2020 EPL Odds: Odds to Win the FA Cup

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It took a little longer than planned, but after 30 years of waiting, a few months more wasn’t going to spoil the party. Liverpool have finally won the English Premier League, their first league title since 1990; beating Crystal Palace 4-0 on June 24 was enough to seal the deal. Can Liverpool do it again in 2021? According to Bovada’s EPL betting lines at press time, the Reds are only second-favorites at +135, behind Manchester City at even money.

Ah, yes: Manchester City. The 2019-20 campaign has been an absolute disaster for the Sky Blues, at least off the pitch. Man City are a healthy second on the Premiership table, but that won’t be enough to make the Champions League next year, thanks to the penalties they were handed by UEFA for cooking the books. Life could be worse: City did win their third straight EFL Cup back in March, and if the EPL lines are any guide, their chances of adding some more hardware look pretty good.

 

EPL Odds Breakdown

Now that the odds to win the EPL are off the board, our attention turns to the FA Cup – the most important domestic tournament in the world. We’re down to the last four teams, and with Liverpool having already crashed out in the fifth round, the Citizens are the team to beat:

 

1. Manchester City: –165 EPL Odds

It’s been a relatively easy ride for Manchester City. They beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the fifth round, then returned from the coronavirus break to down Newcastle United 2-0 in the quarter-finals. Next up will be Arsenal; their semi-final at Wembley is scheduled for Saturday, July 18 at 2:45 PM ET on ESPN+.

 

2. Chelsea: +400 EPL Odds

The Blues avoided drawing Manchester City for the semi-finals, but they still have a tough opponent coming up in Manchester United. They’ll meet at Wembley on Sunday, July 19 at 1 PM ET. At least Chelsea are battle-tested, having eliminated Liverpool in the fifth round and a very competitive Leicester City side in the quarter-finals.

 

3. Manchester United: +400 EPL Odds

Scraping by as usual, Manchester United needed extra time to put away Norwich City 2-1 in the quarter-finals, on a goal by centre-back and new club captain Harry Maguire. The Red Devils have defeated Chelsea in their two last meetings, once in the Premiership and once in the Carabao Cup – both times at Stamford Bridge.

 

4. Arsenal: +1200 EPL Odds

2019-20 has been an even bigger nightmare for Arsenal than it has been for Manchester City. But they’ve had some success under new head coach Mikel Arteta, and beat Sheffield United 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals. Now they have to beat Man City, who breezed to a 3-0 victory over them when they came back from the break on June 17.

 

*Odds as of July 06, 2020

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How to Bet on English Premier League Soccer 

Betting on soccer or football in Europe is a global phenomenon unlike any other. If you’re used to betting on soccer, you have most of the tools you need to bet on the beautiful game. But there are some key differences from American sports to keep in mind. Here are the different ways you can bet on English Premier League (AKA EPL) at Bovada Sportsbook.

EPL Spread Betting

The point spread is the most popular way to bet on NFL and NBA games. It works much the same way in soccer, taking a match between two teams and turning the betting result into as much of a coin flip as possible by requiring the favorite to win by a specified number of goals. Here is an example of the favorite needing to win by at least 0.5 goals for their bets to payout:

Manchester City F.C.  –0.5 (+115)

Chelsea F.C. +0.5 (–145)

Unlike with most North American sports, soccer traditionally shows the home team at the top instead of the bottom when posting EPL odds. Manchester City are the home side in this case, and they’re the favorites, as seen by their spread with the negative sign. In order to pay out, Manchester City have to beat Chelsea by more than 0.5 goals – which means any victory. The underdog Chelsea, on the other hand, can either draw or win outright to cover the spread.

The numbers in parentheses show the payouts for each side, using the American odds format. If Manchester City covers, they’ll pay out at +115, meaning you’ll get $115 for every $100 wagered (smaller and larger multiples are allowed). If Chelsea covers, their –145 payout means you’ll get $100 for every $145 wagered.

EPL Moneyline Betting

For a more throwback approach, the moneyline allows you to bet on all three possible outcomes in a soccer match: Team A winning, Team B winning, and the draw. Here’s how these odds might look at Bovada:

Manchester City F.C. +110

Chelsea F.C. +200

Draw +260

Use the point spread example to calculate the potential payouts for each of these outcomes. Note that the 3-way moneyline in soccer refers to the score at the end of regulation; if they go to extra time and one team wins, it’s still considered a draw for betting.

EPL Totals

Just like the other major sports in North America, you can bet on the two teams combining to score OVER or UNDER a certain number of goals that is decided by the oddsmaker. Look at the example below:

Manchester City F.C. O 3.0 (+110)

Chelsea F.C. U 3.0 (–140)

It doesn’t actually matter which team is listed at the top here – the important thing is that they have to score OVER or UNDER three goals to pay out at the prices listed in parentheses. The OVER side is always on top; we include the “O” here at Bovada to help you read the soccer odds. If the two teams in this example happen to score exactly three goals, it’s a “push” and all bets are returned. This can also happen in spread betting when the spread is a whole number like 1.0 goals or 2.0 goals.

EPL Live Betting

For an extra dose of fun, try betting on EPL games while they’re in progress. You can bet on the final outcome, and you can bet on specific events occurring throughout the game, like which team will score the next goal, and whether a certain player will find the back of the net. Tap or click the LIVE button at the top-left of your screen when you’re viewing the odds at Bovada, and you’ll see which games are available for live betting.

Congratulations. You now have all of the information you need to start betting on English Premier League Soccer at Bovada. To find out more, consult our soccer FAQ and Help guides, browse the ever-growing collection of articles in our vault, and feel free to contact Customer Service 24/7 if you have any other questions. We’ll see you on the pitch.

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