The EPL 2015-2016 schedule has been released and on its heels we examine the EPL futures markets. Where are the best bets to be found in England's top flight?
EPL Futures 2015-2016 Odds
The sequence of 380 matches of the Barclay's Premier League have been released, along with the EPL futures across sports betting platforms. Chelsea, flush off a fifth domestic title in club history, emerges as the favorites to repeat as champions at +150 according to Bet365. (See Table 1 for a comprehensive serving of the 2015-2016 EPL Futures).
The Blues clinched the title in impressive fashion, beating 2013-2014 champions Manchester City to the prize by a full eight points. Not surprisingly, Man City are matched as the second favorites at Bet365 at +275 soccer odds.
Table 1: EPL Futures For The 2015-2016 Season
EPL Futures Reveal Four legitimate Contenders
By the soccer odds, it's clear there are only four legitimate contenders: Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Manchester United. All four are priced in the triple digit range across most sports betting platforms, including the three sports brokerages we're spotting in this article (See Table 1).
Liverpool have received a bit of attention as the fifth overall favorite, but priced a good distance off the chasing quartet they are quite long shot picks, as likely to win the title as quintessential long shots Watford are according to UK bookies.
Below we look at the best prices in EPL futures betting for each of the top five contenders and the corresponding bonuses each sportsbook has to offer soccer betors.
Chelsea +162 To Win Title at Paddy Power
Chelsea are the short-odds-on favorites across sports betting platforms to repeat as Premier League champions for a second consecutive seasons. The Blues have picked up two titles in the last five years (2009-2010 and 2014-2015). According to the three leading UK books highlighted in Table 1, the best odds are on offer with Paddy Power at 13/8 (2.62 or +162). So if the Jose Mourinho inspired Blues are your soccer pick, take them at +162 at Paddy Power.
Man City +275 To Win Title at Bet365, William Hill & Paddy Power
Across the board, Man City emerge as the second favorites. What's interesting to note, they are smack on at +275 soccer odds at most sportsbooks, including those we've spotted here. So as far as the two-time champions this side of the decade (2011-2012 and 2013-2014) goes, soccer bettors can be confident they'll find common soccer odds at their choice sportsbook.
Arsenal +450 To Win Title at Bet365, William Hill & Paddy Power
Just as with Man City, there seems to be a general sense of accord with Arsenal's chances to win the English Premier League. Not only do they emerge as the third overall favorites at UK sports brokerages, but most seem to have priced them at +450 future soccer odds to win it all. With Bet365, the current promotion includes opening an account and depositing £5 or more to qualify for a 100% bonus up to a maximum of £50.
Man United +500 To Win Title at Bet365 and William Hill
Man United are best priced with Bet365 and William Hill at +500 while Paddy Power are trading a Man U win at +450. Winners of nine titles since 1998-1999, Man U are always a side expected to factor in the Premier League outright winners market.
Liverpool +2500 To Win Title at Paddy Power
Liverpool round out the top five contenders list for the Premier League title, but at quadruple digits to pull off the feat the Reds have their work cut out for them. If the Reds are your choice soccer pick, Paddy Power's +2500 soccer odds in EPL futures betting markets represent one of the best price tags. While a $100 bet could yield a whopping £2500 in winnings (total payout of £2600 with the stake), even a £10 bet yields a cool £250. Not bad for a tenner, wouldn't you say.
So there you have it, the top five contenders currently trading in the sports betting market: Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool. Most likely, one of these five clubs will win the 2015-2016 EPL title. Whichever club is your choice soccer pick, be sure to use one of these sportsbooks or any other that is indexed on the green list with SBR.