Premier League Betting and Odds

The English Premier League may not be all that popular in the states, but people all over the world love it.

With its popularity rising each year, it’ll be good to learn a thing or two about how to bet on one of soccer’s most-watched sports leagues (or football if you’re in Europe).

With a regular season that nearly lasts over a year, there are loads of opportunities to bet on the Premier League.

What is Premier League betting?

Premier League betting involves placing bets on the outcomes of matches and other related aspects of the English Premier League, the top professional football (soccer) league in England.

This includes predicting match results, final league standings, player performances, and more.

Premier League Betting Types

You can place a variety of bets on Premier League matches such as:

  • Moneyline Bets: Betting on which team will win the match.
  • Point Spread Bets: Betting on the goal difference between the two soccer teams by the end of the match.
  • Totals (Over/Under): Betting on the total number of goals scored in the match by both teams combined.
  • Prop Bets: Wagers on specific occurrences within a match, like which player will score a goal or the number of yellow cards issued.
  • Futures: Bets on the outcomes of future events, such as which team will win the league.

Let’s dive into the top two wagers you could make on any given Premier League Saturday. 


Sometimes, you just want to bet on who you think might win. For most Premier League bettors, the moneyline provides an easy and popular wager. Just take your pick of who you believe has the best chances of winning a given match.

For example, Chelsea is taking on Manchester United, and you believe Chelsea will win the game. Should they win, you would win your moneyline wager.

Total Over/Under 

If you are not a fan of placing a bet on who will win the game, consider making an Over/Under wager on the total. Simply put, you’ll be betting on how many total goals (between both teams) will be made during the match.

Before each game, a sportsbook will set the total number of goals, and you’ll make your Over/Under bet based on that.

For example, the Chelsea vs. Manchester United game has a set total of 2.5 goals. If you bet the over, there must be over 2.5 goals for the wager to win. Vice versa if you bet the under.

How Premier League Odds are Determined

Odds for Premier League games are set by bookmakers based on various factors including team form, historical performance, player injuries, and betting patterns from the public.

Odds can change as these factors evolve leading up to a game.

Things to Consider

When betting on the Premier League, consider factors such as team strategies, player forms, head-to-head records, injuries, and whether the match is home or away.

Studying recent match statistics and league standings can also provide critical insights.

Common Mistakes to Avoid in Premier League Betting

Common mistakes include betting based on personal bias rather than analysis, failing to shop for the best odds, ignoring team news such as injuries and suspensions, and not managing one’s betting bankroll responsibly.

How to Start Betting on the Premier League

To start betting on the Premier League, choose a reputable sportsbook, create an account, make a deposit, and begin by placing small bets to familiarize yourself with the process. Most sportsbooks also offer tutorials and tips to help new bettors.

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Premier League Betting FAQs

Can I bet on live Premier League games?

Yes, most sportsbooks offer live betting on Premier League games, allowing bettors to place wagers as the action happens. Odds for live betting are updated in real-time based on the current score and events during the match.

Are winnings from Premier League betting taxable?

In many jurisdictions, winnings from sports betting including Premier League betting are taxable. Check local laws to understand your tax obligations and keep records of your winnings and losses for tax purposes.

How do I read and interpret Premier League betting odds?

Premier League betting odds are typically presented in three formats: American (e.g., -150, +125), Decimal (e.g., 1.80, 2.25), and Fractional (e.g., 4/5, 5/4). Understanding these formats will help you determine the potential return on investment for different bets.