Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. One way of measuring the interest people have in the sport is by looking at the amount they are willing to wager on it. The most popular website to do this is Betting.com. They collate the market rates of different sports and from this get an indication of what the public are thinking. One of the leagues they track is the English Premier League. This article will tell you which site shows the percentage of football teams people are betting on.
The English Premier League
The English Premier League (EPL) is the top flight of English football. Interest in the league is high, with over 70 million betting shop clients around the world choosing to place their bets on the EPL. More specifically, Betting.com have the English Premier League listed as the fifth most popular sport in the world, and the most popular in Europe. The table below shows the percentage of football teams people are betting on:
Leagues That People Are Betting On
In order to find out which leagues people are most interested in, we can simply take a look at which teams people are choosing to bet on. Looking at the lists below we can see that the EPL, La Liga and Premier League are the three most popular leagues with over 30% of the public choosing to bet on teams from those leagues. Interestingly, the Bundesliga appears to be the least popular of the big three with only 12% of the public choosing to bet on German teams. This could be down to the dominance of the country’s biggest club, Bayern Munich. The table below lists the top ten most popular football leagues and the percentage of the public that are choosing to bet on the respective teams:
The Most Popular Football Leagues
Taking a look at the most popular football leagues around the world it’s clear that the EPL, La Liga and Premier League are the three most popular leagues. The EPL stands for the English Premier League, while the La Liga represents the top flight of Spanish football. With 71 million betting shop clients, the English Premier League is the fifth most popular sport globally. The Premier League, with 65 million clients, is the most popular in Europe. The other two major leagues are the Bundesliga, with 60 million clients, and the Serie A, with 59 million clients.
The Most Popular Football Teams
When looking at the most popular teams in the world it’s clear that Barcelona and Real Madrid are carrying the flag for Europe with their popularity. While it’s not quite as glamorous as playing for the European giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid have a rich history and fans would follow their teams anywhere.
Barca and Real Madrid appear to be the choice of the betting public, with the two clubs featured in the top four of the lists below. Barcelona are one of the most popular teams in Europe, with over 22.5 million betting shop clients in the continent. For Madrid, the figure is over 7.5 million. The other teams appearing in the lists are the Italian national team (with over 5 million clients), PSG (with over 4.5 million clients), and the French national team (with over 3.5 million clients).
Which Team Do You Want to Back?
There are so many reasons why you might want to back a football team. Maybe you’re a real fan and want to see them do well. Perhaps you feel that a particular team embodies all that’s good in sports. Or maybe you just want to gamble and back the favourite. Whatever your reasons may be, placing a bet on a football team is easy to do. You might want to try one of the online sportsbooks where you can easily find the game you’re interested in and make your wager. If you want to back Real Madrid you might want to check out Ladbrokes or Paddy Power’s websites, as those are the places to do it.