The Barclays Premier League
The Premier League also known as the English Premier League or the EPL is England’s first division of football.
The league features 20 teams who face-off in a league system to win the PL trophy.
Manchester United is the team with the most trophies in the Premier League era with 13. Chelsea is in 2nd with 6 followed by Manchester City with 5. Only 7 teams have won the League since its inception in 1992.
Below are the biggest teams in English football currently.
PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING
The Premier League is hands down the most-watched football league in the world and probably were the biggest money is rolled, and not just on transfers or footballer wages but Premier League betting as well.
Some would claim the UK and the Premier League are the Mecca of sports betting. It almost seems modern football history began here and it is in this market was most tipsters and punters like to spend their time.
For a fact, all of the tipsters that we follow on this site seem to be from places inside of the UK, not only for their slang on social media where they live and dine but the second tier leagues they follow in Wales, Scotland and second divisions from the Premier League… even the college leagues.
Let’s face it, online UK Premier League betting seems to have more followers than Sunday church. English folk love betting, and you will learn how to do it like a pro.
BETTING TIPS FOR THE PREMIER LEAGUE
Betting on the Premier League is quite easy if this is your first time ever the first thing is opening a sportsbooks account. You can open accounts with several long-lived sportsbooks to hunt for better odds!
Once you get your account up and ready and you have learned to place your first bet and what the different bet types are, it’s time to define a betting strategy.
FOOTBALL BETTING STRATEGY
A betting strategy for the Premier League should be no different than any other league, but there are some key aspects to keep in mind.
MOST COMMON SCORE
The most common score in the Premier League is 2 – 1 for home games.
The English Premier League is an offensive lover, speedy football of quick passes. It is not a slow control ball freak league, the obsession with most clubs seems to be “score, and score fast”. Players move quite easily from the first half of the field and most of the gameplay takes part just outside the goal courts.
The English Premier also has, along with the other top leagues in the world, the highest average of goal attempts. The mood of the fans and the pressure to score keeps the players with high revolutions.
It has always been said that the Premier League is the toughest league of all for the quality in the players and amount of highly competitive clubs.
0–0 might still be one of the most common score lines in the world of football, but not in the Premier League.
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THE PREMIER LEAGUE TEAMS
One can make a clear distinction between the Premier and La Liga, even the Bundesliga. While in Spain Real Madrid and Barcelona play a tournament of their own against clubs that can never rival them for the main trophy, in the Premier League, there are multiple teams that are in similar competitive conditions to fight for the title each year. Here are the 20 teams in England’s top flight, currently.
Founded in 1886 by arms workers from the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory, Arsenal FC was created as Dial Square.
Arsenal are known as the Gunners and the North London side is one of the most successful teams in England.
The club has won 13 league titles including 3 in the Premier League era, a record 14 FA Cups and 2 League Cups.
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Founded in 1874, Aston Villa Football Club is based in Aston, Birmingham.
The team plays its home games at Villa Park. Villa was one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992. The Villans are just one of 5 English clubs to have won the European Cup.
Aston Villa has a rich history. The club has won the English First Division League (before the Premier League era) on 7 occasions. They have won the FA Cup 7 times and the League Cup 5 times as well.
Birmingham City are Villa’s biggest rivals but with Birmingham failing to make it back into the Premier League, the odds of the teams facing off is limited to the FA Cup and League Cup, and there is no guarantee that they would face off in these competitions either.
Aston Villa is currently captained by one of England’s best players – Jack Grealish and Dean Smith is in charge of the squad as Manager.
Villa managed to stay in the Premier League since its inception in 1992 till 2016. They made it back to the first division after a 3-year hiatus, in 2019 to survive relegation on the last day of the Premier League season.
Brighton and Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club was founded in 1901. Brighton played its football in the Southern League till 1920 when the club was finally elected into the Football League.
