English Premier League Outright Odds
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.”
That’s a quote from Bill Shankly, and millions of Premier League fans across the world might be inclined to agree as the new season gets under way. Punters lap up the Premier League outright odds when they're released, and there tends to be nuggets of outstanding value in those prices. Who can forget Leicester City winning the title as a 5000/1 jolly, for example.
We'll uncover the sources of the best prices you'll find about the English top flight, and why Premier League outright betting is a canny move when compared to the other markets.
Why Bet Premier League Outright Odds
The summer months are a time for comings and goings in football's summer transfer window, and it's these moves that tend to have the greatest effect on the English Premier League outright odds, which are published in the off-season.
Made a raft of big money signings? Expect your odds to tumble. Lost a few key players? The inverse is likely. The Premier League outright odds refer to those betting markets that last for the whole season: league winner, top four finish, teams to be relegated, top goalscorer, that sort of thing.
Let’s think about your betting as being like a business. What do all good businesses do? They look to maximise profit by minimising their losses, and the easiest way of achieving this by limiting risk as much as possible.
Punters have a great clue ahead of the 2018/19 campaign: Manchester City won the title by 19 points last term, so the question is have they regressed in the summer – and has any other side improved markedly – for that margin to be overturned?
Looking at City’s EPL outright odds – they're odds-on favourites – the conclusion would be probably not.
Finding the Best Premier League Outright Betting Odds
There's one main reason why so many punters take on the EPL outright odds: because there's less risk in doing so.
We know that the usual suspects – Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United – are going to be there or thereabouts, with Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal snapping at their heels. Leicester’s title win of 2015/16 was an anomaly we are unlikely to see again.
So we have a limited pool of potential champions, and at this time we can probably eliminate Tottenham and Arsenal from our enquiries; they aren’t quite up to the mark.
There are dozens of bookmakers out there, so which offer the best English Premiership outright odds? To find out, use a comparison site like Bookmakers.co.uk, which shows you exactly how each bookie stacks up as far as their English Premier League outright odds are concerned, and you can also browse other odds from the rest of the English leagues and the picks of the divisions from across Europe.
You can read betting tips for the latest round of fixtures too, and get info on free bets and bonuses currently doing the rounds.
Premier League Outright Betting vs Other Markets
As we’ve already touched upon, the Premier League outright betting markets offer less risk to punters than other categories.
Glance at the league tables from the past few seasons: you could have a decent stab at predicting this year’s standings just by looking at the recent history of the division. We know that the top four will be permed from the so-called 'big six', that there are maybe half-a-dozen sides that will be battling it out for relegation. Other than that, the Premier League serves up one almighty battle for mid-table mediocrity.
So, are there any other Premier League betting markets worth considering? If you're looking at the individual match markets, here’s a stat worth remembering: 72% of all matches in the 2017/18 campaign ended in a home win or a draw. So before you go backing a favourite on the road against a 'weaker' team, it's worth keeping that in mind.
The goals-based markets are ever-popular with Premier League punters too, so here’s another fact that can supplement your thinking: the average goal tally per match last season was 2.68.