Introduction to Premier League odds
EPL odds are betting odds associated with matches in the English Premier League, widely considered to be the most competitive and highest level of football (soccer) in the world. The EPL uses a 38-game schedule during which each squad in the 20-team league plays every team twice, once at home and once on the road.
Common themes that drive EPL seasons— and thus Premier League betting odds— are the races for the title, relegation (which affects the bottom-three teams), and the top-four.
How to read EPL odds
Because the EPL is akin to a “regular season” and is not a knockout-style competition, there is no extra time or penalty kicks. This means that matches can end in a draw, giving bettors three options: Team A win, Team B win, or draw.
The outcome with the lowest value is the favorite, while any outcome with a higher value is the underdog, regardless of if they are denoted by a “-” or “+”— all that affects is the value of the bet. Draws are typically the least common outcome in matches, mostly because bettors do not like betting on draws.
How to bet on the English Premier League
Betting on the EPL is simple; it is also the most accessible betting line in the football (soccer) market because of its popularity and lure. All that bettors need to do is find their favorite EPL betting line, click it, assign a certain value to the wager, and then press submit either on an online or mobile platform.
EPL betting lines vary drastically depending on the matchup, as the top few teams usually carry much more power than the rest of the teams in the league. As a result, a matchup between the first and fourth-place teams may be extremely lopsided, but fourth and fifth could be nearly even.
How do I find EPL betting odds?
Because the EPL is such a big attraction on its own, it is usually displayed in subheadings or sections— if you cannot find it, try clicking on football (or soccer), and you may find it in that section.
What teams do I bet on?
The EPL is a money-driven league, meaning that the teams at the top hold serious competitive advantages over the rest of the league and are usually assigned less-profitable odds when they match up.
When are EPL games?
Games are usually held on the weekend, with the majority of them coming on Saturdays. However, some games happen in the midweek, just not frequently.