Excitement is mounting among football fans across the globe as they count down the days until the start of the 2019/20 season. The Premier League begins on Friday night as Liverpool host Norwich at Anfield, and then there are some massive games over the weekend to look forward to. Over the following couple of weeks, the action will get underway in Spain, Italy, Germany and France. Now is the time of year that punters like to place futures bets on who will go on to win the various leagues across Europe, and Bet365 has an interesting promotion for you to take advantage of. If the team you bet on to win the league takes a 10-point lead at any time in the season, you will be paid out. That way you do not have to worry about them collapsing and being overhauled in the latter stages of the campaign. The offer covers the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two, the top four divisions in Scotland, plus La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1.
If you like betting on the first goalscorer market, Betfred could be a great betting site for you to check out. If the player you back scores first and then goes on to find the back of the net for a second time in the match, it will double your payout. If he scores a hat-trick, Betfred will treble the odds in cash. This could turn into a profitable enterprise if you find prolific goalscorers like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Sergio Aguero to back.
Another interesting pre-season betting market is the race to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shared the Golden Boot last season, and all three men will be dangerous again this term. Yet Harry Kane will also be in the mix if he can stay free of injury, and the same goes for Aguero, while Marcus Rashford could have a big season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the likes of Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling will also have a chance of seizing the honour. If you bet £10 on the Golden Boot winner at Paddy Power, it will reward you with a free £5 bet to be used on the opening weekend of Premier League action.
Defending Premier League champions Man City take on runners-up Liverpool in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. Betting sites have launched a number of intriguing promotions in an effort to drum up new business. William Hill is offering 35/1 on Man City to win the game in 90 minutes and that looks like an interesting option. Pep Guardiola’s men were the only team to beat the Reds in the league last term and they have looked stronger in pre-season. Bet Victor is offering 30/1 on either team to win the Community Shield, while LV Bet is offering 25/1 on Man City. In each of those offers, the maximum stake is £1 and winnings take the form of free bets. 888 Sport is offering 16/1 on Liverpool to win the game or 10/1 on Man City, but it will allow you to wager £5 at those boosted odds.
Liverpool earned an astonishing 97 points last season, but they still finished one point behind Man City. They will have to be at their very best if they are to finally overhaul Guardiola’s side in 2019/20, but they are the European champions and they should approach the season full of confidence. Their team is packed full of world-class players, they are young and energetic and they are extremely strong in all departments. William Hill is offering odds of 50/1 on Liverpool to win the league this season if you sign up for a new account. You can bet £1 at that boosted price and if successful you will get five free £10 bets at the end of the season.