It has been a rollercoaster of a ride for Brighton. The “Seagulls” as they are nicknamed, played First Division football for the first time in 1979 till 1983 before getting relegated. They managed to reach the 1983 FA Cup final, which they lost to the famous Manchester United.
Brighton fell all the way down to the 4th division of English football in the late 1990s mainly due to the financial difficulties the club was facing. The Seagulls narrowly avoided relegation from the Football League to the Conference (National League).
Brighton fought through the period of difficulties and back-to-back promotions in 2001 and 2002, saw them move up to the second tier of English football. In 2011, the Seagulls finally moved into the Falmer Stadium – 14 years after not having a permanent ground!
In 2016-17, Brighton finished 2nd in the EFL Championship to gain promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history and just its second spell in England’s top flight.
The club is currently managed by Graham Potter and is captained by English centre-back, Lewis Dunk.
Burney Football club was founded in 1882, in Lancashire. It was one of the first clubs to turn professional (in 1883) and was instrumental in getting the Football Association to permit payments to players.
The club along with Aston Villa and 10 other teams, was one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888-89.
Burnley’s chairman in the 1950s-1970s, Bob Lord, invested in a training ground, which made the club one of the first teams to do so.
Burnley has a lesser-known but successful history in English football nonetheless. They have won the English league title twice – 1920-21 and 1959-60. The Clarets also have won the FA Cup all the way back in 1913. The team’s greatest achievement to date has got to be in the European Cup in 1960-61 when they reached the quarterfinals.
Burnley is just one of four clubs to have managed to have won all 4 professional divisions of English football alongside Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Sheffield United and Portsmouth.
The Clarets’ league title win in 1959-60 made Burnley the smallest town to have won the English first tier. Burnley plays its home games at Turf Moor and has been doing so since 1883 after moving from Calder Vale.
Burnley’s biggest rivals are Blackburn Rovers but Blackburn are currently in the EFL Championship so the only time the teams can really face-off is in the cup competitions. The club is managed by Sean Dyche and captained by the central defender, Ben Mee.
Chelsea FC, founded in 1905, is one of England’s best clubs and one of the most successful teams in the modern era of football.
The Blues are based in Fulham, London and play their home games at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea has won 6 first division league titles including 5 Premier League titles. They have 8 FA Cups to their name, and 5 League Cups as well.
Chelsea’s success is not limited to England, however. The Blues have 2 Europa League titles but their biggest achievement was the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League victory.
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Crystal Palace, popularly known as The Eagles, is based out of South London. The club was officially founded in 1905 though the club was set up in 1861 as an amateur club, which would have made them the oldest professional club in world football.
The amateur club of Crystal Palace was one of the founding members of the Football Association (the FA) in 1863 and featured in the first-ever FA Cup in 1871-72.
Crystal Palace was originally rejected by the Football League in 1905 when they turned professional, which meant that they had to play in the Southern League. In 1920, however, they did gain an entry into the Football League and have spent most of their history in the top 2 tiers of English football.
Palace plays its football at Selhurst Park and the club is managed by the very experienced, Roy Hodgson. The Eagles are captained by Serbian midfielder, Luka Milivojevic and have some of the best talents from Africa in Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Zaha, Senegal’s Cheikhou Kouyate, and Ghana’s Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp.
Everton was founded in 1878 in Liverpool, Merseyside. The club is commonly referred to as “The Toffees”.
The Toffees hold the record for the most seasons in the top division of English football, missing only 4 seasons in the first division since the formation of the Football League.
Everton FC was a founding member of the Football League as well. The club is the second-longest continuous serving club in England’s top division, behind Arsenal who has been in the top flight since 1919.
Everton has won 9 first division titles but none of them has come in the Premier League era.
The club is a 5-time FA Cup winner and has a local derby with Liverpool, known as the Merseyside Derby. Everton’s current manager is Carlo Ancelotti and the side is captained by Irishman, Seamus Coleman.
Nigerian, Alex Iwobi and DR Congo’s Yannick Bolasie are in the Everton squad.
