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Russia 2018 proved to be a highlight of the summer, and even those who are not usually big fans of either football or gambling joined in the fun with some World Cup wagers. If you got a taste for it, or better still, if you came out of it with some money in your pocket, you don’t have to wait another four years. The Premier League season will soon be underway, and the online sports betting technology that proved such a hit in the biggest tournament on the planet will be back in action on the domestic scene.

However, there is more to betting on the Premier League than simply putting a few pounds on Spurs to beat Leicester or Manchester City to retain the title at the end of the season. Whether you visit a traditional bookmaker, such as one of the big high street names, or one of the newer online casino-based sites like www.schmittscasino.com, one thing you will see is choice. As such, the different sites like nothing better than to outdo one another with different types of games and bets. Here, we take a look at some of the less common Premier League bets that are being offered online.

Next manager to fall

Fans of Monty Python might remember a sketch in which two office workers sit at their desk and place bets on who will fly past their window next as senior managers plummet to the ground from a board meeting on the top floor. This bet is along similar lines. Every year sees a high attrition rate among Premier League managers, and last year Arsene Wenger was one of the biggest names to depart.

The coming season is certain to see more changes in back room staff – but who will be the next to go? Current bookmakers’ favourite is Claude Puel, the Leicester City manager, who is at 3/1. Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho is at 7/1, while the biggest long shot is City’s Pep Guardiola at 100/1. The beauty of this wager is that it is one you can make again and again, whether you get it right or wrong.

The golden boot

Top goal scorer is a great bet to get involved with – unlike the “next manager” bet, which could pay out at any moment, this is a slow burner that runs for the duration of the season. Harry Kane was the number one scorer in 2015/16 and 2016/17, but last year, he was pushed to second by Liverpool’s Mohammad Salah, Nevertheless, having finished on the top two for the last four years in succession, Kane remains the man to beat. This is a bet where the sooner you put your money down, the better the odds you will get, so have the courage of your convictions.

Live betting

This is not a type of bet, but a type of betting. In live betting, you can stake your wager when the game is already underway. With every passing minute, the odds shift, so it is a great way to really get involved in the game. Live betting is offered by a growing number of sites, and provides fast and furious action.

Written By: Mark Holland

I love tech and gaming, and am always looking for the 'next big thing'...