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2018-19 Premier League Season

New season and new line-up of teams, so let's take a look at who is competing in the Premier League this season. It's an alphabetical list and the position each matchday we'll give you a stat a side to help you decide how to use your free bets.

A Stat a Side - Matchday 5 (September 15-17)

  • Arsenal - Last three games have all had over 2.5 goals scored in them.
  • Bournemouth - Last seven games against Leicester have all had under 2.5 goals scored.
  • Brighton and Hove Albion – Lost their last four away league games.
  • Burnley – Lost five of their last six Premier League matches.
  • Cardiff City – Still to score an away goal in the Premier League this season.
  • Chelsea – Unbeaten in their last five home league matches.
  • Crystal Palace – Scored in 12 of their last 13 away league games.
  • Everton – Drawn three of their last four league games.
  • Fulham – Conceded nine goals in their last two games against Manchester City.
  • Huddersfield Town – Failed to score in six of their last seven home Premier League fixtures.
  • Leicester City – Only scored three goals in six games against Bournemouth in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool – Three of their last four games against Tottenham have seen over 2.5 goals scored in them.
  • Manchester City – Both teams have scored in their last three home league games.
  • Manchester United – Won 14 of their last 15 games against Watford.
  • Newcastle United – Their home win over Arsenal in April ended a run of ten straight defeats to the Gunners.
  • Southampton – Lost one of their last eight games against Brighton.
  • Tottenham Hotspur – Their last five league games have all had over 2.5 goals scored in them.
  • Watford – Only lost one home Premier League game in 2018.
  • West Ham United – Conceded at least three goals in six of their last eight away league matches.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers- Last four league games have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them.

Teams Spending Big in the Summer Window

Already there have been some major changes for the new Premier League season. Arsenal have finally seen Arsene Wenger make his departure and he's been replaced by the former PSG manager Unai Emery and he's already made a few signings. These include Bernd Leno from Juventus, Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria and Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund. Out the door has gone Jack Wilshere to West Ham.

Chelsea also have a new manager for the season with Maurizio Sarri taking over from the sacked Antonio Conte after failing to get a place in Europe's top club competition by only finishing 5th. Sarri has already signed Jorghino from his former club Napoli but says he doesn't have too much interest in transfers saying other people at the club will decide who joins and leaves. It's who leaves which is worrying Chelsea fans most with the future of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois in doubt.

The big spenders so far in this transfer window are Liverpool who look capable of mounting a serious title challenge this season. Worries over their goalkeeping position should be eased after the record signing of Allison from Roma for £66.8m. Also joining the Reds have been Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke, Monaco's Fabinho and Naby Keita from Leipzig, another £50m plus signing making it three this year after the arrival of van Dijk in the last transfer window. There will be players on the way out but they look strong in all areas.

Manchester United have been relatively quiet so far in the transfer window but did sign midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for £47m and defender Diogo Dalot from Porto for £19m. Tottenham haven't signed anyone at the time of writing (July 26) while the champions Manchester City have finally got their hands on Riyad Mahrez signing him from Leicester City for £60m. It shows the strength of their squad when they sell goalkeeper Angus Gunn who has never never played a first team game for them to Southampton for £13m.

Hammers and Toffees Strengthen in Midfield

West Ham always seem to make plenty of summer signings with varied results. This summer has seen their new boss Manuel Pellegrini sign Jack Wilshere from Arsenal and spend £58m on Felipe Anderson from Lazio and Issa Diop from Toulouse. At the time of writing seven signings have been made and with Joe Hart ending his loan, Lukasz Fabianski has signed from Swansea City. West Ham have had plenty of struggles in the past couple of seasons, a top ten finish is a must for them this year.

Another side with a new boss is Everton who replaced Big Sam with Marco Silva, who they had been strongly linked with last season. They have made a statement by signing Richarlison from Watford for £50m and more signings should be on the way before the transfer window closes. Making his exit has been Wayne Rooney now playing for bottom of the league DC United in the MLS.

Leicester City won't be challenging for the title this season but a top six finish is possible. Mahrez has gone and they need to hold on to Harry Maguire. New signings have included James Maddison from Norwich for £20m, Porto's Ricardo Pereira for £17.7m and defender Jonny Evans from relegated West Brom for £3.5m.

Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Burnley have all been quiet so far but Brighton and Hove Albion have been busy for their second season in the Premier League. They've made several signings including Iranian striker Alireza Jahanbakhsh for £17m and Leipzig's defender Bernardo for £9m. Away form has to improve for them if they want a third season in the Premier League.

