Premier League Betting – Best Picks, Predictions & Insights
The English Premier League is the world’s most followed soccer league. Millions of fans from around the globe are attracted to the league throughout the season to watch the biggest stars and most recognized clubs. However, betting on the league is almost as popular as viewing it.
Best Sportsbooks to Bet on the Premier League
Some Premier League betting sportsbooks offer more interest than others when it comes to placing wagers. The leading Premier League betting sportsbooks found below all offer the widest selections of betting markets, and interesting welcome bonuses that new customers can take advantage of.
Premier League Previous Season Recap
The 2020-21 Premier League season was a campaign unlike any other. COVID-19 delayed the start of the season, and fans were absent from fixtures throughout much of the season.
The first half of the season was dramatic, with seven teams occupying top spot before Manchester City finally overtook Manchester United in early March. City’s crowning moment came on May 12th, as the Red Devils were beaten at home by Leicester City. United and City’s places in the top-four were assured with a few weeks of the season remaining, with the remaining two spots decided on the final day.
Liverpool were the reigning champions heading into last season, having ended their 30-year wait for a top-flight English title.
However, their title reign ended in emphatic fashion, as Manchester City won the Premier League title for a fifth time with three matches to spare.
The title further highlighted the dominance that Pep Guardiola has enjoyed throughout his spell at the Etihad, as it was a third league title in four campaigns. City once again remain the team to beat in the Premier League betting markets this term.
Liverpool eventually recovered after losing six straight games at Anfield to finish third. Their best moment of the season came when goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a 95th minute goal away from home against West Bromwich Albion.
Chelsea sealed fourth on the final day of the season, despite losing away from home against Aston Villa. Once again, last season’s top four are the favorites in the Premier League betting markets to finish in the Champions League places.
Leicester City needed a win on the final day to move ahead of the Blues, but were beaten at the King Power Stadium by Tottenham Hotspur, who finished down in seventh.
West Ham United were the surprise package in the Premier League, as David Moyes did an excellent job to earn Europa League qualification by finishing in sixth place. That was their highest finish in the league since the 1998-99 campaign. Arsenal were down in eighth, which meant a first season without European competition in 2021-22 since the 1994-95 campaign.
As always, the battle at the bottom of the Premier League was as intense as the battle for the top spots.
Sheffield United were the first to be relegated to the Championship, as their two-year stay in the top-flight was ended with six games remaining following a defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers. They were swiftly followed by West Bromwich Albion, who were relegated with three games remaining in their first season back in the Premier League. The Baggies were prominent in the Premier League picks for the drop.
On the same weekend, pre-season Premier League betting favorites for the drop, Fulham’s relegation to the Championship was also confirmed, as they were beaten by Burnley. It was the first time in the Premier League that all three relegated teams were confirmed before the final weekend of the season.
The only promoted team to remain in the top-flight was Leeds United, who finished the season in an excellent position of ninth. That surpassed what many believed, as Leeds were common in the Premier League predictions when it came to potentially relegated sides.
Premier League betting markets also enable wagers to be made on managers that will be fired throughout the season. There were four managerial changes throughout the season, with West Brom boss Slaven Bilic being the first to part ways.
Frank Lampard was the first casualty in 2021, as Chelsea replaced their club legend with Thomas Tuchel. Premier League betting relegation favorites Sheffield United also parted ways with Chris Wilder, while Jose Mourinho was the final manager to lose his job at Tottenham Hotspur.
Summer 2021 Transfer Window Recap
The summer transfer window brings some of the most beautiful chaos in all of sports. The rumor mill is constantly churning, and as stars decide where they want to play, every move the players make is scrutinized as a potential sign of their future landing spot – from the clothes they way to the restaurants they eat at to where they travel on vacation.
Players can either be loaned to another club or outright sold as a full transfer. Loans are usually to get players additional playing time with a lower-tier club or to give players coming off an injury a chance to ease their way into playing shape.
Without a doubt, the biggest move of the transfer window was Manchester United bringing home a superstar in forward Christiano Ronaldo. One of the best players ever to grace the pitch, Ronaldo is the world’s all-time leading goal scorer across league and international play, and his transfer cost £12.85 million (just over $16.98 million USD).
