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19 May 2024

English Premier League Betting

Sports betting in the UK has increased dramatically over the last few years with the English Premier League betting sector increasing in popularity.

The English Premier League is arguably the biggest domestic football competition in the world, with twenty teams competing against each other over thirty-eight matches every season. The campaign traditionally begins in August and runs through until May, with the clubs all facing each other home and away during that time.

Every season, the team that finishes top of the Premier League after the final matches have been played is crowned champions. They automatically qualify for the Champions League the following season, while the same applies to the teams who finish second, third and fourth, meaning that these sides will compete in the top European club competition.

The team that finishes fifth in the Premier League every season is guaranteed European football in the form of the Europa League, while a sixth-placed finish is usually good enough to also seal a place in this competition depending on the outcome of the FA Cup and the EFL Cup, the two English domestic cup competitions which are affiliated with the Premier League.

The three clubs who finish eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth in the Premier League standings at the end of a season are relegated to the English Championship. They are replaced by three promoted teams, with the clubs finishing first and second enjoying automatic promotion, while the third berth is reserved for the team that win the play-offs.

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                The History of the Premier League

                The Premier League itself only came into existence in 1992, with the leading Football League clubs in England deciding to form a new competition after previously competing in something known as the English First Division. The first Premier League season was the 1992/93 campaign which saw Manchester United crowned champions under manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

                However, English football naturally dates back a great deal further than that and the first Football League season was actually played in 1888/89. On that occasion, Preston North End were champions and the Lancashire side were to lift the trophy a season later before Everton and Sunderland were to force PNE into second in the following two seasons.

                When we’re talking about the most successful clubs in the history of the English First Division and the Premier League, Manchester United currently have twenty titles and they have also finished runners-up on sixteen occasions. The Red Devils were hugely successful under Ferguson as the Scot steered them to an incredible thirteen top-flight titles and he is rightly revered by the club as a result.

                However, Liverpool are now sitting on nineteen Premier League titles due to Jurgen Klopp helping to recently end their thirty-year hiatus by steering the Merseyside team to a success during the 2019/20 season, with the Reds having also finished second on fourteen occasions and they have enjoyed a healthy rivalry with United for much of their history.

                Arsenal are the third most successful club in the history of English football with thirteen league titles and Arsene Wenger was responsible for the three Premier League crowns that have been enjoyed, while Everton come next on nine and it’s then Aston Villa who have seven to their name although the most recent success was in 1981.

                Who Are the Top Premier League Teams?

                While history indicates that Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton and Aston Villa are the most successful clubs in English football, there are several other teams who are now highly competitive in the Premier League and capable of winning major domestic honours. This includes Manchester City who have been landing domestic silverware on a prolific basis since acquiring newly-found riches.

                The Citizens had only won two English top-flight titles before the 2011/12 season, although they have now become champions on six occasions, with Pep Guardiola bringing an enormous amount of success to the north-west club and recently steering them to success during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 campaigns.

                Manchester City are now among the top three most successful teams during the Premier League era, with Manchester United continuing to be a powerful outfit in the present day and they have also enjoyed the majority of their success within the past few decades, with the Red Devils nearly always competing for the top places on a season-to-season basis.

                The two Manchester clubs form a big rivalry and the title race often involves City and United, although Liverpool have also returned with a vengeance in recent years and their 2019/20 Premier League title success illustrated that they should be considered as major contenders thanks to Jurgen Klopp building a squad capable of competing for championships.

                Like Manchester United, Liverpool have an enormous fanbase and can call upon excellent support at Anfield, with neighbours Everton also looking to have a say and the Toffees continue to stay relevant in the Premier League and their move to a new stadium could see the Merseyside outfit rival the red half of the city, with the good times potentially just around the corner.

                Another newly-monied club are Chelsea FC, with Roman Abramovich injecting hundreds of millions into the west London club who have become one of the leading players in England, with a succession of high-profile managers having helped the Blues become a Premier League contender and they have secured five top-flight titles since the 2004/5 season.

                Jose Mourinho is responsible for securing three of these crowns, with Abramovich regularly changing the first-team manager in the quest for further silverware and it’s pretty common to see Chelsea finishing in the top four places and qualifying for the Champions League, although their latest success came during the 2016/17 season and they are yet to find the winning blend in recent years.

                Chelsea aren’t the only competitive London club in the Premier League and there’s always the threat of two north London outfits, with Arsenal having three Premier League titles under their belt thanks to the Arsene Wenger era, although his successors now face the difficult task of restoring the fortunes of a team who tend to fall well short of the required standard.

