PFA Young Player of the Year Betting (Odds, History,and Contenders)

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This season we see a mix of young players new to the EPL taking on established stars who have already broken through. The PFA Young Player of the year betting looks very open with different bookies offering a range of different odds.

PFA Young Player of the Year Betting (Odds, History,and Contenders)
Jake Ashton Senior News Editor

Jake is a Football and Entertainment betting expert, with a Man City season ticket and a deep knowledge of reality TV betting angles

PFA Young Player Headlines

  • Haaland v Arsenal looks like the match-up for the PFA Young Player Of The Season
  • 22-year-old Erling Haaland who was the pre-season 3/1 favourite is now 4/11.
  • Arsenal stars Martinelli, Sakha, and Saliba have all been supported in the betting with the Gunners going well.  
Young Player Pre Season Odds 1st September 2022 Odds 26th January 2023 Odds 17th February 2023
Erling Haaland 3/1 4/5 4/7 4/11
Bukayo Saka 7/2 7/1 5/2 9/4
Gabriel Martinelli 13/2 6/1 6/1 8/1
William Saliba 28/1 8/1 12/1 16/1
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PFA Young Player Of The Award Criteria

Players must have been aged 21 or under as of 1 July immediately preceding the start of the new football season. Players can come from any English league although it is rare for non-EPL players to be nominated.

Betting on The PFA Young Player Of the Year

The best betting sites will offer prices on all the contenders, there will be variations and you need to make sure you hunt down the best odds for your player.

For those new to betting on this type of bet, it is the same as when you place a bet on a match.

Betting on PFA Young Player

PFA Betting is placing a wager on any player listed by the bookmakers if there is a player not quoted just ask the bookie. 

Betting Markets For The PFA Young Player Of The Year

We may see a range of proposition bets on young players unrelated to the final outcome

  • Will a particular young player score a certain amount of goals in the season?
  • Will a young player be called up into the World Cup Squad?
  • Will a young player move to one of the Big Six

How to bet on the PFA Young Player Of The Year

There is a simple 5 step process to making a bet on the selection

  1. Find an online betting site offering odds and bets on the PFA Young Player of the Year. 
  2. Find the player/s you are most interested in wagering on
  3. Make that selection and add them to your bet slip
  4. Select the stake you wish to wager
  5. Confirm

That's it, you are done, your wager is on, and now all you have to do is wait until the nominees' announcement in April before the ceremony in June 2023

If you make the right selection, you win, if your prediction is incorrect you will lose the stake you have wagered just as with any normal bet. 

The Big Six

Young players from the EPL big six clubs of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd and Tottenham have won the PFA Young Player Of the Year Award on 32 occasions out of 49 (65%).

PFA Young Player of the Year Betting Diary Timeline

The betting odds for The PFA Young Player of the Year can be generous in the earlier part of the season, as the months progress the favourites start to emerge. 

Here is a round-up of the PFA Young Player of the Year Betting Diary Timeline from our OLBG News feed

7th December 2023

PFA Player of the Year Betting Odds: Declan Rice now moves into 6/4 FAVOURITE ahead of Erling Haaland to win PFA Player of the Year!
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PFA Player of the Year Betting Odds: Declan Rice now moves into 6/4 FAVOURITE ahead of Erling Haaland to win PFA Player of the Year!

3rd May 2023

PFA Young Player of the Year Betting Odds: Erling Haaland now has an 80% CHANCE of winning the Young Player of the Year award after record-breaking season!
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PFA Young Player of the Year Betting Odds: Erling Haaland now has an 80% CHANCE of winning the Young Player of the Year award after record-breaking season!

7th April 2023

PFA Young Player of the Year Betting Odds: Bukayo Saka now has 33% CHANCE of winning award this season!
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PFA Young Player of the Year Betting Odds: Bukayo Saka now has 33% CHANCE of winning award this season!

16th March 2023

PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: Erling Haaland has a 73% CHANCE of winning the PFA Young Player of the Year with a potential PFA awards double on the cards!
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PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: Erling Haaland has a 73% CHANCE of winning the PFA Young Player of the Year with a potential PFA awards double on the cards!

Betting is available for the PFA Young Player of the Year award and Erling Haaland remains the favourite with UK Betting Sites to win the award as his debut Premier League season continues to fly. Haaland has scored 28 goals so far this season and with 11 games left could well beat Mo Salah's 32 goal record in a 38 game season, with Andy Cole and Alan Shearer sharing the record of 34 goals in a 42 game season. BetVictor currently keep Haaland as the outright favourite in the betting market to win PFA Young Player of the Year with Haaland given a 73% chance according to the betting odds of winning the award.

