Bookies predict how the 2017/2018 Welsh Premier season will unfold
The New Saints have been tipped by the bookies to continue their strong-hold of the Premier League this season.
Bet365 and Corbett Sports have put The New Saints as 1/5 favourites for the Welsh Premier League title, which would mean seven years of consecutive titles at Park Hall.
With Bala adding experienced forward Les Davies to the ranks and the return of Jordan Evans, it is the Lakesiders who have been valued to be the closest side to challenge Scott Ruscoe’s side. The Welsh Cup winners who beat The New Saints in the final are valued at 8/1.
Bangor City and Connah’s Quay Nomads have both seen a change in structure this summer, as the Nomads steer towards full-time status and the Citizens under a new UEFA Pro Licence manager.
Kevin Nicholson’s side have been predicted to just finish above Andy Morrisons’ side, with the Europa League play-off victory still in the minds of those who pay out.
Premier League new boys Barry Town United have been predicted to finish in the top six spot which would put them in contention for a Europa League spot as they are tipped at 50/1.
For Prestatyn though, they have been tipped to finish bottom of Wales’ top flight after a dominant Cymru Alliance title win, they believe that promotion may just be too much for them, valuing them at 200/1.
Alongside Prestatyn, it’s the Cefn Druids who have been predicted to go down, with the bookies offering the same odds as the Seasiders, despite the Druids unbeaten run last season, the bookmakers feel it’ll be another two North Wales sides being relegated this season.
The New Saints 1/5
Bala Town 8/1
Bangor City 20/1
Connah’s Quay Nomads 25/1
Newtown AFC 40/1
Barry Town United 50/1
Llandudno FC 66/1
Cardiff Met 66/1
Aberystwyth Town 100/1
Carmarthen Town 100/1
Prestatyn Town 200/1
Cefn Druids 200/1
(Featured Image: Naomi Jones of Bala Town FC)