Due to its widespread global popularity, soccer (or, as it’s known in most of the world, football) offers a plethora of betting options involving multiple professional leagues and international competitions. Below, you’ll find up-to-date information and odds for various soccer wagers. This includes the main professional leagues such as Major League Soccer, the English Premier League, La Liga, the Champions League, and Bundesliga.
Current soccer odds by league
Use the table to below view online sportsbook odds for winner of the Premier League. If you see any odds you like, you can click them to make that wager at a specific sportsbook.
Major League Soccer odds
MLS is the top soccer league in North America, with teams located in both the US and Canada. It currently has 29 teams, with a season that begins in late February or early March and runs through the summer, ending in October. Its top teams also compete in international competitions such as the CONCACAF Champions League and the Leagues Cup, beginning in July and running through August.
English Premier League odds
The top level of English football, the EPL often boasts of being the most-watched sports league on the planet, and it has major broadcast deals in multiple countries, including the US. Games typically take place on weekends, with the season beginning in August and running through May. For more detailed analysis and betting odds on upcoming competitions, check out our dedicated page for English Premier League odds.
The Bundesliga is the top of Germany’s professional football system, drawing top players from all over the world to compete in its 18-team league. Its season runs from August to May. The best teams — often including powerhouses such as Dortmund and Bayern Munich FC — also compete in international competitions like the UEFA Champions League.
La Liga odds
Known as Primera División in Spain and as La Liga in most English-speaking countries, this is Spain’s top league. It contains 20 teams, with mainstays such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid among the most well-known. Its top teams also compete in the Champions League, as well as other international competitions.
UEFA Champions League odds
The Union of European Football Associations’ annual tournament includes top professional teams from various leagues in Europe. Teams qualify for the Champions League by either doing well in their own leagues or by playing their way in during qualifying rounds over the course of the summer. The tournament’s group stage runs from September to December, leading to a knockout round that starts in February and a final that typically takes place in May or June.
People perceive the Champions League as a prestigious and lucrative competition for European soccer clubs. Teams from the EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and others all compete for international bragging rights. For more information on odds, upcoming matches, and more, check our dedicated Champions League page.
Serie A odds
Serie A is the top professional league in Italy. It contains 20 teams, each playing every other team in the league twice over the course of a season that runs from August to May. Its top teams also play in international competitions such as the Champions League, with mainstays like AC Milan, Juventus, and Inter Milan all having won multiple Champions League titles.
Ligue 1 odds
Ligue 1 is the top tier of professional football in France, with 20 teams playing a season that runs from August to May. Like most other European soccer leagues, it operates on a system of promotion from and relegation to lower leagues (such as Ligue 2) and sends its top teams to compete in international competitions like the Champions League. Its top teams include Paris Saint-Germain, Olympique de Marseille, and AS Monaco.
Liga MX odds
Liga MX is the highest professional soccer league in Mexico and routinely draws the largest crowds of any such league in North or Central America. Its season consists of two tournaments — one is from July to December, and the other from January to May. Its top teams also play in international competitions like the CONCACAF Champions League and the Leagues Cup.
Soccer betting odds explained
The most basic thing to understand about sports betting is how to make sense of the odds. A plus sign in front of the number indicates underdog odds, and a minus generally indicates a favorite. If the odds are, for instance, -200, that means a bet of $200 would stand to make a profit of $100 if correct, plus the return of your original stake. If the line is +200, that means a bet of $100 would stand to win you $200, plus your original wager amount back.
Legal online sportsbooks will also offer alternative spreads, team and player props, and other soccer bets, as well as futures for each league. Beyond simply knowing how to read odds, it’s also important to know the terminology and the various types of bets. Each sport can be a little different in this regard. But soccer has some common bet options you should familiarize yourself with.
Popular soccer bets
Moneyline: This is a straight bet on the result of a game. The margin of victory does not matter, only correctly picking the winning team. The odds and the amount of your wager will determine your potential payout. Due to the frequency of draws in soccer games, moneyline odds will generally include the option to wager on that happening, as well as wagering on either team to win.
Example of a soccer moneyline bet
- Manchester City (-190)
- Crystal Palace (+450)
- Draw (+340)
For this example, Man City is the favorite to beat Crystal Palace. However, a draw is a potentially more likely outcome than an outright win for Crystal Palace. To estimate your payout, a bet of $190 on Man City would net you $100, plus the return of your stake, if you end up being correct. A winning $100 bet on Crystal Palace, meanwhile, would get you $450, plus the return of your stake.
Spread: This wager takes into account a game’s margin of victory. If the spread for a given team is -1.5, it means that a spread bet on that team would only hit if the team wins by two goals or more. If a team’s spread is +1.5, it means that a bet on that team would win if the team loses by only one goal or wins by any margin.
