I see competing with Man City in terms of the title and in term of goals are Man Utd and Chelsea.

It now seems a very long time ago since Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement. After three seasons that most Utd fans will probably want to forget, new manager Jose Mourinho looks to have bought the feel-good factor back to Old Trafford. With new sining Zlatan Ibrahimovic (who has 4 goals in his first 3 compeitive games for the club) and the return of Paul Pogba, there are enough reasons for Utd fans to be optimistic. The Red Devils started the new campaign with a 3-1 win away to Bournemouth followed by a 2-0 victory at home to Southampton. However, we all know how much Mourinho enjoys a tight game. During the 2014/2015 season in which Jose won the league with Chelsea, The Blues accumulated five 1-0 victories and despite finishing top were only the second highest scoring team behind guess who? Man City.

Speaking of Chelsea, the London club also have plenty to cheer about with new manager Antonio Conte. Fans seem to have taken a huge liking to the Italian thanks to his undeniable passion and charisma. As with the two Manchester clubs, the Blue Lions have also started with 2 wins from 2 scoring 4 goals in the process. Truth be told, I don’t see as many goals in this team compared to the 2 clubs listed above. Furthermore, with Italian football known for tactics and defending, it’s no surprise to see that in Conte’s 3 seasons at previous club Juventus, he lead the Bianconeri to a total of 4, 6 and 11 1-0 victories. With all this in mind, I just don’t see Chelsea threatening City for amount of goals.

The Stats

This is where it gets interesting. In the previous 5 seasons, Man City were the highest Premier League scoring team on 4 occasions scoring 93, 102, 83 and 71 goals in the process. The one season they didn’t? Sir Alex Ferguson’s final year at Old Trafford. Fair enough.

Betting Tip

  • To confirm, back Man City to be the ‘Highest Scoring Premier League Team’ at 5/4 with BetVictor here.

At the time of writing, BetVictor are the only bookmaker offering this market (join here and they will match your first bet up-to £25).

The stats pretty much speak for themselves here with this bet winning on 4 of the last 5 occasions. Nice. On top of that, with a new (hugely successful) manager at the helm and fresh motivation, 5/4 looks an absolute steal (providing you can wait until the end of the season to collect you winnings).