While football as a whole has become the most popular sport for online gamblers in recent years, the Premiership offers a range of unique bets that make it stand out on its own for those who enjoy a bet on any aspect of a football match.
Amongst those unique wagers is that annual bet that involves speculation as to which manager will be the first to leave their post. As a general rule, the most likely candidates are those whose teams are struggling in the first few weeks of the season but this isn`t always the case, as evidenced by the shock departure of Martin O`Neill from Aston Villa last season.
However, if you are going to place a bet on the `sack race` as it`s called, you might want to consider managers of the newly promoted teams such as Norwich City, QPR and Swansea City but bosses of top sides could be in danger too. If, for example, Roberto Mancini has a poor start with Manchester City, he could find that his position comes under threat from his impatient owners.
Now that the top four teams in the Premiership have an opportunity to represent England in the Champions League, it`s become popular to bet on who those top four teams may be. At the end of last season, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal occupied those slots and many gamblers will be looking at the current set of odds and speculating as to what will happen at the end of 2011-12.
If you`re looking for any tips, then Arsenal could be the ones under threat for next season as manager Arsene Wenger struggles to hold on to his star players Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. If either of those two were to leave the club, it could be that Liverpool move up to claim that fourth spot.
Outside of those bets, there are many wagers that can be applied to any game played anywhere in the world and betting on the result of a single match remains popular in the Premiership. This is the simplest form of bet but it can be made even simpler by taking away the draw as an option. This is called a draw no bet and if the scores are level after ninety minutes, your initial stake is refunded.
Betting in play is a great new innovation which has grown steadily in popularity over recent years. This form of betting really tests your skill as a soccer analyst and you have to think really quickly once a game has kicked off as you try to predict how the match will unfold.
While betting in play isn`t exclusive to the Premiership, the vast number of televised games at this level makes the Premier League more attractive for those who like to place a bet once a game has kicked off.
Elsewhere, you can now bet on virtually every aspect of a premiership match from the first or last goal scorer to the number of red and yellow cards in any game.
Betting on Premiership football is more popular than it`s ever been and with plenty of live football streaming around, it`s possible to enhance your enjoyment of a televised match and hopefully turn your betting activities into a very lucrative hobby..