Watford have cash to spend after the departure of Richarlison so the next couple of weeks could be hectic. Gerard Deulofeu has swapped Barcelona for Watford in an £11.5m deal. Huddersfield have made a few signings but still need a top striker after the goal droughts they suffered last season. They have signed Ramadan Sobhi from Stoke for £5.7m and loanee Terence Kongolo has been signed from Monaco on a permanent basis for a club record £17m but they still look a good bet to go down unless that striker appears.

Southampton had their struggles last season and still look short of a striker. There's usually a few departures to mention with this club and Tadic is the most notable player to have left during this summer. Signings have included Gunn from Manchester City and Mohamed Elyounoussi from Basel for £16m, with Stuart Armstrong from Celtic heading south for £7m.

Ambitious New Boys

Looking at the sides that have been promoted to the Premier League, it's Wolverhampton Wanderers who are making the headlines with several signings. Benik Afobe has returned to the club from Bournemouth for £10m, Willy Boly has been signed from Porto and Portuguese midfielder Jao Moutinho has come from Monaco.

Cardiff City have made some solid if not spectacular signings with Josh Murphy, Bobby Reid, Greg Cunningham and Alex Smithies all being signed for less than £30m from sides in the Championship. Someone has told them they've just been promoted haven't they?  Biggest disappointment of course is no Welsh derby with Swansea heading in the opposite direction. 

Fulham came up via the play-offs after a stong second-half of the season. It's been relatively quiet so far but they have signed Jean Michael Seri and Maxime le Marchand from Nice and goalkeeper Fabri from Besiktas. They will be hoping to make the loans of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and Matt Targett permanent deals from Newcastle and Southampton permanent and have already managed that by signing Mitrovic on a permanent basis. All eyes will be on youngster Ryan Sessegnon as he plays his first ever season in the English Premier League.

 

How to claim your Premier League free bet

Making use of your Premier League free bet couldn’t be simpler. Begin by picking out which of the sign-up offers best suits your punting style and budget, then register for a new sports betting account with that bookmaker by clicking on a link or banner that you see on FREEbets.org.uk and entering your details. Once you have registered you’ll need to make an initial deposit (unless your chosen free bet offer states that no deposit is required) and place a bet.

Once your initial bet has been placed and settled, your Premier League free bet will be released. Then in order to utilise your free bet tokens simply place a bet in the same manner as you would normally, but select the ‘free bet’ icon before confirming.

Free Premier League bets can be used on anything from backing a team for relegation or a top four finish, to betting on the first goalscorer in any particular game, the match result or the number of corners taken.

 

Turn my Premier League bet into winnings please!

OK! Betting on the winner of the Premier League has most seasons been a fairly easy choice with one team going into each season a clear favourite (mostly Manchester United). For a long while it was between them and Arsenal almost exlcusively though Blackburn got their hands on the trophy in 1995. Chelsea and Manchester City have benefitted from multi-million pound takeovers and have joined the ranks of the elite and in general the league is much harder to call these days. 

Leicester of course caused the mother of all shocks back in the 2015/16 season when they defied pre-season odds of 5,000/1 to claim the title!

Since the Premier League began online football betting has grown at an exponential rate. Punters can now bet on well over 100 markets for televised matches, with many markets being offered for In-Play betting. There are a number of bookies who offer this as a feature now and Betting for free on the Premier League is now an integral part of the online betting process.

What free Premier League bets are available?

Literally anything and everything to do with the Premier League, from who will win it, to who will get relegated, to who will finish in a Champions League spot. Traditional bets include the outrights of individual Premier League games, specific results and goalscorers in those games.

In recent years the popularity of the accumulator - betting on the outcome of more than one game - has risen and for a lot of fans choosing which teams to put into their acca each weekend has become part of the routine of Saturday morning. Due to its popularity some bookmakers now offer the chance to cash out an accumulator if all but one of the results are coming in or offer money back if one game lets you down.

There are also a range of special markets where you can bet for free on the Premier League; some depending on the outcome of games that weekend, some on the outcome of the season in its entirety. They include:

  • Top goalscorer
  • First goalscorer that weekend
  • Top London club
  • Top Midlands club
  • Top Northeast club
  • Top promoted team
  • PFA Player of the Year
  • PFA Young Player of the Year
  • Highest scoring team
  • Lowest scoring team
  • Manager of the Year
  • Top 6 finish
  • Top 10 finish

Since the Premier League began online football betting has grown at an exponential rate. Punters can now use football free bets to wager on well over 100 markets for televised matches, with many markets being offered for In-Play betting. Premier League free bets are now an integral part of the online betting process.

