Date: 12th September 2018 at 1:15pm
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Want to make the premier league all the more exciting, while at the same time potentially earning a little cash?

Then why not bet on the season ahead? That way you can increase the stakes literally, and potentially turn something you enjoy into a way to earn some pocket money. If you know your football and you know how to make savvy predictions, then this is a great way to profit from your hobby!

In this post, we will look at some of the top tips and best advice for premier league betting during the coming season.

Find the Best Betting Site

The first thing you need to do, is to find a betting site or a bookie that you want to place a bet with. These days, betting online is often an easier way to go about it, as that will let you place as many bets as you like from the comfort of your home. Often these sites offer better rates and pay outs too, seeing as they don’t have the overheads of a highstreet bookies.

Don’t just stick with one bookmaker though. Shop around and look for different options. That’s another reason to do your betting online, as it means you can much more easily compare the rates from multiple different companies and see them side-by-side without feeling pressured into choosing one or the other.

This way, you can find the site willing to offer you the very best odds. A great site for finding the best betting sites is

Go Long

Now you have the betting site, the next thing to do is to look at the games, the teams, etc. What are your predictions going to be for the league?

We recommend that you go long where possible. Look for those lower odds and bet smaller amounts of money. This will allow you to avoid spending crippling amounts while potentially still winning big. While a bit of added tension is always fun when watching the game, this has a limit: it’s not fun to watch a game with your mortgage hanging in the balance! Find the teams that you think will outperform expectations, look for games where the outcome seems pre-ordained.

That said, if you want to go pro, then you can always use spread betting. That means creating a portfolio of sorts including short and long odds – using ‘sure thing’ wins in order to absorb the cost of longer odds and vice versa.

But that also brings us to the most important tip of all: know when to call it quits!

Know Your Football

Knowing your football is what will ultimately make a lot of difference. The more you watch football, the more you’ll get to learn not only what works and what doesn’t on paper, but also how to get a feel for a game. You’ll develop a ‘gut instinct’ based on watching countless games, and this will help you to pick up on subtle cues – like the mood of the manager.

This is something you can’t fake, it comes from loving the beautiful game, reading about it, watching it, and living it.

Make sites like The Telegraph a staple in your reading, and try to source conflicting views and opinions to avoid bias that could ultimately lead to your making the wrong calls.

Bet on Your Home Team

If you are a loyal fan of your home team, then you are in a fantastic position to make a killing online. Why? Because as someone who has gone to every home game, who owns a season ticket, and who has been there since the beginning… you are uniquely qualified to predict how your team is going to perform going forward.

Now, you shouldn’t allow your personal bias to get in the way here. Betting against your own team is no fun, and can actually ruin your enjoyment of the game. Betting for your team when they aren’t doing well on the other hand is just dumb!

But looking out for those moments when you and your fellow fans know that you’re about to exceed expectations… that’s when to get involved!

Read Predictions

An extension of this is to make sure you read premier league predictions and commentary. The Manchester Evening News for instance recently reported on Neymar’s prediction for the season’s premier league. He believed that Manchester United would out-perform predictions of pundits – whereas his predictions for Liverpool weren’t so favourable.

Should you take these predictions as gospel? Of course not! But by absorbing as many of these opinions as possible, you’ll be in the best position to make up your own mind. Remember, players are likely to have ideas and information that we aren’t privy too. They are living this, they are ‘on the ground’ as it were. Even if they might be biased in some instances, they do have a different kind of insight.

Talk to as many people as possible, read as much as you can, and immerse yourself in the game. The more you do that, the better you will be at making calls.