Top 10 Football Leagues in Europe to Place a Bet On

Europe is often regarded as a hub of betting since the energetic spirit of the English allows them to experience the thrill and adrenaline rush. Football carries with it the euphoria and energy and tends to swing the audience’s minds with every kick. It seems that the game can amply fulfil the betting requirements the target audience seeks for.

Europe carries with it a long-standing history of betting, starting from the 15th century when dice assured the games of chance. The gambling industry of today indeed has a great role in the hands of the sports firm, since approximately 30%-40% of the revenue is collected from sports betting. It is speculated that the European countries’ gross revenue gambling comes mostly from the United Kingdom, and Italy. It is speculated that the number of European bookies at is bound to grow between 2023-and 2025, attaining a CAGR of 9.20%. In short, the CAGR is bound to increase by 10% each year.

Bettors are always on the lookout for football leagues to indulge in their forte of thrill and figure. Here are some of the most important Football leagues in which Europeans favour placing their bets.

1. Serie A (Italy)


Serie A, often known as Serie A TIM is always the glory of the Italian Football League System. Initially founded in the year 1898, the ‘round-robin’ tournament is running for 90 years. Professionals rank Serie A as the world’s most tactical and defensively sound national league.

As per the reports of the IFFHS, Serie A is positioned as the third in the European leagues. Between 1886-and 1988, Serie A led the Europa League, and also between 1990-and 1999, which makes it quite a successful league in Europe.

2. English Premier League (United Kingdom)

What miraculously takes over the interest and entertainment of the entire world is undoubtedly the English Premier League (EPL). Founded on February 20, 1992, it is played among a group of 20 teams. It generates over 1 billion Euros of revenue annually. Sooner or later, it may decrease its earnings according to the potential ban on gambling sponsorship in the United Kingdom.

The clubs which partake in the tournament are paid an average revenue of 2.4 billion Euros. The seasons are usually between the months of August and May. Manchester City takes the lead in the recent 2020-2023 and thereby becoming the winner to grab 13 titles.

3. Ligue 1(France)


Ligue 1 is also known as the Ligue 1 Uber Eats, a very popular ‘French Professional league’ for the men’s ‘association football clubs’. In France, Ligue1 is regarded as the basic football competition, when governed by the regulations of the French Football League system.

Officially founded in the year 1930, Ligue 1 is also played between 20 teams, and the winner is promoted to Ligue 2.

4. Primeira Liga (Portugal)

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga Portugal Bwin is regarded as the top professional association football division in the given standards of the ‘Portuguese football league system’. Founded in 1934, Primeira Liga is predominantly organised by the ‘Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional’.

5. Fubball-Bundesliga (Germany)


The Bundesliga is also sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga. Founded on August 24, 1963, Bundesliga predominantly consists of 18 teams, and originally 54 teams since it began. Usually, the seasons run from the months of August to May. Spectators prefer games on weekend holidays, so most events take place on Saturdays and Sundays.

However, Very few games are played on weekdays. The Bundesliga is regarded as the best football league in the world when it is defined in terms of average attendance. During the 2011–12, around 45,134 fans per game were spotted. The huge audience was ranked the second-highest among the sports league in the world after the American National Football League.

6. La Liga (Spain)

La Liga, often a shortened version for Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera Division is a globally popular ‘Spanish Football League system’. Founded in 1929, La Liga also consists of 20 teams in total. In accordance with the UEFA’s coefficient rankings, La Liga has always been considered a top league in Europe between the years 2013-and 2019.

La Liga has given birth to some of the best clubs in the country, such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, etc., which have won most of the time in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup titles.

7. Ukrainian Premier League (Ukraine)


The Ukrainian Premier League or UPL is often regarded as the greatest division of the Ukrainian annual football champion. The Ukrainian football championship was founded in 1936 owing to the grand proposition of Nikolai Starostin.

After that proposition got approved by the All-Union Council of Physical Culture and made into effect. UPL is undoubtedly one of the best football leagues in Europe and ranks second among the UEFA members between 1988–and 89 seasons.

8. Süper Lig (Turkey)

The Süper Lig is known as the Turkish professional league for association football clubs. It is organized by the Turkish Football Federation. Founded as the Millî Lig in 1959, the league succeeded the Turkish Football Championship.

Super Lig also won the National Division, both being former top-level national competitions. There are twenty clubs in total. Among them, a champion is decided and all three clubs are promoted to the 1. Lig. Usually, the season runs from August to May, with each club getting to play 38 matches. Very few times, the matches are played Friday through Monday.

9. Eredivisie (Netherlands)


The Eredivisie is regarded as the highest level of professional football in the Netherlands. Founded in 1956, it is considered one of the best and preferred European leagues. The current 2020–21 rankings reveal that Eredivisie is ranked the 7th best league in Europe by UEFA.

Eredivisie in total consists of 18 clubs, where the winner among them claims the Dutch national championship. Ajax is undefeated by attaining the most titles, including 35 national titles. The other two eminent winners include PSV Eindhoven with 24 titles, and Feyenoord follow with 15titles.

10. Danish Superliga (Denmark)

The Danish Superliga is regarded as the current Danish football championship tournament which is administered by the Danish Football Association. It is known as the highest football league in Denmark. At present, around 12 teams contest each year. A total of 32 games will be played this season.

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