Ahead of the new season, we’ve decided to put together a nice little betting guide for all of you out there that like a flutter every now and then. The aim of the guide is to hopefully give you an insight of what markets will give you the best possible chance of earning yourself a tidy little profit.
Premier League Outrights
After claiming the title last year, City are best priced at 13/10 with Coral to regain their crown this year. After the stellar signings Chelsea have made, they look a decent punt at 5/1 with Bet 365. If you fancy United to regain the Premier League title, we are best priced with Bet Victor at a 13/5 shot, this also looks like a decent bet, as Sir Alex’s men haven’t gone two seasons in a row without winning a major trophy.
Top 4 Finish
As you’d expect, both Manchester Clubs are odds-on to finish in the top four, with United and City having odds of 1/13 and 1/33 respectively. Your money would be better placed on Tottenham Hotspur, Stan James are best priced at 2/1 for the North London side to sneak into the top four, with the acquisitions Andre Villas-Boas has made, this looks like a good bet.
If you fancy an outside shot, Newcastle could be a good punt at 16/1 with Totesport. It looks as though they’re going to hold on to Senegal duo Cisse and Ba, they are also looking to add French international Mathieu Debuchy at the back. If Pardew presses on with good summer signings, they could well be the surprise package this season.
Although they’ve added some Premier League calibre to their squad, Reading are still favourites to go down, you can get them at a best price of 11/10 from most of the top bookies. Norwich are also up there amongst the favourites to suffer the drop this season, you can get odds of 13/8 from Betfred. The Canaries are my favourites to finish bottom of the table this year, as they’ve only added Robert Snodgrass and Michael Turner to their squad, I simply cannot see how they plan to overcome the iconic 40 point mark.
Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney are joint-favourites to net the most goals this year at a top price of 9/1 with Bet Victor. Surprisingly, current holder of the golden boot, Robin van Persie, is more than worth a punt at 11/1 after being heavily linked with a move to either of the Manchester clubs.
A couple outside chances that could well be worth a couple of quid include Danny Welbeck at 25/1 with Boylesports amongst others. The 21-year old had a great end to the season and also carried his form into the European Championships; you’d expect him to be starting the majority of league games this season and he’ll definitely be looking to improve on his goal tally. If you are feeling really brave, you can get best odds of 33/1 for both Andy Carroll and Emmanuel Adebayor, both play their football at top six clubs, and a good run of form could easily see them challenge for the golden boot.
Here are some bizarre, yet funny fields in the market. You look at some of them and just think why do the Bookies even bother? Surely nobody would waste their money!
You can get odds of 40/1 for a side to score 10 goals in a single game with Skybet
How about a price of 7/2 with Bodog for a PL Side to impose a twitter ban?
Welsh wizard Ryan Giggs is priced at 25/1 to end up at Cardiff before the transfer window shuts with Bet Victor
Sir Alex Ferguson to be sacked before the last day of the season 6/1 with Stan James
The odds for the next Match of the Day presenter include everyone’s favourite, Adrian Chiles at 7/1, comedian James Corden at 66/1, and 100/1 outsider Dean Windass, courtesy of Stan James
Gary Neville 33/1 to be next England Manager with Coral
If you fancy a goalkeeper to score from his own half during the campaign, Bet Victor give you odds of 5/1.