Soccer betting is incredibly popular all over the globe. There are many tournaments that are played throughout the year that avid punters bet on. We have listed some of the most closely followed ones below.
1. The Barclays Premier League
As mentioned in our article Betting on the Barclays Premier League it is one of the most popular Soccer leagues in the world, and is based in the UK. The season runs from August to May and each team plays 38 matches. The most popular and successful teams in the league are currently Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers. These teams have all won the Barclays Premier League title at least once.
2. The Absa Premiership (South Africa)
The Absa Premiership (or Premier Division) is the highest division of South African Football League. The title is currently held by Kaizer Chiefs, a prolific South African team, who have also won it four times since its inception in 1997. For more information on teams and odds, view our article Betting at the Absa Premiership League.
3. The UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is an annual football competition competed in by the top European Football Clubs. These include teams such as Real Madrid, Juventus, Porto, Chelsea, Benfica, Bayern and many more. Real Madrid currently holds the number 1 position with Bayern Munich and Barcelona in 2nd and 3rd respectively. For a few interesting and fun facts about betting at the UEFA champions league, take a look at A History of Soccer Betting at the UEFA Champions League.
4. The FIFA World Cup
The mother of all football tournaments, the FIFA World Cup is only played every 4 years and has been running since 1932. The current champions are Germany who beat Argentina in Brazil in 2014. 32 teams from all around the world compete in a month long tournament to crown the ultimate winner. Brazil who have won five times have won the most titles, Germany and Italy have won four each, Argentina and Uruguay with two and England, France and Spain with one title each.
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