Millions across the globe tune in every week to watch the fast-paced, end-to-end action that makes the English Premier League, also known as the EPL, the world’s favourite football league. The vast number of world-class players and the passionate, noisy crowds set it apart from any other league, and the number of betting markets available for each game means that the Premier League is a prime destination for punters.
The unpredictable nature of the Premier League means that there are some huge upsets every season, and consequently there are equally huge payouts. Just two years ago, Leicester City won the Premier League and bookies paid out at outrageously high odds of 5000/1.
Beginner’s Guide to English Premier League Football Betting
What, Where and When?
The EPL consists of 20 teams, each playing 38 games a season, from August to May. With hundreds of games each season and as many as 150 betting markets for each game, you’ll have no problem finding a bet for the weekend.
Who to Back?
Sure, it’s tempting to back the favourites every week, but the beauty of the Premier League is that the favourites don’t always win – some of the very best teams in the league have succumbed to the pressure of a wet, windy Monday night in Stoke.
With so many upsets each season it’s worth looking at recent form when making your picks – you could get a massive return for correctly predicting an in-form underdog to beat an out of sorts favourite.
Head-to-head stats, team news and the league table are also useful when putting together a weekend accumulator. A little research can go a long way!
Punters will find arguably the greatest market depth of any sporting competition in the world, when betting on Premier League football. The best bookies offer over 100 markets, including the most popular match result, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score markets. You’ll also find combination markets like both teams to score and match result, which can often result in huge payouts.