The Premier League is one of the biggest betting leagues across any sport and has a huge range of markets where players can join in. One of the most exciting ways to bet is with the long-term outright markets, and in particularly the handicap betting market, which offers a real test of skill and knowledge to players.
Premier League 2022/23 Enhanced Odds and Free Bets
Premier League handicap betting is a brilliant way in which to boost your odds and below you’ll find all you need to know about the market for the 22/23 season right here…
Freebets 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League Competition
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Premier League Handicap 2022/23 Season
We have taken our handicap list from bet365, and if you are comparing bookmakers then not only do you need to look at prices, but also look at the handicaps, as each bookmaker will have a slightly different view to the rest.
With bet365, all teams are priced up at 15/1 at the time of writing, with handicaps for the season below.
- Manchester City (scratch)
- Liverpool (+4)
- Tottenham (+14)
- Chelsea (+15)
- Manchester United (+19)
- Arsenal (+20)
- Newcastle (+31)
- West Ham (+33)
- Leicester (+36)
- Aston Villa (+37)
- Brighton (+39)
- Crystal Palace (+41)
- Everton (+44)
- Wolves (+44)
- Leeds (+46)
- Brentford (+46)
- Southampton (+46)
- Fulham (+50)
- Nottingham Forest (+51)
- Bournemouth (+56)
All Premier League handicap odds will then be based on the bookmakers’ figures given at the beginning of the season.
Premier League Handicap Betting 2022/23 Predictions
With double figure odds available for all teams here, there is no harm in looking at multiple options and there are two clubs who stand out on the bet365 list.
The first is Arsenal, a team who are fancied to get into the top four this season, and have really impressed during pre-season. Gabriel Jesus is finding the net, he could prove to be an excellent piece of business, and could be the player to fire Arsenal back into the Champions League.
The Gunners are receiving points off all the other clubs fighting for the top four, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United, but could easily finish above them, without the handicap coming into play. The bottom of the league could be a mess, with little to choose between the bottom 10, and it is hard to imagine too many clubs at that end surprising us.
Elsewhere, another team worth of consideration are Southampton. I’m not expecting anything special from The Saints this season, but they are getting the same or a bigger handicap start than the likes of Brentford, Leeds, Everton and Wolves, Brighton and Crystal Palace, and it would be no surprise to see them finish above those, without the handicap.
The bottom of the Premier League this season looks to be poor, and plenty look set to be involved in the relegation battle. Seeing Southampton slightly above that, clear of the trouble behind them, would be no surprise, and if that happens, their 46-point start will be enough to get them in the mix on the handicap.
Premier League Handicap Odds & Markets
You’ll find a number of Premier League handicap betting market options available, but most widely played is of course the Premier League Winner odds.
The start of the season is when most people place their bets in the handicap markets but you’ll find that the best online bookmakers featured here on Freebets.com keep their markets running throughout the season
How Does Season Handicap Betting Work?
Season handicap betting is a relatively simple concept to understand and involves betting on the team that you believe will achieve the most Premier League points, except taking a handicap into account.
This works by giving teams extra points based upon the bookies outright odds for the Premier League. The favourite for the division works off scratch, with every other side having a handicap, differing in size dependent on how favoured they are to win the league. So, a top six side would have a much lower handicap than a relegation candidate would.
Let’s say Manchester City are favourite for the title, they will start from scratch so ultimately have to overcome any handicap by another team if they were to win the title.
Liverpool may have a handicap of +5 with a bookmaker, essentially giving them a five point head start in the title race.
Let’s say you wished to place a bet on Liverpool in this scenario. In total, without the handicap added they scored 87 points, giving them a total of 92 points including handicap.
In order to win, no other team must exceed 92 points, including their handicap. So, let’s say Manchester United finished on 76 points but had a handicap of +17, that would then give them a finishing score of 93 points and therefore you would lose.ghout the season so there is always a chance to get involved.