Ronaldo first broke onto the scene in 2003 with Man U, leading the club to Premier League titles in 2006-07 and 2007-08. After nine seasons with Real Madrid in La Liga and four more seasons with Juventus of Italian Serie A, he returned to his home club where he’s expected to close out his career.
But the spending didn’t stop there. United also brought in winger Jadon Sancho for £73 million ($96.47 million USD) and center-back Raphaël Varane for £34 million ($44.9 million USD).
The biggest money move overall was winger/attacking mid Jack Grealish, acquired by Manchester City for £100 million ($132.15 million USD). With the transfer, Grealish became the most expensive English player ever.
Below is a full list of player transfers.
In: Nuno Tavares (left back), Albert Sambi Lokonga (mid), Ben White (center-back), Martin Ødegaard (attacking mid), Aaron Ramsdale (goalkeeper), Takehiro Tomiyasu (right-back/center-back)
Out: Reiss Nelson (winger), Lucas Torreira (mid), David Luiz (center-back), Mattéo Guendouzi (mid), William Saliba (defender), Joe Willock (mid), Héctor Bellerín (right-back/wing-back)
In: Leon Bailey (winger), Emi Buendía (winger), Ashley Young (winger/fullback), Danny Ings (forward), Axel Tuanzebe (defender)
Out: Ahmed Elmohamady (right-back), Tom Heaton (goalkeeper), Neil Taylor (left-back), Wesley (center-forward), Björn Engels (center-back), Jack Grealish (winger/attacking mid), Conor Hourihane (center-mid)
In: Frank Onyeka (mid), Kristoffer Ajer (defender)
Out: Luke Daniels (goalkeeper), Henrik Dalsgaard (right-back), Aaron Pressley (forward)
In: Jeremy Sarmiento (winger), Enock Mwepu (mid), Kjell Scherpen (goalkeeper), Kaoru Mitoma (winger), Marc Cucurella (wide mid/left-back), Abdallah Sima (forward)
Out: Ben White (center-back), Davy Pröpper (attacking mid), Mat Ryan (goalkeeper), Lars Dendoncker (defender/defensive mid), Florin Andone (striker)
In: Maxwel Cornet (winger/fullback), Nathan Collins (center-back), Wayne Hennessey (goalkeeper), Connor Roberts (right-back)
Out: Robbie Brady (winger), Ben Gibson (center-back)
In: Romelu Lukaku (striker), Saúl Ñíguez (defensive mid), Marcus Bettinelli (goalkeeper)
Out: Fikayo Tomori (center-back), Tammy Abraham (striker), Michy Batshuayi (striker), Willy Caballero (goalkeeper), Izzy Brown (attacking mid), Billy Gilmour (midfielder), Victor Moses (winger), Marc Guéhi (center-back), Oliver Giroud (striker), Tino Livramento (right-back), Emerson (left back), Kurt Zouma (center-back), Danny Drinkwater (mid), Tiémoué Bakayoko (center-mid)
In: Odsonne Édouard (forward), Michael Olise (mid), Jacob Montes (mid), Marc Guehi (center-back), Conor Gallagher (midfielder), Joachim Andersen (center-back), Will Hughes (mid)
Out: Andros Townsend (winger), Gary Cahill (center-back), Scott Dann (center-back), Wayne Hennessey (goalkeeper), James McCarthy (center-mid), Mamadou Sakho (center-back), Patrick van Aanholt (left-back), Connor Wickham (forward)
In: Andros Townsend (winger), Asmir Begović (goalkeeper), Demarai Gray (winger), Andy Lonergan (goalkeeper), Salomón Rondón (striker)
Out: Theo Walcott (forward), Joshua King (forward), Yannick Bolasie (winger), Muhamed Bešić (defensive mid), Robin Olsen (goalkeeper), Moise Kean (forward)
In: Dan James (winger), Jack Harrison (winger), Junior Firpo (defender)
Out: Pablo Hernández (winger), Ezgjan Alioski (winger/wing-back), Kiko Casilla (goalkeeper), Hélder Costa (winger)
