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English Premier League Betting 2020/21 Odds & Tips
Premier League 2020/21 Betting Odds
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|Aston Villa||250/1||Paddy Power|
|Sheffield Utd||2500/1||Paddy Power|
Premier League Betting – 2020/21 Match Previews
Everton v Leeds United
Patrick Gillen (@PatrickGillen94) previews Everton v Leeds United and provides us with his best bets for Saturday evening’s Premier League fixture by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats, facts and more.
Everton v Leeds United Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 28/11/20
- Time: 17:30
- Venue: Goodison Park
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
Everton finally got back to winning ways last weekend and will be hoping to gather momentum once again as they take on Leeds United at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men went on a winless streak of four games, including three straight defeats, before beating Fulham 3-2 at Craven Cottage last Sunday.
The Toffees are still in a strong position in the Premier League thanks to winning their opening four games of the season, and currently sit in sixth place with 16 points on the board.
Saturday’s opponents Leeds United have been impressive since their promotion to the top flight, but have slightly stuttered of late, going into this game without a win in three.
The Whites were unlucky not to beat Arsenal last weekend, missing several chances as the game finished 0-0, but a clean sheet would have been most welcome for Marco Bielsa, who saw his side concede eight goals in the two games previous.
Leeds are currently in 14th position with 11 points from nine games, and will have to do something they haven’t done in 30 years if they are to move further up the table – win at Goodison Park.
Lucas Digne has suffered an ankle injury which will keep him out for the remainder of the year, so Niels Nkounkou should fill in at left wing back.
Everton may welcome Seamus Coleman back to the squad if the Irishman can pass a late fitness test, but Alex Iwobi’s impressive performance against Fulham means he will likely keep his place a right wing back.
Apart from Digne and Coleman, Jean-Phillippe Gbamin remains the only notable absentee for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
For Leeds, Marco Bielsa will be without former Everton youngster Adam Forshaw, but will be boosted by the return to fitness of striker Rodrigo, who played for the under 23’s in midweek.
Bielsa has no fresh injury concerns so may well pick the same starting XI which impressed against Arsenal.
Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Godfrey, Keane, Holgate, Iwobi, Digne, Allan, Doucoure, James, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Potential Leeds United Starting XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Alioski, Raphinha, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Bamford
Key Stats & Facts
- Everton are unbeaten in their previous 13 top flight home games against Leeds, last losing in August 1990
- The last time the two clubs faced each other was in the League Cup in 2012, with Leeds coming out on top in a 2-1 win at Elland Road
- Everton have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 10 home games against Leeds
With Carlo Ancelotti and Marco Bielsa on the touchline, this game promises to be an interesting tactical matchup. Everton have recently changed to a 3-4-3 formation to help accommodate the luxury of James Rodriguez, as opposition teams were punishing the Toffees down their right hand side.
Leeds, typically deploying a 4-1-4-1, will often adapt formation to be aggressive defensively, usually man to man marking over the pitch and pressing with purpose.
This has helped to create entertaining matches for the neutral and has obviously impressed FIFA, as Bielsa has made a 5-man shortlist for the best men’s coach award 2020.
I think each team’s styles will help to create goals in this game, but I expect Everton’s quality in attacking areas to ultimately prevail, with The Toffees looking a much more dangerous side with Richarlison back from suspension.
For this reason, I expect Everton to win but both teams to score, which is available at 5/2 with Betfair.
I also see value in the goal scorer’s market, with the Premier League’s top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has already scored 10 goals in just 9 games, available at 11/10 with Paddy Power to score any time in the match.
Leeds also have a potent attacking threat themselves in Patrick Bamford, who has scored in every away game so far this season for Leeds.
- Everton to win and BTTS – 5/2
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin to score at any time – 11/10
- Patrick Bamford to score at any time – 21/10
Chelsea v Tottenham
James Cormack (@jamescormack_) previews Chelsea v Tottenham and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s monster Premier League duel by analysing team news, potential line-ups, key stats and facts and more.
Chelsea v Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 29/11/20
- Time: 16:30
- Venue: Stamford Bridge
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
A monster London derby awaits us on Sunday as two in-form sides pit their wits against one another at Stamford Bridge.
That’s right, it’s another iteration of ‘Master vs Apprentice’ as Jose Mourinho takes his Tottenham side to west London to face Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.
The apprentice has got the better of his former coach in two of their three meetings since Mourinho’s appointment as Spurs boss – including a tactical masterclass in the 2-0 victory last December – but it was the master who came out on top last time out, as the Blues exited the EFL Cup on penalties in the fourth round.
Both sides, however, have developed and matured considerably since then.
