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Red's betting analysis – what are the best football betting sites?

Looking for a betting site to put your knowledge of Liverpool to the test? Well, you certainly aren’t alone. There are countless betting sites out there, but not all of them are going to be worth your time. Fortunately, there are 10 options that are often regarded as the best in the industry, and while they aren’t going to be everyone’s tastes, they are unmatched in terms of quality.

So, let’s take a look at some of the best betting sites as well as touching upon some key information, like how to choose a betting site, and a few tips and tricks to enhance your experience.

Best UK bookies

To get right into the meat of this article, here are the best UK bookies:

1. BetUK

2. talkSPORT BET

3. Spreadex

4. Betway

5. Parimatch

6. bet365

7. Paddy Power

8. William Hill

9. Tote

10. Unibet

All of these bookies are of high quality and offer accurate offers (and that goes without mentioning the wide array of enticing discounts).

However, it also goes without saying that you might want to explore each of these betting sites to see which fits you the best. Each has their own personality, so don’t just settle with a bookie if it isn’t a good fit.

How we ranked the best UK bookies

A crucial question that has likely come to mind when going through our list is how we ranked these UK bookies. Well, there is a variety of factors we considered. First, we took a look at the sites to get a broad view of their themes, navigation and user interface.

While these factors might not seem important to some bettors, over the long term, they can make a huge difference to the overall experience. Next, we took a look at the odds. Good football betting sites offer bets on a wide variety of matchups, and they also offer different bet types.

Accuracy is also a huge factor – in fact, it is the biggest. If a site doesn’t offer accurate odds, not only does it seem unprofessional and make the betting experience less reliable for bettors, but it could also point towards tampering or other unsavoury behaviours.

Another feature we look out for is a news section. While this is certainly not required, it allows bettors to get all of their football news on the same site they play bets. It can also give bettors a better look into the game, allowing them to make more informed bets.

From news about Alejandro Garnacho’s clearance to updates about team dynamics, having a blog on the site often does wonders for user experience.

Lastly, in-depth analysis is a welcomed, yet rare feature we look out for. Any site that does this goes above and beyond.

How to choose a football betting bookie (and sign up)

We have talked about the best football betting sites as well as how we chose our favourites, but how can you choose the right football betting bookie for you?

First of all, you should do a quick check for everything we mentioned in the section above. This means you should look out for the user interface, navigation, theme, match/sport selection, bet types, accuracy, analysis, customer support, payment methods and accuracy of odds.

If a football betting bookie doesn’t tick all the boxes mentioned above, it’s not worth your time. But what if there are a few sites that tick all of the boxes and you can’t choose between them? Well, you just have to go with the one that fits the best. Whether it is because of its style or its payment methods, there is likely going to be a site that caters to your preferences.

Once you have found your ideal betting site, it’s time to sign up. First, you’ll have to create an account. Head over to the “log in” or the “create an account” section and start the process. This will include filling in your personal information and perhaps your financial information. After this, you’re in!

From here, you can browse the sports selection and take a look at any upcoming matches. If you want to place a bet, simply make a deposit and let the fun begin.

Tips for betting on football

To get the most out of sports betting, we have a few tips that can enhance your experience. First and foremost, always do your research. The more you know about an upcoming match the better – you should never place a bet blindly.

It’s also essential that you know how to save money so you can enjoy sports betting without impacting your finances. In all likelihood, you will lose more than you make, so knowing how to budget is absolutely essential for having a stress-free betting experience.

Last but not least, you need to gamble responsibly. Never look at betting as a viable way to make an income, rather as a way to add a bit of extra excitement to the experience. If you feel like you are struggling or your betting is becoming an issue, don’t be afraid to seek help.


In conclusion, finding a good betting site that offers accurate odds can be a challenge, but if you go with any of the betting sites we mentioned, and keep in mind when searching the tips and tricks we have shared, you will be able to find one in no time at all. Just remember to always err on the side of caution when it comes to online gambling.

It can be incredibly easy to get carried away in the rush of a game – it happens to everyone. However, you must make sure you never gamble any money you cannot afford to lose, and it is especially important that you know when to walk away. If you ever feel like your gambling is becoming a problem, help is at hand. With that being said, have fun, and we hope you have a wonderful betting experience!

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By RedManc

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