The relegation battle in the Premier League always attracts considerable sports betting interest, and this season is no exception. There are a number of teams that have been dragged into the relegation fight, and with so few points between them it is difficult for sports betting fans to make the right call, when it comes to placing their bets.
Many prefer to bet on a side just outside of the favourites, because the odds for such teams are longer – thus offering the chance of a better financial return if the bet comes up trumps. One such team this year is Aston Villa, currently placed two spots above the dreaded bottom three, but in serious trouble following a run of disastrous results over the festive season. The fifteen goals conceded in three matches has also done their goal difference no good, and the precarious state of their position is reflected in the 13/8 odds on them. They could represent a decent bet for those who want something more potentially rewarding than going for one of the favourites.
However if you prefer to play it a little more safe, then one of the sides currently in the bottom three, might make a good bet. For example, QPR, who have suffered a truly appalling first half of the season, have won only two matches all season, and have a squad full of overpaid, underperforming mercenaries. Barring major reconstructive surgery in the January window, it will be hard for QPR to stay up again (even with the recently signed Loic Remy) – and the odds on them are around 4/9 at most sports betting sites.
Of course if you don’t fancy risking it on a longer odds bet, and find a short odds one too unrewarding, you may prefer to get your fix of football betting elsewhere. Fans of betting will surely be aware of the recent rise in online casinos alongside that of the bookies, which means you can now play any casino game – blackjack, roulette and more, without having to dress up and make your way down to the strip. One of the quirky football games available at online casinos is Soccer Safari, a world cup game based around animals playing in the jungle (Play here) – may suit you better. If you’re completely at your wits end after following the football then you could also take a seat at one of the many poker tables and try to beat the dealer. Indeed the likes of Paul Lambert and Harry Redknapp are probably wishing they could swap some of their current squads for the lion and rhino players in Soccer Safari.