The Lilywhites are currently top the Premier League table with their unbeaten run since matchday one still in-tact. While the form of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min is well-documented, Tanguy Ndombele’s marvellous resurgence and Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg’s addition in midfield have both been pivotal in Spurs’ early success.
They look like a side built in the image of their manager.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have settled after an unconvincing start, with Hakim Ziyech hitting the ground running following his introduction into the side. N’Golo Kante has shone in a holding role, while the performance of the defence – including new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy – has been admirable. Mason Mount’s form has been impressive also.
The Blues sit third in the table after securing qualification into the Champions League knockout stages in midweek. A win on Sunday could potentially take them to the Premier League summit.
Christian Pulisic continues to nurse a hamstring injury and is a doubt for the hosts, while Kai Havertz is back in contention after missing the Blues’ last two.
Reece James is also expected to return to the XI after picking up a small injury in the Newcastle victory last weekend.
Joe Rodon could make his first Tottenham start in place of the injured Toby Alderweireld on Sunday, while Giovani Lo Celso is a doubt after picking up a knock ahead of Thursday’s Europa League victory.
Potential Chelsea Starting XI: Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kante, Kovacic, Mount; Werner, Abraham, Ziyech.
Potential Spurs Starting XI: Lloris; Aurier, Dier, Rodon, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele; Bergwijn, Kane, Son.
Key Stats & Facts
- Chelsea are looking to claim their fourth consecutive victory against Spurs for the first time since a run of six wins between January 2000 and March 2002.
- The Blues have lost just one of their last 34 home games against Spurs.
- No Premier League player has more goal contributions than Harry Kane (16) this season.
This is such an intriguing fixture and an incredibly tricky one to call. I expect Spurs to emphasise on transitions once again, but certainly not to the catenaccio-esque extent as they did against City.
This is a Chelsea side that struggle to sustain pressure – unlike the Cityzens – and an outfit that can certainly be got at in their settled shape despite their recent impressive defensive record. The key for the Blues is preventing Harry Kane from treating Stamford Bridge like a school playground, with N’Golo Kante set to play a pivotal role in mitigating the imperious Englishman’s impact.
Kurt Zouma, meanwhile, will likely be crucial to shunning Son Heung-min’s darts in behind. However, the remarkable synchronisation and understanding between the Tottenham pair means defenders need to have more than mere strength and speed to slow them down. They’re timing is immaculate.
However, I do expect Lampard to make a concerted effort at slowing down Spurs’ fearsome tandem, although it’ll be a mighty tough ask to nullify them completely.
I just can’t separate these two sides, and I think an anti-climactic – if not thoroughly entertaining – draw is worth a punt a 12/5 with Paddy Power.
Elsewhere, I think there’s value to be had in the cards market in what I expect to be a rather fiery encounter. Kane has mastered the ‘intelligent… you know what’s’ art emphasised by Mourinho and in a game like this, I wouldn’t be surprised if the hitman does something a wee bit cheeky to find himself in the book.
Southampton v Manchester
James Cormack (@jamescormack_) previews Southampton v Manchester United and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, key stats and facts and more.
Southampton v Manchester United Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 29/11/20
- Time: 14:00
- Venue: St. Mary’s
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
Something has to give on Sunday afternoon as Manchester United visit the south coast to take on an impressive Southampton side.
The Saints have won their last three on home soil, holding the second-best record in the division, while United boast a 100% record on the road in the Premier League this term.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side head into Sunday’s contest after avenging their embarrassing defeat in Turkey three weeks ago by overcoming Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1 at Old Trafford. Bruno Fernandes notched a brace in the victory, while Donny van de Beek – on a rare start – starred alongside Fred in the double pivot. Perhaps something for Solskjaer to consider going forward.
The Red Devils have also won their last two domestically heading into Sunday’s bout; toppling Everton 3-1 and West Brom 1-0 either side of the international break.
They currently sit tenth in the table, four points adrift of the Saints in fourth.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side would’ve been disappointed to have claimed just a point at Molineux on Monday after taking a deserved 1-0 lead through Theo Walcott.
Nevertheless, their start to the campaign has been pretty superb and their last two outings suggest they’ll be able to cope without star man Danny Ings, with Walcott establishing a fine relationship with the ever-emerging Che Adams.
Ings is a long-term absentee for Southampton and Nathan Redmond has also been ruled out of Sunday’s clash with a niggling issue.
United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof picked up knocks in midweek and will be assessed, with Eric Bailly and Phil Jones both out.
Paul Pogba is still battling fitness problems, meaning van de Beek could keep his place alongside Fred in Solskjaer’s midfield pivot. Although, Scott McTominay is expected to return to the XI.