Fulham FC is London’s oldest professional football club, established in 1879. Fulham Football Club was originally known as the Fulham St. Andrew’s Church Sunday School Football Club.
The team gets its nickname (The Cottagers) from their home stadium – Craven Cottage. Craven Cottage became Fulham’s home all the way back in 1896.
Fulham won the Southern League before joining the Football League for the 1907-08 season. It took Fulham 42 seasons to reach the first division of English football for the first time!
1949 was when Fulham got its first taste of the top division. They managed to stay in Tier 1 till the 1951-52 season after which, they were relegated to the 2nd division. Fulham managed to stay afloat in the 2nd division till 1958-59 when they secured promotion back into the 1st division. After a good 10 season spell in the top flight, the time had arrived for the London club to get relegated once again as they moved back down in 1968.
Fulham was relegated right away to the 3rd division the following season but found its way back the following year. The club finally managed to come back to the top flight in 2001 after spending time as low as the 4th division before this.
The club had a good run in the Premier League from 2001 to 2013. Unfortunately, they were relegated to the Championship for the 2014-15 season. They fought back up in 2018-19 but were relegated right away but managed to move back up for the 2020-21 Premier League season.
Fulham has had a rough history of ups and downs, and they will be keen on staying up for a sustained period.
Leeds United Football Club is based in West Yorkshire. The club was founded in 1919 after Leeds City was disbanded by the Football League.
Leeds has spent most of its history in the top flight of English football, however, it took them 16 years to make it back into the Premier League after being relegated in 2004.
Leeds has a decently rich history. The club has won 3 English league titles, 1 FA Cup and 1 League Cup. They also reached the European Cup final in 1975, losing to Bayern Munich, which is their greatest achievement to date.
The club also reached the semifinals of the 2001 Champions League but has not been close since.
Leeds United have a huge rivalry with Manchester United even though the Red Devils have left them way behind. They also share a rivalry with Chelsea and Sheffield United amongst the Premier League sides.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road under Head Coach, Marcelo Bielsa. The side is captained by Scot defender, Liam Cooper.
Leicester City FC is a club based in the East Midlands of England. The club was founded as Leicester Fosse FC back in 1884.
The Foxes were elected into the Football League in 1894 and the team was called Leicester City in 1919. The club plays its home games at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
Against all odds, Leicester City went on to win the Premier League title in 2015-16! They are only 1 of 7 clubs to have won the Premier League title.
Before this, their best-ever finish came back in 1928-29 when they finished runners up in the league. Leicester has 3 League Cups to its name but has never won the FA Cup.
Leicester City made its UEFA Champions League debut in 2016-17 and became the first English team to win away on their Champions League debut, and win all three of their opening games in the competition. They also created history by becoming the first team in Champions League history to keep clean sheets in their opening 4 games of the competition!
On 25 October 2019, the Foxes set the record for the biggest away victory in the English First Division, defeating Southampton 9–0 at the St. Mary’s Stadium. In doing so, they also tied the record for the biggest victory in Premier League history, equalling Manchester United’s 9–0 home victory over Ipswich Town in 1995.
Brendan Rodgers is the manager for Leicester City and the team is captained by Jamaican centre-back, Wes Morgan.
Leicester boasts of top talents like Youri Tielemans, James Maddison and of course, Jamie Vardy. The Foxes also have some top African players in Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, both who feature in the Nigerian squad. Ghanaian central defender, Daniel Amartey is also a first-team player for the East Midlands side.
Not much can be said about Liverpool Football Club. The name is enough. They are the most successful English club in European football and the second-most decorated team behind Manchester United in domestic competitions.
The Reds have 19 English League titles including their 1st in the Premier League era in 2019-20.
The club has 7 FA Cups, a record 8 League Cups, 6 European Cup titles (including 2 Champions League wins) and 3 UEFA Cups.
