Premier League: Top Midlands Club In 2022-23 Vegas Odds & Pick
- The Midlands plays host to four Premier League teams in the 2022-23 season
- Leicester City finished as the top Midlands club for the third successive season in 2021-22
There are few places in the United Kingdom where fans are as passionate about soccer as the Midlands. It has already been an exciting summer of sport in the region, with the 2022 Commonwealth Games welcoming huge nations from across the globe. However, from this weekend, the attention quickly turns back to the Premier League, as bragging rights are on the line. Find the latest Premier League Top Midlands Club Vegas odds below.
Premier League Top Midlands Club Vegas Odds
Important Midlands Derby Dates
The first fixtures fans will look at when the dates for the new season are released are the days when they come up against their biggest rivals. As a Birmingham local, I have seen the rivalry between Aston Villa and Wolves intensify over recent seasons, given that they are the only teams from the West Midlands in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Leicester City and Nottingham Forest battle in the East Midlands derby in the top-flight for the first time since 1999 this coming season. The dates for the Midlands derbies can be found below.
- September 10- Leicester City vs. Aston Villa
- October 1- Leicester City vs. Nottingham Forest
- October 10- Nottingham Forest vs. Aston Villa
- October 15- Wolves vs. Nottingham Forest
- October 23- Wolves vs. Leicester City
- January 2- Aston Villa vs. Wolves
- January 14- Nottingham Forest vs. Leicester City
- February 4- Aston Villa vs. Leicester City
- April 1- Nottingham Forest vs. Wolves
- April 8- Aston Villa vs. Nottingham Forest
- April 22- Leicester City vs. Wolves
- May 6- Wolves vs. Aston Villa
Leicester Head Betting To Be Top Midlands Club
At present, Leicester City are favorites to be the top-ranked side from the Midlands for a fourth straight season. However, all doesn’t appear well at the King Power Stadium this summer. The Foxes are the only club in Europe’s top five leagues that are yet to sign a player, while influential keeper Kasper Schmeichel called time on his eleven-year stay with the club this week.
They could yet face a fight to keep hold of Harvey Barnes and James Maddison, with Newcastle United threatening to flex their financial muscle with big-money moves. There certainly appears to be value in taking on the Foxes in this market at present, as Leicester are much weaker than they were 12 months ago.
Who Are The Main Rivals For Top Midlands Club?
The betting would suggest that Aston Villa is the main contender to finish as the top Midlands club this season. It will be Steven Gerrard’s first full season at the club, and they have already signaled their intent in the transfer market with the signings of Diego Carlos, Boubacar Kamara, and Philippe Coutinho. Hopes are high among the Villa faithful, as they normally are, and a challenge for the top ten will be the very least that the fans demand for the coming season.
Nottingham Forest return to the Premier League this season, and have added quality across the pitch with the additions of Dean Henderson, Jesse Lingard, and Taiwo Awoniyi. However, a big overturn in players doesn’t always guarantee positive results.
I fear for Wolves this season, as the fourth-lowest scoring team in the Premier League last term is yet to make a signing in the forward position. Raul Jimenez’s injury could be very damaging to their chances, and Wolves are the club I’m least interested in when it comes to this market.
Premier League Top Midlands Club Pick and Prediction
There is every chance that all four Midlands teams will finish in the bottom half of the standings this term. However, the slight preference is for the Villa to finish higher than their local rivals. They have added quality, and the experience they have built over the previous couple of campaigns could see them improve on their 14th-place finish last term.