The countdown to the 19/20 Premier League campaign is now well underway, with all 20 clubs involved stepping up preparations ahead of the opening fixtures.
With last season having been disrupted, meaning that the final round of matches were took place at the end of July, anticipation for the 20/21 campaign is perhaps greater than ever, with fans of Premier League clubs up and down the country hoping that their side can achieve its goals.
Liverpool claimed their first ever Premier League style under Jurgen Klopp last season, however they are likely to be pushed harder this time around, with former champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United having invested heavily in the hope of returning to the top of the pile.
There are plenty of additional talking points too, with the return to the top-flight of Leeds after a 16-year-absence being one of them, while both West Brom and Fulham will be hoping to avoid returning to the Championship at the first time of asking. The relegation places changed hands a number of times on the final day of the 19/20 campaign, with the race to beat the drop always being of the Premier League’s biggest talking points.
As always, betting on the Premier League will be hugely popular, whether it be outright bets on the title winners, which team will finish inside the top four or who will be named as the golden boot winner. On this page, we will outline some of the most popular Premier League betting markets, along with the bonuses and promotions which punters can look forward to taking advantage of.
Whilst the majority of bookmakers offer some form of welcome bonus, whether it be a matched deposit or free bet offer, an increasing number also now deliver football-specific promotions, targeting Premier League fans throughout the season. With the English Premier League being the most popular football division in the world, this perhaps comes as little surprise, with enhanced odds, accumulator insurance and deposit bonus offers helping punters to maximise winnings and minimise losses when betting on top-flight matches.
As a result, it is certainly worthwhile that punters take advantage of such promotions, with the rewards adding up throughout the course of the season. Ahead of the new Premier League campaign, the following are among the most common Premier League betting promotions:
Premier League betting markets are available in the build-up to the 20/21 season, as well as right up until the final games of the campaign, with all of the leading bookies offering prices on the teams and players involved. Whether you are looking for a potentially lucrative long-term bet on the English top-flight or whether a surprise package will enter the top four, we have all bases covered.
The Premier League outright winner market is always a popular one, with punters being able to bet on their favourite team throughout the season. Having finished 18 points clear at the top of the pile last time out, Liverpool start as the favourites with many of the top bookies, however Pep Guardiola’s City are now too far behind. Some may look to back an outsider in the hope of a shock occurring, similar to when Leicester City won the title in 2016, having been priced at 5,000/1 at the start of the season. Odds on this market are likely to fluctuate as results throughout the season come in, with many punters backing their favourite before a ball has been kicked in anger.
For those predicting that the winner of the Premier League this season will come outside of the 19/20 top two, Chelsea, Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal can be backed at odds of 10/1, 16/1 and 33/1 respectively with a range of bookmakers.
Jamie Vardy surprised many by claiming the Premier League Golden Boot award at the age of 33 last season, with the former England international having scored 23 goals for Leicester City. However, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Danny Ings, Raheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah having been not far behind the veteran striker, the battle between the top-flights best finishers could be fiercer than ever. Salah, Sergio Aguero, Chelsea new boy Timo Werner and ever-improving Anthony Martial are all in the running according to the bookies. (20/1 at bet365)
Wins for Manchester United and Chelsea on the final day of the 19/20 season meant that the duo finished in the Premier League top four at the expense of Leicester City. It could well go down to the wire time around too, with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Wolves and the Foxes hoping to qualify for Champions League football. The likes of Everton, Sheffield United and even Leeds are outsiders for a top four finish, with this being another popular market for punters.
The worst possible scenario for any Premier League team come the end of the season is being relegated to the Championship. Norwich City, Bournemouth and Watford suffered such a fate last season, with West Brom, Fulham, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace being among the favourites for the drop this time around.
The likes of Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and N’Golo Kante have all been crowned PFA Player of the Year of late, with the award attracting an increasing amount of interest from punters. This season, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Sadio Mane are among the players looking to collect the award, with the favourites being priced at anywhere between 5-1 and 20/1. Some bookies also accept bets on the PFA Young Player of the Year Award, where the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mason Greenwood and Bukayo Saka are among the potential winners.
Manchester City scored a massive 102 league goals last season, however it was not enough for them to be crowned champions. Betting on a team to score the highest number of goals during the 20/21 campaign could well be fruitful, with City, Liverpool and Manchester United being the favourites. Meanwhile, punters can also stake on which club will score the lowest number of goals, with relegation favourites Fulham and West Brom unsurprisingly finding themselves priced lowly by the bookies.
While it is not always an indicator as to who will be crowned champions, the team who is top of the Premier League table has often gone on to lift the trophy. As a result, betting on which team you believe will be top of the pile on December 25th is another appealing option for punters. The usual suspects are available to back at betting sites, such as Liverpool and Manchester City.
Many made pre-season predictions that Leeds United would challenge for a place in the top half, while fellow Premier League newcomers West Brom and Fulham are among the favourites for relegation. However, punters can put their money where their mouth is and bet on which of the three newcomers will the highest in the standings come the end of the season.