Approaching Premier League Betting Like a Pro
September 28, 2020
The 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL) is in full-swing after officially kicking off on 12 September. Although the new campaign started less than two months after the conclusion of the 2019/2020 season, teams, fans, and bookmakers alike are preparing for a thrilling season. Apart from providing the millions of global fans with exhilarating viewing pleasure, the EPL is also immensely popular among the betting public. While sports betting may seem like an undemanding pastime, it is a lot more varied and complex. There are, in fact, a myriad of betting markets and strategies worth exploring if you want to earn money by betting on the EPL.
Outright betting can result in lucrative earnings
Title betting is one of the most popular betting markets in the world across a number of sporting disciplines. In the EPL, it involves picking an outright winner for the title. While the concept itself may be straightforward, picking the winner may not be quite as simple. Although Liverpool is the current titleholder, winning back-to-back titles is not an easy feat.
In addition to that, Manchester City has been touted by bookmakers as the firm favourite this season. At the start of any given season, there are probably about 4 or 5 teams that boast the potential to win the league. Sometimes the best strategy to follow involves looking at which team looks best on paper. Other times, trusting your instinct is your best bet. It is also important to never disregard the underdog as Leicester City proved when the clinched the title in 2016.
Finishing position betting is a huge market
While final table betting is a colossal market, it is hardly easy to accurately predict the positions of the teams in the league. There are, however, those bettors who believe that they can foresee who the Top 4 teams will be and who will be relegated at the end of the season. Both the top 4 and bottom 3 positions typically fluctuate extensively during the season, making it increasingly difficult to get a bet ‘just right’. If, however, you nail the top 4 or bottom 3 (or both) at the end of the season, you will undoubtedly win big! The William Hill app team believes that up-to-date scoreboards and the streaming of the EPL football games will make it substantially easier for bettors to stay abreast of any changes in the log positions.
Explore all the options
Although betting on an outright EPL winner and Top 4 finishers have great earning potential for bettors, they are not the only betting markets worth exploring. A popular market to bet on is Match Result which entails picking the match result (away win, home win, draw) at the end of the 90 minute-game including added time. European and Asian Handicaps are also popular among bettors as is the Total Goals Over/Under market. The Both Teams to Score (BTTS) market is fairly simple to play and will require the bettor to simply choose whether both teams will score during the match or not.
EPL betting is surprisingly complex. Thankfully a better understanding of the various markets and strategies make it easier for bettors to make calculated, responsible betting decisions.