The 2016-17 English Premier League Season kicks off tomorrow Saturday August 13th (8.30pm Korea Time), and so we thought why not put together a quick full league table prediction. Of course our bread and butter is the K League, but being from England we know the Premier League very well. Swindon Town might not be up in the top tier this season but there are 20 quality sides to organize. So here is our Premier League prediction;
English Premier League 2016-17 Full Table Prediction
Let start our way at the bottom and make our way up; Hull City, Watford and Burnley are the unfortunate sides we’ve picked to go down this season. A lack of strength in depth is the main factor for all three. Sunderland, AFC Bournemouth, West Brom and Middlesbrough will be involved in the relegation dogfight, but will survive for another year at least. Stoke City, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Swansea City make up the lower mid-table positions. Good cup runs could provide a European place for these sides.
Moving into the top half; Everton, last seasons Champions Leicester City and West Ham will be just outside of the European places. Leicester have the Champions League to enjoy and West Ham of course have to get used to the Olympic Stadium. Liverpool and Tottenham will once again fall just short of the Champions League, but should be any to grab Europa League places.
Now the top 4; Arsenal will claim 4th spot, a lack of a 20+ goal a season striker is their issue. 3rd will be Manchester United, they will be stronger under the Special One José Mourinho and with Pogba but it might not gel straight away. Chelsea have a similar issue with new manager Antonio Conte an unknown factor in the Premier League.
Finally our pick for the 2016-17 Premier League champions will be Manchester City; lead by Pep Guardiola who knows how to win and with an almost endless supply of cash to bring in the best talent in the world, you can’t see them being bested easily.
Of course as Leicester City showed last season there is always a chance of the unlikely and magically surprise moments.
English Premier League Fantasy League Team
Also just for fun here is our 2016-17 English Premier League Fantasy League Team.
Of course everybody is going to have a different opinion, and maybe even more so if you support one of the Premier League sides. But if you have anything you’d like to add please let us know. We will try and keep things updated as best as possible via Twitter (and little via Facebook).