Punditry is a key component of the modern football experience.

With so many matches on television, there are plenty of opportunities for former players to become one of the best football pundits.

Each channel has their own core group of pundits; the usual suspects tend to appear on Sky Sports, BT Sport and the BBC – no matter what the occasion.

Some of the best players go on to enjoy prolific careers in punditry. Others fall short in their bid to make it as a top football pundit.

You don’t need to be a world class footballer to shine as a pundit. A deep understanding of the sport is essential but reading the game is more important than talent.


Our football betting expert picks his list of the 10 best pundits in football right now, starting with Paul Scholes who creeps into our top football pundits rankings.

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Alberto Saiz 

Alex is a sports betting tipster, specialising in Premier League football, the Champions League and horse racing.

He loves placing a weekly accumulator on the football at the weekend and dreams of landing the big winner that will take him back to Las Vegas.

As well as writing sports betting tips for 888sport since 2015, Alex has produced content for several international media companies, such as Goal.com and The SPORTBible.