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Best Football Betting Sites Reviewed & Compared

Football BettingWe’re making it our aim to come up with a comprehensive list of the best football betting sites the web has to offer.

We’ll compare football bookmakers by a range of factors in order to come up with the top options based on what football punters want.

As a punter it’s tough to find the motivation to change bookmakers especially when it seems there’s only a minor difference in the odds on offer. However there are some really top notch options out there which are well worth joining. Check out the absolute best below.

Comparison Table For Football Bookmakers

New Customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account & bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
New Customers only. Deposit & place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only (1 at odds 2.00 or greater), expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 40x to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit card only. Geo Restrictions. T&Cs Apply.
New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
New online customers only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X £10/€10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. Full T&C's apply.
18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&C’s apply.
New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

If football bets make up the majority of wagers you place online then trust us when we say you need to be at one of the options we’ve recommended in our comparison table or video above. We’ve taken what we think football bettors want and we’ve compared each site, which gets a B or higher in our ratings, on the comparison table. What you see there really is the best of the best when it comes to football gambling.

Latest Football Odds

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Football by Obscure Leagues

Now we know the football bookies comparison table above doesn’t cover which leagues you can access. With this in mind we’ve created an individual page for each league which is hard to find somewhere to bet on.

Check out the list below for your full needs:

Australian Argentine African Nations
Brazilian Championship Danish
Dutch MLS Northern Irish
Norwegian Portuguese Russian
Ryman Welsh

Football Betting Reviews

Now it obviously depends on what you’re looking for in an online football bookie as to which you think the best site actually is. There’s loads of bookies listed in the table above and to help you decide which to join we’ve gone one step further and picked out our favourite. Below we’re going to review what we think are the best 3 options – the reviews will focus on only what the bookmaker is like for football. Visit our more generic reviews section to get more info on each site.

#1 For Football – BetVictor.com

Betvictor LogoBetVictor is a site that’s well worth a mention where football bookie comparison is concerned. Of all the bookmakers we grade with a B or higher not only do they get an A+ rating but they also offer markets on the widest variety of football leagues you’ll find anywhere on the net. Their antepost football section is decent with over 50 markets on offer and there are loads of different options on a game by game basis.

One BIG PLUS for Betvictor is that over the course of many Premier League seasons they have been verified (by oddschecker) as having the best average odds across all fixtures when compared to all other bookies – best odds is hard to beat and that’s why their our number 1.

They don’t offer live streaming but audio match commentary is available as are live scores via their in-play section. There’s a couple of footie based promotions running which you can find more about further down the page and there’s a quality new customer offer to anyone who creates a new account with them today.

Bet £5 get £30 at Betvictor!

New customers only, 18+, T&C's apply.

#2 For Football – WilliamHill.com

William Hill LogoYou might be surprised to see William Hill in third spot on our list but before you judge them too quickly just have a read of what they’ve got to offer.

First and foremost they are an A rated bookmaker which means your money is safe and secure with them and they’ll always pay out on winning wagers. Secondly they offer markets on over 50 different leagues, with over 80 markets per game and over 40 antepost markets in total. Finally, they offer live streaming and do provide commentary on high profile games as well plus there’s in-play betting on all matches with updated game stats and scores to boot.

William Hill are a solid choice for any football punter and have some of the best promotions running; with Acca Insurance and in-play Cash Out being the most popular. Plus as a new customer which really helps get you on your way.

Bet £10 get £30 free bet at Will Hill!

New customers only, 18+, T&C's apply.

#3 Football Bookies – PaddyPower.com

Paddy Power LogoThe final site we feel is worth an honourable mention in our review list is Paddy Power. They are an A rated bookie which means your money is safe and secure with them and they do pay out on winning bets however they are quick to cut off sharp punters by limiting their bet amounts.

That being said they offer a great selection of football options with markets on 70 different leagues throughout the world and giving punters the chance to bet on over 50 different aspects of any one match. They also provide an awesome live streaming service that shows thousands of games each season.

They are top notch on promotions and money back specials. You’ll find offers every weekend and on the Champions League and Europa League as well.

Click here to join Paddy Power!

New customers only, 18+, T&C's apply.

#4 Football Bookmaker – Betfred.com

Betfred LogoWhen push comes to shove we have to include Betfred on our list here. They’ve got 4 stars in our review section and they cover tons of different leagues with pre match and live betting. The Betfred website will often have audio commentary of matches and all football matches are turned in play so you can bet on them while the action is going down. There are plenty of antepost opportunities at Betfred and they’ve got pretty much all markets you could ever want for each individual game.

They’ve also got a ton of different promotions running for football bettors. Just hit the ‘Promotions’ link on their website for a full list – there’s something for everyone.

Bet £10 get £30 + 30 free spins!

New customers only, 18+, T&C's apply.

Football Promotions

This page wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include a list of the best current football promotions running at the sites in the comparison table above. If you’re struggling to decide even after looking at what’s on offer then maybe one of these promotions will swing it for you.

Acca Insurance

The hottest football promotion in town right now is Acca Insurance. It’s basically a chance to get your stake refunded if you’re accumulator bet loses by just one leg.

Loads of different bookmakers have accumulator insurance running and all have slightly different terms. Here’s a look at the best:

William Hill – accumulator insurance for all sports (football obviously included), min of 5 selections, win/draw/win market only, maximum refund available £50.

Ladbrokes – applies to football only, only applies to bets placed on match winner markets, 5 selection or more, max refund £25.

Betfred – applies to football, NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL sports, five-folds or bigger to qualify, max refund offered is £25.

T&C’s apply to all promo’s.

For more details check out our FAQ page on bookmakers with acca insurance offered.

Goals Galore

Betfred are throwing their hat in the ring as one of the best football options around and have come up with their Goals Galore promotion which all their football punters can take advantage of.

Basically if you place a both teams to score accumulator on any of their Goals Galore coupons you’ll get a set payout, regardless of the matches you pick, which is always better odds than you’d get anywhere else.

You’ll get the following payouts for the following number of selections on their different coupons:

Goals Galore Payouts

For full details & to bet now visit the Betfred website.

Double Delight/Hat-Trick Heaven

If you place a first goalscorer with Betfred on any of their selected matches (found on the DD/HH tab in the left hand menu) and the player you’ve backed score the first goal then scores again at any point during the match then they’ll pay you out at double the odds you started with. If the play goes on to score again in the game then you’ll get treble the odds you started with – all at no extra cost to you.

This promotion only applies to games listed on the DD/HH coupon. You must place your wager before the game begins – this does not apply to live/in-play bets.

Again this is with Betfred – click here to open your account.

Author: David Lenton

David Lenton
David 'the Cheeky Punter' Lenton is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has also worked for a number of top bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. With such a long time spent dedicated to the gambling industry no one is better placed when it comes to advising punters. Follow on Twitter @thecheekypunter