Potential Southampton Starting XI: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstong, Romeu, Ward Prowse, Djenepo; Adams, Walcott.
Potential Manchester United Starting XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Telles; Fred, McTominay, Rashford, Fernandes, Martial; Cavani.
Key Stats & Facts
- United have only won their four opening away games to start a league season twice in their history (1913/14, 1985/86).
- Southampton have won their last three home matches 2-0.
Southampton’s pressing caused United plenty of problems last season and it’s easy to envisage the visitors struggling once more against the meticulous Saints. The Red Devils have often struggled in the first phase this term – most notably against Tottenham and Arsenal – and I think picking United off high before transitioning sharply is an obvious route to goal for the hosts on Sunday.
I think the Saints score at least twice in this one, even without Ings, due to their impressive dynamics and work out of possession. They’ve scored two or more goals in six of their nine Premier League games thus far and are 2/1 to do so against a vulnerable United.
I also fancy Marcus Rashford to get himself on the scoresheet on Sunday. The national treasure returned to the right flank in midweek, which benefitted him. It simplifies his role and hands him greater scope to serve as an outlet for United by running in behind – this was encapsulated by his penalty win (which he’d convert) in Tuesday’s 4-1 victory.
Against a Southampton side whose principles mean they need to hold an aggressive defensive line, expect Rashford to enjoy the odd opportunity to exploit the space in behind providing United can mitigate the hosts’ press on just the odd occasion.
Arsenal v Wolves
Patrick Gillen (@PatrickGillen94) previews Arsenal v Wolves and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s Premier League game by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats, facts and more.
Arsenal v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 29/11/20
- Time: 19:15
- Venue: Emirates Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
Arsenal will be desperate to turn around their poor form and get a win when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday night.
The Gunners struggled to a 0-0 draw away at Leeds United last weekend, ending the game with 10-men, and have now won just one game in their last five matches in the league, losing three in the process.
A 3-0 Europa League win against Molde in Norway on Thursday will have slightly eased the pressure on Mikel Arteta and his team, but he will know the importance of Sunday’s game with Arsenal currently in 12th position in the table.
Wolves will travel to London seeking to get back to winning ways themselves; having only managed one point out of their previous two games away to Leicester and at home to Southampton.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, however, have lost only one game in their last six and are unbeaten on the last three visits to the Emirates, drawing 1-1 three seasons in a row, so will be confident of again achieving a positive result.
Record Arsenal signing Nicolas Pepe will start the first of his three match suspension, having been sent off against Leeds for violent conduct.
Arteta will hope to have Willian (calf) back to fitness, but the match may come too soon for Buyako Saka (dead leg) and Thomas Partey (thigh).
For Wolves, club captain Conor Coady should be back having missed the Southampton game due to coming into contact with somebody with coronavirus.
Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Potential Wolves Starting XI: Patricio, Boly, Coady Kilman, Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Ait-Nouri, Traore, Podence, Jimenez
Key Stats & Facts
- Arsenal have lost just one of their last 19 games against Wolves
- Wolves last won away at Arsenal in the league in 1979, winning 3-2 at Highbury
- If Arsenal lose on Sunday it will be the first time they’ve lost three on the bounce at home since 1908
Nuno Espirito Santo interestingly switched to a back four in the absence of Conor Coady against Southampton, and Wolves created a lot more chances in the process; however I think they will revert to type at Arsenal to keep the game tight and hope to pinch a goal in a fast transition.
Arsenal may go to a three at the back themselves, as they often have under Arteta, but either way, I wouldn’t expect to see a flurry of goals at the Emirates on Sunday.
Both Arsenal and Wolves have scored only 9 goals each this season in as many games, which is lower than any other team in the division apart from the bottom four.
For this reason, total match goals under 2.5 seems nailed on at 13/20 with BetVictor, but it isn’t great in terms of value, so I’d be tempted to risk a stake at 15/8 for under 1.5 match goals with the same bookmaker.
It’s tough to call which side will come out on top, but the better value is with the away side. I recommend backing Wolves to win but with draw no bet, which BetVictor are offering at 9/5.
Popular Premier League Betting Markets
Make no mistake, there is no shortage of betting opportunities when it comes to the English Premier League, especially if you bet with one of the best football betting sites in the UK. Whether it’s by match or a season-long wager, there is always something to bet on with the world’s biggest football league.
To Win Outright
An outright bet is simply a bet on the team that you think will be crowned Premier League champions come the following May. You can place an outright winner bet at any time of the season, but they usually work best at the beginning when the odds are higher. Of course, you can always use Cash Out if you can see the bet slipping away from you.
