Premier League: Betting Update
If you used a free bet offer on Wayne Rooney scoring twice against Southampton and stretching Manchester United’s lead to seven points at the top of the Premier League, then the bookies will have probably paid out thousands in winnings to you!
So with 59 points and a lead like that, can anyone really catch Man Utd.?
Particularly as they usually finish the season strongly. Last year’s Premier League champions, Manchester City, currently have 52 points and may be still in the running, but it feels like it’s turning into a predictable two horse race.
So how are you going to best use the free bets that bookies are giving away?
Premier League Betting Offers
Well, Chelsea and Tottenham are on 46 and 42 points respectively, so if you took advantage of bookies betting offers for the Premier League and predicted the top four at the start of the season you're doing really well.
And if you used PaddyPowers free bet on Everton finishing in the top six, you could also be on to a winner. The Blues are doing better than expected and David Moyes has Everton playing really good football. They're currently 5th and if they can maintain that position it’ll be a great result for them this season.
West Bromwich Albion, in ninth place with 34 points, gained a new manager at the start of the season and, all things considered, they are doing very well to date.
Above them Liverpool, Swansea and Arsenal battle it out between them, so there’s plenty to think about if your'e trying to correctly picking the top four/six and get great odds when Premier League betting.
Premier League Relegation
Correctly predicting who'll be relegated can be another profitable way to use a free bet or betting offer. In a shock result, third-placed Chelsea was looking good at Reading. Then two late goals from Adam Le Fondre held Rafael Benitez's side to an unexpected 2-2 draw.
This result lifted Reading, currently seventeenth with 20 points, out of the relegation zone. Down there at the moment is Wigan Athletic with 20 points, Aston Villa with 20 points, and Queens Park Rangers with 16 points.
It looks a dead cert that QPR will go, but it’s turning into quite a battle and could offer a good return on the free football bets that bookies offer new account holders.
There’s no doubt in online bookies minds although odds vary a little. Broadly they have Man Utd favourite at 1-5 with City at 4-1, Chelsea between 33 to 50-1, and Tottenham and Arsenal around 250 to 300-1. There’s still plenty of time before the season ends on the 19 May and plenty of Premier League betting opportunities to be had.
Premier League Top Scorer
So who will be the top Premier League goal goalscorer this season? It’s currently Man U’s Robin van Persie with 18 goals, but Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is only one goal behind.
Van Persie is also favourite for the honour at most online bookies too. Ladbrokes offers punters the best odds on Van Persie at 4/5 with Suarez at 11/4 and Ba at 10/1.
So how's about using some of those Premier League betting offers to decide who will finish with the most balls in the back of the net, or to predict who’ll go down and who’ll scrape through and avoid relegation.
It’s unlikely that there’ll be a bigger win than Chelsea’s 8-0 demolition of Villa, but can anybody better Swansea’s 5-0 away thrashing of QPR? You can use the free bets on offer to new account holders in so many ways; so why not grab a few and have a flutter?
There’s still a lot to play for and there’s sure to be a few big Premier League surprises to come.