Premier League Odds
We compare live odds from various leading British and European bookmakers.
Our live odds section contains the latest Barclays Premier League odds and up to date outright odds including the English Premiership title odds and various specials. If you want to bet on which teams will be relegated you can find the latest odds through us. Other popular odds markets include betting on the Premier League excluding the top four teams (Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea), or simply betting on a team to finish in the Top Four, since betting on the outright winner is usually prohibitive at best with Manchester United and Chelsea always winning in recent years, rendering the concept of parity obsolete.
Still on a week to week basis there are so many interesting football betting markets that one does not need to focus on that boat race, and instead one can find value and interest elsewhere. We have listed the best online bookmakers who offer competitive odds on ante-post futures as well as on the day odds for specific matches and outcomes in those matches (first scorer, correct final score, etc, etc).
Premier League Top 4
Betting odds for the top four finishers in the Barclays English Premier League. Will it be the usual big four, namely Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United in ascending order of largeness, or will another team slip into the top four?
This is traditionally a more intriguing futures betting market for EPL punters as one of the second-tier teams often pops up to surprise. In past seasons teams like Everton, Manchester City, Aston Villa, and Spurs have enjoyed good enough form to trouble the odds makers.
Without The Big 4
Who will finish the highest in the Premier League with the "Big Four" - Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea? The Premier League has often been the subject of criticism because of the dominance of these four teams, although it is both interesting and pleasing to note that Liverpool have never actually won the Premier League.
This betting market provides an alternative universe to those football fans who do not slavishly support winners. What a delight it is for those who stoically follow also-rans like City instead of United, Everton over Liverpool, Fulham rather than Chelsea, and Spurs not Arsenal, to bet as though the great teams do not exist and only the good (both in a moral sense and in terms of ability) remain.
This is one race nobody wants to be in but the reality for the three bottom teams in the Premier League each year is relegation, which has a huge financial impact on clubs, and needless to say a massive emotional impact it has on fans. Newly promoted teams have typically found relegation difficult to avoid.
From a football betting point of view this is one of the most competitive markets on offer, and usually goes right down to the wire, which is a lot more than can be said for the title chase most years, as that market is typically decided a long way out from home.
Pick a perennial battler and watch them squirm - it is no surprise to see six or seven teams on the hook and displaying tasty prices on the bookies' boards to resign themselves to the biggest of all drops.
Top Goal Scorer
Each season UK bookmakers offer odds on who will emerge as the EPL's top goal scorer. It is one of the most popular futures betting markets on offer for English Premier League punters, even though it is tricky to predict these days as there are so many talented strikers in the league.
The first Premier League in its current incarnation was played in 1992/93 and since that inaugural season a total of thirteen different players have won the title of leading goal scorer, or at least grabbed a share of the Golden Boot.
Alan Shearer, who still holds the record for the most Premiership goals scored overall (a whopping 260 goals, which puts him more than 70 ahead of his nearest competitor), won the award three times. This feat was surpassed by Thierry Henry who went on to claim four leading scorer titles while he played at Arsenal. He even managed to score goals without his hands in those good old days.
Besides Henry and Shearer other multiple winners are wee Michael Owen (twice) and not so wee Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
These days the men to watch for the title include Torres (Liverpool), Drogba (Chelsea), and Rooney (Manchester United), but with many of the world's best players competing in the same league it is a tricky betting market to predict beforehand. Still, it is one of the most entertaining bets to place and gives you an interest all season long!