Bookmaker offers odds on video technology in Premier League by 2018

James McMath

29 Mar 2017

Updated: 19 Nov 2023

Video assistant refs could be introduced in the Premier League as early as the 2018-19 season, according to Ladbrokes.

The bookie is offering a price of 6/4 that we see the technology used in the top-flight immediately after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while 7/4 says it takes another year to reach these shores.

Video technology was twice used to inform decisions during Spain's 2-0 friendly win over France on Tuesday night.

In one instance, to took 40 seconds for a decision to be reached.

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And with Premier League officials previously stating they won't rush into a decision, 3/1 says we don't see Video Assistants until the start of the 2020-21 campaign or later.

Meanwhile, it's 4/1 that the technology is introduced as early as next season.

Ladbrokes News' Alex Apati said: "The use of Video Assistants brought about plenty of talk during the France v Spain game last night, and it's surely only a matter of time before we see them in the Premier League."

When will Video Assistant referees be introduced to Premier League?

  • Start of 2018-19 campaign - 6/4
  • Start of 2019-20 campaign - 7/4
  • In 2020-21 campaign or later - 3/1
  • Start of 2017-18 campaign - 4/1