                Tottenham Hotspur also fall into that bracket, although Spurs can still be regarded as one of the leading teams in the Premier League thanks to their squad of international players and an impressive new White Hart Lane stadium. The team have found themselves in the top four more frequently in recent years but often struggle to sustain a title challenge.

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                Which Teams Also Compete in the Premier League Every Season?

                There are a number of Premier League clubs who have been a permanent fixture in the English top flight for several seasons, with Everton having spent a sustained period of time in this division and the Toffees always look to provide some Merseyside rivalry to their enemies Liverpool along with the hope that they will qualify for Europe.

                Leicester City have also become part of the Premier League furniture and their 2015/16 title success was achieved at odds of 5000/1, with the Foxes building on that triumph and establishing themselves as one of the leading teams in England. The Midlands side are one to watch and they have recently had aspirations to become a Champions League team again.

                Southampton and Crystal Palace have also spent many consecutive seasons in the Premier League and their position tends to fluctuate between seventh and seventeenth every season, while Wolverhampton Wanderers are a relatively new addition to the league although Wolves have ambitious owners and managed to qualify for Europe during their first season getting promoted.

                West Ham United have often had a turbulent time of things during a typical Premier League season although the London club remain among the elite and have the potential to compete for a top six spot each season, with Burnley another team who often punch above their weight on a modest budget and they tend to steer themselves out of trouble thanks to a strong defensive record.

                Newcastle United are often regarded as a sleeping giant in the north-east although the Magpies are more likely to be found in the bottom half of the Premier League table and Aston Villa are also back in the big time after a long hiatus and they can become of the leading clubs in England along with Leeds United who have spent a long time out of the top flight before being steered back by Marcelo Bielsa.

                English Premier League Betting Trends

                The WhatAcca.com team have chosen to look at the Premier League seasons leading up to the 2018/19 campaign due to the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic affected the most recent competitions and it’s clear that there is often a real difference between a team’s home form and away form in this division. For example, 2019 champions Manchester City won eighteen home games but just fourteen away games that season.

                Fifth-placed Arsenal actually won twice as many games (14) at the Emirates as they did on the road in the 2018/19 Premier League season and it’s clear that home advantage needs to be taken into account when identifying the best bets. However, there will always be certain teams whose playing style means they buck the trend in this regard.

                It’s also good to identify the number of goals that are being scored during each Premier League game. You might typically find the average to be anywhere between 2.50 and 3.00 goals over the course of a season and that lends itself well to betting on Over 2.5 Goals for many of the games, especially the high-scoring teams.

                There are plenty of stats which illustrate the percentage of each team’s games that end with Over/Under 2.5 Goals and the same applies to the Both Teams to Score betting market which always end with a “Yes” or “No” outcome. It’s generally the case that the teams with a strong attack coupled with a weak defence are the best options when it comes to this betting market. Other types of bets have seen an increase in usage such as corner betting tips and general football acca tips on select games.

                English Premier League Outright Betting Trends

                It’s nearly always the case that one of the outright betting favourites win the Premier League title every season, with Leicester City the obvious exception when somehow triumphing at odds of 5000/1 although that 2016 success might never be repeated in terms of the bookies generally avoiding pricing any team up at such enormous betting prices.

                Therefore, it’s generally the case that we can narrow down the probable Premier League champions to a small list of teams, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea being among the favourites, while there’s also the chance to bet on which teams will finish in the top four which come from a similar list of teams.

                When you are looking at the Premier League Top Goalscorer betting market, the same betting trends apply. It pays to look at the leading forwards for the best teams and the Golden Boot winner usually comes from a small pool of players. We always recommend looking at the bigger prices as you often find a player from the lesser clubs running into the frame.

                It’s worth looking at historic data for this sort of market, with the top scorer information over previous seasons illustrating the players who are most likely to bag goals the following season. There is also the chance to bet on PFA Player of the Year and it’s worth looking at previous winners along with the players who are performing best during the current season.

                As far as the relegation betting market is concerned, this can usually be narrowed down to a small group of teams considering that the leading clubs won’t be anywhere near the drop zone during the season. You might start by looking at the credentials of the promoted teams as they often struggle to make the jump up from Championship to Premier League, while it’s worth looking at the standings of the previous season to see which teams might be down there.

