The Premier League is the highest level of professional soccer in England and one of the most-watched sports leagues on the planet. Its season runs from August to May, with match days mostly concentrated on the weekends.
Most legal US sportsbooks keep close tabs on action in the Premier League, offering odds and multiple prop bets on every match among the league’s 20 teams. Read on for the latest comparisons of odds for spreads, moneylines and goal totals for upcoming matches in the English Premier League.
English Premier League odds
English Premier League matches
Saturday, April 1
Liverpool at Manchester City
Liverpool had its match against Fulham postponed last week, and after being eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid, it now has nothing but Premier League fixtures to focus on. But after losing to bottom-dwelling Bournemouth, Liverpool now sits sixth in the EPL table and will see any hope of finishing in the top four dim if it can’t come away with three points here.
Man City is still alive in the Champions League, which could mean a lot of extra matches to play as the team continues to chase Arsenal at the top of the table. It needs to win out to have a chance of closing that gap, and beating an inconsistent Liverpool side at home will be crucial to that.
Fulham at Bournemouth
Fulham had its match against Liverpool postponed for the sake of the FA Cup quarterfinal against Man United, which Fulham lost 3-1 after having Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off with a red card. Even more concerning was Mitrovic’s meltdown on the pitch, which included a shove of the referee that could potentially earn him a lengthy suspension.
Bournemouth lost by a score of 3-0 at Aston Villa last week. That makes it three losses in the team’s last four, and it remains smack in the middle of the bottom three, despite showing signs of life with that 1-0 win over Liverpool earlier in the month.
Wolverhampton Wanderers at Nottingham Forest
The Wolves lost what should have been a winnable home game against Leeds United last Saturday when their comeback momentum stalled in part due to an irresponsible tackle from Jonny Castro Otto, which led to a red card. They now sit 13th in the table.
Nottingham Forest, meanwhile, lost 2-1 at home against Newcastle and now looks to be in a battle to avoid relegation. Only two points separate it from two of the teams in the bottom three. Nottingham hasn’t won a match since early February.
Leicester City at Crystal Palace
Leicester played to a 1-1 draw with Brentford last Saturday, and now it’s one point out of the current relegation zone, but with West Ham and Bournemouth right behind. In the last month, the team has scored just two goals in EPL fixtures.
Crystal Palace suffered a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Arsenal on Sunday, just two days after sacking Patrick Vieira as manager. The Eagles have yet to win a match in 2023 and are now on a 13-game winless streak.
Leeds United at Arsenal
Leeds picked up an important and somewhat surprising 4-2 win over Wolverhampton last time out, which may prove to be a boost that puts some distance between it and the relegation zone. The team’s top scorer, Rodrigo Moreno, added another in stoppage time to close the door on the Wolves.
Arsenal demolished Crystal Palace last week for its sixth straight EPL win. It’s all alone at the top of the table for now, eight points ahead of Man City.
Brentford at Brighton
Brentford missed a good opportunity to pull into the top six with a 1-1 draw with Leicester City, a side that’s battling just to avoid relegation. Shandon Baptiste was sent off late in the match, and Mathias Jensen scored Brentford’s lone goal on a deflected shot.
Brighton smashed Grimsby Town in the FA Cup quarterfinals last weekend by a score of 5-0. The squad hasn’t lost since the mid-February defeat against Fulham, and here has a chance to pull into the top six with a win and a Liverpool loss or draw.
Aston Villa at Chelsea
Aston Villa got an easy 3-0 win over Bournemouth last Saturday, and the side now seems to have rebounded from February’s three-game losing skid. Hitting the road against Chelsea will be a test of whether the team can also beat those in the top half, rather than just the bottom-dwellers.
Chelsea, meanwhile, missed a good chance to pick up three points after letting Everton back in it late and had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home. Chelsea still has issues with injuries, though the situation seems to be slowly improving.
Sunday, April 2
Southampton at West Ham United
Southampton showed some fight in picking up a point with a 3-3 draw against Tottenham, but it’s still at the bottom of the table and looking at almost certain relegation if it can’t turn things around soon. The remaining schedule isn’t especially kind to the Saints, so this match is especially crucial.
West Ham is sitting in the relegation zone for now, but it still has a chance to pull out with a win over last-place Southampton. Last week’s match was postponed due to West Ham’s participation in the Europa Conference League, where it pulled off a one-sided 4-0 win.
Manchester United at Newcastle United
Man United is coming off a win over Fulham in the FA Cup quarterfinals, but it hasn’t won an EPL fixture in a little over a month, and its inconsistencies were on full display in a brutal 7-0 loss to Liverpool and a somewhat shocking draw with Southampton. The team is holding onto a spot in the top four for now, but not by much.
Newcastle is coming off a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest that has the team knocking on the door to the top five. Tottenham is only two points ahead now, so a win here before next week’s match with a struggling West Ham side could be huge.
Monday, April 3
Tottenham Hotspur at Everton
Tottenham let one slip through its fingers in a 3-3 draw with Southampton, currently the bottom team in the table. What seemed to be an almost guaranteed three points now has the team trying to fend off a surging Newcastle to stay in the top four.
Everton continues to show signs of life under Sean Dyche’s leadership, pulling off a stubborn 2-2 draw on the road against Chelsea. It’ll get a tougher test at home here, but the team has shown it’s not to be taken lightly.
