While this summer has provided lots of betting avenues for soccer fans, things are about to heat up even more with domestic leagues getting underway.
The most popular is the English Premier League, or EPL, which consists of 20 of England’s best club teams.
With the season starting on Friday, West Virginia sportsbooks are prepared with more than enough betting options.
Other countries feature exciting markets to wager on through teams in La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga, but nothing quite compares to the EPL. Many measure the soccer league against the NFL because of the amount of parity throughout.
Of course, there are certain favorites who seem to always be near the top of the odds as each season begins. Clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool are typically vying for the league title.
Those in the Mountain State can find plenty of exciting markets based around the EPL. Besides taking a future on a team to win it all, WV online sportsbooks include a lot more options, like team and player props.
English Premier League Odds At WV Sportsbooks
Betting on team futures for who will lift the trophy is the most common preseason wager, so we’ll start there.
Manchester City is the favorite to repeat as champions according to DraftKings WV. The online sportsbook shows it at -139 to finish the season atop the table once again.
City took the crown last year thanks to an incredible campaign. Despite starting off a little slow, it dominated its way to 27 wins and 86 points for the season.
Chelsea owns the second-best odds following two straight years of placing fourth. It did so a year ago with 67 points, narrowly edging out Leicester City.
The Blues added several key players to their roster during the transfer window, including Belgian star Romelu Lukaku. His move from Inter Milan was made official on Thursday.
The club is available to wager on at +450 to win the Premier League.
Liverpool is next up, listed at +550 on DraftKings. After its magical run in 2020, it finished the season in third last year.
United rounds out the usual suspects with odds of +700 to take the title. Manchester finished second last season for its best result since 2018.
Bettors taking one of these clubs to win the league can also slightly hedge their wager by taking them to place in the top four. Each of them is a sizable favorite to do so:
- Manchester City -1667
- Chelsea -400
- Liverpool -360
- Manchester United -305
As we’ve seen in the past, anything is possible during any given soccer match. This leaves the door open for an underdog to provide some quality value you can take advantage of.
Leicester shocked everyone back in 2016, but it’s solidified itself as a contender of late. It finished in fifth in each of the last two years, securing a spot in the Europa tournament.
The club is grouped with Arsenal and Tottenham at +5000 to win the league.
While that might be slightly far-fetched, Leicester could certainly be in the discussion for the top four at +400, or even the top six at +100.
EPL Props And Futures
Most Goals By Team
WV sportsbooks are littered with player props for the upcoming season, but they also feature various team markets.
One of the more popular markets is determining which team will lead the league in goals scored.
At DraftKings, City is a sizable favorite to take this at -250. That is mostly because the majority of its roster is back and it performed particularly well last season.
Manchester City scored 10 more goals, with 83, than its rival in United, in second place.
Only five other sides besides these two tallied at least 60 goals during the campaign.
Liverpool (+500), United (+700) and Chelsea (+800) are the only ones in the same ballpark in terms of odds.
Two teams off the mainstream radar who scored a bunch are Leeds United and West Ham. Both clubs buried 62 goals last season and are offered at +10000 and +25000, respectively.
Team Futures By Location
DraftKings offers an interesting market where you can decide the best EPL team from each geographic location.
Currently, it allows you to bet on the best team from London, the Midlands and the North West.
The online sportsbook has the following odds in place at the moment:
- Chelsea -400
- Arsenal +600
- Tottenham +600
- West Ham +2000
- Crystal Palace +15000
- Brentford +20000
- Watford +20000
- Leicester City -240
- Aston Villa +275
- Wolves +700
- Manchester City -250
- Liverpool +400
- Manchester United +400
- Everton +8000
- Leeds United +8000
Betting On Premier League Top Goal Scorer
BetMGM WV also has bettors in the state covered with EPL odds.
Beyond betting on team options, the online sportsbook has some markets for individual players, too.
Based on the odds, it appears that the race for the top goal scorer this year is likely down to three candidates.
Despite possibly being on the move, Tottenham’s Harry Kane is the favorite at +325. He’s closely followed by Mo Salah at +350 and Lukaku with odds of +450.
This market could provide the opportunity to cash in on one of the long shots. There are several capable players available after the top few. BetMGM has the following odds posted right now:
- Timo Werner +1700
- Diogo Jota +1900
- Raheem Sterling +1900
- Sadio Mane +1900
- Bruno Fernandes +2000
- Gabriel Jesus +2000
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang +2000