Soccer Picks: Premier League Prop Betting Options

Mike Richardson

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:52 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013 6:52 PM UTC

While the Red Devils are clearly in the driver's seat, let's look at some prop betting options that might help us cash in with the final standings.

Just because Manchester United are a ridiculous 1/200 to lift the Premier League and it’s not worth betting on anybody else to do it, doesn't mean that there's not plenty of chances to place soccer picks (and to win money) in the English Premier League as it goes into its final quarter.

I'll mention it just for the sake of totality, but you should know that you can win big money by betting on the winner of this season's English Premier League, provided Manchester United don't win it. Manchester City, the team currently sitting in the silver medal place are a massive 84/1 to retain the title they won in such spectacular fashion on the last day of last season, while third placed Chelsea are a massive 500/1 to retain the title they won so many years ago.

All about the Manchester

The first thing that is worth betting on is Manchester United’s winning margin. The shortest soccer odds currently on them winning by between 13 and 15 points is 5/2, but I think Manchester City will make up a little bit of ground and you should bet on the champions elect winning by between 10 and 12 points which is available at 3/1. If you want to be mean about it and think that City will fall to pieces while United just go on and on and on and on and you can pick up odds of 13/2 on them winning by 19 or more points. If you love excitement you can always bet on them winning by goal difference which is at 80/1, but I can't see United dropping five games this season.

There is the always reliable Champions League top four finishes to look at.

It's no surprise that betting on Manchester united to finish in the top four has been suspended by the bookmakers, but it's worth noting that Manchester City are as low as 1/500 with Ladbrokes to finish in the top four.

If you hate City you might want to have a spite bet and back them not to finish in the top four, but regardless of what happens I can't see three sides (as well as Manchester United) finishing higher up the league then them this term.

The usual suspects of Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool are all in contention for a top four spot, after taking three points more than Spurs last weekend Chelsea are looking pretty safe at 2/9 to be a top four team, while Tottenham are looking ever so slightly shaky at 5/6 while Arsenal are keeping themselves in contention at 6/5.

Everton are in a little bit of a blip and are at 10/1, Liverpool very much make up the numbers and run as high as 22/1, which is a blind faith bet if ever I heard one. If you want a laugh out loud bet why not bet on West Brom to make in the top four at 400/1 or even hysterical roll around on the floor bet in Swansea sneaking into a Champions League finish at 1000/1.

Top promoted side

Looking at the odds on the newly promoted side who finishes highest there's no point betting and Redding even at 66/1 West Ham looked to have it sorted at ¼. But if you want to have something to get excited about at the end of the season and you're a Southampton fan, and you don't think they're going to be involved in the relegation scrap bet on them finishing above West Ham which is at 5/2.

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