Premier League Betting: Spurs the most profitable team for punters in 2021/2022
Wow, what a final day that was in the Premier League. We’ve just about recovered and now the dust has settled on what was a remarkable campaign, we’ve decided to look back on which teams have been the most, and least profitable to bet on in 2021/2022. The tables below show how much each team would have returned, had you backed them to win each game with a £10 win stake.
Top Three Most Profitable Premier League Teams
Spurs - +£140.30
Tottenham secured themselves a top-four finish on the final day of the season with an emphatic 5-0 win away at Norwich. After 38 matches the North London side come out as the most profitable team to bet on, and it’s mainly down to two big results which came against the champions. Manchester City were only beaten three times in the entire season, with the first of those coming on the opening weekend in the capital. Spurs came out 1-0 winners that day, managed by Nuno Santo, priced at 5/1 for the three points with most firms.
As February drew to a close the battles for the title and for the top-four heated up a little. Conte took his Spurs side to Manchester, where neutrals were treated to one of the best matches of the season. A brace from Harry Kane helped Tottenham to a 3-2 victory at the Etihad with bookmakers offering 10/1 on a Spurs win pre-match. Without these two victories against City, Spurs backers would have been looking at a loss this season based on a £10 win stake each game.
Crystal Palace - +£136.20
It’s been a good first season for Crystal Palace under the guidance of Patrick Viera. The Eagles finished 12th in the end but may count themselves a little unlucky not to have finished higher, with the Expected Points table showing they played well enough to earn a spot in the Europa League.
Palace saw off both Spurs and Arsenal at Selhurst Park, both when priced at around 3/1, although it’s their win against Manchester City which propels them up the profitability table drastically. Bet365 priced Palace at 18/1 pre-match before a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Conor Gallagher and Wilfried Zaha. The Eagles have now taken seven points out of a possible 12 from their last four league visits to the Etihad.
Wolves - +£78.20
Another manager who has just finished his first top-flight season in England as a manager is Bruno Lage at Wolves. His side earned themselves a 10th place finish but it was their results on the road that caught the eye this season.
More than half of their 15 victories came away from Molineux with the biggest prices on offer coming in wins away at Spurs (5/1) and Manchester United (5/1). That was their first win at Old Trafford since 1980 and other successes on the road such as Brighton (3/1) and Aston Villa (3/1), have all helped contribute to the £78.20 profit in 2021/2022.
Two of the bottom three teams in the profitability table were relegated from the Premier League this season, in Burnley and Norwich. Watford fared slightly better, ranking 15th thanks to a 4-1 home win against Manchester United when priced at 11/2. However, those who had backed the Canaries every game this season would have come out with the lowest total, looking at a £187.20 loss if backing with a £10 win stake.
Summary and trends to look out for
One team we feel we need to mention here is Manchester United. It’s been a shocking season at Old Trafford that was rounded off with a final day defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace. Traditionally over the history of the Premier League, United have been one of the most well supported teams in the betting, however, punters this season would have made a loss of a whopping £99.40 had they backed them every week!
It’s also interesting to see that despite both clubs having finished the campaign with over 90 points, both Manchester City and Liverpool only rank 7th and 8th in the profitability standings.
Backing against the big boys can certainly prove a profitable strategy and trying to highlight the games where they may slip up is an area that punters can find joy. Over the past three seasons Manchester City have lost 18 matches. Eight of those have come on home soil. This is in contrast to Liverpool who have just gone unbeaten at home in the league for the fourth time in the last five seasons!