EPL player props
There are multiple categories you can bet on regarding individual players in the Premier League. Some of the most common and popular prop bets are goal-scoring props, in which you can bet on a player to score one or more goals in a match. You can also typically bet on a specific player to score the first or last goal in an upcoming match.
In addition, many sportsbooks will offer odds on a specific player to receive a booking (meaning to be shown a yellow card by the referee in response to a foul) or to be sent off with a red card in an upcoming match.
To score the most goals
Some sportsbooks also offer odds on which player will end the season as the EPL’s top goalscorer. Current favorites in this category include Erling Haaland (), Harry Kane (), Marcus Rashford (), Ivan Toney () and Mohamed Salah ().
To give the most assists
Similar to the top goalscorer prop, you can also bet on which player will end the season with the most assists. Some favorites for this category include Kevin De Bruyne (), Bukayo Saka () and Mohamed Salah ()
EPL futures odds
You can also bet on where in the overall league table a given team will finish the season. One important difference between the EPL and many American sports leagues is that the Premier League does not finish the season with playoffs. A team wins the championship simply by finishing the regular season at the top of the standings.
But winning the Premier League isn’t the only option for team futures. For teams higher up in the table, sportsbooks will often offer odds on the team to either win the league or finish anywhere in the top four, top six or top half of the league. For teams lower down in the table, sportsbooks may offer odds on that team to be relegated at the end of the season.
To finish in the top four
Finishing in the top four of the Premier League is important to teams because it qualifies them to play in the UEFA Champions League, which is typically very lucrative for EPL clubs and can also possibly help them in signing top players. Currently, among the teams favored to finish in the top four are Arsenal (), Manchester United () and Tottenham Hotspur ().
To finish in the top six
Finishing in the top six is also an important metric because it qualifies teams to participate in the UEFA Europa League. This is a less prestigious and less lucrative tournament than the Champions League, but it’s still a potential boost for EPL clubs and for some indicates a rise through the ranks. Notable teams favored to achieve this include Newcastle United () and Liverpool (), among others.
To finish in the top or bottom half
For teams on the bubble, or stuck somewhere between the top and the bottom of the league, a popular betting option is to wager on a certain team to finish in the top half or the bottom half of the league. The EPL has 20 teams, which separates nicely into two halves and can be seen as the difference between being one of the league’s stronger or weaker clubs.
Currently, teams like Brentford () and Aston Villa () are among the interesting betting options here.
To be relegated
In the EPL, relegation is the price teams pay for finishing in the bottom three. The Premier League represents the highest level of professional soccer in England. After each season, the three worst teams in the Premier League are relegated to the second-tier EFL Championship, while the three top teams in the Championship are promoted to the Premier League.
Moving down in leagues can have dire financial consequences for clubs, so it’s a fate teams want to avoid. This in turn helps raise the stakes even in late-season matches between bottom-dwelling teams, because even those clubs that know they have no chance of winning the league or finishing in the top six are still motivated to avoid relegation. Currently, teams like Bournemouth (), Southampton () and Leeds United () appear to be in danger of relegation.
Types of EPL bets
For each match in the EPL, sportsbooks typically offer a spread and moneyline odds for each team, as well as odds on the match to end in a draw, which is not uncommon in the EPL. You can also bet on the total number of goals both teams will combine to score in a match.
If the spread for a certain team is +1.5, that means a bet on that team would be successful if the team either loses by only one goal or wins by any margin. If the spread is -1.5, it means the team would need to win by two or more goals, and any other result would mean an unsuccessful bet. The moneyline offers odds on a straight victory by any margin, while the goal total sets a number of combined goals that the two teams will score, allowing bettors to wager on the final score being over or under that number.
You can also usually bet all three categories by first or second half. Many sportsbooks also offer other game props such as odds on which team will score first and/or last, as well as whether the game will include a red card or a penalty kick.
For each match, there are usually also various player props, offering odds on which player will score a goal or receive a yellow or red card.
Recent EPL champions and league odds history
Manchester City is the reigning champion of the English Premier League, having won the title the past two seasons and four of the last five. Man City opened as the favorite to win it all in both of the last two seasons, with Liverpool, the only other team to win an EPL title since 2017, not far behind. Liverpool finished as the runner-up last season and has ended in the top three in each of the last three seasons.
Historically, Manchester United still holds the record for most championships in top-flight English soccer history with 20. Liverpool is right behind with 19, and Arsenal has 13.
English Premier League FAQ
- Can I bet on EPL matches?
Yes. Most legal US sportsbooks offer odds on every English Premier League match.
- What are some popular EPL bets?
Point spreads and moneylines tend to be the most popular, but you can also bet on total goals or on the match to end as a draw.
- How does the EPL differ from major American sports leagues?
One major difference is that an EPL match can end in a draw, which happens with some frequency. There is no overtime, so if the teams are tied at the end of regulation, the game is a draw, and both teams receive one point in the standings. Usually around 23% of EPL matches end in draws each season.
There are also no playoffs in the EPL. Teams win the championship by finishing at the top of the table at the end of the season. Points determine the standings, with the winning team of each match receiving three points and both teams receiving one point for a draw. A losing team receives zero points.