The Premier League offers a great choice of betting options, no matter whether you want to bet on half-time results, final scores, BTTS or goalscorers. You’ll find markets such as top 4, outright, relegation and top scorer from a huge range of UK bookmakers so there’s lots of competition for your business. Bookies competing for you to sign up can only mean one thing: hot promotions! It’s great news so don’t forget to keep an eye on Yesbets to take advantage of the best free bets around.
Deciding on how to bet on the Premier League can be a difficult choice, so here’s some quick tips to help you out.
Premier League Betting Tips
If you are looking at placing a bet at the start of the season, be sure to take a look at the outright winner and top goalscorer markets. Lot’s of bookmakers tend to run pre season promotions for these. In the past, William Hill has offered free bets for each game won and each goal scored in August if you place a £20 bet on the outright winner for each market. Opt for Manchester City or Liverpool, Salah or Aguero and you’d have been quids in. 888Sport and Coral have both run similar offers in previous years, so keep your eyes peeled. We’ll show them all here as soon as they are released.
There are lots of in play betting offers available throughout the year for Premier League fixtures. One great Premier League betting tip is to take advantage of Betfred. They run a bet £10 in play, get a £5 free bet promotion almost every weekend through August - May. That equates to over £60 in free bets if you were to take every one.
Accumulators are another popular bet type, with many punters opting to add a number of Premier League fixtures to their slip. This can often be the only way to get any value when adding any of the title favourites to your betting slip. If you are looking to get an additional edge when placing accumulators, take a look at our accumulator tips page.
Laying the draw. This Premier League betting tip has been around for a while now and can work well with a bit of footballing knowledge. It involves using a betting exchange to lay the draw and then cashing out for a profit as soon as one team scores. You can use this strategy with Betfair, Smarkets, Matchbook and Betdaq
Premier League Predictions
Predicting the right outcome for a match is what we all strive for and get it right more often than you get it wrong, you will come out a winner. Premier League predictions can be easier for some fixtures over others and it pays to look at the form and statistics before placing any bets.
In terms of Premier League fixtures to focus on for accurate predictions, it’s worth avoiding the first few games of the season. A lot happens over the summer months, with new players coming in and out of the squad. There may be a new manager in place too and it takes a while for new ideas to imbed. Wait for at least 3 rounds of fixtures before using the form guide to make any Premier League predictions from a betting perspective
That said, the first few games can provide a great opportunity to back a team at big odds to upset the norm. There have been plenty of newly promoted sides to the Premier League that have started with agusto. Perhaps it’s the thrill of reaching the world’s biggest stage, or players proving that they can cut it in the big time. Whatever the reason, backing a lower ranked team early in the campaign see you win bets at bigger prices.
Once the season is in full flow, you can start to Premier League predictions for betting purposes. A lot has to do with how you feel a team is performing. Are they eeking out results without playing particularly well? Are they blowing teams away week after week? Perhaps their defence is especially tight and they just aren’t conceding goals? Whatever it is, take their form and use the stats to hone in your predictions.
Useful markets to look at when making predictions in the Premier League are under/over goals markets, BTTS and of course match odds (1X2 market). Because games are played week in week out, it can be easier to predict some of these results and highlight a market where the odds are longer than they should be.
Look for Value Not Winners
When most new betters enter the market, they’re looking for winners. If you’re all about the thrill of winning and not earning serious cash, then you can stop reading right here. There’s a huge buzz out of predicting the right result and placing small bets for fun can be great.
However, if you’re looking for good returns, it’s not enough to just predict a winner. Many winners are nailed-on dead certs and will net you very little for a standard bet. If you want to make money out of the Premier League, look for the factors that differentiate. It’s value in a bet that you want to spot, not just a sure-fire winner.
To get past the over-priced odds you’ll need to come up with your own strategy of finding value in the game.
One way you can do this is by taking a step back and adopting a more rational approach to a bet. There are times when the odds can be unduly influenced by events such as a new player being signed, the arrival of a new manager or an unusual run of good form.
These situations are often referred to by experts as “hyped up” and can affect the odds being offered. If you have a talent for seeing through the media coverage and identifying teams or players who have been hyped up (or talked down), you could be on your way to discovering where the real value lies.
If you think that a particular is overhyped and the odds are way too short, then you could look at laying the result on a betting exchange. This can be a great way to put you Premier League betting knowledge to good use, when you can’t get favorable odds. If you think the odds are too short, just take somebody else´s bet instead.
Look out for Goal Differences
League positions can be very transient and at times, a club’s position may not be the truest indicator of their real level. This has particularly been the case in recent years where results have been inconsistent for many of the top level clubs. A lot of this is down to the increased competition in the Premier League. There are now 6-8 clubs that are fighting over the top 4 places and with it a lucrative entry into the Champions League.
It only takes a relatively short run of form to send a club rocketing up the table, giving a false impression of where they’re going to end up. Goal difference is often a good indicator of a club’s real ability, particularly if you monitor it over a longer time. A big win or loss can temporarily skew goal difference, but over the course of a season it’s a good indicator of where a club will eventually settle.
Consider the Psychology
This is one of the trickiest factors to take account of, and it’s even harder to build it into statistics. Having a deeper understanding of the league can really help give you an advantage as you might have a gut instinct about a situation.
Certain managers have used or been victim of psychological factors. Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho were two masters of manipulating psychology to give their teams the biggest advantage; conversely, Arsene Wenger and more famously Kevin Keegan, both struggled to not get sucked into the mind games.
It’s not just about managers psyching each other out, there are many psychological factors which have an effect. Remember the media coverage about Harry Redknapp taking the England job? That destroyed Spurs’ season from thereon in.
Some clubs have their own bogey teams who they inexplicably struggle to beat, season after season. Moving stadium can sound like an exciting idea but for many clubs, it can be deeply unsettling. Take a look at West ham and how they performed after moving into their new home.
All of these psychological factors and more can help you decide on how to bet in the Premier League, when combined with all the other information at your disposal.