The Premier League is back for a new season and Manchester City are once again title favourites, looking for their third in a row. As you would expect from one of the greatest football leagues in the world, there are some fantastic Premier League free bets available for those wagering on the league throughout the season.
Premier League Outright Betting Markets
There are a number of Premier League outright odds available to bet on, it’s not all about who wins the league. Look out for betting on relegation, the top four and other markets, all of which will interest punters.
We’ve broken down all the outright betting odds, alongside the latest odds from top UK bookmakers.
Premier League Winner Odds 2023/24
After winning the Premier League title in good fashion last season, Manchester City are the odds on favourites for success again this season.
It’s easy to see why, too. They were excellent last season, and have improved further with the addition or Erling Haaland, giving them the true number 9 they missed last season, so not only are they adding in a top quality player, but are also fixing the missing part of their formation.
Haaland isn’t going to the World Cup, so has an advantage over some, and looks capable of firing City to another title.
Premier League Top Four Odds 2023/24
We’ve just mentioned City bringing in a top striker to fire them to the title, and the man he’s replaced could be the one to fire Arsenal into a top four spot.
The Gunners have been improving, and if Gabriel Jesus hits the ground running, he could well give them the main attacking threat they need to get back into the top four and the Champions League next season.
Their young squad behind him continues to move forward in the right direction, and given Chelsea and Manchester United could struggle for goals, this could be the year that Arsenal get back in the top four.
Premier League Relegation Odds 2023/24
The relegation market often focuses on those who have been promoted from the Championship, and those three clubs, Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Fulham are the three favourites for the drop.
However, in terms of value, it is better to look elsewhere, and the place to look may be Brentford. They started last season well but struggled towards the end and failing to keep Christian Eriksen is a blow.
They’ve yet to hit the transfer market with a splash, and second season syndrome could well kick in for Thomas Frank’s squad this campaign. Unless things change, they could well find themselves in the mix for relegation, in what looks set to be an even tougher scrap than the one they managed to stay out of last season.
What Does Outright Betting Mean & How Does It Work?
Outright betting is essentially a market that runs throughout the course of an event or league season with the outcome only being confirmed at the very end.
Let’s say you wished to back Manchester City. In order to win Manchester City would need to win the league and the bet would only close once a league winner has been confirmed.
The market is available to play across the season so odds fluctuate dependent on results. If Manchester City were 10 points clear at the top of the table in January, for instance, then the odds would be even more stacked in the club’s favour, while another club at the top would have the reverse effect.
When To Bet On Outright Markets
Betting on outright markets can be done at any point during a season so timing it right is key in order to get the best odds.
The beginning of a season will usually offer the best odds in the Premier League winner odds, as well as the top scorer charts.
However, they are also worth monitoring as lots can change throughout a season, particularly when it comes to the relegation markets. For example, a change in management could encourage a good run of form and offer good value in the To Stay Up market.
Alternatively, injury to a key player, trouble off the field or unrest in the dressing room could see a side’s form dip and make the outright relegation odds worth playing.
Ultimately it’s about monitoring the odds, following results and latest Premier League predictions carefully and placing your bets at exactly the right moment.