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Our live match page details events like dangerous attack, goal kick, shot off-target, yellow cards and how many corners a team has stacked up. In-play statistics and text updates can be used to pick out live betting odds.
We list extensive market coverage so that no matter what your preferred angle for football in-play betting is, you can find your options on our user-friendly platform.
Popular in-play betting markets at 888sport include:
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Football - Upcoming Fixtures
The big news of the upcoming football betting scene is the return of the UEFA Champions League. The Round of 16 starts in midweek with FC Copenhagen vs Man City and RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid on Tuesday.
The following night, Lazio vs Bayern Munich and PSG vs Real Sociedad will take centre stage as the knockout phase of the competition begins. The other four Round of 16 ties will be played next week. That also means the return of more competitive action from the UEFA Europa League and the Europa Conference League.
It is the knockout qualifying round in the Europa League, where all the group stage runners-up meet a team that finished third in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Some big fixtures of the round of Europa League action are Feyenoord vs Roma and AC Milan vs Rennes.
The headline act of the next round of Premier League action is Man City vs Chelsea on Saturday evening. There was a breathless 4-4 draw when the two clubs met at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, in which Chelsea put on a bold attacking display and almost upset the odds with a victory.
But the Blues still haven’t found any consistency this season, while in contrast, Manchester City look to have slipped into their title-challenging groove nicely. Their squad has been strengthened with players returning from injury and the Citizens are on the charge.
The big fight for promotion to the Premier League rumbles on with a midweek round of Championship action. Leicester are storming away at the summit and they are heady odds-on favourites in football betting as they host Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.
The other key teams in the race for automatic promotion, namely Leeds, Southampton, and Ipswich, all face midweek away games, which are never easy. League One and League Two both have full midweek coupons as well.
In League One, it’s Portsmouth leading the way and they will look to at least retain their six-point advantage over second-placed Derby as they face a trip to Cambridge United. Wrexham continue their bid for League Two promotion with an away game against relegation-threatened Sutton, while everyone is trying to reel in runaway leaders Stockport.
Premier League Betting at 888sport
Boasting legendary clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal, the English Premier League is the richest, most-watched league in the world.
During the summer and January transfer windows, it’s the Premier League that draws all the high-profile moves, as teams try to strengthen their bids for glory or survival by snapping up the best players around. You can take bets on player transfers at 888sport, picking which club a player will end up at next.
All Premier League matches are covered by extensive pre-match and in-play markets. With our fantastic match winner odds posted for all fixtures, it’s easy to build a Premier League acca from your selections by adding your selections to our user-friendly bet slip.
A wide array of pre-match betting choices is provided for every Premier League match, and that expands further after kick-off when the action shifts to live Premier league odds. Along with popular markets like Full Time Results, Total Goals, Both Teams To Score and Double Chance, there are great prop bets in our coverage. Look for our markets like Most Corners, Player To Be Carded and Player To Have Two Or More Shots On Target.
Create your own Premier League odds with our great Bet Builder tool, where you can pull together same-game selections to forge a customized single bet.
Even during the rare quiet days when there isn’t a Premier League match happening, there are still plenty of long-term betting markets to size up. The Premier League outright winner market gains plenty of traction well before the start of a season. But Premier League odds for the title race odds continue to shift and change as the season winds on.
Other popular areas of long-term Premier League betting are the race for a Top Four Finish which rewards teams with a place in the UEFA Champions League, and Premier League relegation betting. The fight for survival at the foot of the table often delivers some of the most intense moments of a season.
Championship Betting and FA Cup Odds
In conjunction with so many options for Premier League betting, there are other stand-out highlights of the English football scene. The Championship is a brilliant competition and is regarded as one of the most competitive leagues in the world. The EFL Championship is the richest non-top-flight league in the world.
That’s how big England’s second tier is and with 24 teams taking part, there is a long, gruelling season, which consists of many ups and downs. Punters can enjoy 167 matches in a Championship season. The main Championship betting focus is on the top two spots, as they are the only guaranteed promotion places up for grabs to the Premier League.
Teams finishing 3rd through 7th go into the high-drama arena of the Championship Play-offs for the remaining promotion spot. The Championship Play-off Final is one of the most anticipated, most watched fixtures in English football. It’s one last chance for the teams involved to make it to the top flight, and there is always heartbreak and joy in equal measures at the final whistle.
Championship betting on the relegation picture is also another huge area. Three of the 24 participating teams slip out of the division at the end of the season and down into League One.
FA Cup betting is the other real highlight of English football. It is the oldest national football competition in the world, and that history and prestige keep the tournament going strong. There is no seeding of teams for the FA Cup, and the open draw format can produce some brilliant fixtures.
