English Premier League Soccer Betting

August 16th, 2010

Well the 2010-11 Premier League is off and running after the first games kicked off this weekend, and what a surprise to see Chelsea sitting at the top of the ladder already!

Avid soccer betting fans will be delighted with the return of the Premier League to online bookies such as Ladbrokes.com.au, and many will certainly have gained a few bucks over the weekend.

The newly promoted Blackpool travelled to the DW Stadium to play Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon, and surged to the top of the ladder after a sublime performance.

It was the first time since 1971 Blackpool had played at the top level, but they didn’t appear even slightly out of place as they managed a huge 4-0 win. Perhaps an early punt on them to do well overall this season at Ladbrokes.com.au is in order!

Defending champions Chelsea proved why it is they are so successful when they hosted newly promoted West Bromwich Albion late on Saturday. They clocked up a huge six goals and kept a clean sheet to secure their place back at the top of the ladder after the opening weekend.

However there is still one match to go – and that takes place tonight in England when Manchester United hosts Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are the hot favourites for the win at $1.22 with Ladbrokes.com.au, while Newcastle have long odds of $14. Wayne Rooney is at $4 to be the first goal scorer although he hasn’t managed a goal in either the red of United or England since March.

United will look to get their season off to a flying start and head to the top of the table. Although that means winning by six goals, and they are at $151 to do so with Ladbrokes.com.au – perhaps a worthwhile punt!