In: Patson Daka (forward), Boubakary Soumaré (mid), Ryan Bertrand (left-back), Jannik Vestergaard (center-back), Ademola Lookman (winger)
Out: West Morgan (defender), Dennis Praet (center-mid), Christian Fuchs (left-back), Matthew James (mid)
In: Ibrahima Konaté (center-back)
Out: Harry Wilson (winger), Georginio Wijnaldum (mid), Xherdan Shaqiri (winger), Ben Davies (left-back), Taiwo Awoniyi (forward)
In: Scott Carson (goalkeeper), Jack Grealish (winger/attacking mid)
Out: Sergio Aguero (striker), Eric García (center-back), Jack Harrison (winger), Tommy Doyle (mid)
In: Cristiano Ronaldo (striker), Tom Heaton (goalkeeper), Jadon Sancho (winger), Raphaël Varane (center-back)
Out: Dan James (winger), Axel Tuanzebe (defender), Brandon Williams (fullback), Sergio Romero (goalkeeper), Tahith Chong (winger)
In: Joe Willock (mid), Santiago Muñoz (forward)
Out: Andy Carrol (striker), Henri Saivet (mid), Florian Lejeune (defender), Christian Atsu (winger/attacking mid), Matty Longstaff (mid)
In: Angus Gunn (goalkeeper), Christos Tzolis (winger), Milot Rashica (attacking mid/winger), Kenny Coker (striker), Ben Gibson (center-back), Pierre Lees-Melou (attacking mid), Billy Gilmour (mid), Josh Sargent (forward), Brandon Williams (fullback), Ozan Kabak (center-back)
Out: Emi Buendía (mid), Alex Tettey (center mid), Jordan Hugill (forward), Josip Drmić (striker), Josh Martin (wing-back), Marco Stiepermann (attacking mid), Ørjan Nyland (goalkeeper), Timm Klose (center-back)
In: Lyanco (center-back), Armando Broja (forward), Theo Walcott (forward), Tino Livramento (right-back), Thierry Small (left-back), Romain Perraud (left-back)
Out: Ryan Bertrand (left-back), Mario Lemina (center-mid), Danny Ings (forward), Michael Obafemi (striker), Jannik Vestergaard (center-back), Angus Gunn (goalkeeper)
In: Cristian Romero (center-back), Bryan Gil (winger), Pierluigi Gollini (goalkeeper), Pape Matar Sarr (mid), Emerson Royal (right-back)
Out: Paulo Gazzaniga (goalkeeper), Danny Rose (defender), Juan Foyth (center-back/right-back), Érik Lamela (attacking mid/winger), Joe Hart (goalkeeper), Serge Aurier (right-back), Moussa Sissoko (mid)
In: Danny Rose (defender), Ozan Tufan (mid), Imran Louza (mid), Ashley Fletcher (forward), Emmanuel Dennis (striker), Juraj Kucka (mid), Mattie Pollock (defender), Peter Etebo (mid), Josh King (forward)
Out: Isaac Success (forward), Troy Deeney (striker), Will Hughes (mid), Achraf Lazaar (left-mid/left-back), Andre Gray (striker), Nathaniel Chalobah (mid/defender), Doingos Quina (mid)
West Ham United
In: Thierry Nevers (mid), Alphonse Areola (goalkeeper), Nikola Vlašić (attacking mid), Alex Kral (defensive mid)
Out: Felipe Anderson (attacking mid), Fabian Balbuena (center-back)
In: Hwang Hee-Chan (forward), José Sá (goalkeeper), Rayan Aït-Nouri (left-back), Yerson Mosquera (center-back), Louie Moulden (goalkeeper), Francisco Trincão (winger)
Out: Rui Patricio (goalkeeper), Sadou Diallo (mid), Dion Sanderson (defender), Rafa Mir (striker), Morgan Gibbs-White (mid)
Winter 2022 Transfer Window Recap
The Premier League is known as a buyer’s league in the transfer window in most seasons, as the money and prestige of the league are usually enough to buy talent away from teams in other leagues. However, there was very little incoming talent in the Premier League during the January 2022 transfer window at the top of the league. Many of the best teams stood pat, looking to win the league and the Champions League with the rosters they already had.