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Ever since the acquisition by the Abu Dhabi United Group (Etihad), Manchester City has become a successful club in England. City is now one of the heavyweights in English football.
City has 6 English league titles with 4 of them coming in the 2010s. They have won 6 FA Cups and 7 League Cups.
The club has done well in England but still fallen short of its ultimate goal of winning the UEFA Champions League.
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The Red Devils have won a record 20 English League titles including 13 in the Premier League era under Sir Alex Ferguson.
They have 12 FA Cups, 2 behind 1st place, Arsenal. They also have 7 League Cups, just 1 behind record-holders, Liverpool.
Manchester United has 3 European Cup titles including 2 UEFA Champions League wins.
The Old Trafford club is the only English team to have won the Treble (League title, Domestic Cup and UEFA Champions League) in the same season when they did it in 1999.
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Newcastle United was founded in 1892 and has been a consistent side in the top division of English football.
The Magpies, as they are popularly known, have been a part of the Premier League since its inception for all but three seasons. The club has never been relegated below the 2nd division of English football since joining the Football League in 1893.
They have been in the Premier League since 2016 and are currently managed by Manchester United legend, Steve Bruce.
Newcastle plays its home games at St. James’ Park, which has a capacity of over 52,000. Jamal Lascelles is the captain of the side. The Englishman plays as a defender for the ‘Toon’.
Sheffield United Football Club was founded in 1889 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. It was an offshoot of the Sheffield United Cricket Club, which was the first sports club/association to adopt ‘United’ in its name.
The club got its nickname, “The Blades” given the city’s history of steel production.
Sheffield United has 1 League title to its name when they won it back in 1898. The club has also won the FA Cup 4 times in its history but the last time they won a major trophy was all the way back in 1925.
The Blades were the first team in English football to achieve promotion from the Second Division to the First in 1892-93. Sheffield was a founding member of the Premier League and 1 of just 4 clubs to have won each division from 1 to 4 of English football.
Sheffield United’s home ground is Bramall Lane and the team is managed by Chris Wilder. The club captain is Billy Sharp.
Southampton Football Club was founded in 1885 as the St. Mary’s Church of England Young Men’s Association. The club received its nickname of “The Saints” because of its history as a church football team.
The Saints were one of the founding members of the Premier League and the club has spent the majority of its time in the top flight of English football since 1966 when they were promoted.
Southampton plays its home games at St. Mary’s Stadium and is managed by Ralph Hasenhüttl. The club captain is the midfield maestro, Englishman – James Ward-Prowse.
Ward-Prowse is renowned for his freekick taking ability and his crossing that has led to several goals for the Saints in the Premier League. Their front line is spearheaded by England’s Danny Ings who is stellar in front of goal.
Malian winger, Moussa Djenepo is a regular starter for Sheffield and Ghanaian, Mohammed Salisu is a part of the squad as well.
Commonly referred to as Tottenham or Spurs, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has a rich history, early on. In the 21st century, however, the club has always been on the outside looking in.
The Lilywhites were founded in 1882 as Hostpur FC and played football at White Hart Lane from 1899 to 2017.
White Hart Lane was then demolished to create the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London.
Spurs became the first and only non-league club to win the FA Cup in 1901 since the formation of the Football League. Tottenham was also the first club in the 20th century to do the League and Cup double in 1960-61.
Tottenham went on to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963 to become the first British club to win a European trophy. The club also won the inaugural UEFA Cup in 1972, becoming the first English club to win 2 different European competitions.
They have a big rivalry with Arsenal, which is known as the North London Derby. Spurs are currently managed by Jose Mourinho and the side is captained by French goalkeeper and World Cup winner, Hugo Lloris.
Tottenham has one of the world’s best strikers in Harry Kane who is England’s captain. The side also has one of the most consistent players in Son Heung-Min. The South Korean is one of the stars in the Premier League. Cote d’Ivoire captain, Serge Aurier is also a member of the starting line-up.
