Since the middle of March, the various pitches of England’s top men’s soccer clubs have been silent. That changed Wednesday, and for that reason, US sportsbooks offer Premier League odds again.
BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, and other sports betting apps are resplendent with futures, lines on matches, live bets, props, spreads, and totals for the EPL. One of those is running a special contest just for “The Beautiful Game.”
Premier League odds good for FanDuel’s soccer tournament
As domestic leagues MLS and the NWSL prepare to play tournaments in Florida and Utah, respectively, FanDuel Sportsbook has started a “soccer tournament” of its own. Bettors in Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia can participate online.
The tournament is ongoing and runs through the rest of the month. The top 100 players in the standings split a pool worth $20,000 in site credit. The top prize is $6,000 in FanDuel rewards.
After opting into the promotion, simply place a wager of at least $10 on any bet in FanDuel’s soccer category. Parlay wagers are eligible as well. For each soccer bet you win, you earn points toward your total in the standings.
Point values correspond to the odds on the wagers you place. For example, bets with lines of -199 to -105 earn a point. The maximum point value is 25, which is for wagers with lines of +1,906 and above.
While bettors already participating in this tournament have been trying to score with Bundesliga and La Liga wagers, the return of the EPL opens up the options. The Premier League odds for this weekend’s matches are attractive regardless of which sportsbook you choose.
Breaking down the Premier League odds for this weekend
Saturday and Sunday boast seven matches that will put 14 EPL clubs back on the pitch in live action, albeit without spectators, for the first time in months. Although it’s hard to know how playing in empty stadiums will affect the clubs, BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel have done their best to handicap the matches. All times listed are EST.
Watford v. Leicester, 7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 20, NBCSN
Before the suspension of the 2019-20 EPL season, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was having a Golden Boot-caliber campaign. Bettors will see if he can continue his assault against a Watford club desperate to save itself from relegation. DraftKings Sportsbook has Vardy +700 to score at least two goals in the match or for the more conservative bettor, +120 to score once. Expect Leicester to add to its point total and keep the pressure on Manchester City in this one.
Brighton v. Arsenal, 10 a.m., Saturday, June 20, NBCSN
Arsenal is firmly in safety for the 2019-20 season but Brighton and Hove Albion’s situation isn’t so secure. If Brighton can get its disappointing offense into gear in this one, three points would be stellar for the club’s cause. In what could be a defensive match, the totals markets at BetMGM look tantalizing. Taking the under on a line of 0.5 goals for the whole match currently pays out +700 with the same line for the first half only sitting at +175.
West Ham v. Wolves, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20, NBC
This is a classic match of two teams who are equally desperate for points but for very different reasons. Wolverhampton looks to jockey into Europa League position while West Ham United seeks safety. BetMGM has a special on this match, offering boosted odds of +300 on both teams to score and over 3.5 goals in the match total. West Ham has the longest three-way moneyline odds of any club in action Saturday at all three aforementioned sports betting apps.
Bournemouth v. Palace, 2:45 p.m., Saturday, June 20, Gold/Peacock
A suspect Bournemouth defense meets an underachieving Crystal Palace offense, which is why this match is so close at the books. BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel all have Bournemouth as a slight road favorite, currently sitting at +145, +150, and +155 on a three-way moneyline, respectively. Saturday’s last match could be the best candidate for extra time.
Newcastle v. Sheffield United, 9 a.m., Sunday, June 21, NBCSN
Sheffield still has UEFA Champions League ambitions this season and its first test is a Newcastle club that struggled to find the back of the net before the break. DraftKings has a very tempting line of +950 on over 2.5 goals for Sheffield in this one. Although Sheffield hasn’t necessarily been an offensive juggernaut this season, that might be a line too good to pass up.
Aston Villa v. Chelsea, 11:15 a.m., Sunday, June 21, NBCSN
Recent form isn’t a strong point for either of these clubs, so the break may have done both of them some good. Aston Villa comes into this match as the biggest three-way moneyline underdog of the weekend, setting Chelsea up nicely to hold on to its UEFA bid. FanDuel has many options in its Correct Score market for this match, ranging from +800 on Chelsea 1-0 to +3800 on Chelsea 4-2. FanDuel also has a line of +390 on Chelsea -2 in a three-way spread.
Everton v. Liverpool, 2 p.m., Sunday, June 21, NBC
For Liverpool, three points on Sunday would be a huge step toward the championship. BetMGM has several “Star Player” specials on this match. Those lines include lines of +275 on either Roberto Fimino or Sadio Mane to outscore Everton by themselves. BetMGM also offers odds of +900 on Mohamed Salah to score from outside the box or with a header. This match could be the start of Liverpool’s victory lap.
Clever bettors might also want to take a victory lap after taking advantage of these and other Premier League odds this weekend. The EPL is back and thus, some of the best soccer betting in the world is as well.