With the 2017/18 English Premier League season now in full swing, there is a clutch of big games during December which will go a long way in sorting the wheat from the chaff at both ends of the table.
As things stand, there is a stale look to the ‘Outright Betting’ markets for the Premier League, simply because it looks as though Manchester City are away and gone.
Unbeaten in 15 games with 14 victories so far, Pep Guardiola’s City are yet to skip a beat. Remarkably, their main striker Sergio Aguero has only netted 9 of their 46 goals in the top flight this season, with Harry Kane and the lightning hot Mo Salah bossing the Premier League ‘Golden Boot’ race on double figures already.
The Blues have been helped no end by the emergence of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus as top class attacking midfielders / strikers in their own right.
City rivals Manchester United are also playing some seriously good football this season and have won 11 of their 15 matches, yet sit still sit 8 points off the leaders, who are loking good things to lift the trophy at the end of the season barring a complete disaster.
If you want to spice up your weekend’s football bets why not place a bet on a Premier league game with Freebets.co.uk. One way to do that is by betting on the ‘Specials’ markets with your favourite bookmakers online; or maybe even try out a new bookie and grab yourself a free welcome bet to boot.
Take SkyBet’s special football betting markets on Arsenal for example – they currently offer ‘Arsenal To Finish Higher Than’ betting odds.
The first is their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur where Arsenal are 8/13 (1.63) to finish ahead of Spurs with the Gunners currently sitting 3 points ahead of them as things stand.
Second in this market at 11/8 (2.38) is Liverpool, who are in fourth place, a point above Arsenal. However, Arsenal and fourth place is a bit of a magnet pairing in recent years and as well as Liverpool are doing now, they could be over-reliant on the fitness of Mohamed Salah, so don’t be surprised to see that 11/8 bet land comfortably.
Next up in the market of four is fellow Londoners Chelsea at 5/2 (3.50), which will obviously be a little more difficult to catch. The West Londoners have shipped three losses already, but are starting to find some real form at just the right time and Arsenal will have to enjoy a serious run of results just to get on terms with the Blues, let alone go ahead of them.
Catching Manchester United is the 5/1 outsider bet, but the odds of 11/8 about Arsenal finishing ahead of Liverpool is a very tempting bet.
So while the ‘Outright Winner’ market for the Premier League might have a ‘no-play’ look to it, there is are plenty of other football betting opportunities for you to look out for, along with a wide range of pre-match markets such as “First Goalscorer” and Scorecasts.
Use your imagination and shop around the more obscure markets and you can unearth some real value bets to spice up your Christmas football betting.