As Germany hoisted the World Cup it was a bittersweet moment for soccer fans. While it is always thrilling to experience the every four year spectacle that is the World Cup, it leaves us empty and hungry for more soccer. Well the time has come to get your fill. While there are numerous leagues to watch such as the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A or Spanish La Liga, the most popular league continues to be the British Premier League (BPL). But it’s not just England that is excited as the BPL season begins. Americans are eager to watch some of the best in the world begin play as well.
Coming off one of the most watched World Cups in history, new soccer fans have emerged from all around the world. As the fastest growing sport in the United States, it is believed that more Americans will be glued to their Televisions each weekend watching soccer on top of their already busy weekend football schedules. The easiest league for those in the United States to watch is BPL since all games are broadcasted by NBC on the NBC Sports Live Extra Channel, which is available with most cable providers.
Soccer fans can rejoice as the BPL season begins tomorrow. But what can we expect from the season? Here is the breakdown:
Defending Champs Manchester City Predicted To Win Again
At 2-1 odds to win the league back to back, Manchester City is the favorite. But many don’t believe they will do it again. After struggling a bit most of last season, Manchester City won the title after a collapse by Liverpool. Chelsea may be the best bet to provide the challenge after summer signings of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Dider Drogba and Filipe Luis.
Liverpool Will Struggle
While the 2nd place finish last season will see them into the Champions League this season, the loss of goal machine Luis Suarez will be rough. Although there has been preseason promise shown by Raheem Sterling and additions of Lazar Markovic, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana will improve the chances of LFC it is difficult to see Daniel Sturridge being able to carry the team without some big help.
Predicted Top Four 1.) Chelsea 2.) Manchester United 3.) Manchester City 4.) Arsenal
BPL Season Begins