Latest Premier League Betting Odds, Free Bets, Offers and Betting Tips – 2016-17 Season
The Premier League is the richest and most exciting football league in the world and also the one that is most watched and most bet on. The fast pace of English football and (relative) honesty of the players has made the Premier League loved throughout the world and this has created a virtuous circle where more money attracts better and more exciting players, which in turn generates more money for the Premier League. The 2016-17 season is already proving as exciting as ever, and there’s still a LONG way to go!
Best Premier League Betting Offers
Ladbrokes not only offer a very nice 100% matched free bet of up to £50 to new customers, they have introduced an excellent insurance policy offer for existing customers who like betting on football accumulators.
If you place a footy acca with five or more selections and one team lets you down, your stake will be refunded as a free bet of up to £25! (Terms apply, see the Ladbrokes site for full details.)
888sport are a fine bookie who have come on leaps and bounds in recent years. That is in part due to the fantastic offer they make available to new customers: they will pay out TREBLE THE ODDS on your first bet with maximum additional winnings of £5,000.
The additional winnings are paid in free bets, but if you pick wisely you could get yourself a tidy stash of free bets with which to make a nice pile of cash!
The new Offer Club from William Hill is a fantastic promotion that gives new and existing customers the chance to earn a £5 free bet… EVERY WEEK!
To get involved you simply need to place a football accumulator of £20 or more that includes four or more selections from selected markets (see William Hill site for full terms). If you get your acca on before 23.59 on Thursday, you’ll get your £5 free bet by midday on Friday. Did we mention that was every week?!
Sky Bet have introduced a new Sky Bet Club to coincide with the new football season which not only gives new customers a tasty £30 free bet when they join, but also gives a £5 free bet EVERY WEEK.
All you need to do to get the weekly freebie is to bet £25 in total in a given week and your £5 free bet will be credited to your account to use the following week.
With a fine football prediction competition that is worth up to £250,000 to the winner, free tickets to Football League matches and much more, it really does pay to be in the Sky Bet Club. So why not get over there today and check out everything they have on offer.
Top 10 Free Bets & Bonuses* At A Glance
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Not only do Coral have a great 400% welcome bonus that gives you a £20 free bet when you bet just £5 of your own money, they also give you the chance to win over £100,000 EVERY WEEK from a £1 stake.
The Coral Football Jackpot is a football prediction competition in which you need to correctly predict the outcome (home win, away win or draw) of the 15 matches the bookie selects to win a share of the jackpot. With a guaranteed minimum jackpot of £100,000 each week – and with it rolling over if no one wins – this gives you the chance to win truly life-changing amounts of cash.
There are even “consolation dividends” for the unlucky souls who correctly predict 14 or 13 of the matches, and with the chance to pick as many lines as you like and a minimum bet of £1, you could be just 15 box-ticks away from a small fortune!
Bet365 are one of the best bookies in the business when it comes to football betting (and any other sports, come to that). With a massive £200 bonus for new customers and an extra £50 mobile bonus, they are as generous as they come.
And if you place a pre-match bet on the Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast markets and you bet loses, the bookie will refund your stake if there are no goals scored in the match. Suddenly bore draws aren’t so bad after all.
With loads of other ongoing bonuses and promotions for football and other sports (notably horse racing), and their exceptionally good welcome bonus worth up to £200, now is a great time to join Bet365.
Latest Premier League Betting Tips
Arsenal v Burnley
Arsenal are looking to continue their push for the title when they host Burnley on Sunday. They’re fourth in the table, eight points shy of Chelsea in top spot. The Gunners are heavily expected to continue their push with all three points against Burnley at the Emirates. The Gunners have lost just once here all season, back on the opening day, and they’ve won 70% of their home league matches. They should be able to continue that against the Clarets.
Burnley have the worst away record in the league, taking just a single point from their trips so far. They’ve found the net just three times in nine away matches, failing to score in 67% of their games on the road. Just 13% of their goals came on their travels, so we think they’ll struggle to find the net at the Emirates. We’re backing Arsenal to win to nil, at 20/23 with BetVictor.
Chelsea v Hull
Soon after Arsenal’s match with Burnley, Chelsea hosts struggling Hull at Stamford Bridge. While they’re expected to be without Diego Costa once again, the Blues come here on the back of a 3-0 win over Leicester. That continued their excellent defensive record, which has seen them keep a clean sheet in 60% of their home matches. That doesn’t bode well for Hull, who really struggle on their travels.
Hull have lost 80% of their away games, while Chelsea have won all but one of their outings at the Bridge. The Tigers have failed to find the net in 50% of their away trips, and this is arguably their most difficult, since Chelsea have the best points per game record at home record in the division. We think they’ll add to that with another comfortable win here, and we’re backing the league leaders to win to nil, which is priced at 4/5 with Coral.
Premier League Betting
Betting on the Premier League is a weekly hobby for thousands of people and not only does it add a little extra spice to watching football, it can also make you a nice little profit. If you’ve thought about betting on the football before but not been sure what to do or what to bet on then we’ve got the information you need right here, with details of the best and most popular Premier League bets and markets.
Why not check out our betting tips above and see what takes your fancy or put your own Premier League predictions to the test by having a bet on them?
Either way, be sure to take advantage of the various free bets and football betting offers the online bookies dish out, for example the Sky Bet Club, also listed above, in order to get the best value for your bets.
Given the UK betting market is one of the biggest in the world it is no surprise that betting on the Premier League is huge business. Massive UK and global online bookies offer amazing free bets and football betting offers for the Premier League, as well as other top football divisions and this means us punters have a better chance than ever to make a profit from betting on football.
