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Compare and contrast the Premier League betting odds from the top bookies using the tables below. Prices include to win the Premiership and also Relegation betting.
PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING from best bookies:
To win Premier League 2013/14 Season; click best odds bold
PREMIER LEAGUE RELEGATION ODDS:
Betting for each team to go down 2013/14 Season; three teams will be relegated.
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Man Utd, 2nd favs in Premier League betting odds at start, come good again
Manchester City have spent £130million assembling a star-studded squad. They won the FA Cup in 2011 but could not quite hack it in the Premiership until last season when they sensationally took the League in the last minute of their final game against QPR. They were a coming force and have now arrived, so the burden of favouritism in the Premier League betting fell to them at the start of this season. However the laurels have been all but wrestled back from them by their neighbours.
Historically Manchester United have the best record of any team and they were the bookies second favourites for the 2012/2013 season. Having wrapped up the title two seasons ago with the minimum of fuss, they were narrowly denied in the last minute of the last game on the last day of last season. Has the balance of power in Manchester shifted irreversibly to City? Many people thought so but Alex Ferguson's side have risen phoenix-like to take the honours this season and Man Utd are champions once again.
Chelsea were bidding to add to their 2009/2010 season Premiership title win. They could finish only sixth in 2012 despite lifting the FA Cup and Champions League. They did have a huge chance of title glory again but were seriously unsettled by the sudden November sacking of manager Roberto Di Matteo in favour of Rafa Benitez. They reached an all-time low for the season when beaten by whipping-boys QPR. They have regained their balance but lack of consistency has told.
Arsenal managed an unlikely third place in the League last time. They seem to fall short nowadays. For both them and inconsistent Liverpool living with the top three looks mission impossible.
Tottenham, who had a good run and were once favourites in the FA Cup Betting last season may not manage to scale quite the heights they did. They will be very lucky to match their fourth place in the League this time around. At one point last season they got as low as 10/1 to win the thing.
The bookies had it between the two Manchester clubs at the season's start, but United soon drew clear and turned the Premier League betting odds into a one-team book.
Man Utd's 70% Premier League
Manchester United's phenomenal success in the Premiership cannot have gone unnoticed by anyone resident on planet earth, as they notched their 19th Premier title win when they took the League last season (2010/2011). The Premier League season runs from August to May and comprises twenty teams who will each play a total of thirty eight games.
Despite losing their grip on the trophy in the 2011/12 season, Manchester United have a staggering success rate of almost 70% since the Premier League came into existence in 1992. Any potential Premiership punter should bear this vital stat in mind.
Punters looking for decent odds in the premiership betting for the overall winner will usually have to place their bets early, before the League actually starts to get best odds on the team that have almost made it their own. It may feel like an old friend who has been around for ages but, if you check the record books, you will discover that it all began as recently as 1992. While the Premier League may be relatively young, it has been going long enough for players to have changed completely, and for the appetite for betting to grow massively. Fortunately, truly great managers have far greater longevity than the players they manage.
Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United team asserted themselves strongly from the very inception back in 1992. They won the first two titles and four of the first five in the 1990s. They have managed to maintain a firm hold on the championship ever since and have only once failed to hold the title in the Premiership for more than a year.
Considering the undisputable dominance of Manchester United, it is almost an achievement that as many as four other teams have snatched the Premiership title from them. Blackburn Rovers took the championship just once, back in 1995. Arsenal and Chelsea have both managed more than one win. Manchester City won in the 2011/12 season, by goal difference which is the the narrowest possible margin.
Bearing in mind Manchester United's dominance, the bigger surprise was that Chelsea started as virtual co-favourites in the Premier League betting for 2009-2010. Ok, Chelsea are now a particularly potent force to be reckoned with but, at the start of the tournament, didn't bookmakers factor in the statistics in favour of Manchester United in the Premiership betting? Whatever happened subsequently, making Chelsea virtual co-favourites seemed less than generous.
Just to set the scene, it is worth remembering that in August 2009, both Manchester United and Chelsea were being offered at approximately 3-1 in the Premiership betting while Liverpool were third favourite at odds of 5-1. Arsenal came next around the 10-1 mark on offer with online bookmakers.
So how do you make money? The short answer is, if you have a strong view on one of the big four teams contesting the championship, bet early with the bookies. If you would like to take a cautious approach, you can have a moderate bet on your selection (having done your homework on them thoroughly) before the League commences and you can always follow up with another bet, further on in the season if you become uncertain about your selection's chances.
Successfully selecting the overall winner is, of course, just one small facet of the multi million pound business of Premier League betting. As with other leagues, gambling goes far beyond the specific results of individual matches played. In a league populated with star strikers, the source of goals scored is always an interesting option for punters with views on the form of the individuals concerned.
The popularity of the Premiership commands massive sums for television rights. When Man City won in 2012 they earned £61 million in prize money and television rights payments. The teams share fifty percent of the money from UK broadcasting rights and every bit of the foreign TV revenue. That year Wolves came bottom of the division and were relegated to the Championship but they still earned just under £40 million. The sums exchanging hands are indicative of the colossal appeal of the game, and millions of viewers means millions of punters wanting a bet.
It has become a contest provoking global interest. Overseas television rights contracts for 2010 to 2013 have been reported as being worth well over one billion pounds. As a result, the clubs will be given an additional seven to eight million pounds each season.
So how and why did the Premier League get created? The 1980s were such a low point for football that the difficult decade eventually verged on the subterranean. A lack of investment led to increasingly dilapidated stadiums. Decaying surroundings may or may not have contributed to a growing trend of football hooliganism but one thing is for sure - they certainly didn't help.
English teams were excluded from Europe following the death of nearly 40 fans at the Heysel Stadium in Belgium. English fans were condemned as the culprits as the disaster took place prior to Liverpool taking on Juventus in the European Cup final in 1985. The Football Association wrung its hands as borders were effectively closed, both in and out of England. Fans were contained within their own country in the continent of Europe. England became a no go area for the world's most talented football players looking to ply their trade abroad.
If 1985 was disastrous, 1989 was absolutely catastrophic. The image of football had been ineffably tarnished by Heysel. And then events at Hillsborough absolutely annihilated it. The FA Cup semi final that was contested by Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough became a scene of utter carnage. The collapse of a wall (under pressure from fans) resulted in nearly 100 deaths and half as many again injured.
Lord Justice Taylor produced a report outlining the need to re-address the fundamental methods of running football stadia. It was his report that led to the most welcome introduction of all seated stadiums. All football clubs were confronted with the unwelcome reality that they would have to absorb huge costs to implement the improvements suggested by Taylor. The biggest clubs were able to stage a potent protest. It was that protest that led to the formation of the Premier League and the ever increasing volumes of money changing hands on Premiership betting.
In 1991 an agreement was signed setting out the principles for its formation. A year later, top clubs resigned in numbers from their current leagues to join it. Sky TV were the big beneficiaries as they paid handsomely to secure the viewing rights for the first five years. They parted with nearly 200 million pounds to secure them.
Why not join the big television companies and profit from football? If you are going to watch the matches anyway - and the viewing figures suggest that millions will - it makes for a more exhilarating experience if you put money on your opinions by partaking of the various odds available in Premier League betting, and if you get it right you can combine pleasure with profit.