Betting on the future lines of who will be the 2017-18 English Premier League champions can be both exciting and profitable for soccer fans around the world. Knowing who to bet on is only half of the equation to winning because it often happens that knowing when to place your bet can be the difference between reaping substantial rewards and being left with only a relatively small profit. Thankfully, our team of EPL experts is here to give you their thoughts about the upcoming season.
English Premier League Future Lines
English Premier League future lines change so often that it is difficult to keep up with who are the favorites to win the title and who are rank outsiders. The odds table below is updated regularly so make sure that you bookmark this page to stay abreast of the latest Premier League title odds.
How To Find The EPL Most Valuable Longshot Bets
If you look at the early English Premier League futures lines, you will see that outside of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, all the other teams are at least +800 to win the league’s trophy when the season ends in May 2018. The reason these three teams are so short-priced is because, simply, they are the three best squads in the Premier League and have the biggest budgets. While you can make lots of money betting on these three teams, you could potentially win a lot more, for less risk, by betting on one of the long shots.
Tottenham Hotspur are a solid longshot bet due to finishing third and second in their previous two seasons. Spurs seem to have everything needed to become champions: a great goalkeeper, a solid defence, a balanced midfield and Harry Kane up front. Another couple of sides to look at are Liverpool and Arsenal although they are likely to need the other teams to fail to live up to their potential while playing the best soccer of their lives to be win with serious chances of glory.
The best time to place a bet on one of the longshots is before the season kicks off because the favorites are often much shorter than they should be as fans of those teams place lots of bets. Another good time to place futures bets on longer shots is after seven or eight games of the league season. In 2016-17, Manchester City had won their first nine games and everyone else’s odds lengthened significantly; City went on to finish in third-place.