Sometimes non-league underdogs get a once-in-a-lifetime visit from a Premier League club and get supported by punters in FA Cup betting to pull off a giant-killing act. Including qualification rounds involving a vast number of non-league teams, more than 700 teams take part in the FA Cup.
The First Round of the FA Cup features 124 teams, 32 of those being qualifiers. Reaching the Third Road is the big goal for the lower-ranked teams, as that’s when the Premier League and Championship teams enter the draw. FA Cup betting reaches its pinnacle when the Final rolls around at the end of the season, a big televised day out at the famous Wembley Stadium.
Popular Football Betting Markets
The football betting options at 888sport stretch right around the globe. Beyond the Premier League, Championship and FA Cup, there is a whole bank of popular, leading competitions that punters can focus on.
The English Premier League is just one of Europe’s Big 5 leagues along with Italy’s Serie A, the German Bundesliga, Spain's La Liga and the French Ligue 1. La Liga betting features high-profile clashes like ‘El Clásico’ of Real Madrid vs Barcelona, one of the top football fixtures in the world.
Each of the different leagues brings forward a betting focus on a title race, Champions League qualification and of course, dreaded relegation.
The UEFA Champions League betting itself, is a highlight of the football season, as clubs from across Europe, like Man City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and PSG, compete for the biggest domestic club honor on the continent.
The former European Cup is steeped in history, and it’s a title that every major club dreams of winning, but it’s also one of the toughest challenges out there.
The UEFA Champions League final is one of the most bet-on football fixtures in the global game. Both pre-match and live in-play Champions League betting options can be found in our sportsbook.
Looking at the wider picture across the full season of Champions League betting, there are Outright Winner, Group Winners, Group Forecasts and Stage of Elimination markets to explore.
Full coverage of every Champions League match, including the qualifiers, is also available, so you don’t miss a single minute of action with 888sport. Our fantastic football odds, huge market variety and in-play betting bring full coverage to your fingertips.
The UEFA Europa League is the understudy to the Champions League betting picture, with the newest addition to the fold, the UEFA Europa Conference League, stepping onto the scene for the first time in the 2021-22 season.
The big competitions in Europe all combine to create an amazing number of matches, which equates to a wonderful array of football betting opportunities. But it is just the tip of the iceberg, as 888sport football betting has leagues and competitions listed from all across the globe.
Match and Tournament Outright Football Betting
Naturally, punters gravitate towards the popular match winner and Premier League winner odds. It is normal to focus on backing a team for success in such markets, but there are plenty of other season-long wagers that punters can take on the top flight.
The Top 4 Finish market is a massive area of interest among punters. As a great aside to the actual Premier League winner odds, some teams make a top-four finish their minimum target for the season. That coveted finishing position rewards with a place in the UEFA Champions League, which in turn delivers a huge financial boost as well as providing the opportunity to compete in the continent's most prestigious competition.
It’s a lively market and one that can be called as early as pre-season, but there are usually many teams involved in the race, so betting on the Top 4 odds remains active right down to the wire.
Premier League relegation odds are immediately in focus ahead of a new season. The three newly promoted teams from the Championship are generally the ones at the head of the Premier League relegation market.
Survival up in the top flight is a tough challenge, but as some newly promoted teams have proven before, it is achievable.
If any newly promoted teams do manage to keep their heads above water then it pulls an established to-flight club into the relegation mix, which makes things fascinating. Come the end of the season, Premier League matches featuring relegation-threatened teams can be a rich arena for upsets and excitement.
Away from the bubbling cauldron of Premier League relegation odds, there are long-term player-based football betting options to study. One of the most popular of those is the Top Goalscorer Premier League market.
Some of the greatest strikers in the world ply their trade in the English top-flight and get involved in the race to win the Golden Boot. Naturally, the main protagonists in the market are from the strongest teams in the division, as proven by the likes of Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Erling Haaland’s successes in more recent seasons.
Some of the greatest players to have ever graced the Premier League have landed the coveted individual trophy, like Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, Sergio Aguero and Ruud van Nistelrooy. The Top Player Assists Premier League market and PFA Player of the Year market are popular betting areas.
FIFA World Cup Betting and International Football games
Away from the club scene, football betting at the international level sees the game reach a whole new standard. The FIFA World Cup odds focus on the most famous of all international football betting tournaments, as there is no bigger prize in football.
The quadrennial FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of the sport and has produced memorable moments from greats like Gerd Müller, Pele, Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, Zinedine Zidane, Geoff Hurst, Kylian Mbappé, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
National pride pushes aside all the differences from club supporters into a passionate collective, cheering on their country. It’s when Barcelona and Real Madrid fans stand side by side to cheer on Spain, and both Manchester United and Man City fans get together to cheer on the Three Lions of England.
Even though there is a long wait between editions of the World Cup, that doesn’t mean there is no World Cup betting action to enjoy. The World Cup qualification process provides a lot more matches than the tournament itself, as teams from all corners of the globe try to book their spot in the Finals.