West Bromwich Albion
West Brom, founded in 1878, is a team from the West Midlands in England.
West Bromwich Albion was one of the 12 founding members of the Football League and has spent the majority of its time in the top tier of English football.
The Baggies as they are popularly known won the league in 1919-20 and has 5 FA Cups to its name. The club also won the League Cup in 1966. Unfortunately, the Baggies have not won a major English trophy since 1968 when they won their 5th FA Cup.
The club plays its football in West Bromwich at The Hawthorns. The stadium has been the club’s home ground since 1900. West Brom’s biggest rivals are Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Sam Allardyce is currently the manager for The Albion and the side is captained by Jake Livermore.
West Brom has Nigerian, Semi Ajayi and Ivorian, Cedric Kipre amongst the ranks.
West Ham United
West Ham United was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks. The club was renamed to West Ham United 5 years later in 1900.
The club played its football at the Boleyn Ground from 1904 to 2016. The ground was popularly known as Upton Park and was located in East London.
West Ham is now located in Stratford, East London and plays its home games at the London Stadium, which was the Olympic stadium for the Summer Olympics in 2012.
The Hammers joined the Football League in 1919 and were promoted to the First Division in 1923.
West Ham United has won the FA Cup on 3 occasions with the last win coming in 1980. They also won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965. The club is just 1 of 8 to have never been relegated beyond the 2nd tier of English football.
The club has failed to win an English league title and League cup but they are a proud team and have a strong reputation.
West Ham’s manager is David Moyes. The side is captained by “Mr West Ham”, Mark Noble. The squad also features DR Congo’s Arthur Masuaku.
Wolves were founded in 1877 as St. Luke’s FC. The club is based in the West Midlands of England.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers play their home games at the Molineux Stadium and have been doing so since 1889.
The club was another of the founding members of the Football League and has won the English league title 3 times, all in the 1950s, under Stan Cullis.
Wolves have won the FA Cup on 4 occasions but their last victory came back in 1960. Their last major domestic trophy came in 1980 when they won the League Cup for the second time.
They are, like Sheffield United, one of the teams to have won the top 4 divisions of English football in their history. Wolves were one of the first clubs to install floodlights in stadiums. This contributed to the launch of the European Cup (now, UEFA Champions League).
The club has a rivalry with West Bromwich Albion, known as the Black Country Derby. Head Coach Nuno Espirito Santo deserves plaudits for the resurgence of Wolves and sustained success in England’s top flight. The club is captained by English defender, Conor Coady.
Wolves also have one of the best defenders in the league currently, in Moroccan captain – Romain Saiss. Willy Boly from Ivory Coast is the other African player in the first-team.
Premier League Outright Winner
Never take anything for granted in the Premier League. Leicester City won the 2018 Premier League title, in their second year after getting promoted! On a given day, any team can beat anyone in the Premier League and it is never a bad option to bet against the favourites in the world’s most popular football league.
Manchester City are generally the favourites given the amount they have invested in players and with Pep Guardiola as their manager. Liverpool has been the strongest team in England in recent times under Jurgen Klopp while Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are going through a rebuilding phase.
Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City seem to be dark horses. They are both well-managed sides with Jose Mourinho and Brendan Rodgers at the helm, respectively and can make it very difficult for the other top sides.
Everton is looking to challenge having strengthened their attack under Carlo Ancelotti. The league is wide open at the moment and highly unpredictable.
This is a great time to be a Premier League bettor!
MANCHESTER UNITED BETTING
Manchester United betting has become a paradox lately. Manchester United has been, by far, the most successful club in England since the start of the Premier League. 13 Premier League titles, one after the other and if not runner-ups in 5 other occasions. But after the retirement of legendary manager, Alex Ferguson, United have never been the same.
Sir Alex Ferguson seemed to be the key to success for the Red Devils. According to Forbes, Manchester United is one of the most valuable clubs in the world alongside Real Madrid and FC Barcelona with a yearly revenue of over $700 million! This is enough to buy any player they desire in the world as long as Barcelona or Real Madrid do not get in their way.
