How to bet on the EPL

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How does EPL betting work?

The English Premier League (or EPL) is the top soccer division in England. As one of the world’s most popular and exciting soccer leagues, followed by a global audience, it’s a good place to start for anyone interested in soccer betting.

Sportsbooks offer dozens of betting lines on every single EPL match, many of which involve some of the best and most supported soccer teams in the world. It was reported by Statista that for the 2019-20 season, $86 billion was bet on the EPL worldwide, over $30 billion more than for any other major European soccer league.

Perhaps the biggest advantage to EPL betting is that there are plenty of options to bet on for both a single match and something that might happen over the course of the season.

Whether it’s Harry Kane to win the Golden Boot or Chelsea to get over 7.5 corners against Liverpool, most sportsbooks will have you covered.

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What odds can you get on the EPL?

There are multiple odds and markets available for every EPL match and the entire season itself. Here is a quick summary of the most popular:

  • Moneyline: Which team will win or will it finish as a tie.

  • Total or over/under: How many goals a team will score in a fixture or how many there will be in the match itself, e.g. Arsenal to score under 2.5 goals or the match to have over 3.5 goals.

  • Point spread or handicap: Will a team win or lose in a match by a certain margin. For example, if you bet on Manchester United to win an EPL match with a -1.5 handicap, then they need to win the match by two goals for the bet to win.

  • Prop bets: There are dozens of prop bets you can bet on for each EPL match, such as which player will score the first goal, how many cards or corners there will be, and if either team will get a penalty.

  • EPL futures: Often offered as season-long bets, you can bet on which team will win the league or be relegated, which player will score the most goals that season, and more.

EPL betting tips

Look out for team news

You should always look out for the latest team news, including which key players are injured or suspended, and players whose form might drop because they’re involved in a contract dispute or looking to force a transfer away.

Lean on stats

There are many EPL stats that can inform your bets. When reviewing a team, check their goals scored and conceded, top scorers, how many clean sheets they keep, and if these stats differ depending on whether they are playing home or away.

Follow standings and form

The EPL standings can provide immediate information as to how a team have been performing that season, but you should also take an in-depth look at their form. Are they winning or losing? How good were the teams they have recently played? Are they scoring or conceding lots of goals?

Know the head-to-head

When betting on a match, look at the recent results between the two teams. It may be the case that one team is considered worse than the other but has a tendency to beat them when they face off, particularly if they are local or historical rivals.

Check the schedule

There are busy periods of the EPL schedule during which teams have to play a lot of games in a short space of time. During these periods, a team having one or two more rest days between matches than their opponent can have an impact on the result.

Compare the odds

Comparing odds from across a range of sportsbooks is your best chance of finding the best value bet. BET.CA compares the odds across Canada’s best sportsbooks so you can always find the top value EPL bets.

EPL games today

There’s no shortage of highly anticipated soccer matches in the EPL, including the Manchester derby, North London derby, and Merseyside derby.

There are 380 matches played in the EPL every season across nine months, meaning there are unmissable big games every week at both ends of the standings. The race for the title, to finish in the top four, and the battle to avoid relegation often go down to the wire.

To help you follow it all, BET.CA has a complete schedule for upcoming matches, live scores, and recent results, as well as the latest odds from reviewed and approved sportsbooks.

That means all the information you need to know to follow the EPL and place your next bet is in one place.

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EPL key information

📅 Year founded:


🔢 Number of teams:


🏆 Most championships:

Manchester United (13)

🥇 Current champions:

Manchester City

👑 Current Player of the Season:

Kevin De Bruyne

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