Read on for the latest Premier League betting offers, free bets, odds, betting tips and promotions, as well as a brief history of the Premier League, some stats, facts and trivia and details on some of the most popular Premier League bets.
Best Football Betting Markets
- Match Odds – also called 90 minute betting, home/draw/away or just “winner”, this is probably the simplest and also the most popular Premier League bet. Simply pick which team you think will win – or if it will be a draw – and away you go.
- Both Teams to Score – Betting on both teams to score is a fairly new bet that is massively popular with football fans and those that like to bet on the Premier League. Does exactly what it says on the tin – if both teams score you win. A great bet as it usually offers value for your bet and excitement until the final kick and a good one for stats fans as there is loads of info on both teams to score, also called BTTS, out there to analyse.
- Over/Under – Backing “overs” usually refers to betting on over 2.5 goals in total in a Premier League match (or other game of football), that is to say three goals or more, whilst “unders” usually means two goals or fewer. However, you can also bet over/under any total goals the bookie offers, with 1.5 and 3.5 goals the other two popular bets.
- First/Last/Anytime Goalscorer – A popular bet because it offers long odds, especially for the first or last goalscorer options. Own goals do not count for this market, with “no goalscorer” also an option and as with all football bets, unless otherwise specified this is 90 minutes plus stoppage time only (although of course extra time and penalties are irrelevant in Premier League betting anyway).
- Half Time/Full Time – A good way to up the odds from a standard match bet on who will win the game, this is a bet on a what the result will be at both half time and full time, with nine possible options covering every possibility, for example, draw/Man United (the game to be level at the break with United winning at full time) or Man United/Everton (United ahead at 45 minutes with Everton winning by the final whistle).
- Asian Handicaps – An Asian handicap is a football bet popular in Asia, hence the name, where betting on the Premier League is big business. With an Asian handicap (as opposed to a standard or three-way handicap) there are just two options, Team A or Team B, with the draw ruled out. This is done either by offering a handicap of half a goal, for example, Liverpool +0.5 means if Liverpool draw the bet wins, or by offering a “push”, a returned stake, in the event of a draw.
Premier League Facts, Statistics and Trivia
- The first ever goal in the Premier League was scored by Sheffield United’s Brian Deane in a 2-1 win over Man United in August 1992. The 10,000th goal in the Premier League was scored by Les Ferdinand for Spurs versus Fulham on 15th December 2001.
- Talking of goals, the highest scorer in the history of the Premier League is Alan Shearer, whose 260 goals in 441 games doesn’t look like being caught anytime soon, with Wayne Rooney the only active player anywhere near Shearer with 173 in 374 matches as of the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
- Rooney’s spectacular rocket overhead kick against Man City was voted the best goal in the first 20 years of the Premier League.
- In 1997-98 and again the following year just 18 goals was enough to win the Premier League Golden Boot whilst in 1993-94 and 1994-95 Andy Cole and Alan Shearer respectively managed 34.
- Rooney’s Man United teammate Ryan Giggs has made the most Premier League appearances with 632.
- Up until the start of the 2010-11 season only English clubs had played in the Premier League but Swansea and then in 2013-14 Cardiff changed that.
- No side has been relegated from the Premier League more times than Crystal Palace who have suffered the drop four times (correct as of 2014).
- In 2007-08 Derby managed to amass just 11 points and were relegated with an awful -69 goal difference.
- In contrast to the Rams, West Ham did very well in 2002-03, managing 42 points but suffering the same fate, the highest points total ever to meet with relegation in the 38-game Premier League era.
- Fulham, Blackburn and Bolton were promoted to the top flight together at the start of the 2001-02 campaign and spent an enjoyable decade in the Premier League together before Blackburn and Bolton, sticking together, were relegated in 2011-12.
- Sir Alex Ferguson won the Premier League 13 times, amassing 27 Manager of the Month awards along the way!
- In the 2014 game between Cardiff and West Ham there was 10 minutes and 10 seconds of first half stoppage time, a Premier League record!
- The biggest Premier League win came in 1995 when a rampant Man United beat Ipswich 9-0 at Old Trafford.
- Three players share the record for most red cards in the Premier League and two of those accrued most of them at Everton, with Richard Dunne and Duncan Ferguson boasting eight Premier League sendings off along with Patrick Vieira.
- In 2009 Jermain Defoe scored five goals in one half, the only time that has happened in the Premier League. Wigan were on the receiving end as Spurs eventually hammered them 9-1.
- Everton have never won the Premier League and have not won the top flight title since 1987 but remain fourth on the all-time list with nine championship successes.
A Very Brief History of the Premier League
The Premier League had its first season in 1992-93, having been formed by a breakaway from the Football League as the clubs decided they wanted more power and could make more money from TV. Setting the trend for the next 20 years or so, Man United were the first champions, seeing off Aston Villa and Norwich to claim their eight top flight title. Oldham, Coventry, Sheffield Wednesday and others were among the 22 sides that year as Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest were relegated.
United would dominate the early years of the Premier League, winning the title eight times in the first 11 years, with Blackburn Rovers (1994-95) and Arsenal (twice) the only sides to stop them enjoying total domination, United finishing twice as runner-up and once third when they didn’t lift the title.
Arsenal enjoyed great success in Arsene Wenger’s early years, lifting the title in 1998, 2002 and 2004 before Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea takeover saw the Blues come to the fore as the 21st century wore on. Under Jose Mourinho they lifted the title twice in 2005 and 2006 before Sir Alex Ferguson pulled off one of his most remarkable feats to deny Chelsea’s revolution and guide United to three consecutive titles.
Since then Man City, again fuelled by overseas money, this time the petro-cash of Abu Dhabi, have won the Premier League title twice in three years and with Ferguson finally retiring the ongoing race for the Premier League looks more open and more exciting than ever.