The Premier League is one of the most popular leagues in world football and here at 888sport, we have a range of different markets associated with the league for you to bet on to make the action even more interesting. Here is a look at the different markets on our site and everything you need to know about the odds, terms and potential returns.
Premier League Outright Betting
At the start of every season, 888sport have an outright market on who will win the Premier League title. Once the season begins, though, this market then continues to be updated after every round of fixtures.
This means that you can wait for as long as you like into the season before making your mind up about who you want to bet on for the title. If you are playing beforehand, though, and want to bet each-way, the place terms are 1-2 1/2.
Manchester City went into the 2017/18 season as the favourites to win the league at the end of the campaign, however, as we saw in the 2015/16 season, the bookmakers don’t always get the outright betting correct. Leicester were as big as 5000/1 to win the title that year, and, steered by manager Claudio Ranieri, ended up stunning the world.
Following a number of additions to their squad in the summer and after a fast start to their campaign, Manchester United are also one of the fancied sides in the betting for the title this season. Jose Mourinho has an excellent record in his second season at the football clubs he has managed and that is reflected in the betting, as United have only their neighbours and rivals City ahead of them.
Golden Boot Winner (Top Goalscorer)
With so many world class strikers now applying their trade in the Premier League, the goalscorer market is an exciting bet to place as with every goal scored by your player in the season, you can cheer even louder.
Harry Kane has been successful in each of the last two seasons in the top goalscorer market, with 25 and 29 goals to his name respectively. As a result, the Tottenham forward was once again the favourite to make it a hat-trick of Golden Boot trophies at the end of the 2017/18 campaign before the season began.
Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez all share the record for the most goals in a Premier League season, with 31, so Kane will have his eyes on breaking that record this season, which is likely to be enough to win this market if you have backed the Englishman.
New Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has made a fast start to his campaign at Old Trafford and is also likely to have been popular in the Golden Boot betting. The former Everton man was only four goals behind Kane last season. He will be expected to be United’s leading talisman.
If you are having a bet on a player to win the Golden Boot trophy, it is always worth checking if they take penalties for their club. This will obviously help their total goals at the end of the season and if it is a new player to the Premier League from a foreign club, you might just be able to find a bit of value in this market.
Top Assists Market
888sport are one of the few firms to offer betting on who will top the assists chart at the end of the season. You can find stats online on which players are producing the most assists before placing your bet. Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the favourite to top the charts this season, while Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne are usually popular selections in the betting heat.
Three clubs will be relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season and with 888sport, you can bet on which club you think will end the campaign in the relegation zone.
Normally, the promoted clubs from the Championship are among the favourite in this market and that is the case in the 2017/18 relegation betting, where Brighton, Huddersfield and Newcastle are all near the top end of the betting. Like the outright market, relegation odds are updated throughout the season so you can wait a few games to assess each team before placing your bet.
888sport also offer a market on who will finish bottom of the Premier League table. If you have a strong view on a team and you think will struggle more than any other club, this is a good market as the odds will be much bigger for them to end the campaign rock bottom than they would be just to be relegated.
PFA Player of the Year
The PFA Player of the Year Award is given to the player which has stood out the most each season and is awarded by a panel assembled by the sponsors of the league.
In the 2016/17 campaign, N’Golo Kante was recognised for his performances for the champions Chelsea following his move from Leicester. The Frenchman was excellent in front of the Blues’ back three and a key part of their success.
Some of the names at the top of the betting for this year’s award include Lukaku, Paul Pogba, De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.
PFA Young Player of the Year
Betting is also available on who will scoop the PFA Young Player of the Year this season. Tottenham’s Dele Alli is the favourite in this market, however, he could face stern competition from Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, Marcus Rashford of Manchester United and German international Leroy Sane, which is reflected in the betting as it is a tight market.
Just like the PFA Player of the Year, the betting will be updated throughout the season, depending on how well the youngsters are performing for their respective clubs.
First Premier League Manager to Leave
It is unlikely to take long for the first managerial casualty of the 2017/18 Premier League season to be announced, such is the pressure on the shoulders of the 20 managers in the league. During the summer, Rafa Benitez was the favourite in the market as there have been rumours that the Newcastle manager is unhappy that he has not been backed enough in the transfer window.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is also one of the early frontrunners in the sack race as West Ham have made a slow start to the campaign, while they were expected to finish a lot higher than they did last season, therefore, Bilic has to deliver this year.
Once the first manager is sacked or walks from his position, the market then turns into the ‘next Premier League manager to leave’, where updated odds will be published. This process continues throughout the season. If you like these managerial markets, look out for the betting on who will become the club’s new manager once a sacking has been made.
Best London Team
This is a market offered by 888sport where you can bet on who you think will finish highest in the Premier League this season out of the six London-based clubs. You are effectively reducing the number of teams in the league by excluding all the clubs outside of London. Defending champions Chelsea are the favourites in this market, while Arsenal and Tottenham are not too far behind.
If you are betting on the Premier League this season, good luck with your bets and check the latest prices on all of 888sport’s market following every round of fixtures.