As we all know, betting on Barclays Premier League isn’t easy. You got Arsenal the bookies friend, you got Manchester City and Liverpool who we think will win 5-0 in every game and then they go on and beat their lowly opposition 1-0. And then you got all those duels betwen relegation candidates we ignore when betting. So, how to make more money on betting on BPL? You need to take advantage of latest bookmakers sign up offers and then add a few other tricks as well.
Claim all sign up offers
First and most obvious, you need to take advantage of all welcome offers you can find at reputable bookmakers. Keep on the look out for new ones, for companies that are moving from casino to sports betting, for big companies that have just acquired UK licence, foreign brands that expand in the UK. And check the existing bookmakers to see if they got anything new you might be interested in. And don’t focus on free bets only, there are bonuses which you can use every weekend, and these will make the difference and increase your profit in the long run. If you’re playing accas, use acca bonuses.
Don’t bet on favorites
Premier League is more unpredictable than you may think, and while betting on Manchester City to win every game will make you money during the course of a season, you will undoubtedly start betting on handicaps and number of City goals because the prices on straight up win are just too small. Don’t do that – don’t bet on markets that are heavily influenced by popular opinion. Everyone may think City will win 3-0, but in reality it isn’t easy to score three goals, and while City sometimes do it, they prefer controlling the game with short passes and, truth be told, the players don’t care if they covered your handicap or not, they’re playing for 3 points.
Study the less interesting matches
Few people care about the relegation candidates, and the level of care decreases even further when the two defensive teams with zero flair in attack play each other. However, note that the price on the favorite of this match won’t be 1/3 (1.33) or 1/2 (1.50) or anything like that, but will be more like 1/1 (2.00) and greater. And someone does have to win (or draw). It’s simply your job to study these two opponents and see who’s in better form, and who will perform better against an opponent of similar quality. Some teams are so defensive (in order to play well against the likes of Arsenal, City etc.) and they struggle when they actually have to take the ball and play, while some are getting beaten by big teams easily but thrive when they finally play against a lesser opponent. Money can be made here. Despite what the odds suggest, duels between poor teams usually end up not a close match but a match in which one team dominates the other and wins 3-0 or 0-3. Try to find which team would that be.
Provoke your luck
In an unpredictable league, it makes little sense to bet on small odds. You won’t win very often. What does make sense is to take the long shot, and one of our all time favorites is a bet we placed at Betfair that Manchester City will score a goal after the 80th minute, for the price of 7/1. It was a home game against some relegation candidate, and Raheem Sterling scored in the 83rd. Bet won. That’s the kind of bet you want to make on the Premier League, and it’s infinitely more fun than biting your nails because you have a thousand quid on Man City 1/5 (1.20) and the score is 0-0.