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                The History of the Premier League

                Forty-nine clubs have played in the Premier League since its inception in 1992, with seven different teams landing the title. Manchester United are comfortably the most successful club during the Premier League era and have landed the title on thirteen occasions, with Sir Alex Ferguson having been hugely successful and all of those crowns were landed under the legendary Scot.

                Chelsea have won the English Premier League title on five occasions, with the Blues having benefitted from the ownership of Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho steered them to success in consecutive seasons, with the London side scooping the 2005 and 2006 honours, while Mourinho returned to lift the title in 2014-15.

                Manchester City are also among the most successful teams of the Premier League era and their 2020/21 success will put them on a total of five, with Pep Guardiola responsible for as hat-trick of successes and they have become one of the leading clubs in England in a relatively short space of time.

                City’s first Premier League title success in the 2011/12 season was probably the most dramatic of all time, with Sergio Aguero’s late winner against Queens Park Rangers ensuring that Roberto Mancini’s team were crowned champions ahead of Manchester United, with goal difference proving the crucial factor as the Red Devils were faced with the truth that the Citizens were now here to stay.

                Arsenal have three Premier League titles on the board, with Arsene Wenger having transformed the fortunes of the Gunners during the early part of his reign. The Frenchman engineered a first title success during the 1997/98 campaign, with further successes coming in 2001/2 and 2003/4 although it was the latter which was especially eye-catching.

                During the 2003/4 season, Arsenal managed to spend the whole season unbeaten in the Premier League and their team earned the tag “The Invincibles”, with Wenger’s team winning twenty-six and drawing twelve of their thirty-eight matches, with the Gunners winning the title by a margin of eleven points.

                Premier League Top Scorer History

                There have been some incredible goalscorers since the Premier League era began and it’s Alan Shearer who sits top of the scoring charts, with the former Blackburn and Newcastle striker having bagged 260 goals in 441 appearances, with no player currently able to overhaul this impressive tally.

                Shearer had a fourteen-year spell operating in the Premier League which helped him achieve such a large total of goals, with Wayne Rooney the other player to surpass the 208-goal mark and the former Manchester United forward was able to do this wearing a Red Devils and Everton shirt, with the ex-England international having sixteen years in the English top flight.

                Andy Cole operated in the Premier League for a similar length of time and was prolific for Newcastle United and Manchester United among a host of other clubs, with the Londoner bagging 187 goals, while Sergio Aguero has 180 goals which have all been scored while representing Manchester City and that includes that famous Premier League title clincher against QPR.

                Aguero has the potential to rise higher up the standings and is still operating for the Citizens, with the Argentine having already leapfrogged Frank Lampard who managed an incredible 177 goals in the Premier League despite chiefly operating as a midfielder, with the vast majority of his English top-flight goals coming in a Chelsea shirt.

                Thierry Henry is arguably the most iconic striker of the Premier League era and the Frenchman had an incredibly purple patch for Arsenal between 1999-2007, helping the Gunners to win multiple titles and he bagged 175 goals in 258 appearances, with the Frenchman then returning in 2012 for a brief second spell.

                Before Mo Salah came along, Liverpool have had a couple of goal-getters in the form of Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen, with the pair having plundered 163 and 150 goals respectively which means they’re among the ten leading scorers in Premier League history. Indeed, the duo would have more on the board if injury hadn’t intervened in both cases.

                Jermain Defoe operated for a number of clubs during his playing days in England, although he was able to score 162 goals during 496 appearances in the Premier League, with the diminutive striker representing clubs such as West Ham, Tottenham and Portsmouth among others. Why not read more about football betting sites in our resource here.

                Perhaps Harry Kane has the potential to become the all-time Premier League top scorer and the Tottenham forward has secured 156 goals in 231 appearances, with plenty more to come from the striker providing that he remains at the north London club or plays for another club in the English top flight.

                English Premier League Betting Snapshot

                Why Betting on the English Premier League is So Popular

                The English Premier League is arguably the leading club competition in world football, with teams such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea being well-known all over the planet. It is said that the sport of football originated in England before being embraced in other countries and the original English First Division actually originated in the 19th century.

                However, betting on the Premier League only really started to become popular in more recent times, with bookmakers offering customers the chance to bet on the outcome of matches during the 1990’s and it was in the 2000’s that online betting really started to explode into life, with many bookmakers offering punters the chance to choose a number of different betting angles.

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                Nowadays, you can choose from hundreds of pre-match betting markets for each game and there is also the chance to build your own bet along the way. It’s great to cherry-pick the betting selections that you like the most and compile them together before cheering on your bet when the football match kicks off.

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