Manchester City opted to buy Julián Álvarez, whose impact remains to be seen, and more notably sent Ferran Torres to Barcelona in one of the bigger moves of the transfer window. Barcelona was not done buying Premier League talent during the window, grabbing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal in an attempt to bolster its attack as well. City, Chelsea, and Liverpool all declined to make any splashy signings that could have changed the trajectory of the league.
Some of the smaller teams in the Premier League did make some notable moves, as they look to avoid the relegation battle and improve ahead of next season. Newcastle United was one of the headliners on that front, bringing Kieran Trippier in from Atletico Madrid. That signing has already paid off in the form of a memorable goal, as the club will hope for additional success from Trippier in the near future.
Brentford brought in Christian Eriksen during the January 2022 transfer window, which has the potential to galvanize their team in addition to being a sentimental story. Eriksen had not been with a team after his medical issues during the Euros over the last summer, and is finally back in the game and appears to be ready to contribute for a side that could certainly use his help the rest of the way.
Finally, Philippe Coutinho was brought in from Barcelona to join Aston Villa. Coutinho still has a ton of promise as a player but fell out of favor at Barcelona as the club has gone through radical changes in the era after Lionel Messi. Villa will look to buy low on Coutinho and hope that investment pays off in the form of more victories.
Who Are Favorites to Win the Premier League This Season?
The battle to win the Premier League is always the most intense competition in the English top-flight. The Premier League betting markets once again made Manchester City as the clear top selection in the odds.
Meanwhile, Liverpool and Chelsea were respectively second and third favorites in the Premier League betting. The Blues were heavily tipped in Premier League picks before the start of the season, as they kicked off the 2021-22 campaign having recently won the Champions League final. The success was the first under Thomas Tuchel, and came a year after the manager had lost in the final with his PSG side against Bayern Munich.
Chelsea’s signing of Romelu Lukaku only furthered their claims that they could be best positioned to challenge for the league title, as the Belgium striker was the prolific goalscorer that the Blues were missing in the 2020-21 campaign. However, many still struggled to see past Manchester City, who were the clear favorites in the Premier League betting markets.
The defending champions spent the entire summer chasing Tottenham talisman Harry Kane, but eventually conceded defeat shortly before the deadline. However, the arrival of Jack Grealish only adds further attacking threat in the final third of the pitch for the champions. In Guardiola, City have one of the best managers in the world, and one that has been prominent at the top of the Premier League betting markets throughout his spell at the Etihad.
Liverpool were Premier League picks for many experts, as Jurgen Klopp had a fully fit Virgil van Dijk back in his team. The Dutchman was forced to sit out long spells of the 2020-21 season, and also bypassed the European Championships to get fully fit for the start of the season for the Reds.
However, Liverpool’s chances are likely to be impacted by the Africa Cup of Nations, as they’ll be without Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah for a month. That’s likely to see them drift in the Premier League betting markets.
Manchester United were also fourth favorites in the Premier League betting, but were not such prominent Premier League picks for the season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was replaced by Ralf Rangnick before the festive period, while in Cristiano Ronaldo, the Red Devils still have one of the most influential strikers in world football.
However, their success this season is likely to come in one of the cup competitions, as they’re currently too far off the pace to be in the Premier League title race.
Who is in Danger of Relegation?
The battle to stay in the Premier League this season looks set to be one of the most interesting in recent seasons.
Norwich City tops most experts’ lists of Premier League predictions as they have struggled to put together a run of victories since the start of the season. They made a managerial change as former Villa boss Dean Smith was quickly appointed to steer the ship to safety. However, it remains to be seen whether the Canaries have the required quality to stay in the top-flight this season.
Newcastle United are the most interesting team involved in the relegation battle this season, as they were recently the subject of a multi-million dollar takeover bid from a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium. The Toon finally managed to win a league game for the first time this season in early December, but still firmly sit in the bottom three.
However, with the money that the club have to spend in the January transfer window, they’re currently favored in the Premier League betting markets for relegation to survive.
Burnley have made a habit out of getting themselves out of a messy situation throughout the managerial tenure of Sean Dyche. But, they’re among the Premier League predictions for relegation this term. The Clarets are no longer the force that they once were at Turf Moor this season, and are struggling to score goals as well as keep clean sheets.
Watford are also in the Premier League betting markets for the drop, as Claudio Ranieri has a huge challenge on his hands to save the club this term, as they’ve lost more games than any other side this season.
