The 2013/14 Premier League kicks off on 17th August, so if you are intending to make the best of the betting opportunities it provides then some early planning is advisable.

A good way to start is to take an in-depth look at the odds that are currently on offer and try to find some value bets on unexpected results. For instance, although this year it is going to be a very different Manchester United, is it reasonable that the team is only the third favourite to win the Premiership? If you shop around you can finds odds as long as 5/2 on them winning it, which even in the current circumstances seem to be favourable.

Which Chelsea is the favourite with odds of around 2/1, perhaps you might find some exciting odds if you are willing to drill down a little further. No self respecting Spurs fan will have failed to bet on their club winning the premiership especially given that you can find odds as long as 40/1.

Liverpool is priced at 38/1; Arsenal at 10/1 and Everton at a massive 500/1; and if you are really looking for a flyer than why not back Newcastle at 1,250/1? Now that would be a dream, but what a nightmare it would be if you missed out on a once in a lifetime chance to become rich? Betting at those odds is a little like playing at an online casino.

And while you are whiling away your time until the start of the football season, a cool pastime for taking your mind off all those betting decisions you will need to make is to saunter over to a top online casino such as GamingClub for a few spins of the great football themed slots game called “Game On”. There is no shortage of football themed slots games, but “Game On” has an unusual retro feel about it and it is nothing like those hugely complicated slots games with dozens of paylines. This is a good honest three reel slot game with an impressive jackpot bonus, so why not give it your best shot.