13th February 2023

PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: Bukayo Saka's odds SHORTEN FURTHER to just 7/4 to win the Young Player of the Year award as he closes in on Erling Haaland!
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PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: Bukayo Saka's odds SHORTEN FURTHER to just 7/4 to win the Young Player of the Year award as he closes in on Erling Haaland!

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka's odds to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award have shortened further this week with bookies making him 7/4 to win the award. Saka has been flying at the Gunners this season and his odds have been tumbling over the past few weeks to win one of the season's big awards. BetVictor now give Saka a 36% chance of being crowned the PFA Young Player of the Year with his odds coming in from the 9/2 that they were last month.

11th January 2023

PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: Erling Haaland just 4/11 to with the PFA YOUNG Player of the Year award with the forward favourite for both PFA trophies!
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PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: Erling Haaland just 4/11 to with the PFA YOUNG Player of the Year award with the forward favourite for both PFA trophies!

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland is now as short as 4/11 to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award as his odds continue to tumble. Haaland has started the season off brilliantly with 21 goals in the league already and bookies have him as the heavy favourite to win both PFA awards. BetVictor give Haaland a 73% chance of winning the Young Player of the Year award ahead of three Arsenal players in the market. 

2nd December 2022

PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: William Saliba shortens in the bookie odds from 12/1 to 4/1 after first World Cup appearance for France!
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PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: William Saliba shortens in the bookie odds from 12/1 to 4/1 after first World Cup appearance for France!

Arsenal and France defender William Saliba is the latest market mover for the PFA Young Player of the Year award after making his World Cup debut this week. Despite the award being voted for by Premier League players for their performances over the season, international games still stay in the mind of those voters. Bookies have slashed Saliba's odds with BetVictor now making him the 4/1 second favourite for the award this season. Erling Haaland's odds have drifted from the 1/8 that he was to 1/2 now with his chances of winning going from around 88% to 66%. 

17th November 2022

PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: Erling Haaland is the 1/8 bookies favourite to be Young Player of the Year with THREE Arsenal players just behind him in the market!
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PFA Young Player of the Year Award Betting: Erling Haaland is the 1/8 bookies favourite to be Young Player of the Year with THREE Arsenal players just behind him in the market!

Striker Erling Haaland is the heavy favourite with bookies at 1/8 to win this year's PFA Young Player of the Year award. According to odds from William Hill, Haaland has an 88.9% chance of winning the award at the end of the current season. The Manchester City striker already has 18 goals in the Premier League this season and we're only 14 games into the campaign. 

16th June 2022

PFA Young Player of the Year 22/23 Betting Odds: Arsenal's Bukayo Saka the 5/2 favourite to win this season's award!
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PFA Young Player of the Year 22/23 Betting Odds: Arsenal's Bukayo Saka the 5/2 favourite to win this season's award!

Bukayo Saka is the 5/2 favourite to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award for the 2022/23 season. Saka was the second favourite with bookmakers for the award towards the end of last season but ultimately lost to Manchester City's Phil Foden. 

16th September 2021

Man United's Mason Greenwood SLASHED into 7/2 favourite for PFA Young Player of the Year award
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Man United's Mason Greenwood SLASHED into 7/2 favourite for PFA Young Player of the Year award

After a great start to the season for the young forward, Mason Greenwood has seen his odds cut by bookies for the Young Player of the Year award from 12/1 down to just 7/2. Greenwood has already scored 3 goals in the first 4 Premier League games and is already nearly halfway to his tally for the whole of last season. Greenwood was originally priced up at 12/1 with betting sites to be the PFA YPOTY at the start of the season, but with such a good start he's already seen his price cut in. 

20th April 2021


PFA Young Player of the Year Betting Odds: Bukayo Saka into 2/1 to win this season's Young Player award after fantastic year!
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PFA Young Player of the Year Betting Odds: Bukayo Saka into 2/1 to win this season's Young Player award after fantastic year!

Arsenal player Bukayo Saka is into 2/1 with bookmakers to win this year's PFA Young Player of the Year award after an impressive season with the Gunners. Saka won March's PFA Fans Player of the Month award for March and his top form shows no sign of stopping going into the end of this campaign. 

PFA Young Player Contenders

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland cost Manchester City a great deal of money (the figures are disputed)  but we know that will put some pressure on such a young player. 