Other clubs that could yet get dragged into the relegation scrap this season, include Southampton and Leeds United, who’re finding it hard to win games in 2021-22. Everton could also be a big story in the second half of the year. The Toffees aren’t anyone’s Premier League picks for the drop, but they’ll need to turn their form around if they’re to move clear of the drop zone until former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez.
Outright Predictions for Premier League 2021-22
Making Premier League picks for the 2021-22 season leaves fans feeling like they just earned a spot in the Champions League. Learning how to bet on Premier League outright markets is relatively straightforward, as bets simply need to be placed on the teams that’ll win the league title or be relegated from the top-flight this term.
The Premier League betting markets for the outright winner of the top-flight are ever-changing throughout the campaign. However, our Premier League picks remain for Manchester City.
City have grown into the season, and look more than capable of going on a winning run, just as they did last season on their way to being crowned champions. Chelsea still have teething problems, and look as though they’ll come up short.
Meanwhile, the Africa Cup of Nations is a huge concern for Liverpool, as they’ll lose both Salah and Mane for a month starting in January, typically the most pivotal stage of the season.
Ultimately, we believe Liverpool doesn’t have the squad depth to be the Premier League picks this season, but a Champions League finish still seems probable. Manchester United will likely take the fourth spot for the Champions League, as the Red Devils have better quality than the sides that they’re up against for the last European spot.
Premier League betting on the relegation scrap also looks to be compelling. Our first Premier League picks for this market are Norwich City and Burnley, who are both leaking far too many goals this season, and their home form just isn’t strong enough to support their chances in the second half of the season.
Our third Premier League prediction for the drop may be a little of a shock, but we can’t see anything other than Newcastle United condemned to the drop.
The Magpies have money to spend in January, but whether they can attract the quality of players that they need to sign is unlikely. They also have a terrible run of games over the festive period, and could be cut adrift before we even get to February.
There could also be great value in the Premier League betting markets when it comes to placing a wager on the Toon to go down.
Players To Keep An Eye On In Premier League This Season
The Premier League is once again home to some of the biggest stars on the planet. This season there’s more quality than ever in the English top-flight, which means that there are more players than ever to watch.
Below, we’ve picked out one player from each team this season that fans should have their eyes glued to when they aren’t making wagers on the Premier League betting markets.
|Aston Villa||Emiliano Martinez|
|Crystal Palace||Connor Gallagher|
|Leicester City||Patson Daka|
|Manchester City||Bernardo Silva|
|Manchester United||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Newcastle United||Allan Saint-Maximum|
|Norwich City||Teemu Pukki|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Heung Min-Son|
|West Ham United||Declan Rice|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Raul Jimenez|
How Do We Provide Expert Picks For Premier League
Before making any picks on the Premier League betting markets, we examine a number of different factors. Understanding how to bet on the Premier League fixtures and the different markets available is the first factor we take into consideration, as we identify the market that offers the best value for the fixtures that are taking place.
However, before offering Premier League picks, we first carry out extensive research, as this allows us to find the value in the betting. This includes looking at the form of both teams involved, latest injury updates and head-to-head records between the teams involved.
If all boxes are ticked, then we then class that as our Premier League pick for the fixture.
Best Sportsbooks That Cover Premier League Games
The best sportsbooks that offer Premier League betting were briefly mentioned earlier in this article. All of the sites that are mentioned offer a comprehensive experience to players looking to make a wager, with an excellent selection of markets covered, and a healthy welcome bonus available before making Premier League picks.
The leading sites will also offer excellent odds on all Premier League betting markets, and will also cover some exciting features that only enhance the soccer betting product.
One of the best can be found at Betway, as the sportsbook offers a 3D visual of the game that is taking place in the Premier League, which will highlight the team that has the possession, and where the ball is on the pitch. This will only enhance the experience of the bettor, as it will enable more knowledgeable in-play bets to be made should you be unable to watch the game via live stream.
Along with flashy visuals, the leading sportsbooks all also have excellent attention to detail for their customers away from the Premier League betting markets. For example, they’ll have dedicated customer support channels available, via live chat, and a wide selection of payment methods can be used by U.S. players to deposit and withdraw funds.