A long ante-post punt on the winner of the next World Cup is always popular. Closer to the start of a tournament, the World Cup winner odds come into greater focus, as do things like the Golden Boot, Group Winners and Stage of Elimination bets.
The process for the UEFA European Championships is much the same. The continental competition to see who is the best team in Europe has a long qualification process, which can produce some intense matches.
The UEFA Nations League, which was inaugurated in 2018, delivers more competitive international football and serves as a backdoor qualification method for some teams to get through to the European Championships.
Euro 2024 in Germany is just around the corner, and a wealth of betting opportunities for the tournament can be found right here at 888.
Besides our World Cup odds, euro 2024 odds, look out for other great international tournaments like the Concacaf Gold Cup, the Women's World Cup, the Olympic Games and the CONMEBOL Copa América.
Exploring Football Betting at 888sport?
Football betting at 888sport is made easy by our wonderfully designed user-friendly website platform and mobile app. Our layout and menu options allow punters to quickly find their markets from their favourite competitions like the Premier League and FIFA World Cup.
Our home page has quick links to the latest online betting options as well. So there is no need to miss out on an opportunity with all the fantastic football betting coverage available.
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888Sport Mobile Betting App For Football Betting
The 888sport app is available for both iOS and Android users and is lightweight, responsive, and secure. It's an incredible platform for all your mobile betting, as you get convenient access to all the 888sport football betting markets, wherever you are.
It could be sitting in front of the TV watching the latest action unfold, on the train on the way home from work, or out for a morning walk. You can directly access the latest markets on the 888sport app anytime and bet on football.
Live streams can also be picked up through the app, meaning you can Bet and Watch in one place. Our impressive match infographics with all the latest in-game stats are accessible through the 888sport app, as are all of our features like streaming and bet builder.
The 888Sport betting also provides tremendous convenience for any cash-out offers. You can watch your active bets on your device, waiting for the right moment to pounce and settle a bet early.
Check around on the app for the latest enhanced odds offers for the current football betting markets and take a dip into our free-to-play Up for 8 prediction game. All the latest 888sport promotional offers are available through the mobile betting platform too.
Our customer support team can also be contacted straight from the mobile betting app, including our live chat portal.
888Sport Football Betting Promotions
Existing customers can enjoy our extensive range of betting promotions across our sportsbook. We have Enhanced Odds specials to pick up a little extra on selections, as well as free bets on select matches for placing a qualifying Bet Builder.
On select football betting fixtures, keep an eye out for a free bet special money back if a bet builder punt loses. Our Up For 8 weekly predictor game gives you a shot at landing a share of the prize pot or free bets for correct score picks on selected matches.
We have a tremendous range of promotions across not only football but many other sports like NFL and horse racing betting, and one of the most popular 888Sport betting offers is our 4/1 Winner Or Bigger feature.
Popular Types of Football Bets at 888Sport
Part of our extensive coverage of the leading football competitions, from the likes of the Premier League to the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, is the variety of available bets.
Simply picking the winners of individual football matches is where many punters head first to bet on football. There is a lot of skill and understanding of football betting odds to get the most out of that approach.
But to give our punters more options, we also deliver a host of alternative markets for football betting on things like goals and handicaps.
By doing so, we ensure that all punters find exactly what they want, and there is always the option to create a unique single bet through our bet builder option for even greater personalisation!
Here is our football betting guide to the most popular markets at 888Sport:
888Sport Bet Calculator
It is good to have a working knowledge of what sports odds represent, which is actually probability. But there is not always time to sit down and fully work out the value. So to make things easy, call up the 888sport bet calculator.
If you want to know what the potential returns are from a fourfold football betting acca, or how much potential profit will come from your 11/4 underdog punt, then simply load up the bet calculator to give you a quick answer.
It’s a handy tool to make planning for your football betting a little smoother. The 888sport Bet Calculator link is found in the footer area of our site.
You can also customize the 888sport experience to your liking. Choose the odds format that the site is displayed in, from Fractional, Decimal and American. You can also change the site's language should you so desire.
888sport Blog – Latest News, Insights, Tips and Football Predictions
Sometimes punters need a flash of inspiration. Reading our football prediction can deliver that spark. Football predictions can also provide essential insights you may have missed when picking out your original football bet.
They can help strengthen your selection, make you dig a little deeper into the pick or send you in the direction of potentially better odds on an alternative selection. The free football betting tips simply deliver fact-based information and don’t tell you what you do, just steer you in the strongest direction.
The 888 blog is packed with information from Premier League betting tips from the Champions League and FA Cup. Football predictions are not all the 888sport blog has, as we boast great editorial pieces plus a sports calendar which adds to the library of information available.