The Scottish Premiership has a rather unique format, which some may find confusing. Take a look at our detailed guide about odds and betting markets for current and future Scotland Premiership games, as well as upcoming fixtures and statistics.
Also known as the cinch Premiership, the Scottish Premiership is the number one football division in Scotland. It was established just in 2013 after the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League merged.
Now, there are 12 teams in the Scottish Premiership, and each of them plays 38 matches in a season. Based on the previous Premiership statistics, Celtic are the current league champions, and they are also the most successful team in Scotland.
The Scottish Premiership has a rather interesting format, with the top six teams battling for the title while the bottom six head into a relegation playoff.
There are 2 parts to the season. In the first part, teams play 3 games against each other. After that, the second phase begins. This is when the table is split into 2 parts of 6 teams. Teams play 5 matches in each of these parts.
At the end of each season, the team with the most points in the Scottish Premiership is crowned champion. UEFA grants the Scottish champion a place in the next Champions League season’s group stage, with the second-placed team getting a spot in the qualification rounds.
Then, one Europa League spot goes to the third-placed team, while the fourth- and fifth-placed teams get a qualification spot for the new Europa Conference League.
Scotland Premiership Odds
Scottish Premiership odds are typically represented as fractions or decimals, depending on the bookmaker you decide to bet with. One way to make sure you're betting on the best odds is to choose a trustworthy bookmaker with a good coverage and low margins.
Of course, there are numerous factors that can affect the odds of a team qualifying for European tournaments. For example, it's generally known that the most-favourite teams get lower odds, while the less-favourite teams get higher ones. This can change throughout the tournament, depending on the team's progress. Player injuries, international breaks, recent form, H2H results with other teams, and recent transfers are some of them.
Popular Premiership Markets
Different bookmakers will offer different markets for all bettors. With that in mind, the Scotland Premiership betting odds will also fluctuate depending on which bookmaker you choose.
Most bookmakers will provide you with the chance to wager on one Scotland Premiership game, or you can place a future bet. There is also the possibility for you to wager on individual players, in terms of how many goals they get during the season, how they perform in a specific match, etc.
With that in mind, some of the most popular betting markets for the Scottish Premiership include:
- Outright winner
- Top goalscorer A player to score anytime
- Champions League/Europa League/ Europa Conference League qualification
- Relegation bets
- Match winner
- Asian handicap
- Over/under bets
- Both teams to score
These markets are available at numerous bookmakers. Some of them include:
- William Hill
- Paddy Power
Premiership Winner Odds
As has very often been the case in the past decade, Celtic seem like the clear favourite to win the Scottish Premiership. They sit in the top spot of the table, so it comes as no surprise to see the Premiership winner odds firmly in their favour and they are well-stocked for the playoffs at the end of the season.
The top six teams in the Scottish Premiership will play against each other in the last four matchdays to see who finishes where.
Celtic finished first last season and secured Champions League qualification, but they went out at the group stage. This means that they can focus on retaining their Premier League crown. Celtic have tasted defeat just once this season, so the form they are in is scary.
Reliable bookmakers offer long-term bets over who wins the Scottish Premiership. If you are to place a bet now, the Premiership winner odds will strongly favour Celtic.
Not only the winner, but bookmakers will also offer you the chance to bet on whoever you think will get the second place and secure a place in the qualification round for next season’s Champions League. Rangers currently occupy the second place, and they look set to retain it at the end of the season.
Premiership Winners List
Now that we have gone through the Scottish Premiership odds, we can take a closer look at the most successful teams in the competition. The table below represents the most successful teams since 2013, when the new format of the Premier League was introduced.
|TEAM||NUMBER OF TITLES WON|
Premiership Relegation Odds
As another type of future bet, bookmakers will also offer you the chance to place a wager on teams you think will get relegated from the Scottish Premiership.
At the end of the Premiership season, the team in 11th place goes head-to-head against the Championship's play-off winner for a place in Scotland's top division. The team that finishes 12th gets automatically relegated to the Scotland Championship.
Dundee United currently sit rock-bottom, with Ross County and Kilmarnock occupying the 10th and 11th places, respectively, but there is not a huge point difference between them all. Therefore, you can expect the Premier relegation odds to change and fluctuate as the season progresses.
Similarly to the top six, the bottom six teams in Scotland will play each other in the last four rounds to determine the final spots.
Premiership Top Scorer Odds
Finally, it is time to take a closer look at the Scotland Premiership top scorer odds. Last season, it was Reagan Charles-Cook of Ross County who secured the Golden Boot. One reputable bookmaker that offers this bet type is William Hill.
This season, the situation is different, with Kyogo Furuhashi, Lawrence Shankland, and Bojan Miovski competing for the top scorer prize.
Who are Favorites to win the Premiership?
Currently, Celtic is at the top of the table, and they have only been defeated once so far. Therefore, they are the clear favourites to secure the title and get to the Champions League’s group stage next season.
Who has won the Premiership the most?
Since the introduction of the new Premiership format in 2013, Celtic have won eight of the nine possible titles.