Premier League Betting - 2013/14
The fixtures have been announced, the new goal-line technology installed and football betting fans are champing at the bit for the new Premier League season to begin.
Luckily it's just days away as the 2013/14 and 22nd Premier League season gets underway at 12.45pm on Saturday 17th August with Liverpool v Stoke.
By the time the Premier League season finishes next May we'll all have experienced surprise, some joy, a little heartache as well as plenty of betting opportunities and football markets to use free bets on that online bookies offer throughout the season.
Twenty teams will contest the new Premier League season; 17 sides from the 2012/13 season and three promotions from the 2012–13 Football League Championship.
Bookies have been planning for the new season for months now including increased markets, live-betting options and of course special Premier League betting offers and EPL free bets.
Premier League Betting
This year’s promotions saw Cardiff back in the top division after a 51 year absence for their first ever Premier League season. Hull are back after a three season absence; and Crystal Palace claimed the final spot after beating Watford in the play-offs.
But with QPR, Reading and Wigan Athletic all relegated to the Championship at the end of last season, whose turn will it be to be relegated in 2013/14?
It’s never too early to bet on the relegation betting market and currently Ladbrokes offer odds of 8/1 that Crystal Palace, Hull and Cardiff will all go back down to the Championship.
In terms of the the teams at the other end of the table; Chelsea and Man City will more than likely battle it out for the title with Man Utd while Arsenal fans will surely be happy just to finish above Spurs (again). One thing’s for sure though - there’s going to be lots chances to use bookies free bet offers as we get into the action.
Betting at PaddyPower offers punters a range of moneyback deals throughout the season and their latest is a cracker. Bet on any of the 10 Premier League opening fixtures if the favourite fails to win, they'll refund losing stakes as a free bet.
Premier League Winners Market
If you fancy using a free bet or two on the Premier League winners betting market; most bookies offer Man City as favourites at 9/4.
With Manuel Pellegrini’s appointment as manager and confirmed major signings in Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic, City might just have the X-factor this season and pip arch-rivals Man Utd.
Chelsea are most bookies second-favourite to win the 2013/14 Premier League title with Betway offering punters the best odds at 5/2.
Out of all the bookies we feature, Ladbrokes offers best odds on Man Utd at 5/2, but, by comparison to City, Man Utd have been quiet in the transfer market and seem to be without much of a plan.
David Moyes could have an uphill task succeeding Sir Alex and the Rooney saga won’t be helping his season preparations either.
It really is wide open at the moment, but in terms of the chasing pack; Ladbrokes offer best odds on Arsenal at 11/1 with most bookies offering Liverpool at 33/1.
Although sixth favourite, Tottenham may be worth a bet as they're currently 40/1 at Coral.
So here we go, here we go, here we go – the 2013/14 Premier League season is about to begin… may all your free bets be winning ones and may the best team win!
Check out the best odds for every Premier League team winning the 2013/14 season.