The English Premier League looks like it is going to go down to the wire yet again with the race for the title between Arsenal and Manchester City neck and neck, and the fight to avoid relegation closer than ever. With plenty more shocks and surprises guaranteed before the season ends, it’s sure to be yet another exciting end to the Premier League.
Betting on the Premier League
If you’re new to betting or just new to soccer, we’ve got you covered with a simple guide to get you started.
If you want to place a bet then you need to sign up for a reputable Sportsbook that will have all the very latest and best Premier League odds as well as cover a host of other sports. The best platforms will offer excellent customer support, a variety of payment and withdrawal methods, speedy payouts, and the very best security to protect your personal and financial details.
There are 20 teams in the English Premier League (EPL) with sides playing each other twice, both home and away. The Premier League title goes to the side at the top of the table, while the rest of the top four qualify for a coveted (and lucrative) UEFA Champions League place the following season. At the opposite end of the table, the three teams which finish at the bottom are relegated and replaced by three teams from the Championship division.
The EPL is hugely popular across the globe and bettors can enjoy a wide variety of wagers covering everything from the number of corners to the scorer of the first goal, which means there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the most popular EPL bets are:
The top four bets are called ‘Outrights’, in other words, you are betting on the outright winner of the event. These are typically done before the season kicks off when odds usually offer better value, but shocks can happen and odds will fluctuate through the season if you want to wait.
This is a straightforward bet on which team will be relegated. Teams that come up from the Championship the previous season are always among the favorites to go back down again. But every season produces a surprising team fighting against relegation.
Another simple-to-understand bet and great for beginners. Which player is going to score the most goals in the season and win the coveted Golden Boot trophy? Scoring in the EPL is incredibly hard so the winner usually plays for one of the top teams in the division.
Most goals are created by another player on the same team through a clever pass, free kick, or cross. For a player to create a lot of goals and assists he needs to play in a team that scores a lot and that usually means one of the teams pushing for the top four places. The winning player wins the Playmaker award.
Pick the team you think will finish in the top four places in the league and win a Champions League spot for the next season. Traditionally the top four spaces are usually taken by the so-called ‘Big six’ teams, however, the emergence of Newcastle and Brighton this season has created some great value bets.
If you are looking for something to add some extra excitement to a game then match event betting is a great way to go. These allow you to have some skin in the game and add to the fun of a game whether your favorite team is playing or not.
There are lots of bet options covering individual Premier League match outcomes, and they can be as simple or complicated as you want them to be. The two most common are:
Match Result: Simply decide if it will be a Home win, a Draw or an Away win at the end of the game.
Result/Total Goals: In this market, you’re betting on the total number of goals scored in the game as well as the match-winner.
Other popular match event bets allow you to enjoy the game regardless of the score. Some of the most popular best include:
The Premier League is often called the most exciting soccer league in the world thanks to the great atmosphere in the stadiums and the world-class talent on the pitch, and with so many betting options now available for bettors to enjoy, it’s easier than ever to get closer to the action.