Ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season, we’re assessing Betway’s industry-leading outright markets offering.

One of the most hotly contested markets is most assists, with playemakers from Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United all among the favourites to be the Premier League's top provider. 

Here we'll look at the main contenders, as well as two outside shots, and offer our picks.

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

It’s no surprise to see De Bruyne at the top of this market, given his pedigree as the Premier League’s best creative midfielder, and Manchester City’s summer addition of Erling Haaland.

The Belgian is coming off last season’s slightly disappointing haul of eight assists, though, and had 12 the previous year. He equalled Thierry Henry’s single-season Premier League record with 20 assists back in 2019/20, but hitting those heights again would require a huge jump.

The arrival of Haaland could make De Bruyne the league’s top provider again, but the 31-year-old has only started 26 games or more in one of the last four seasons so there are better bets available in this market.

TIP: TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD (LIVERPOOL)

Alexander-Arnold’s 12 assists last season were the second-most of any player in the league, and he’s now tallied at least 12 in three of the last four Premier League campaigns.

The Liverpool right back’s set-piece delivery is a constant source of chances. He ranked top for key passes in the Premier League with 90.

Alexander Arnold has become one of the league’s most consistent providers, and now could hit greater heights with a genuine No. 9 to aim at in summer signing Darwin Nunez. That combination of production and potential makes him the best bet in this market.

Son Heung-Min (Tottenham)

Son was much more of a finisher than a provider for Tottenham last season, with 23 goals and seven assists in the Premier League.

Those numbers might be more balanced this season if Harry Kane’s scoring numbers improve as expected, but Son has never really been a prolific assister, with 10 his highest tally to date.

With the addition of Richarlison to Spurs’ attacking options, Son might be rested for more league games than last season and doesn’t look worthy of a bet here.

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

Fernandes had a poor season by his standards in 2021/22, but he did play the second-most key passes of any player in the league.

The Portuguese playmaker finished with just six assists, though, after tallying 12 in 2020/21.

Fernandes has, in fact, only recorded double-digit assists in three of his nine league campaigns, and the question of who will score goals for Manchester United this season makes him one to avoid.

Jack Grealish (Manchester City)

Much was expected of Grealish last season after his £100m move to Man City from Aston Villa, but he recorded just three Premier League assists, fewer than the likes of Ruben Dias, Nemanja Matic and Enock Mwepu.

An improvement is likely this season, but probably not enough to finish near the top of the assist charts.

Haaland’s arrival and his supposed bromance with Grealish is clearly built into this price, but it’s hard to see the Englishman playing consistently enough to really contend in this market.

Others

MOHAMED SALAH contributed a league-leading 13 assists last season and yet is to repeat the feat this term.

That price alone makes the Egyptian worth a bet, particularly given that Darwin Nunez’s arrival as a central striker could see him become more of a provider than a finisher this season.

If you’re looking for an outside bet, DEJAN KULUSEVSKI is a fine choice. The Tottenham winger signed from Juventus last January and made an instant impact, producing eight assists in just 18 appearances and 1276 minutes.

Had he played the entire season at the same pace, Kulusevski would have easily finished with the most assists of any player. He should rack them up again this year if Spurs live up to expectations.

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