Top Goal Scorer
If there is a player that you think will top the goal-scoring charts by the end of the season, then this is the bet for you. A handy betting tip here is to remember that the players who usually finish among the top scorers are quality players, and play for teams that have managers with attacking philosophies, thereby sending their teams out to play on the front foot.
First/Next Manager Sacked
Bookmakers usually have a book open on the next manager in the Premier League to lose their job. From a bettors’ perspective, you can usually feel it in the air when a manager’s time is up with a certain club, and whispers of ‘losing the dressing room' start to make their way into the media. It is usually not too long after that, and the dreaded vote of confidence, that a P45 will soon be winging its way to another poor soul. His loss, and multi-million pound payoff, is our gain though so long as we backed him for the sack. Form is a good indicator here of how well a manager is doing, and there are a ton of useful sites to help you follow performance.
To Win PFA Player of the Year
This is a bit similar to the top goal scorer award in that it rewards for a season-long achievement. Whereas the top goal scorer award is given out to the player or players who have outscored their rivals, the PFA Player Of The Year award is voted on by other professional players. For the purpose of this bet, we just need to figure out who that might be.
Tournament Structure for Premier League
Running from around mid-August each year until mid-to-late May, the Premier League features 20 teams who all play each other twice over the season, once at Home and once Away for a total of 38 games. Teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a defeat. All points are entered into a league table format and, at the end of the season, the team with the most points are crowned the Champions. At the other end of the table, the three teams with the least points are relegated into the second tier of English Football – the EFL Championship.
There are two transfer windows in the Premier League – one in summer and one in the month of January, where teams are able to buy and sell players to other clubs both in England and the rest of the world. The top four highest finishing teams in each Premier League season will advance to the coveted Champions League, while the three subsequent teams will move on to the Europa League.
History of Premier League
In early 1992, the FA Premier League was formed after years of discussions to improve the state and reputation of English football after a decade of societal issues. By the following August, 22 clubs, who had each resigned from the Football League in May that year, kicked off the new Premier League season. At the time, the league was known internationally as The Premiership but was rebranded in 2007 to the Premier League. Today, it is known as the English Premier League or EPL.
The first Premier League match broadcast live saw Nottingham Forest beat Liverpool, and the first Premier League goal scored was by Brian Deane of Sheffield United in a 2–1 win against Manchester United. In 1995, the number of teams competing in the Premier League was reduced to 20, which still remains the same to this day.
Recent Premier League Winners
|2018||Manchester City||Manchester United|
|2013||Manchester United||Manchester City|
|2012||Manchester City||Manchester United|
Most Successful Premier League Teams
Since its rebranding in 1992, the Premier League has seen 7 teams crowned champions with Manchester United winning the most titles.
|Manchester United||13||1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13|
|Chelsea||5||2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2014-15, 2016-17|
|Manchester City||4||2011-12, 2013-14, 2017-18, 2018-19|
|Arsenal||3||1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04|
Premier League Betting Key Stats
- Alan Shearer is the top scorer in Premier League history with 260 goals.
- In May 2019, Harvey Elliot made history when he became the youngest ever Premier League player at 16 years and 30 days old when his club at the time Fulham played Wolves.
- James Vaughan is the youngest Premier League goal scorer of all time after scoring for Everton at the age of 16 years and 274 days.
- Alex Ferguson is the manager that has won 13 Premier League titles.
- Sadio Mané scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in his Southampton days when he took just two minutes and 56 seconds to pot three against Aston Villa in May 2015.
Premier League Betting FAQs
⚒️ How many teams participate in the Premier League?
There are 20 teams in the Premier League as has been since 1995.
👍 How many points are awarded for a win in the Premier League?
3 points are awarded for a win, while a draw earns a point and nothing for a loss.
📈 How are European places awarded for the Premier League?
6 European places in all are awarded to Premier League teams, including the top 4 earning entries into the following season’s European Champions League.
⚽️ How many teams get relegated from the Premier League?
3 teams get relegated from the Premier League and are replaced by 3 teams from The Football Championship.
🎰 Is betting on the Premier League popular?
Yes, Premier League betting is extremely popular and is a huge deal for many punters.
ThePuntersPage Final Say
The Premier League is the most watched domestic league in the world, including non-football events. It really is such an exciting spectacle because there is so much quality involved and many of the teams, even the lower-ended, are of a much higher level than in comparative leagues across Europe and beyond.
This high level of quality has made for an incredibly fierce competition, and one that often throws up shock results. As such, Premier League betting, on desktop or mobile app, has become an enormous element of watching and enjoying this great annual event.