Soccer Betting Online
Soccer betting has emerged as one of the most popular forms of sports gambling over the past decade. There was a time when soccer was strictly a European affair, with little attention paid to it beyond the World Cup every four years. But those days have long since passed. Technology, streaming, online gambling, and the worldwide spread of live sports content have been a lifeline for the sport.
You can bet on soccer all year with several different major professional leagues to choose from in addition to international competitions. Gamblers can bet on spreads, moneylines, halves, props, futures, and in-game, to name the most popular options.
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International Soccer Tournaments & Leagues
UEFA Champions League
Founded in 1955, The UEFA Champions league is a dream league that consists of the best teams from the major European professional leagues. There is nothing like it in sports and it rivals the World Cup in popularity, quality, and betting activity. Even casual gamblers and fans take a liking to the UEFA Champions League and pay close attention to it.
In 2023, Manchester City won the UEFA Champions League and the coveted treble of three major championships that included the Premier League and FA Cup Final.
UEFA Europa League
Founded in 1971, the UEFA Europa League is a second-tier competition for European soccer, ranking below the UEFA Champions League.
Despite its second tier status, some famous clubs have won the UEFA Europa League including Chelsea (2019), Atletico Madrid (2018) and Manchester United (2017). Sevilla has the most UEFA Europa League championships with seven, including last season.
Founded in 1993, Major League Soccer is the most serious attempt at a major North American professional league since the North American Soccer League that existed from 1968 through 1984.
The LA Galaxy leads the MLS with five championships, but none since 2014. The Columbus Crew won the 2023 MLS title.
English Premier League
Over the past decade, the popularity of the English Premier League (EPL) has enjoyed a meteoric rise worldwide. The proliferation of online sports betting and the expansion sports networks with their insatiable appetite for live content have fed into this phenomenon. A generation ago, there was little interest in soccer or the EPL in the United States. Now, the EPL is a regular topic of conversation at sports books, bars, and restaurants.
The English Premier League is the most popular of the major professional soccer leagues with the largest amount of betting activity. It was founded in its current form in 1992. Manchester United has an EPL record 13 championships, but its last title was in 2013. Man United was a dynasty under the former legendary manager Alex Ferguson, who led the franchise to all 13 titles. Sir Alex was knighted in 1999.
In recent years Manchester City has emerged as the dominant EPL club with three consecutive titles. Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool are other popular and respected EPL historic brands.
Spanish La Liga
Founded in 1929, the Spanish La Liga is the top professional league in Spain.
Real Madrid is the marque franchise of the Spanish La Liga with 35 titles, including as recently as 2020 and 2022. Barcelona is the other traditional power of Spanish La Liga with 27 championships, the latest coming last season. Atletico Madrid is third with 11 titles the only other club in double digits for Spanish La Liga titles. Atletico Madrid won its last title in 2021.
Founded in 1963, the German Bundesliga rivals the English Premier League for quality and popularity. The only problem the Bundesliga has, if you want to call it that, is the Bayern Munich dynasty. Bayern Munich has a whopping 33 Bundesliga titles, by far the most in league history. FC Nurnberg is second with nine followed by Borussia Dortmund with eight, Schalke 04 with seven, Hamburger SV with six, and then VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Monchengladbach with five each.
Italian Serie A
Founded in 1898, Serie A is the top professional league in Italy and one that draws a worldwide following both in viewership an gambling activity. As is the case with the German Bundesliga, the Italian Serie A has had a dynasty issue. Juventus has won the most Serie A titles with 36, including nine straight from 2012 through 2020.
The second most successful franchises in Italian Serie are AC Miland and Inter Milan with 19 championships each. AC Milan took the 2022 title with Inter Milan winning the 2021 championship.
In 2023, Napoli was the champion for the first time since 1990.
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