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Betting guide for the 2018-19 English Premier League season

Manchester City are the title favorites with a chance to repeat, and Sergio Aguero is one of the top picks to win the Golden Boot. But are they the right selections for you to wager on? John Patrick Fletcher/Actionplus/Icon Sportswire

The Premier League is back this weekend, and the action is bigger than it has ever been. It's rather unsurprising that, after their record-breaking 2017-18 campaign, Manchester City are the red-hot betting favorites and the team everybody needs to beat.

However, given that several of their rivals have splashed the cash to strengthen their squads, it looks like anything but a one-horse race this time around. In addition to the outright title betting, there are also plenty of other markets to get stuck into, including top goal scorer, relegation and several special/prop betting markets.

Let's dig into ESPN Chalk's 2018-19 preseason Premier League betting guide.


Title betting market

Most goals, most points, most wins, most consecutive wins, biggest title-winning margin. It's fair to say that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City cleaned up domestically last season. Odds-compilers fancy them strongly to do the business again, with the Citizens odds-on favorites across the board to retain their Premier League title.

History tells us,