Given the poor performances of English clubs for all too long in the Champions League, it is impossible to claim that the Premier League is the best league in the world. However, whilst the quality in La Liga is undeniable, the excitement the Premier League offers is unparalleled.
Our favourite way to make watching the Premier League even more exciting is with a bet or two. Betting on the Premier League is undoubtedly massive business. For many fans it is a big part of their weekend and all part of the football experience.
Whether you like to bet on your own side, or would never dream of doing so; whether you normally bet big on one or two singles; or whether you love a small stakes acca with the chance of a huge pay-off, there are almost limitless options when it comes to having a punt on the football.
Of course, choosing what to bet on is the hardest part of all this. For most punters betting on football – or anything else for that matter – should mainly be about fun. A bet is a great way to add a little extra excitement or interest to a game. If you make a few quid so be it but for the vast majority of those that bet on footy it would be unwise to view their bets as a money-making scheme.
One of our favourite bets is a double that includes your team to win and their main rivals to lose. So, for example, if you are a Man United fan, how about a bet on United to win and City to lose? If things go to plan you get to enjoy the perfect weekend of football AND have some extra cash in your pocket too.
Of course, some punters go the other way and actually back against their own team. It somehow feels wrong but there is no doubting that it can act as insurance and a handy emotional hedge. Okay, your team may have got beaten by a side that hasn’t won away from home all season but at least you have an extra £100 in your pocket to soften the blow!
Whatever type of bet you fancy, doing your own research and picking your own bets is probably the most rewarding way to go about things. That said, following someone else’s football betting tips for the weekend can often be a quicker and easier option.
There are loads of sites offering tips, and you no doubt have a friend who thinks they can beat the bookies and is always handy with a tip or two. These tips can be a great way to confirm what you already thought. Alternatively, if you didn’t agree with the tips and were all set to back something else you may discover some valid arguments against your initial instincts.
No matter how you decide to go about placing and picking your bets, we wish you the best of luck. As the old saying goes, it’s a funny old game, and all too often it produces some funny old results.