The English Premier League is scheduled to begin on the 11th of August.
So here at Alpha Sports Betting, we have decided to give our punters a complete overview. We will explain how the league is split up and also how you can begin placing your bets as the season draws near.
What is the Premier League?
Think of football leagues in England placed in a pyramid. The Premier League is in the top tier of that pyramid.
There are 20 teams which qualify to take part and compete against each other throughout the duration of the Premier League. The end goal is to be crowned the English Champions.
It’s for this reason that the Premier League is superior to many other football titles and attract over 900 million homes watching the matches in over 180 countries.
The Premier League spans from August up until May, a few months short of a year. The competing teams play both home and away for a total of 380 matches.
In this article, we will explain how the league works and how to bet on the Premier League.
The Road To The Winner's Circle: The Premier League
As we all know there can only be one winner. For the Premier League, this is quite the journey, making it even more rewarding for the winning team.
How it works is:
3 points are awarded for a win, 1 for draw and 0 for a defeat.
The team with the most points at the end of the season wins the Premier League title. For the three teams which finish at the bottom end of the league table will be consigned to the Championship, the second tier of English Football.
In turn, those three teams will be replaced by the three clubs promoted from the Championship. This means that for any league to move forward there must be all team slots filled.
If any clubs finish with the same number of points, their position in the Premier League table is determined by goal difference, then the number of goals scored.
If the teams still cannot be separated, they will be awarded the same position in the table.
The teams that place in the top three positions at the end of the Premier League will qualify for the following season of the UEFA Champions League group stages.
Past Winners Of The Premier League
Since the Premier League was established back in 1992, there have been six different winners:
- Manchester United
- Manchester City
- Blackburn Rovers
- Leicester City
Out of the six winners, Manchester United have basked most in the winners' circle, 13 times to be precise.
They also hold the record for the biggest winning margin. Finishing with an 18 point difference ahead of Arsenal in the 1999/00 game.
There have been 24 rounds of the Premier League so far.
Although it is still early in the season predictions have already been cast. According to a football expert:
“I would answer ‘it's early days and the transfer acitivty will dictate who I believe will win it but if Chelsea do reasonable business I believe they are the team to beat” Jim Erwood – extratimemgt.com
When, Where And Who?
The first match will commence on Friday 11th August 2017. The first two teams to kick off the season are Arsenal and Leicester City.
The first match will take place in London at the Emirates Stadium.
These two teams have both tasted victory from the Premier League.
From Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th there will be a total of 18 matches. Needless to say that for any punter interested in watching a football match, you have quite the selection.
Where Can You Bet On The Premier League?
Now that you have a better understanding of how the teams move forward or in some cases backwards, the next step is to find reliable and secure bookmakers where you can place your bets.
We suggest that you opt to place bets with more than one bookmaker so that you will take advantage of the best odds.
Also when choosing a bookmaker, keep in mind that at times the favoured team will have higher odds, this does not signify that they are more likely to win.
Simply that the bookmaker has a lot of punters betting on this team.
You will need to do a bit of research on a particular team before placing money on them. Understand the team's dynamic, strengths and weaknesses.
Once you have a comprehensive overview of the team's history you can place your bet knowing that you have made a smart decision in mind.
Here are some of the top bookmakers that you can bet on for the upcoming season of the Premier League:
- William Hill
- Leo Vegas
- Marathon bet
- Vulkan Bet
How To Bet On The Premier League
After you select a couple of the recommended bookmakers you can sign up which is usually an easy and swift process.
Most bookmakers will also offer newcomers to the sportsbook free bonuses which you will be able to use on their site. This is a great feature for those novice punters who are still getting the hand of placing bets on sports online.
The next step is to get an updated version of the Premier League timetable and start reading all that you can about the teams.
This will help you understand the sports better and also the different tactics used within the game.
With so many teams to chose from, it would be worth your while to get up to speed on your favourite teams.
Remember to be tactful when choosing a team to bet on.
Yes, we agree that you should bet on a team you enjoying watching but if you intend on making a profit off your wagers, look out for the teams which are more likely to win.
Once you feel comfortable with one or more bookmakers you can begin looking into the different types of bets that you can bet on for the duration of the Premier League.
Here is are the types of bets you can expect to find;
The full-time result, Double chance, Half time / Full-time correct score, Goals over/under, Both teams to score, Asian handicap, Draw no bet, Result / both teams to score, Handicap result, Alt handicap result and Winning margin.
The selection of bets available between bookmakers will likely vary. Although you can trust that the more established bookmakers like Bet365, Betfair, Leo Vegas and William Hill will have a good range.
For all football enthusiasts and bettors alike this is perfect opportunity to place money on the Premier League.
Since the season runs for 9 months, you can correct any mistakes early on and also see the pattern of your bets as the matches play out.
What’s more is that there always seems to be quite a bit of hype surrounding the Premier League and the teams playing.
This means that your bets will be a little more exciting as you can watch the matches with your mates. Fingers crossed that the team you placed your bet on will win.
Once you understand the basics of how to bet on the Premier League you can begin preparing for the first game between Arsenal and Leicester City on the 11th of August.