Top 3 Betting Sites For Dutch Football

Dutch EredivisieOn this page you’ll find a list of what I recommend as the best Dutch football betting sites. I’ll do my best to compare these sites against each other to give you a good idea of which are offering the best service.

Also in the guide I’m going to take a look at the Dutch League winners market, the Dutch league relegation market and also the European qualification market as well.

Lets first start with the top 3 options for online punters:

Top 3 Dutch League Bookmakers

Site Grade All Games Markets Per Game League Winner Video In-Play Bonus Visit
Bet365 A+ Y 53 Y Y Y 100% up to £200 Bet now!
Betvictor A+ Y 30 Y N Y Bet £10 get £40 Bet now!
Paddy Power A Y 53 Y Y Y Bet £10 get £30 Bet now!

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Dutch League Winners Market

Now we you should have a good idea of where you can bet on Dutch Football check out some tactics finding the league winner.

If any league has punched above its weight in European competition over the last few decades, then it is the Dutch League (Eredivisie). Although not as strong as it once was, it still boasts a large number of players blessed with a massive amount of skill and as such the competition for the top spot is fierce. It used to be the case that Ajax were the kings of the Eredivisie, winning every championship they entered, but now there are a number of different teams all capable of winning the league.

Most people think that this increase in competition is a good thing and it certainly makes for some exciting bets. Alongside Ajax, FC Twente, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar are all teams that have the players and experience to make the title their own. It is never easy to predict the team that is going to win at the start of the season though, so it is always prudent to wait for a few weeks after the season starts, just so you can evaluate the way each team is performing.

Dutch League Relegation Betting

The Dutch League is very much divided into two parts – the haves and the have nots. This means that there are certain teams almost guaranteed to be in the Eredivisie for the foreseeable future, while the other 10 or so teams face the threat of relegation every single year. The fact that there are about 10 teams that could possibly go down makes the process of working out who will get relegated a tough one, although there is the possibility of three teams being relegated each season, which makes it easier to pick the relegation candidates than the winner of the league at least.

You’ll find the odds tight on relegation markets at the start of the season.

The previous paragraph mentioned that there is only the possibility of three teams being relegated, and this is because only the bottom team automatically gets relegated to the lower tier. The teams finishing in 16th and 17th places are entered into a playoff against the 2nd and 3rd placed teams from the lower league and if they lose, they are also relegated and are replaced by the team that beat them. This playoff situation, although loathed by many Dutch football fans, ensures that those with bets on teams finishing in 16th and 17th to go down will have an exciting – and potentially profitable – end to the season.

Dutch League European Qualification

Although it has a great pedigree in European football, the Dutch League is only given two places in the Champions League, which obviously go to the teams finishing in 1st and 2nd place in the league. With the fact that there are five different teams usually squabbling for these two places, the competition is fierce and any combination of results could happen. This does mean that there are good odds on the different clubs and it often goes down to the wire meaning plenty of chances to back and lay your bets against one another.

The Dutch also receive three places in the Europa League, although one of these is given to the cup winner. The team finishing in 3rd place in the league gets automatic qualification and, rather strangely, the teams finishing in 4th to 7th position go into a playoff for the remaining spot. This makes qualification for the Europa League an almost random event and many people instead choose to bet on Champions League qualification instead, as it is much simpler to understand.

the Cheeky Punter

the Cheeky Punter

The Cheeky Punter is an professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has worked for a number of top bookmakers including Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. He's also written for a number of leading news outlets including the Guardian, i (newspaper) and Soccer Lens. More about him here.