The English Premier League is the most popular league among the football fans of the world earning millions of fans all over. It is also a favourite here in Africa with Nigeria being no exception and usually has the most markets with the best odds. A large group of Nigerian punters prefer betting on the EPL than any other sport despite having access to other football betting leagues like the Germany Bundesliga, Netherlands Eerste Divisie, Italy Serie A, France Ligue 1, Spain’s La Liga and the Japanese League among many other country leagues.
The EPL is a common favorite to watch with entertaining commentary from popular stars of the commentary world like Alan Smith, Peter Drury and Martin Tyler are some of the best commentators in the English or World Cup events. They bring life to the football pitch which makes the game more existing and that’s why majority of men love this beautiful sport.
People love it because it brings the best players in the world in a single league and makes betting entertaining since anything can happen in the Premier League.
Today we take a look at other leagues you should fancy your betting chances on. Apart from the PL, we also have the following top 5 and many other world leagues you can take a look at.
Top 5 Football leagues of the world
- German Bundesliga
The league consists of 18 teams competing against each other for the title and to avoid relegation to the lower division. The starts in August and runs up to May with a good number of games being played on the weekends like the English premier league. All the teams in the Bundesliga qualify for the DFB (Pokal) and the winner also qualifies for the DFL (super cup). The rated German clubs include Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen. These are among the best teams to bet on in the league.
The German 1 leagues is a good for the Over 1.5 goals bet type. Since majority of matches end in over 2 goals and is the best league to be on over or no goal for the underdog since big teams like Bayern Munich have an impressive scoring records and have dominated most of the teams in the league.. Teams like Bayern can also score over 1.5 goals in both halves and also have the ability to concede fewer goals.
- La Liga – Spain
To the locals the leagues is known as Primera División. The name La Liga comes from their sponsorship (Laliga Santander) and the league consists of 20 best teams in Spain. The bottom two teams are relegated to the lower division and replaced by two top teams in the Segunda division. La Liga is popularly known for top teams like real Madrid and Barcelona who have the likes of Lionel Messi, Karim Benzima, Marcelo, Pique among many world class players. The tikitaka gaming style was developed by Barcelona and usually Spain play impressive football especially top rivals in the league and is exciting to watch like the EPL.
The Spanish La Liga is ranked among the wealthiest leagues and is sometimes considered a risk betting league since top teams can be easily defeated by underdogs in some occasions. It also offers high odds for teams like Celta Vigo, Girona, Sevilla, Real Betis, Atletico Madrid among other underdogs in the leagues. Teams like Atletico Madrid are good for betting under 2.5 since majority of their matches end in a one goal win and are difficult to conceded goals. Due to previous season defensive record.
- Italy Serie A
The Italians live their football with top teams playing offensive counter attacks and usually offers more goal ratio that the premier league since top teams are notorious for conceding goals due to poor defensive records. On the other hand Seria B offers lower goals ratio usually under 2.5 and is a good for betting since majority of teams here are good at defending. 20 teams face of become league winner and the bottom two teams are relegated. The winner is awarded the Scudetto and the Coppa Campioni d’Italia.
Juventus, Milan and Inter, along with Lazio, Fiorentina, Roma and Napoli, are known as the Seven Sisters of Italian Serie A. Serie B is the second highest league in Italy and is also good for betting. Popular teams in this division include Benevento, Crotone, Spezia, Pordenone and Cittadella, are among to teams according to 2019/2020 season. The good thing about Serie B is that you can find better odds that are high and you can get higher winnings.
- Eredivisie – Netherlands
The highest professional football in Netherlands, with a total of 18 teams going head to head for the title and each team meets twice during the season (home & away). The popular Ajax has the most titles won in the eredivisie, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord making the top 3 big teams. The league is good for over 2.5 goals and both teams to score. Ajax are the dominant teams, the teams are good for betting on GG since favorite cans still concede goals to underdogs also draws are common in the eredivisie and usually teams are equally matched apart from Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord.
A few people bet on this market and we understand why since it is a good place to look for odds over 2.00. Also Eerste Divisie, this is the second league in the Netherlands and usually offers better odds than the premier league. It’s also common for teams to score over 2.5 goals and GG.
- Greece super league
Is the youngest football professional league in Greece formed in 2006, 14 teams participate in this league for the title at the end of the season and with teams playing 26 games each followed by a 10 game play-off to decide the champions. It’s the most profitable market to bet on since home teams can win with a small goal margin and majority of games end in under 2.5 goals.
Other leagues of interest include Nigerian Premier league, Japan 1 football league, Allsvenskan (Sweden), Scottish League 1 (Scotland) and A-League (Australia).