How to Bet on English Premier League Soccer Games

Betting on the English Premier League, or the EPL, has never been simpler!

Whether you want to wager against a rival or put some capital behind your club, we’re here to show you how to bet on the EPL

So, let’s break down the best betting options when it comes to English Premier League football.

Premier League Moneyline (H2H)

The moneyline is the simplest EPL bet to make.

Betting the moneyline in most sports means you are picking a team to win the game outright. Given there are three possible outcomes in every soccer match, the draw option is available too. This is why you will sometimes see 'Three-way Moneyline' referenced.

If a team/draw is favored they will have a “-" next to their name. Conversely, the underdog will have a “+.” 

Example: 

  • If a team has a -200 moneyline it means you need to wager $200 in order to win $100. 
  • If a team has a “+” moneyline, it flips. The + tells us how much you would win betting $100, if you win of course.
  • For example, a +150 moneyline would mean — if successful — a profit of $150.
  • Similarly, if a team had a +185 moneyline, you would make $185 profit — $285 total — when betting $100. 

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Premier League Spread

Often you’ll hear the term against the spread, largely in NFL betting. This type of bet is less prevalent when it comes to soccer, though. 

No different from basketball or football, the spread bet is essentially a sportsbook’s way of leveling out two unequal opponents. 

The underdog team is given a ‘head start’ in the form of points. To cover a spread a favored team needs to win the game by the specified amount of points. Meanwhile, an underdog can either win, or lose by the number to cover.

Naturally, the spread numbers aren’t as high in soccer as football but the principle remains identical. 

Example:  

Liverpool -1.5

Everton +1.5

Using the example above, if you bet Everton +1.5, they would need to lose by under 2 goals, draw, or win outright, to cover the spread and profit.

Conversely, if you bet Liverpool (-1.5) against the spread, the Reds would need to win by two or more goals for you to win. 

Often it looks like this:

There are times where you will see PK, or Pick ‘Em, when looking at soccer spreads.

PK only appears when a match is incredibly tight and almost too close to call. All your team needs to do is win the game — it doesn’t matter by how much. So long as there are 3 points collected at the final whistle, you’ll receive a nice little bonus in your account.

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Premier League Three-Way Handicap

You will notice three-way handicaps are equally common. This handicap offers bettors an opportunity to make money even if you think an EPL game may be one-sided.

Example: 

Chelsea FC -2

Handicap draw -2

Arsenal FC +2

For Chelsea (-2) to cover they would need to win by 3 goals or more. This is because they are starting with a two goal deficit (in betting terms, not for real!). For the handicap draw (-2) to win Chelsea must win by 2 goals exactly. Thereby cancelling out the -2 start. 

Finally, if Arsenal lost by one goal, drew, or won, they would cover (+2), given their +2 advantage. 

The handicap draw only comes off if a team wins by the exact number specified. 

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Premier League Over/Under (Total)

Betting the over/under in a Premier League match simply means you are wagering on how many goals will be scored overall, NOT how many one team will score, nor who will win. 

Example: 

Manchester United vs Liverpool — Over/Under 3.5

  • Bet the Over (More than 3 goals to be scored by both teams)
  • Bet the Under (Less than 3 goals scored in total)

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Premier League Double Chance

As it sounds, double chance betting involves predicting two of the three possible outcomes in a soccer match. 

In any game you will have three double chance options:

  • Team 1 win + draw (e.g. Crystal Palace FC and draw)
  • Team 2 win + draw (e.g. Newcastle United FC and draw)
  • Team 1 or Team 2 win (e.g. Crystal Palace or Newcastle United win)

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Premier League Futures Bet 

Futures bets are exactly what they sound like. You are wagering on an often far away event. If you’re looking to lay down some capital in the hopes of large winnings down the line, this is the bet for you.

Example:

Popular future bets include:

  • Premier League Winner
  • Top 4 Finish
  • Premier League Top Scorer
  • Relegation
  • Champions v The Field 
  • To Finish Outside The Top 4
  • To Finish Bottom
 

Other common futures bets include PFA Player of the Year — player adjudged the best throughout the season by his peers —  along with relegation treble (picking the three teams going down) and a Top-10 finish bet.

The only downside to futures bets is they can take weeks or even months to occur. But, if you’re patient, they can pay off big. 

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Premier League Prop Bets

Prop bets are popular throughout the EPL season and enable you to bet on almost anything which may unfold in a football game. 

You can wager on player props; choosing whether they will achieve over/under a certain amount of yards, or be focused on when a team will score.

Example:

Common prop bets include:

  • Correct score 
  • First team to score
  • Which team will score last
  • Anytime goalscorer
  • Player to score 2+/hat-trick
  • First player to be shown a card
 

Depending on the sportsbook, there may be options to include props in a mixed parlay. Although most books force you to have a parlay strictly involving props. 

In Dimers’ EPL Bet Hub you have the perfect opportunity to locate some of the best prop bets across the United States. Our predictive analytics model simulates each soccer game 10,000 times to give you the best probabilities for over/under and correct score.

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EPL Multiple-Game Bets

Premier League Parlay

A parlay involves more than one wager combined together for greater odds. You can place a same game Premier League parlay — multiple events from one matchup — or alternatively, events across multiple games.

Example:

You could take Liverpool FC (-0.5) to cover against Leeds United — beat them by 1 goal or more — and take the over 2.5 goals total in a same-game parlay.

More legs = higher odds and a chance at a larger return. But this also of course means, your chance of cashing are less, so make sure you're confident in your picks!

In any parlay you will need to get each event correct for there to be a payout. Often there is no refund for getting 7 out of 8 accurate. 

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Premier League Live Betting

Live or in-play betting is where you wager on a soccer game currently in progress. As odds shift throughout the game, you can find the bet to suit you whilst the action continues on. 

Example:

  • Moneyline
  • Spread
  • Props bets
  • Next team to score
  • Next goalscorer 
  • Next player to receive a card
 

Utilize the Dimers live in-play probabilities section to increase your knowledge and chances of winning on your live bets. 

The live probabilities of any EPL match can be accessed through the scoreboards at the top of the Dimers website, the Live Now section and even in the EPL Bet Hub.

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