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Arguably the most famous football league in the world, the Premier League is home to some of the greatest (and best paid) players on the planet and the most-watched brand of football anywhere on earth. With top class action taking place from August through to May with a total of 380 games, there's a host of serious betting action to be had and few sporting competitions across the globe generate as much interest with the bookies!

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2017 - 2018 Premier League Betting

The Premier League season may be over for another season with the action not set to resume until August, but that doesn't mean that betting on the division has come to a stop! There are already odds-on offer for next season's division so if you want to get your money on early, then there is no need to wait.

The early favourites for the 2017-18 Premier League title are Manchester City, with the bookies' expecting Pep Guardiola to capture the title in his second season in charge. Guardiola's men had been favourites to win the league in his first season in charge but despite an incredible start they were unable to sustain their early season form and ultimately finished 3rd. However with a season in English football under his belt and early moves in the transfer market to capture the likes of Bernardo Silva and Benfica goalkeeper Ederson. The club are clearly not hanging around in splashing the cash this summer so it's not all that surprising to see them top the outright winner's market. Second favourites are title holders Chelsea, who can be backed at 7/2 with Paddy Power. The Blues were by far and away the best side in the league in Antonio Conte's first season in charge as they notched a huge 93 points on their way to the title. However will they be able to be quite as devastating with the added fixtures the Champions League will bring? Jose Mourinho usually wins the league in his second season in charge of clubs and that's what Manchester United fans will be hoping for in the 2017/18 season. The Red Devils are likely to spend big again this summer and they are priced at around the 3/1 mark to win their first league title since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement. With Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal all also in contention, one thing is for sure; the race for the Premier League title promises to be as competitive as ever!

At the other end of the table, the market on who will get relegated from the Premier League is already on offer. Pretty much straight after the Championship play-off final had finished, Huddersfield were installed as the odds-on bookies' favourites for the drop. It's usually the case that the side promoted via the Wembley final are given that unwanted mantle and it's no different this season with David Wagner's men already tipped to go down. Burnley, Brighton and Watford are all similarly priced at around the 6/4 mark. 

The top goalscorer market is also already on offer from BetStars and they have installed Harry Kane as the early favourite at a price of 5/2. The Spurs hitman has won that accolade in each of the last two seasons, so he's certainly going to be there or there abouts in the 2017-18 season.

Excitement ahead of the new season is growing by the day and even more so now that the fixtures have been announced. The opening day will see reigning champions Chelsea get their campaign off with a home game against Burnley. Last year's runners up Tottenham are at newly promoted Newcastle whilst Brighton welcome Manchester City to the Amex Stadium for their first ever game in the Premier League.

Opening weekend fixtures in full:

  • Arsenal v Leicester
  • Brighton v Manchester City
  • Chelsea v Burnley
  • Crystal Palace v Huddersfield
  • Everton v Stoke City
  • Manchester United v West Ham
  • Newcastle United v Tottenham
  • Southampton v Swansea City
  • Watford v Liverpool
  • West Brom v Bournemouth

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 free 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 use football free bets to wager 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 but one of the most popular is the In-Play Bet Offer from Bet365 which is highly sought after but only surfaces around once every two weeks. 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 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, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford. West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United.

Leicester City are the current reigning champions. Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull City 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.

Daily Betting Offers

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888Sport have enhanced odds for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

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