With bookies now as eager as ever to get punters betting on this upcoming football season, it really can pay dividends for you to do some hunting around to try and find out just where the best betting value lays.
You may not have even considered placing a bet on the team that could win this seasons NIFL Premiership title, but boy are there some valuable odds being offered on that betting market right now, and those odds if you are quick are there for the taking.
Looking at the form each team had last season is going to give you an insight into what their chances are of playing well in the upcoming season, however any team could suddenly massively improve their form and do well in any season, or conversely low their form and play badly, for many different reasons.
The odds that the current favourite is generally being offered at are not too bad, and that team is Linfield who most bookies have chalked up at odds of 7/4, but not far behind them in the betting are the Crusaders who do look a value bet at 5/2.
Other Teams Being Backed
You could also back any of the other teams to win but also be aware that most bookies are also going to let you back them each-way too, but just make sure you are getting some fair each-way betting terms if that is the type o bet you do fancy playing rather than a straight outright winner type of bet.
The four teams that I think could be worth a small each-way punt on include Ballymena at 7/1, along with Glenavon at 8/1, and there is always the chance that with a good season teams such as Cliftonville at 10/1 or even Larne at 12/1 could fill one of the top spots in the league by the end of the season too.
The Outsiders to Win the NIFL Premiership
Never be blinded by the huge odds that you are going to find attached and associated with some teams playing in a league such as this one on the early betting markets, for there is of course a reason the odds are so huge in value right now.
That reason is that in all possibility the following teams are going to have their usual bad season and as such none of them are expected to finisher higher up the league rather than where they will possibly end up, that being on the lower rungs of the league at the end of the season.
The odds though are fair and do represent each teams chancing of winning, and just so you know what those odds are allow me to quickly run through them, you have Coleraine at 20/1 followed by Glentoran at 25/1 then you get three digit odds being offered by all bookies on the rest of the teams which for reference are Dungannon Swifts at 150/1, Warrenpoint Town at 200/1 and the two rank outsiders those teams being Carrick Rangers and Institute at 250/1.