Betting on English Premier League Football
The English Premier League, formed out of the old English Division 1 back in 1992, lays claim to being the most-watched football league anywhere in the world, and it's not hard to see why. With grand old names such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea drawing support from all over the globe, viewing figures and betting numbers dwarf those from other leagues year on year.
A 20-team division, each club plays the other nineteen on a home-and-away round-robin basis – it's a simple formula which has worked wonders for those who market the product worldwide. As well as closely-fought title races and battles for the European places that the top six positions usually bring, the Premier League is often also characterised by its titanic struggles at the bottom of the league, with the last three teams being relegated to the Championship. Similarly, three clubs are promoted, and it's notable that the playoff final, which decides the third team to get promoted to the Premier League is touted as the game with the richest prize in club football, such is the value of a place in the English Premier League.
With games mostly played on a 3pm (GMT) on a Saturday afternoon, plus 7.45pm (GMT) on a Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as a game on a Monday and occasionally Friday night, accumulator bets covering the full week are a staple of Premier League betting, and Premier League match odds can be found emblazoned over TV commercials and websites. Betting on the English Premier League, like the league itself, is big business.
Best Premier League Odds
The fixture list above will constantly provide you with the best Premier League odds available for all fixtures, throughout the season. Our Odds Checker system is constantly scanning and comparing odds so you don't have to. This can be used as your very own English Premier League accumulator builder where you can find higher returns on the same bets, making you better off. Building the acca is simple, just go through the selections by tapping on them and your acca will build in the betslip, with instant odds comparison.
The English Premier League is famous for its passionate support and fast-paced, all-action style of football, and five minutes of viewing time will show you exactly why. Unsurprisingly, the division produces plenty of goals, with the 2018/19 season producing slightly above the global average when it comes to goals – 2.89 per game with 54% of matches featuring three or more goals, which is more in line with other leagues. In fact, looking back over averages from the 2016/17 and 2018/19 seasons, these averages stack up. The percentage of matches ending in draws tends to be in line with the global average, as does the average number of points earned by teams playing at home. So where should you go with your Premier League betting?
The trick is to look at the averages of particular teams rather than the division itself. In the 2018/19 season, champions Manchester City saw an average of 3.11 goals per game, while runners-up Liverpool experienced 2.84 goals per game.
So as can be seen from these examples, taken as a mini-group, the perennial 'top 6' clubs of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur take those goal numbers into higher levels, especially when playing teams further down the table. Always factor in who is playing who when looking at the goals market and the Premier League odds.
EPL Title Odds for 2019-20
The 2019/20 Premier League season promises to be another example of fierce competition and closely fought championship and relegation races, displayed in the Premier League title odds. Defending champions Manchester City start the season as favourites to hold on to their title, while their closest challengers from 2018/19, and the current Champions League holders, Liverpool, are second favourites according to the current Premier League title odds. At the seasons start, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal all follow at longer odds, so the bookmakers see it as a tussle between the same teams which took the division by storm in 2018/19.
Aside from Premier League title 19/20 odds, the top goalscorer markets are hugely popular and attract a lot of investment. The 'Golden Boot' is often a closely fought affair, never more so than in 2018/19 when no fewer than three players – Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Liverpool's Sadio Mané and Mo Salah – shared the award. For the 2019/20 season you can probably throw the likes of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Tottenham's Harry Kane into the mix too.
Premier League relegation odds usually stack up against the newly-promoted teams, given the gulf in finances available to the established Premier League teams and those who are irregular visitors to the division. Just a couple of seasons spent in the Premier League can see teams start to spend the money more than 99.9% of global football clubs could dream of, and leads to a number of international stars joining the league on eye-watering wages. Good for the competition, although it can make betting a challenging process due to the competitive nature of the league when the big teams are out of the equation.
Premier League Football History
Since 1992, the English Premier League has been growing ever more powerful in terms of the money it generates and the influence it casts over global football. For many years, under the leadership of the legendary Alex Ferguson, Manchester United dominated all who lay before them – only the brief challenge of Arsène Wenger's Arsenal challenged the monopoly of the team from the red half of Manchester. Premier league winners odds at the start of every season placed the Red Devils as firm favourites.
The next challenge came from Jose Mourinho's Chelsea, backed by the wealth of their Russian benefactor. Then came Abu Dhabi supported Manchester City, who are the current force in the division. The only other teams to claim the title in the competition's 27-year history are Blackburn, who were fired to the title by Alan Shearer's goals back in 1995, and Leicester City, who claimed perhaps the most unlikely of title victories in European football by romping to the title in 2015/16. The Foxes began the season at betting odds of as high as 500/1 to win the title. Looking at the 2019/20 Premier League title odds, no team is anywhere that long to win the title – it seems the bookmakers have learnt their lesson on that one miraculously achievement.
With some of the biggest names in global football earning their living in the English Premier League, it's no surprise that Premier League betting odds, as well as the matches themselves, adorn the television and computer screens of countries around the world.