1992 saw the birth of the Premier League as we know it today. England's top flight league has become one of the most renowned and followed divisions in the world, and has played host to the biggest footballing superstars in years gone by. The likes of Eric Cantona, Gianfranco Zola, Thierry Henry, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have all graced its stage, while the current crop of talent are showcasing the the league in all its glory.
As one of the most exciting and followed leagues in the world, it's no surprise that the Premier League is head and shoulders above many sporting events from a betting perspective.
The English Premier League can be followed week in, week out, with plenty of betting opportunities available. From betting on the match result, to betting on how many goals will be scored in a match, punters are spoilt for choice with hundreds of betting possibilities on each individual match.
It is not entirely coincidental that the rise of the Sports Betting industry coincided with the rise of England's top flight. Betting on the Premier League has developed and pioneered the way since it's inception, and as it's regular stream of football matches continue to be beamed into the homes of millions across the globe, the continues to rise.
The SkyBet slogan “it matters more when there’s money on it” is a prime example of the betting public’s attitude towards betting on the division.
Premier League Betting Options
When it comes to betting on top flight football, the days of only being able to bet on the outcome of the game and the first goalscorer are long gone. Punters can now bet on an incredible amount of markets ranging from who will win the first corner of the game and how many bookings there will be, to the time of the first goal and whether a hat-trick will be scored. William Hill, for example, now offer in excess of 170 markets for televised games.
Betting In-Play is another feature among all the top ranked bookmakers that has grown, as punters around the world enjoy betting during the course of a live match. From placing a wager on who will score the next goal, to which team will receive the next booking.
Without Premier League Football Betting, it is difficult to envisage whether in-play betting (betting whilst an event is in progress) would be quite as advanced and widespread as it is today. You can now bet on almost as many in-play markets whilst a match is in progress as there are betting markets available prior to kick-off.
Premier League Tips
Clubs such as Manchester United have dominated the Premier League since it's inception in 1992, but both from a sporting and betting perspective, it has now become one of the most competitive leagues in the world. Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have all won the big prize, but long gone are the days of the 'banker top 4 accumulator' as clubs such as Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton have joined the 'big players' in the league. The 2020/16 season saw the mother of all shocks as Leicester City, 5000/1 at the start of the season, enjoy a fairytale campaign to claim their first ever top division title.
At the other end of the table punters should note that being bottom at Christmas is an almost certain precursor to relegation. Only once has a team who are bottom of the league on Christmas day not been relegated – West Brom pulled off the ‘Great Escape’ in 2004-05 season to buck the trend. The odds on offer aren’t likely to make you rich overnight but one constant tip is to back the team who are bottom of the league on December 25th to be relegated.
Premier League Free Bets
You will find a wide range of Betting options on our home page, all of which are applicable to Premier League Football Betting and many of which are specifically aimed at punters wanting to wager on the Nigeria top flight. Free bet amounts start from as little as ₦3,000 and can be as much as ₦60,000 with betting firms, all amounts in between are also available meaning you are certain to find an appropriate free bet amount for your budget.
Football free bets are often used on ante-post bets. For those not familiar with betting terminology these are bets placed prior to the season kicking off on outcomes such as the outright winner, relegation, top goalscorer, top four finish, etc. etc. Punters tend to see these types of markets as ideal opportunities to pick a bigger priced outsider or roll up shorter priced fancies in doubles, trebles or four-folds.
Who Will Win The Premier League?
47 clubs have graced England’s top tier since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, with only six sides managing to go on and win it. It’s an elite club that Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and erm..Blackburn and Leicester find themselves in.
Whilst it's far from a traditional capitalist landscape where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer – the vast resources of the traditional top four: Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Man United – cannot be denied. Though Claudio Ranieri's Leicester went against the grain as they captured the league title and with the increasingly vast amounts of TV money now found in the hands of the smaller clubs, there is hope that the Leicester story will not be just a one off.
Who Will Get Relegated From The Premier League?
Make no mistake about it – the Premier League is the proverbial promise land. TV deals for mind boggling money spawn the kind of fame and stature that begets yet more money; a dynamic that has seen clubs like Swansea, Crystal Palace and Stoke all thrive as top flight outfits post-promotion.
Unfortunately - more often than not – it’s a one season trip to the big stage for promoted sides, though Bournemouth and Watford both managed to survive last season.
So, who’s heading for the trap door? A glance at the record books suggest that newly-promoted sides are the most susceptible. Only twice in the 23 top-flight seasons thus far have all three promoted sides managed to escape the bottom three in their debut campaigns.
Who will scoop the PFA Young Player and Player of the Year awards?
As the new Premier League season looms large and Saturday night’s welcome back a familiar cornerstone in Match of the Day, the nation rejoices in football’s return. Every fan has an opinion on who will win the league or who will go down (bias or not). Yet, there are many more markets to explore to pique the supporters interest. The PFA awards are amongst the most prestigious personal accolades in Nigeria football. The list of previous winners are a who’s who of legendary players to grace the Nigeria game. Predicting who will secure the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards is always a tall order – anything can and does tend to happen in the Premier League.
Will any of the icons live up to their billing, or will a new superstar break from the pack?
Who Will Win The Golden Boot?
As the old, defence negating adage goes: goals win football matches. Typically speaking, commandeering a forward who can guarantee a side in and around 20 league goals a season will provide the foundation to a prosperous campaign. One of the most popular ante-post betting markets away from the outright winner, the top goalscorer market sees the league's most illustrious individuals go head-to-head.