MANCHESTER UNITED BETTING TIPS
“Ole is at the wheel” for Manchester United now and they have been the best team in the country since the arrival of Portuguese playmaker – Bruno Fernandes.
Bruno’s impact has made him a fan favourite and he is arguably the best player in the Premier League since his arrival in Manchester. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, current Manchester United manager and Manchester United legend, has been criticized for seemingly not having tactics, however, the results and table prove otherwise. They have been one of the best teams in England and score a lot of goals.
Their problem lies in keeping clean sheets. This United side is the closest to Sir Alex Ferguson’s in terms of attacking football. They are relentless. With the attacking prowess of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani and the likes, the Greater Manchester side is always a threat.
Solskjaer’s side thrives on counter-attacking football and that is the reason they have succeeded against the big teams but have struggled against teams that “park the bus” or sit back defensively with a deep line.
Betting on Manchester United against the “Big 6” is good if they are not the favourites. Betting against United is not a bad idea either given that they will be favourites more often than not. Style of play of the opposition can be crucial and also the strength of teams in set pieces. Man United have struggled in defending free-kicks, corner kicks and crosses so are exposed to conceding often.
Over 0.5 Goals and 1.5 Match Goals is not a bad idea either. United’s games seem to include a lot of goals both made and taken.
Arsenal suffered a fate very much like Manchester United with the main difference being that United has been a supreme club for almost all of its history while Arsenal became the best club in England for a few years only. However, those happy years were enough to make them one of the clubs with the most followers in the world after Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus.
Remember the days of Thierry Henry and company? Arsenal was full of stars, World Cup winners and football skills that was love at first sight for fans of faraway places like Bacha Lagvilava of Georgia.
Although the club remains one of the strongest in the Premier League and the world, it tends to escort the big brothers more often than beat them. With Mikel Arteta at the helm, Arsenal is going through a rebuilding phase so it will be interesting to see how things turn out in the near future.
Question marks have been raised on his capabilities as a manager but the owners have chosen to stick by the Spanish man who spent a lot of his playing career in North London for the Gunners.
Betting on Arsenal is definitely worth it especially now, with the odds not being as low as you’d expect with the Gunners.
ARSENAL BETTING TIPS
Arsenal has been very inconsistent in recent times. Our analysis is that key players are too crucial for the club’s performance, especially the goalkeeper and the strikers.
Arsenal’s defence always seems vulnerable. The Gunners have always been overly-dependent on their goalkeepers, but when they get injured or the defence begins to break, it is not uncommon for Arsenal to concede more than 2 goals a game. It has happened in the Champions League, Europa League and the Premier League almost every season over the past decade.
Bet on Arsenal to win against smaller teams. Their squad is still too talented to not bet on.
Draw or Win against the big clubs only when they have been in form and their rivals have looked shaky. Do not expect Arsenal to perform at their best when their main players are out.
Following that last tip, it is not the worst idea to bet against Arsenal after the international break, as their star players may be a little fatigued or jetlagged. Arsenal tends to concede a lot of goals during these periods, but watch closely if their opponent has what it takes.
Chelsea is not as big as Manchester United or Liverpool but they are arguably the strongest side in London but could never be called the best club in the world, even though they have one UEFA Champions League title to their name.
Chelsea betting is a tricky one at the moment. They splurged in the 2020 summer transfer window spending over $320 million on strengthening the squad but have looked far from being a challenger for the league. Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United look much better than the Blues.
With their greatest ever player, Frank Lampard, taking over as manager, Chelsea have looked inconsistent this season and there seems to be no fluency in their play. The manager’s team selections have been puzzling and Chelsea does not look a threat like they used to.
Even with the likes of Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, and Timo Werner, Chelsea have failed to live up to the expectations so far. Their best player and top goalscorer – Olivier Giroud comes off the bench for most games, which makes no sense.