Sportsbook Promo Codes and Best Bonuses For Premier League
One of the factors that separate the leading sportsbooks for Premier League betting aside from the crowd is the welcome bonuses that are available. Taking advantage of these offers is straightforward for all customers, but the relevant terms and conditions must be followed to ensure that you can make your Premier League predictions after claiming the offer.
All You Need To Know About Premier League Betting
The Premier League betting markets are a hub of activity throughout the season, as the leading sportsbooks offer the best odds available in the U.S. However, you can learn more about the markets that you can make Premier League predictions on below, as we go into greater detail about what some of the most popular markets entail to land a winner.
Moneyline betting is the same in soccer as it is in the NFL, NHL and NBA. The bet must be successfully made on the team that picks up the victory after 90 minutes. For example, if you bet on Arsenal to beat Everton at +105, then they’ll need to claim victory in the match for the bet to be a winner.
Spread betting is also a popular market for Premier League picks. It is a straightforward market to understand when learning how to bet on the Premier League, as the team that you select must successfully cover the spread. For example, if Manchester City have -2 for a game against Watford, then they must win by three clear goals for the bet to be a winner. If City win by one or two goals, or Watford wins, then the Watford +2 selection would be the winner.
Aside from Premier League betting on the result, Premier League picks can also be made on the total number of goals scored in a fixture. The benchmark will be set by the sportsbook, and the gambler will bet on there being other more or fewer goals.
For example, a benchmark of 2.5 goals could be set for a fixture between Chelsea and Leeds. A bet on over 2.5 goals means that there must be three goals for the wager to be a winner.
Both Teams To Score
Another easy market for beginners to learn how to bet on the Premier League is for both teams to score. To get a win on this bet, the gambler must correctly predict whether both teams will find the net in the match. If you bet on both teams to score in a match between Manchester United and Brighton, then both sides need to score at least once to have a winner.
One of the most difficult Premier League betting markets is predicting the exact outcome of a fixture. In the correct score Premier League betting market, bets must be placed on the number of goals that both teams will score in the match.
For example, winnings on a wager of Brentford beating Newcastle 2-0 will only be returned should that be the exact score when the full-time whistle is sounded.
Premier League Odds and Betting Lines
Betting on Premier League action entails much more than picking winning teams and goal scorers. You need to be shopping around for the best possible betting lines and Premier League odds to maximize your potential profits or minimize losses.
Think of Premier League odds the same way you would any other product you would buy. Would you walk into one car dealership and say “I want that one and I don’t care about the price!” to the salesperson? Of course not!
Research, looking around for the best values, and finding reliable, fair prices when making your wagers is critical to betting success.
Compare Odds For The Premier League
For the most part, Premier League betting markets offer very similar odds across the board. It’s highly unlikely that one sportsbook will make a different team the favorite in the betting.
However, the odds could be drastically different depending on the site that you’re betting on, which means examining odds is an important process when learning how to bet on the Premier League.
Finding the most competitive odds before making Premier League picks is important for all bettors. This will ensure that higher returns can be taken from the selections that you have made.
By signing up to all of the sportsbooks mentioned in this article, you can shop around and find the best odds for the Premier League betting markets available before making a wager. It is an imperative step when it comes to how to bet on the Premier League.
We’re about halfway through, so don’t be afraid to take a water break. It works for the professionals, right?
How Do We Generate Our Premier League Odds?
To calculate Premier League odds, sportsbooks run a series of models based on the past performances of teams and players. From there, oddsmakers can calculate a projected scoreline for each match, along with win/lose/draw potentials for each team.
Our Premier League handicappers run similar calculations to the sportsbooks to come up with their own odds. After that, they compare their own odds to the sportsbooks to see where the differences fall. Then, our handicappers review the differences to determine if there’s additional value within those differences and what causes exist that explain the variance.
Moneyline Premier League Odds
The most popular way to bet on the Premier League is with a moneyline bet. Placing a wager on the moneyline involves picking the winner of a match, or if the match will end in a draw. Unlike most U.S. sports, there’s no overtime in Premier League soccer, so a tie score at the end of regulation results in a draw.
