Top of the League (without Top 6)

BetFair are taking bets on who will be the top team next season without the top 6. And Villa are tipped as the best bet to be that team. They believe that Everton, attracting the best odds and who have been traditionally in that top 8, are a team in transition this season especially with the likely loss of Baines and Fellaini. Swansea and Southampton get a mention, but they will suffer second season-syndrome and I think will be in bottom half this time around. Villa at 12/1 – good odds IMO. When you consider that in the second half of last season I think we finished 8th in terms of form and were 5th for March and April. So finishing 7th is not out of the question. As Betfair quite rightly say, we are traditionally a 7th place team.
The top 6 are listed as ManU, ManC, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Pool. I do not agree that Spurs and Pool are top 6, Pool are on the slide and Spurs are inconsistent. Glad I’ve got that off my chest.


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  1. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee July 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm . Reply

    I can see us going for it this season.Bring it on we are the MIGHTY ASTON VILLA we score when we want.LET THE BELLS RING IN THE SKY#UTV VTID

  2. Foxy
    Foxy July 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm . Reply

    Liverpool and Suarez, Spurs and Bale. If they lose their key players they could be in a spot of bother.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm . Reply

      They will replace like for like. With Liverpool they’ve still got Sturbridge who scores for fun and tbf they looked better without Suarez in last few games. Should imagine spurs will spend most of bale money on 2-3 quality players so both teams Shoukd be ok.

  3. B6
    B6 July 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm . Reply

    I think apart from the 6 teams mentioned 7th is there for the taking. I’d love us to finish top 7 but i think top 10 would be more realistic but whatever happens i’m extremely confident we’ll finish higher than the 14th we finished ladt season.

    Off topic….I don’t know if anyone on here plays Sky sports or The Sun fantasy football but if anyone is interested I’ll set up a mini league? Obviously it’ll only be for fun but it could add to the banter. Like I say if anyone is interested I’ll set up a mini league.

    1. Naughtius Maximus
      Naughtius Maximus July 27, 2013 at 4:38 am . Reply

      id be up for that B6, I enjoy a bit of fantasy footie, last year I played the sun one and the official prem league one(which is the best FF game ive played.
      maybe set up a different thread for this? should be fun 🙂

  4. anon3
    anon3 July 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm . Reply

    It’s a nice thought, but I just don’t see us getting anywhere near 7th.

    It’s not meant to be a downer post, but I’m concentrating on facts.
    And when you look at who we actually beat since christmas, I’m just not convinced.

    That said, if I could get those odds for finishing top 12, I’d probably snap their hands off.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 26, 2013 at 8:59 pm . Reply

      More chance of 7th from bottom than top I’m afraid. Though if we get a decent centre half in then maybe top 10

  5. streetlyvillan
    streetlyvillan July 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm . Reply

    Well we have to play those same teams, or there promoted equivalent, so those results are definitely possible, as is turning the draws into wins. Then we have to set about Liverpool again, push Everton just a bit harder, tighten up the defence say 20% and voila, 7th beckons.

    1. anon3
      anon3 July 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm . Reply

      I like your logic Streetly and it’s a good article.
      Go on then, I’ll push the height of my ambition for this season to 10th 🙂

      That’d actually do me quite nicely, with a bunch of cheap kids, tbh.

  6. nath
    nath July 27, 2013 at 8:10 am . Reply

    iam quietly confident, while iam not brave enough 2 predict a place in the top ten, only cos i av a knack of bringing bad luck see iam cursed but if we continue as we finished and the new additions add 2 wot was already starting 2 mold into a force ~ i can see a very exciting new era, and the style in which lamberts teams play bring goals and excitement we are in 4 a treat

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