Premier Division (Ireland) Betting Odds

On the 2024 Premier Division (Ireland) fixtures page, you can find the complete schedule for the Premier Division, along with the best odds for upcoming events and detailed stats provided by ClubSport.


Friday, 26 July
Round 25
Saturday, 27 July
Round 25
Friday, 02 August
Round 26
18:45 Postponed
Friday, 09 August
Round 27
Saturday, 10 August
Round 27
Friday, 23 August
Round 28
Friday, 30 August
Round 29
Saturday, 31 August
Round 29
Friday, 13 September
Round 30
Friday, 20 September
Round 31
Saturday, 21 September
Round 31
Friday, 27 September
Round 32
Friday, 04 October
Round 33

Premier Division Outright Odds 2023

The Irish Championship is far from the most prestigious tournament in Europe (the country ranks 33rd in the UEFA Association Club Coefficients). However, due to the tournament's unusual format, dates and small budgetary differences between teams, the Premier Division can be an exciting betting event.

Premier Division winner odds offer a chance to pick the team that will finish top of the table when the season ends. It is almost pointless to place such a bet this year as, with just three games to go until the end of the 2023 season, league leaders Shamrock Rovers have virtually guaranteed themselves another league title. However, some bookmakers will still offer such betting options, so if you believe in miracles, it makes sense to place such a bet.

Premier Division Contenders Bet365 Odds
Shamrock Rovers 1.025
St Patrick's Athletic 13.00
Derry City 17.00
Shelbourne 4501.00
Bohemians 4501.00

Looking at Premier Division Winner 2023 odds, only St Patrick's Athletic and Derry City could theoretically challenge for the trophy. St Patrick's Athletic's chances are slightly higher as they await a head-to-head encounter with Shamrock Rovers, which, if won, would cut the gap to three points. Derry City will have to hope that the leaders will lose all of their remaining games and that they themselves will pick up maximum points. Even then, the winner will be decided on goal difference, where the Shamrock Rovers team enjoys a solid advantage.

Most Wins in the Premier Division

Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers are tied as the most successful clubs in the Premier Division with 8 trophies each. However, according to the odds to win the Premier Division, Shamrock Rovers are about to add another title to their collection, which will take them to the top of the table in terms of the number of trophies earned. A league title win would be the fourth in a row for the club this season.

Team Number of the Premier Division title wins
Shamrock Rovers 8
Dundalk 8
Shelbourne 6
St Patrick's Athletic 5
Bohemians 4
Cork City 3
Derry City 2
Sligo Rovers 1
Drogheda United 1

About Premier Division Betting

Compared to Europe's top leagues, the Premier Division format can be considered non-standard. The tournament takes place on a spring and autumn basis. There are a total of 10 teams competing in the top league in Ireland. The teams face each other four times: twice at home and twice away. After 36 rounds, the team with the most points wins the tournament. The last-placed team is relegated to the First Division. For the right to stay in the Premier Division, the club ranking 9th will compete against the winner of the First Division playoff final.

In the event of a tie between two or more teams on points, the following indicators are compared:

  • Goal difference;
  • Goals scored.

If there is an equal number of points, the teams are considered to be in the same position, but if the championship, a place in European competitions or relegation are at stake, the following criteria are compared:

  • Points scored in head-to-head encounters;
  • Away goals in head-to-head encounters.

At the end of the season, the Professional Footballers' Association of Ireland Players awards individual prizes. Below is a list of all the nominations and winners from the previous season:

  • PFAI Player of the Year – Rory Gaffney (Shamrock Rovers);
  • PFAI Young Player of the Year – Andy Lyons (Shamrock Rovers);
  • PFAI Premier Division Manager of the Year – Stephen Bradley (Shamrock Rovers).

Premier Division Markets on ClubSport

Most bookmakers offer a good selection of Premier Division odds, despite the tournament's relatively low status. The list always includes total goals, Asian handicaps and various extra markets, in addition to 1/X/2 options. Betting on player prop markets is also available, which is by no means common in all major tournaments.

On the other hand, the number of Premier Division outright odds is disappointing. At the end of the 2023 season, only a few bookmakers will offer betting on the tournament winner. At the same time, there are no bets on the top 3 teams, where the intrigue is much greater, nor on the top scorer.

When betting on the Premier Division, what factors to consider?

Second-half goals have been one of the major trends in this year's championship. Normally, the ratio of goals scored between the first and second halves is around 48% to 52%. However, in the ongoing championship season, almost 59% of all goals are scored in the second half. There is a decent range of Premier Division betting options on half-time scores such as "the second half to produce more goals than the first", "the second half total to be greater than 1.5" and so on. As these markets often have odds above 1.50, we recommend you have a closer look at them.

Another interesting pattern is the number of goals scored at home. At the end of October, the average number of home goals is 1.49, while the number of goals scored away is 1.09. For the Premier Division favourites, the difference between these indicators is even greater. Shamrock Rovers, for instance, scores 2.29 goals at home and 1.37 away. Meanwhile, mid-table teams such as Dundalk average 2.11 goals at home and 0.94 away.

Is Premier Division betting odds on ClubSport profitable and safe?

ClubSports adheres to the principles of responsible gambling and advises all punters to think carefully before placing a bet. If you are unfamiliar with the teams in a particular Premier Division match then do not place large bets or do not bet at all. It would also be a good idea to keep track of all your bets and set a weekly/monthly loss limit, after which you will pause your betting.

To help you find your Premier Division best bets, our site offers a range of information including the current league table, results from previous games and schedules of upcoming games. You can also check each team's statistics for the season and predictions for the forthcoming match. The Team Strength Rate algorithm, which analyses the latest statistical trends for each of the teams, can also help you choose a bet on the game.

You can find all the info in the list of upcoming matches on this page.

FAQ Premier Division

Who is the favourite to win the Premier Division in the 2023 season?

According to Premier Division Odds 2023, Shamrock Rovers is the clear favourite. All they need to do to win the championship is earn three points in three games and keep the best record on goal difference.

Who was the winner of the Premier Division last season?

The 2022 Premier Division champion is Shamrock Rovers. The team won 24 times and drew 7 in 36 rounds, which put them 13 points ahead of their nearest rival, Derry City.

What other leagues are there in Ireland?

The system of football leagues in Ireland includes the Premier Division and the First Division. Leagues below these two levels are classified as non-league football. A move to a professional league is only possible by invitation as there is no promotional procedure based on sporting achievements.