Betting on who will win the Premier League this season

Betting on the Premier League is a past-time enjoyed by many fans, adding not only the possibility of a monetary reward, but also extra excitement. One of the toughest bets to place though can be the title winner, you only have to look at last season to see why. This is a double-edged sword however, as gambling has taken on many new advantages with the rise of the internet.

Betters can now place a bet at any time they like as soon as the idea hits, or if the choice appears to be too tough they can take advantage of the main alternative of online casinos. Many, such as are also trying to sneak into the sports industry as well, with numerous sports themed slots games now available. The football ones you can choose from, such as Soccer Safari will keep users happy on the football side, whilst still providing the chance of gambling.

And of course there is a huge amount of variety at the online casinos – the internet has allowed these companies to provide a choice of casino games that equals that of most land-based casinos, with poker, blackjack and roulette wheels all available and with the added advantage of being able to place bets for free to get any much-needed practice in. Aspects such as these could well tempt fans away from the sports betting sites – which remain the way in which most football fans combine their love of the game and of a flutter, as they wager on issues like which team will win the Premier League.

In recent seasons this has proven to be a rather difficult thing to predict, as last season in particular produced the kinds of twists and turns that would seem ridiculous in a Hollywood movie. This time around Manchester United have established an impressive seven point advantage over their main rivals Manchester City – arguably the pre-season favourites – but then at various points last season both of these teams held similar leads.

The safest bet at the moment would surely be on United to regain their title, because it would be unthinkable for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men to throw away such an advantage for the second season in a row.

But then again, United are still displaying the vulnerability in defence that proved so costly to them last year, and they also have the added distraction of the Champions League that City do not have to worry about. Will these two factors help to swing things back towards the blue half of the city in the second half?

Certainly putting a bet on City to retain their title is risky, but far from being a crazy bet to place. Indeed the real dark horse bet would be on Chelsea to take advantage of the problems of the two Manchester sides and steal the title.


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