A study has revealed that after 15 games, Lancashire based side Burnley are the most profitable team to bet on going into the crazy Christmas fixture list while there are other surprises at both the top and bottom end of the table.
The study was made by betting company thepunterspage.com who looked at how profitable each team in the Premier League would have been had you backed them to win every game with £10 level stakes based on odds from bet365.com.
Their research showed that Burnley topped the charts and would have pocketed you £220.80 which equates to a massive 147% Return On Investment. At first hand, those numbers may be surprising, however, when you consider that Sean Dyche’s side have beaten the likes of Chelsea away (at 11/1), Everton away (at 9/2), Newcastle at home (at 2/1), Southampton away (at 5/1) and most recently Bournemouth away (at 11/4) already this season, then they begin to make a lot more sense.
Second in their findings and maybe just as surprising, are Watford. Despite just 6 wins in 15 games, The Hornets, managed by Marco Silva, would have made you a profit of £83.20 – an impressive Return On Investment of 56%.
Another surprise were Huddersfield with a profit of £52.60 (35% ROI). The Terriers came 3rd, largely down to their 2-1 win over Man Utd back in October where they were 8/1 for the outright win in places.
Meanwhile, Man City (£42.00), Chelsea (£30.00) and in fact Man Utd (£25.50) were the only other sides to prove profitable for punters.
Down At The Bottom
Bottom of the Profit & Loss charts were West Ham who would have cost you around -£112.20 although it should be no surprise considering they have only won 2 games so far this season. The Hammers have endured a tough start to the campaign which saw Slaven Bilic sacked and replaced by David Moyes who has failed to win any of his 4 games in charge thus far.
West Brom, who have also managed just 2 wins this season, sit one place above them. The Baggies recently sacked Tony Pulis after an awful start to the season and would have had you -£95.50 in the red.
Full Study Stats
The table below shows the P&L figures for all teams in the Premier League so far this season based on research from thepunterspage.com.