A very volatile team, Chelsea fails to maintain its status in a greater magnitude than the other heavyweights in English football at the moment, and it feels like Frank Lampard has to be held responsible for the same.
CHELSEA BETTING TIPS
Chelsea cannot seem to beat the top teams in the Premier League under Frank Lampard. However, their team is too strong to lose to the teams in the bottom half and that is what they have been dependant on so far to pick up points.
The fact that they fail to beat the teams in the same bracket as them is what currently makes them a mid-table side. You can definitely bet on clubs that are higher in the table like Leicester City to beat the Blues.
Chelsea games will almost always have goals, much like the Premier League in its entirety so a 1.5 goals bet in a Chelsea game is a good option.
MANCHESTER CITY BETTING
Manchester City is a force to reckon with. The “Noisy Neighbours” or Manchester United – City has become the team to beat in England. With Pep Guardiola at the helm, the team has looked extremely consistent and can crush any opposition on a given day.
City backed up their major spending unlike Chelsea with domestic success. They have made the League Cup their own by winning most of them in the last decade, they have also won the league on a few occasions and won the domestic treble in the 2018-19 season. However, the Champions League still eludes the Citizens. City has still not made it past the quarterfinals stage of the competition despite their star-studded squad with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, and many more.
Manchester City can be considered one of the most consistent teams in the Premier League right now and are always favourites to win.
MANCHESTER CITY BETTING TIPS
Having one of the best squads in the Premier League, betting on Manchester City to win against smaller teams is a given. We can even suggest to include City on Doubles and Accumulators for their consistency.
Over 0.5 Goals or 1.5 on all of their matches is more often than not, a sure shot bet. City scores a lot of goals and has a solid defence with Ruben Dias and John Stones at the centre of defence.
City can make the top 6 look mediocre on their day and tend to bully teams with their ball possession and swift passing. A win or draw bet against these sides if the odds are good is definitely a good bet.
City to score first. This is another given usually. Man City dominates possession so is always likely to score first unless caught on the counter but there are only a handful of teams that can punish them on the counter by taking their chances like Manchester United and Liverpool.
Liverpool has become a force to reckon with since Virgil van Dijk signed for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool won their first Premier League title in 2019-20 as they were head and shoulders above the rest. They also won the UEFA Champions League in the 2018-19 season, their 6th overall, to extend their record of the most Champions League titles for an English club, now 3 ahead of bitter rivals – Manchester United. This title win came 14 years after the “Miracle of Istanbul”.
With Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino leading the attack, Liverpool are dangerous and always look likely to score.
Liverpool has thrived on its history to bring in talent and the Kop atmosphere at Anfield is too tempting to resist. In terms of Liverpool betting, they are only second to Manchester City in terms of odds and you would not want to bet against them on any given night.
Liverpool Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Goals on the derby matches against Manchester United.
Over 1.5 Goals against top-level clubs.
Over 2.5 Goals against low table clubs.
Liverpool to Win against lower table clubs.
Lay Liverpool against Manchester City and Manchester United.
Inplay Over # of Corners, being big on offence many corner-kicks are normal.
OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS BETTING
These are the main clubs to bet on in the Premier League. Others that can be counted on to win more often than not are Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Everton. These clubs are always challenging for European places and are trying to sustain their places over a significant period.
They are, by no means, overpowered by the top clubs like in other leagues. Spurs beat Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford in what United fans consider a blip in 2020. The Premier League is highly competitive and long shots here do draw and win games against top clubs.
More Premier League Betting Tips
Bet on Longshots to Win or Draw when they are in a good run of form and the top clubs seem to be going through a slightly rough patch or have key players out.
Under 1.5 Team Goals against the big 6 in the table. Goals from each side are normal in the Premier League but the most solid teams do not tend to concede more than 1 goal against the lower-positioned clubs.
Over 0.5 Goals in matches against top 4 clubs.