Sporting Index

Sporting Index

August 13, 2011 02:30 ET

The Premier League is Back! Sporting Index Offering Hundreds of Markets on Every Match

Bet on Everything from the Time of the First Goal to the Number of Corners

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2011) - After nearly a three-month absence, the Premier League is back this weekend and spread bettors have more ways than ever to get involved on every single match.

Leading spread betting firm Sporting Index are offering hundreds of markets, both pre-match and in-play, on every single top flight game, in addition to their individual match coverage of the Championship, League One and League Two, which kicked off last week.

Bettors are able to bet on the outcome of the match via Sporting Index's Match Supremacy markets (the difference in the number of goals scored by each team in the match) and Team Win Index (25 points for a win, 10 for a draw, 0 for a loss) as well as many other popular markets on every aspect of the game including total goals, the number of corners and the bookings index.

Punters can challenge Sporting Index's prediction that there will be between 2.8 and 3 goals in the match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United. In that match, Total Goal Minutes are predicted to be between 141 and 151 (if a goal is scored in the 2nd minute and the 64th minute, the market will make-up 66). Punters can challenge the prediction by buying (betting higher) or selling (betting lower).

Other popular spread bets include the player markets such as Goal Minutes. Against Stoke City on Sunday, Didier Drogba has been given a goal minutes spread of 23-26, higher than strike partner Fernando Torres, at 21-24.

"It's been a long summer without a national tournament for England and the return of the Premier League couldn't have come quickly enough," comments Sporting Index spokesman Wayne Lincoln. "Our traders are itching for spread bettors to take them on and they're thrilled to be offering so many ways for clients to do so, both pre-match and in-play. Good luck to all!"

Premier League – Opening Weekend – Selected Match Markets

Stoke City v Chelsea
Chelsea/Stoke City 0.8 - 1
Total Goals 2.5 - 2.7
Stoke City Win Index 5.5 - 7
Chelsea Win Index 17 - 18.5
Total Goal Minutes 127 - 137
D.Drogba (Che) Goal Minutes 23 - 26
F.Torres (Che) Goal Minutes 21 - 24
K.Jones (Sto) Goal Minutes 9 - 12
J.Walters (Sto) Goal Minutes 8 – 11
West Brom v Manchester United
Man Utd/West Brom 1.1 - 1.3
Total Goals 2.8 - 3
West Brom Win Index 4.5 - 6
Man Utd Win Index 17.5 - 19
Total Goal Minutes 141 - 151

For full list of Premier League spread betting markets visit Sporting Index is regulated by the UK's Financial Services Authority.

About the Sporting Index Group

The Sporting Index Group is best known as the world's largest sports spread betting business, offering the widest range of markets and taking some of the largest bets on sporting events around the world. Markets include rugby spread betting, cricket spread betting and football spread betting.

The Group has 180 staff, all based at its London HQ. It is privately owned and is the undisputed world leader in sports spread betting, dominating the global market with an estimated 80%+ market share. Today it makes thousands of markets on upwards of 500 events every week, offering the sports fan the opportunity to bet on a wide variety of sports, political and showbiz events, as well as on a portfolio of unique virtual games. Clients transact via its websites, award winning mobile phone applications, and a 24/7 voice telephony service. Sporting Index's B2C business continues to grow in the face of a fiercely competitive online betting market.

At the heart of the business is a world class trading, modelling and liability management capability that is widely acknowledged as amongst the best in the global betting market. The Group combines the latest technology with unrivalled trader expertise to service its core sports spread betting clients as well as an increasing number of wholesale customers who rely on the company's fixed-odds in-play pricing data to underpin their own sportsbook operations via the Sporting Solutions brand. This has quickly established itself as a leading data provider with a number of flagship betting brands signed up.

Sporting Index is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority and the Gambling Commission.

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