Live English Premier League 2020/2021 Betting Futures
This page includes outright winner odds, plus the latest Vegas odds lines for top goalscorer (also known as the ‘golden boot’), top 4 finish and relegation betting lines.
The English Premier League (EPL) is widely regarded as being the best soccer league in the world and is unquestionably the wealthiest, with numerous high-profile managers and world class players like Harry Kane, Mo Salah, Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling to name but a few.
It is certainly the most-watched sports league in the world, being broadcast in 212 territories to 643 million homes, which equates to a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people. With so much global interest in the tournament, the EPL is naturally also hugely popular from a betting perspective.
The season traditionally runs from August to May, with each team playing 38 matches (each team plays all the 19 other teams both home and away).
English Premier League Betting Strategies
With regards to betting strategies for the EPL, as with any team sport, it’s always worth keeping track of any injuries and suspensions affecting key players. These can have a particularly negative impact on some of the weaker teams in the division, as they tend to have less depth and quality on their rosters to cope with such situations.
Current form is another obvious factor to look for, while teams that are particularly strong in their home stadium or perhaps have a poor record on their travels are always worth consideration.
Another big factor to look at is fixture congestion, particularly during the latter stages of the season when some of the bigger clubs might be chasing success in the Premier League, the FA Cup (the historic domestic knockout cup competition) and in either the Champions League or Europa League. Sometimes a coach might be prepared to play a weakened team in the EPL if they are focused on achieving Champions League success for example.
Betting on Total Goals
When betting on the Goal Totals (Over/Under) market, it’s worth looking at the style of play of the teams.
For example, at present Leeds United are a team that possesses a wealth of creativity and attacking talent. However, they are perhaps vulnerable to opposition teams that play in a direct manner in getting the ball forward quickly. Leeds are a team whose games can feature more goals than most.
Burnley are a team that play to their strengths and are seen as somewhat dour by some. However, they are well organized and have a definite aerial threat from set-pieces when attacking. Burnley games can often be low-scoring encounters.
England Premier League 2020/21
England Premier League 2020/21: Winner
England Premier League 2020/21: Winner without Liverpool & Man City
England Premier League 2020/21: Top Goalscorer
England Premier League 2020/21: To Be Relegated
England Premier League 2020/21: To Finish Bottom
England Premier League 2020/21: Top 2 Finish
England Premier League 2020/21: Top 4 Finish
England Premier League 2020/21: Top 6 Finish
England Premier League 2020/21: Top 10 Finish
England Premier League 2020/21: To Stay Up
England Premier League 2020/21: PFA Player Of The Year
England Premier League 2020/21: Bottom 10 Finish
Top English Premier League Teams
At present there are two teams who are seen as being a level ahead of the rest in the EPL, with defending champions Liverpool and big-spending Manchester City regarded as the main rivals for the Premier League title.
In addition to Liverpool and Manchester City there are four other clubs – Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur – that make up the “Big Six” who are deemed to be the main title contenders going into any season in the current era.
The clubs currently deemed most capable of challenging the “Big Six” for European qualification each season are probably Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton
English Premier League Format
The Premier League had 22 teams when it began in 1992, but was reduced to the present 20-club format in 1995.
The main prize is the Premier League title, although finishing the season in the top four positions ensures qualification for the lucrative and prestigious Champions League in the subsequent season. The Champions League is undoubtedly the leading tournament in club soccer throughout the world.
Qualification for the Europa League (the second European club tournament after the Champions League) is somewhat more complicated, with places in the Europa League group stage going to the team finishing fifth in the EPL and the FA Cup winners. The team that wins the EL Cup (English soccer’s second domestic cup competition) qualifies for the Europa League second qualifying round.
However, the teams finishing sixth and sometimes seventh in the EPL can also qualify for the Europa League, depending on the cup success (either in Europe or domestically) of the teams that secure a top five finish in the EPL.
At the other end of the table, three clubs are automatically relegated to the Championship at the end of each season, to be replaced by three clubs promoted from the Championship.
Who won the Premier League in 2019/20?
Liverpool are the current defending Premier League champions having won their first English Premier League title for 30 years on Thursday 25th June 2020 when Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 leaving The Reds 23 points clear with still 7 games to play following the Coronavirus shutdown.