For example, in a match between Norwich City and Newcastle, the odds may read:
Norwich City + 135
In this situation, Norwich City is the favorite to win and Newcastle is the underdog. A $100 bet on the Canaries would win $130 and payout 230 for a Norwich win, whereas a $100 bet on Newcastle would win $245 and payout $345 if the Magpies were victorious.
You don’t need to bet exactly $100, as whatever wager amount you make, the payout would scale proportionally.
Premier League Over/Under Odds
Like with moneyline odds, Premier League Over/Under odds involve predicting whether you think the teams will combine to score more goals than a projected hypothetical total. Sportsbooks again use their models to come up with an expected outcome, then adjust their betting odds according to the betting action.
Here you would see odds listed as something like:
Wolves at Watford: Over 2.5 goals +106, Under 2.5 goals -128
Whether Watford or Wolverhampton scored three on their own, two each, or any other combination resulting in more than three goals, the over would hit. This is a great alternative to betting the moneyline when you’re not confident enough in picking a winner.
How Does the Premier League Work?
The Premier League is one of the most straightforward leagues in the world to understand. Like the domestic soccer leagues from around Europe, each team involved in the competition plays against each other twice throughout the season.
One game is played at home, while the return game is then played away from home. Three points are awarded to the winning team, while a single point is awarded should the match end in a tie. Zero points are picked up if the team loses.
At the end of the 38-game season, teams in the top four places are awarded a Champions League position. Traditionally, fifth will then get a Europa League spot, while sixth wins a position in the Europa Conference League. However, this could be altered depending on the clubs that win the domestic competitions.
Teams in the bottom three places are relegated to the Championship. The teams that finish in the top two places then are promoted to the Premier League, while the third team is decided through the Championship playoffs, which sees sides positioned between third and sixth battle in two two-legged semi-finals, and then a final dubbed the ‘richest game in soccer’ at Wembley.
Teams and Venues
There are 20 teams competing in the Premier League in a given season, with the bottom three relegated to the Championship flight. The top three Championship flight teams move up into the Premier League.
Aston Villa is the oldest team playing in the Premier League this season. Founded in 1874, Aston Villa plays its home games at Villa Park. Nicknames for the team include the Villans, the Lions, and the Claret and Blue Army.
Over the last decade, Manchester City has been one of the powerhouse clubs in the Prem. The Manchester derby with crosstown rival Manchester United is one of the most anticipated matchups of the year. The “Cityzens” play at Etihad Stadium (also called City of Manchester Stadium). Most often, you’ll hear the club nickname shortened to City. They are the defending champions
Liverpool won the Prem in 2019-20, their 19th championship dating back to the First Division era. The Reds have played at Anfield since the club’s formation in 1892. They’ve also won the Champions League six times, more than any other English side.
While Aston Villa is the oldest team in the Premier League, Chelsea play in the oldest stadium. Stamford Bridge opened in 1877 for London Athletic Club, but the Blues have called “The Bridge” home since 1907.
Arsenal is another constant fixture at the top-of-the-table. The Gunners set the record for the longest unbeaten streak in Premier League history, going 49 games without a loss from May 2003 to October 2004. Emirates Stadium, where Arsenal plays, is the fourth-largest stadium in England
West Ham’s highest finish in the Premier League was third place in 1985-86. Still, the Hammers have managed three FA Cup titles and won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965. Other nicknames for the London Stadium side include the Irons, the Cockney Boys, and the Academy of Football.
Quite possibly the most well-known club worldwide, Manchester United have won more titles than any other side. Playing at Old Trafford, the largest club football stadium in England, the Red Devils are three-time winners of the Champions League.
The Spurs play in one of the newest stadiums in soccer, as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium replaced White Hart Lane in April of 2019. Spurs is the first British Club to win a UEFA club competition.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers, affectionately known as the Wolves, are the second-oldest side in the Prem this season, first taking the pitch in 1877. Originally known as St. Luke’s F.C., the Wolves play at Molineux Stadium, one of the first grounds to install floodlights.
Leicester City became one of the unlikeliest champions in any sport, winning the league in 2015-16 despite 5000:1 odds at the beginning of the season after miraculously escaping relegation the year before. The Foxes play at King Power Stadium.