The Premier League is currently sponsored by Barclays leading some fans to abbreviate it to the BPL (Barclays Premier League), which of course is wrong and a heinous crime against football. Some prefer to call it the EPL (English Premier League) and this is also wrong and will soon result in a ban from all Premier League stadiums should you be heard to use it.

It consists of 20 of the best teams in England (and Wales, but for some reason not Scotland or Ireland) and sits on top of the English football pyramid, a system that stretches right down to the lower leagues meaning, in theory, any semi-professional team in the country can work their way up to the top. At the end of the season the bottom three teams are relegated to the league below known as the Championship and are replaced by three teams for that team (the winners, the second place team and one from the next four teams who take part in a playoff).

The season runs from August to May each year with each team playing 38 games (19 at home and 19 away) totalling 380 games a season. Traditionally games in England were always played on Saturdays at 3pm and while this is still mostly the case, the popularity of the Premier League (and the continued involvement of some teams in European competitions midweek) has meant more games each season are moved to non-traditional kick-off times like 5.30pm or midday on a Sunday. In fact almost half of the games played each season are no longer Saturday 3pm kick-off. In the 2013-14 season Tottenham didn’t play a home game on a Saturday at 3pm for the first three months of the season meaning fans had to bet for free on Premier League games at other times in the week.

The team who finishes first in the Premier League is crowned champions while the teams who finish second, third and fourth qualify for the Champions League - a yearly knockout competition for the best teams in Europe. The team who finishes fifth automatically qualifies for the Europa League - Europe’s other knockout competition, the little sister to the Champions League - and the teams who finish sixth and seventh could also possibly qualify for the Europa League depending on the winners and runners-up of England’s domestic cup competitions. (Winners of the FA Cup and League Cup also qualify for the Europa League unless they finish in a European qualification spot in the Premier League where their spot is given to the runners-up and then, if they don’t need it, the teams who finished sixth or seventh in the league).

The Premier league has attracted players from all over the world which as shown the quality of a lot more players from different countries which in turn gives the England setup a chance to see what they will be up against in World Cup tournaments. Foreign players wirll also bring different experiences and playing styles, aas will foreigh coaches being involved in the tactics of our domestic games. This is another huge benefit of the way that the Premier League oprates now with the knock-on effect of previewing players before the major internainal matches and competitions.

The Premier League has not been around forever; in fact it was only formed in 1992 by the top 22 teams who were in England’s First Division at the time, as they decided to form a breakaway league and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal with Sky Sports. By the end of the 2013-14 season that deal was worth £1billion a year with Sky and BT Sport and the Premier League also generates €2.2 billion per year in domestic and foreign television rights. Not technically allowed (or arguably fair) the breakaway has just been accepted now by English football clubs on account of it being so profitable for teams should they get promoted to the Premier League. The original English First Division had actually been running since 1888 making it one of the oldest leagues in the world. In 1995 the Premier League decided to cut the number of teams in it from 22 to 20 so four teams were sent down instead of three and only two were promoted from the division below. The unlucky team who lost out were Crystal Palace who finished fourth from bottom fairly comfortably; a position that would in any other season have seen them stay up. 

The Premier League is beamed into the homes of around 4.7 billion people around the world each season either via TV or now more popularly by the bigger bookies doing live streaming. That's covering 643 million homes, in 212 territories and to put that into perspective there are 7.1 billion people living on earth meaning more than half of them are potentially tuning in each week to watch games like Bournemouth vs West Brom.

The current teams are: AFC Bournemouth, Arsenal, Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Southampton, Stoke City, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United.

Chelsea are the current reigning champions whilst Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield were promoted last season.

Who has previously won? 

Not that many teams. In fact only six teams have shared the title in the 24 years that the Premier League has been a thing: Manchester United (13), Chelsea (5), Arsenal (3), Manchester City (2) whilst Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City have won one title a piece.

A total of 46 clubs have played in the Premier League since its inception including six who have featured in every season: Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur. Some clubs (Portsmouth) have fallen down as low as League Two (the last professional league in England before non-league) since being relegated from the Premier League while one has even stopped existing (Wimbledon).

Some of the world’s greatest players have graced the Premier League and left a lasting impression including French striker Thierry Henry who scored 175 goals in 258 games for Arsenal and current Ballon d’Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo who scored 118 goals in 292 games for Manchester United and won PFA Player of the Year twice as well as featuring in Premier League Team of the Year four times.

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