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We list the Premier League odds from the top bookies in the tables below. Compare the betting, including to win the Premiership and relegation odds.
Premier League Winner Odds
To win Premier League; click best odds bold
Place terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
Premier League Relegation Betting
Odds for each team to go down; three will be relegated.
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Betting odds suggest Premier League old guard under threat
Historically Manchester United have the best record of any team but they were only the bookies second favourites in the Premier League betting for the 2012/2013 season. Having wrapped up the title three seasons ago with the minimum of fuss, they were narrowly denied in the last minute of the last game on the last day of the season two seasons ago. Had the balance of power in Manchester shifted irreversibly to City? Many people thought so but Alex Ferguson's side rose phoenix-like to take the honours last season to be champions once again. However with Ferguson's retirement and David Moyse at the helm it is a very different Man Utd that starts this 2013/14 season. Unsurprisingly their odds drifted as soon as Ferguson exited and things have only got worse as the team appears to be unable to play with any passion for their new manager. Defeat at home against an apparently modest West Brom side was a new low.
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 two seasons ago 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 fell to them at the start of last season. However the laurels were wrestled back from them by their neighbours as Man Utd took the trophy in the 2012/13 season. Now with no Ferguson at the helm of United and that old foe out of form under Moyes, the odds suggest City have an excellent chance to capitalise.
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 the subsequently relegated whipping-boys QPR. They regained their balance but lack of consistency told last term. Now with the return of Mourinho, can they mount a serious and sustained challenge in the Premier League? The idea would be hard to rule out, especially with Man Utd currently a shadow of their former selves.
Mourinho now seems embarrased by his self-proclaimed 'Special One' tag and just says he is the 'Lucky One.' He left Spain less popular than when he arrived and perhaps he is just the 'Overrated One.' This season will decide which sobriquet, is most appropriate.
Arsenal managed an unlikely third place in the League two seasons ago. They fell short last season. For both them and inconsistent Liverpool living with the top three looked mission impossible and the odds reflected that. Now it is all change and the Top 3 clubs look vulnerable to the three challengers of Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs.
Tottenham, who had a good run and were once favourites in the FA Cup Betting two seasons ago have been gifted a chance to get involved in the title fight. That is thanks to the all too obvious frailties of the so-called Top 3 clubs at the moment. Despite the record-breaking loss of Gareth Bale, Spurs are at shorter odds to win the Premiership than for many a year.
The bookies had it between the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea at the start of this season. Ferguson is looking a big miss for his former club as Man Utd are ailing badly in these early stages. With Man City and Chelsea also struggling for consistency, it has given a chance to a dangerous trio of clubs, namely Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham. Now the Premier League betting odds certainly reflect the fact that it could be all change at the top.
Playing the odds? Consider Man Utd's 62% Premier League strike-rate
Manchester United's phenomenal success in the Premier League cannot have gone unnoticed by even the most irregular followers of football. They notched their 20th Premier title win when they took the League last season (2012/2013). The Premiership season runs from August to May and comprises 20 teams who will each play a total of 38 games.
Despite losing their grip on the trophy in the 2011/12 season only to regain last time, United have a staggering success rate of 62%, having won 13 out of 21 years since the Premier League came into existence in 1992. Any potential Premiership punter should bear this vital stat in mind.
Those stats obviously all relate to the period prior to Sir Alex Ferguson's departure at the end of the season in 2013, and so may not quite have the credibility going forward now that David Moyse is in charge.
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 gambling to grow massively. One truly great manager showed far greater longevity than the players he managed.
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 Man Utd, 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 the narrowest possible margin of goal difference.
Bearing in mind United's dominance, the bigger surprise was that Chelsea started as virtual co-favourites for 2009-2010. Ok, Chelsea are now a particularly potent force to be reckoned with but, at the start of the season, didn't bookmakers factor in the statistics in favour of Manchester United? 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 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 half 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 equally as many 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 £1billion. 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 at the bookmakers.
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.