Although the Australian A-League may not attract quite as much fan or betting attention as football leagues in Europe, the fact that so many sports betting sites offer markets for it indicates that plenty of people are interested in wagering on it.
This season’s A-League sees the Central Coast Mariners currently installed as the hot favourites for the title, as you can get odds of just 7/4 on them at many of the sportsbooks – but it isn’t a one-horse race, as there are other sides considered to be in contention.
Just below the Mariners are Sydney Wanderers, who have been given odds of 9/4 for the A-League title, with Melbourne Victory also considered to be serious contenders at 9/2. Of course when it comes to betting on this or any other sport, many betting fans prefer to avoid the low-odds favourites, in favour of picking one of those teams with longer odds – but who are still considered a realistic bet. This year, Sydney FC at 12/1 are likely to be an attractive bet for many of these people, although those looking for a bit riskier proposition might prefer to opt for Brisbane Roar at 20/1.
This is why it is vital to know a little something about the teams and the league before betting, so that you are aware of any injury of form issues that could affect your bet. It isn’t hard to research this information nowadays with the internet at your disposal, however it may even put you off and seem even more daunting than before. If this is the case the internet also helps with providing other forms of sporting entertainment in the form of games, and if you really are resolute on placing a bet then you can combine the two by choosing an online slots game as opposed to a purely for fun flash game.
An easy way to combine football and betting is through a football slots game like Soccer Safari. Soccer Safari is one of the quirkier football slots around, involving a bunch of animals (including cheetahs, warthogs and buffalo) playing each other in a World Cup in the jungle.
The graphics of the animals and the jungle stadium are excellent, the commentating elephant looks like Gary Lineker, and there is a great opportunity to win a payout – making it one of the best sports slots as well.