Example of a soccer spread bet
- Bayern Munich: -1.5 (+110)
- Dortmund: +1.5 (-155)
Here, Bayern Munich is the favorite, but it would have to win by two goals or more in order for a bet on it to be successful. If Dortmund were to lose by only one goal, or win by any amount, or if the game were to finish in a draw, a spread bet on Dortmund would be successful.
Total goals: For this bet, you’re predicting the total combined goals in a game. If the final score is a 2-2 tie, for instance, that would be four total goals. Typically, the sportsbook will set a line, and bettors can wager “over” or “under.” If the sportsbook’s line is, for example, 3.5, an over bet would be correct if the total number of goals is four or more. The under bet would be successful if the total ends up being three or fewer goals.
Example of a soccer total bet
- Over 2.5 (-160)
- Under 2.5 (+115)
Soccer futures betting
Futures let you wager on soccer — and other sports — along a much longer timeline, even before the season starts. These are long-term bets that remain open until the outcome is resolved in some way. They can often include bets on which team will win a particular league. But soccer also offers multiple futures options on all kinds of finishing positions.
For example, in the English Premier League, you could bet on a team to win the league. However, as the EPL operates on a system of relegation and promotion, futures options also include betting on whether a team will be relegated by finishing in the bottom three. Other futures you may find include betting on a team to finish in the top four, top six or top half of the EPL standings.
Below, you’ll see some futures options grouped by league. For more information, click the odds next to the team name to go to that sportsbook.
MLS futures odds
English Premier League futures odds
Bundesliga futures odds
Odds to win league title
Popular soccer bets
Soccer offers many betting options that aren’t available in other sports. Below, we’ll dive into some of those options and what they mean.
Both teams to score
With soccer often being a low-scoring sport, this bet simply asks whether both teams will score at least one goal in the game. The final score, the margin of victory and the winner do not matter for this bet. The only thing that matters is whether both teams score at least one goal.
These bets are all about predicting which individual players will score for their team. There are relatively few goals per game, and 11 players on the field for each team at a time. So the odds on each individual player to score a goal anytime can be relatively long. That can mean a good potential payout if, for instance, you can predict who will be first to score. For such a bet, assists do not count. The player must be the credited goalscorer.
This option allows you to wager on which team will score first and/or last in the game. The winning side and the final score don’t necessarily matter. It’s only about choosing which team will be first to get on the score sheet, or which team will net the last goal.
This is a bet on the exact final score of a game. First you pick the winning side, and then the final score. Soccer offers relatively low-scoring games, and each goal is one point. Therefore, only so many final score combinations exist. But only the exact final score, with the correct team winning, counts as a successful bet.
Total number of corners
This is typically an over/under bet on the number of corner kicks that will occur in a game. A corner kick happens when one side is the last to touch the ball before it passes over that team’s own goal line.
To be booked/sent off
This is a player prop that allows you to bet on a specific player being booked. This is either for a yellow card after committing a foul or ejection via a red card. Some sportsbooks will also offer odds on broader categories. This could include whether the entire match will feature a red card for any player on either team.
Soccer betting FAQs
When do odds for upcoming games become available?
Match days in European leagues are typically on weekends. Often there is one Friday night game and multiple games on Saturday and Sunday. Different leagues will sprinkle games throughout the week. Some have to be rescheduled to accommodate ongoing simultaneous international competitions, such as the Champions League. Odds are usually available soon after the previous week’s matches for all teams have concluded.
What’s different about betting on soccer as opposed to MLB, the NFL, the NBA, etc.?
The biggest difference, especially from a sports betting perspective, is that soccer games often end in draws. For instance, in any given EPL season, somewhere between 21% to 24% of games end in draws. This changes the odds for bettors, since it’s no longer a matter of choosing one winner between two teams. There are instead three options to choose from on the moneyline.
What happens if there’s an extra period to determine a winner?
In some international tournaments, such as the World Cup, a winner is necessary for every game in the knockout phase of the tournament. In this case, games will typically go to an extra period. Additionally, it may come down to penalty kicks if no winner has been determined.
What’s important to note, from a betting perspective, is that most moneyline bets only cover the regulation period of a game. If extra time is necessary, it is a draw for betting purposes according to the house rules of most sportsbooks.
Are there parlay and futures options for soccer betting?
Yes. Most sportsbooks allow parlays both within the same league and across several different leagues. You can also usually find futures bets for various teams. Options include winning the league, various finishing scenarios and relegation.
How does relegation work?
Many leagues in Europe and the UK operate on a system of relegation and promotion. Bottom teams in the standings at season’s end deal with relegation to a lower league for the following season. The top few teams in the lower league accept promotion to the top league for the following season.
This is another option for bettors to wager on. In the EPL, for instance, it’s the bottom three who are relegated and the top four who get to play in the UEFA Champions League. Both of these options are available among most sportsbooks’ futures bets.