We have seen in the past players who join a bigger team from a smaller team find the transition tricky, at the smaller club you are the focus at the other part of a greater winning machine. 

He looks to have the quality and temperament for the role but we do need to consider this when taking the early odds for the PFA Young Player of The Year. 

Bukayo Saka

Firmly established in the England team the very likeable Sakha needs his Arsenal team to perform if he is to secure the Young Player trophy in 2022/23. 

With Jesus arriving from Manchester City, he may find a willing recipient for his brilliant wing play.  

Gabriel Martinelli

Martinelli has suffered with injury and maybe wanting to impress too much. 

With the Arsenal summer signings they are now looking a more rounded team and this could allow Martinelli to flourish. 

Harvey Elliott

With Thiago injured Harvey Elliott has stepped up to the plate with some impressive performances. 

He looks naturally gifted and could force his way into Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad. 

Antony Gordon

Has starred in a poor Everton side in the early games of the season

With Richarlison gone he has a lot on his shoulders but seems to be coping well, needs to watch his temperament. 

William Saliba

The third Arsenal player in the top six in the Young Player betting.

He has looked assured defensively and his distribution has helped Arteta's side, he is playing above his 21 years. 

Michael Olise

Firmly in the plans of Crystal Palace boss, Partick Viera Olise made 26 EPL appearances in the 2021/22 season, however when he was selected or came on as a substitute he impressed.

The 2022/23 season should see him build his career especially if Palace do as well or better than last season. 

Jacob Ramsey

The 21-year-old recently signed a 4-year extension to his contract at Villa Park keeping him at the club until 2027

Under Steven Gerrard, he can surely only improve although his teammates already know his worth voting him their player of the season. 

PFA Young Player History of Winners

Season PFA Young Player Winner Club
2021–22 Phil Foden Manchester City
2020–21 Phil Foden Manchester City
2019–20 Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool
2018–19 Raheem Sterling Manchester City
2017–18 Leroy Sané Manchester City
2016–17 Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur
2015–16 Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur
2014–15 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
2013–14 Eden Hazard Chelsea
2012–13 Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur
2011–12 Kyle Walker Tottenham Hotspur
2010–11 Jack Wilshere Arsenal
2009–10 James Milner Aston Villa
2008–09 Ashley Young Aston Villa
2007–08 Cesc Fàbregas Arsenal
2006–07 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United
2005–06 Wayne Rooney Manchester United
2004–05 Wayne Rooney Manchester United
2003-04 Scott Parker Charlton,Chelsea
2002–03 Jermaine Jenas Newcastle United
2001–02 Craig Bellamy Newcastle United
2000–01 Steven Gerrard Liverpool
1999–2000 Harry Kewell Leeds United
1998–99 Nicolas Anelka Arsenal
1997–98 Michael Owen Liverpool
1996–97 David Beckham Manchester United
1995–96 Robbie Fowler Liverpool
1994–95 Robbie Fowler Liverpool
1993–94 Andy Cole Newcastle United
1992–93 Ryan Giggs Manchester United
1991–92 Ryan Giggs Manchester United
1990–91 Lee Sharpe Manchester United
1989–90 Matthew Le Tissier Southampton
1988–89 Paul Merson Arsenal
1987–88 Paul Gascoigne Newcastle United
1986–87 Tony Adams Arsenal
1985–86 Tony Cottee West Ham United
1984–85 Mark Hughes Manchester United
1983–84 Paul Walsh Luton Town
1982–83 Ian Rush Liverpool
1981–82 Steve Moran Southampton
1980–81 Gary Shaw Aston Villa
1979–80 Glenn Hoddle Tottenham Hotspur
1978–79 Cyrille Regis West Bromwich Albion
1977–78 Tony Woodcock Nottingham Forest
1976–77 Andy Gray Aston Villa
1975–76 Peter Barnes Manchester City
1974–75 Mervyn Day West Ham United
1973–74 Kevin Beattie Ipswich Town
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PFA Player of the Year Author Contributions

Nigel Skinner

Nigel Skinner

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Nigel is an expert on all things football-related and has written about every manager at every football club in the English football league, Scotland and across Europe in our next manager blogs section while also keeping in touch daily for all football managerial moves, rumours and sackings.
Jake Ashton

Jake Ashton

Senior news editor

Jake is our News Content Manager. He reviews all content, fact-checks the data, edits the copy and enhances all of the OLBG News content from our expert team ahead of publication.

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