Best Soccer Teams To Bet On
The world of soccer is a passionate and competitive environment; with gamblers always looking to find the best teams to place wagers on. But, when it gets down to it, which teams are the best to bet on, and in which markets should wagers be placed?
Due to the unpredictability of soccer, it is challenging to pick one team to support with your money continuously. However, form and the quality of players allow us to find which markets best suit teams; making value for money easily achievable.
Soccer is at an all-time level of popularity within the sports betting world; primarily down to their diverse markets, allowing for unparalleled markets that make soccer the ultimate sport to bet on. Research and knowledge, as always is the most critical factor before placing bets, but due to the number of stats and figures easily accessible with soccer nowadays, it opens up unlimited chances to make a profit. But who are the best teams to follow, and with what markets?
The current Premier League champions are one the best teams in European soccer and are widely considered by sportsbooks to be fighting on all fronts every season. Back in 2008 City were taken over by Sheikh Mansour, in a deal that changed the landscape of British soccer. Since then, City have spent over £1.3 billion in new players and facilities, and have won seven major trophies.
Under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola, the club have become feared all around Europe, meaning that the head into most fixtures as the heavy favourites. Because of this, the best way to bet on Manchester City is through handicap betting. This means that you will bet on Manchester City, despite them starting the game down by one or two goals. This increases the value of the bet that is made, with better value for money. Due to their excellent defensive record under the Spaniard, it isn’t advised to bet on the ‘both teams to score’ markets.
The Catalonian club has long been touted as the best club in Europe, with unprecedented success throughout the Lionel Messi era in La Liga. Since the Argentine’s debut, the club has won the Spanish domestic title eight times and the Champions League on four occasions.
For Barcelona match bets, you would be hard pressed to suggest anything other than the goalscorer market. A Messi goal is almost inevitable in every Barca fixture. However, steering away from this you could also find great value in betting in the over/under markets. It’s very rare that the Catalonian giants are involved in a goalless draw and frequently are involved in high scoring games.
The over 2.5 and 3.5 goals market offers excellent value for money once you have considered the opponents. At the Camp Nou, the club are especially dominant with Barcelona only losing their first game there for two years in November. If you also consider the Champions League, Barcelona haven’t lost a home game in that competition since 2013 and have scored 77 goals in total since that fateful night against Bayern Munich- that is an average of 3.1 goals per game.
One of the most popular teams in the world have endured a difficult 2018-19 campaign thus far and have struggled to adjust to life without Cristiano Ronaldo. However, they have always been a side that has finished the season strongly, and they are looking to do that again this season. They have shown their form over the second half of the season so far with comprehensive wins over both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. It has long been understood that Madrid will give the opposition chances throughout the game, meaning that the 'both teams to score' market is always an attractive proposition.
The team that has won the Champions League for the past three seasons also have a remarkable record in Europe, meaning that money on them to win the European Cup at the beginning of the season is always a wise bet. The Madrid fascination with this trophy has been a long-standing obsession with Florentino Perez often signing players in the hope of winning this competition. Domestically the club has struggled over recent seasons only winning the La Liga title once in the past five years, while they have won three European Cups in that time. In Sergio Ramos, they have a player that is no stranger to the dark arts of soccer and often finds himself on the wrong side of the law. The Spanish World Cup winner has a record 25 red cards throughout his career, so it would always be value for money to have a bet on Ramos to pick up a card.
Germany’s most successful team has had a vice-like grip on the Bundesliga for the past six years- which is a German record. This means that the value for money in placing a wager for them to win this division is an excellent avenue for soccer betting. Munich have also scored over 80 goals in each of the last four seasons, meaning there is also value to be had in the over/ under market. Typically the over 2.5 goals market is an excellent choice for the German champions, as they average three goals a game.
In Robert Lewandowski, the club also has a prolific striker that has a goal to game ratio that is unrivalled in Germany. The tall Polish striker has scored 119 times in 147 appearances and has finished the top scorer in the league three times in the past five years. This makes Lewandowski an ideal candidate should you want to bet on the Bundesliga top goalscorer market, and also a brilliant chance for an anytime scorer in any Bayern fixture.