Claiming to be one of the oldest clubs in the world, Crystal Palace first played as an amateur side in 1861 and became a professional outfit in 1905. Longtime Rivals with Brighton & Hove Albion, the “Eagles” finished third in 1990-91, their highest premier league final standing.
Speaking of Brighton & Hove Albion, the Seagulls nearly won the FA Cup title in 1983, but they lost to Man U on a replay following a 2-2 draw in the final. Albion play at Falmer Stadium, which hosted the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
Brentford was promoted to the Premier League in 2021, having last played top-flight soccer in 1947. The Bees were a fourth-tier team in 1998 but have earned multiple promotions since and finished third in the Championship League in 2020 to earn their advancement.
With nine Premier League titles, Everton have won the fourth most championships of all-time. Similar to Chelsea, Everton have been called “the Blues” but are more commonly known as “the Toffees,” as well as “the People’s Club” and “the School of Science.” Goodison Park, where Everton plays, has hosted more top-flight matches than any other English stadium.
Southampton was one of the Premier League’s founding teams and has been nicknamed “the Saints” thanks to their history as a church football team. Fittingly, their home stadium since 2001 has been St. Mary’s Park.
Leeds United won the final First Division title before the establishment of the Premier League. That win was their third title, but they haven’t finished higher than third since. “The Peacocks” play at Elland Road.
Finishing second in the Championship League in 2020-21, Watford earned promotion after being relegated in 2020. Nicknames for Watford include “the Hornets,” “the Golden Boys,” “the Yellow Army,” and “the ‘Orns.” Vicarage Road has been Watford’s home since 1922.
Burnley was one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888-89. With championships in 1920-21 and 1959-60, the Clarets have long been esteemed for their scouting and player development. They play at Turf Moor, the second-longest continually used professional English soccer ground.
Newcastle has been one of the longest-running top flight teams, spending only three seasons outside of Premier League play and 89 seasons in the top flight as of 2021. The Magpies have won four league titles and play at St. James’ Park.
Finally, Norwich City is the most recent club to earn promotion by winning the Championship League. The Canaries play at Carrow Road, where fans bellow out “On the Ball, City,” the oldest football chant in the world (written in 1890).
Premier League Trophy
The Premier League trophy is one of the most famous prizes awarded in soccer. It stands at 3’5” tall, and is two feet wide. It weighs just over 22 pounds and has been held aloft by seven teams throughout the Premier League era.
Manchester United are the most successful team, having won 13 titles, while Chelsea and Manchester City have won five apiece. Arsenal have won the top prize on three occasions, while Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City and Liverpool have won the Premier League title on one occasion.
COVID-19 halted the Premier League betting markets back in the 2019-20 season, as play was suspended for a couple of months. Last season, almost the entirety of the season was played behind closed doors, with the only exceptions coming in the final seven days of the season.
This season, the Premier League has been restored to its original format, with stadiums around the country full with some of the most passionate fans in sport.
Interesting Facts About Premier League
Premier League betting has been popular throughout the history of the league. However, below you can learn some interesting facts about the English top-flight that you can show off to your fellow soccer followers.
- The Premier League was founded in 1992 and replaced the Old First Division as the top soccer league in England. Play in the First Division dates back to 1888, making it one of the oldest organized professional sports leagues around the world.
- The SKY TV package that hosts the games in England is worth a reported £3.1 billion per season
- England’s top tier is the most-watched sports league in the world, as it is beamed into 643 million homes around the world
- Brentford became the 50th club to participate in the Premier League when they were promoted from the Championship last season
- 48 of the teams that have played in the Premier League are from England, while Cardiff and Swansea City are the only non-English sides to have competed
- Gareth Barry holds the record for most appearances in the Premier League, having played an astonishing 653 times in the top-flight
- Alan Shearer has scored the most Premier League goals, as he fired home 260 goals during stays with Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers
Premier League Conclusion
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There are few sports leagues in the world that offer as many betting opportunities as the Premier League. It is the most-watched sports league around the globe, as the unpredictability and drama can’t be matched elsewhere.
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There’s no better time to get involved in the Premier League betting markets than this season, as it promises to be one of the greatest seasons in recent memory, with an intense battle for the league title and a dogfight to avoid the drop shaping up nicely.