Premiership Outright Odds for 2023/24
The Premiership the top division in the Scottish football league system. In the UEFA rankings, Scotland holds tenth place, thus allowing the top four clubs in the league to participate in the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League. Every football fan who follows European football even a little has heard of the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers – the two strongest FCs in the country. Scots get offended when Englishmen are called the forefathers of football, as they consider themselves, at least, co-founders.
Due to the above factors, all legal bookmakers show serious interest in the Premiership. In addition to 1/X/2 betting, punters can place outrights, including Premiership winner odds 2023/24 options. They need to choose a team that will become the country's champion at the end of the season. You can find the main contenders for victory in the table below:
|Paddy Power Odds
Some serious odds to win the Premiership are only seen by bookmakers for two teams: Celtic and Rangers. This is largely due to the fact that the last time a team outside of this duo won the league was way back in the 1984/85 season. At that time, the trophy was won by Aberdeen managed by Sir Alex Ferguson.
This season, in the duel of the two best Scottish FCs, experts prioritise Celtic. Firstly: their squad is valued at a higher price (126 million euros vs. 104 million euros). Secondly, in the last two seasons, Celtic has been the one to win the trophy. Thirdly: it’s about summer transfers. By selling Jota to Saudi Arabia for 29 million euros, Celtic was able to strengthen significantly and acquired eight new players. Rangers also made some moves; however, half of their newcomers came to the club as free agents.
Most Wins in the Premiership
At the start of the 2023/24 season, Rangers is the most successful team in the history of the Premiership. The team has won the main Scottish football trophy 55 times.
Their main pursuer and the reigning champion, Celtic, has won the tournament 53 times. The rest of the Scottish FCs have won a total of 19 seasons. You can check out the list of all Premiership winners is in the table below.
|Number of the Premiership Title Wins
Premiership Relegation Odds for 2023/24
In addition to betting on the tournament winner, punters can stake on the weakest team of the season. According to the Premiership format, the FC that finishes last is directly relegated to the lower division. Various bookmakers can call such a type of betting differently: Relegation Odds, To Finish Bottom, etc.
According to the league rules, a team finishing 11th in the Premiership can also leave the league at the end of the season if they lose the Premiership playoff final against a club from the Scottish Championship. Bookmakers may calculate such betting odds differently, so clarify the peculiarities of the bet in the T&Cs section or support service.
In most cases, the main contender for relegation is the team that was promoted to a higher division last season. In the Premiership, this is Dundee – the winner of the 2022/23 Scottish Championship. Premiership odds 2023/24 for relegation for this and other teams are provided in the table below:
About Premiership Betting
The Premiership is the top division in the Scottish football league system. As of the beginning of the 2023/24 season, according to the UEFA ranking, it is among the top ten strongest leagues in Europe.
The championship involves 12 teams. The current season, which runs from August 5, 2023 to May 19, 2024, is divided into two stages. In the first stage, each FC plays 33 matches: three games against each of the rivals (the number of home and away matches for each team is determined by the league). Then, depending on the total points scored by all participants, they are divided into two halves: the top six and bottom six sections. Within each of these sections, the teams play another five matches. The strongest team of the tournament is determined based on the total points gained over the two stages. Regardless of the points earned, the final table first represents the teams from the "top six" section, and only then the FCs from the "bottom six" section. In case teams have gained an equal number of points in the first stage or within a section, the following stats are compared:
- Goal difference in all matches played;
- Total goals scored in all matches;
- Points earned in head-to-head matches;
- Goal difference in head-to-head matches;
- Playoffs (if FCs are competing for the championship, a spot in European competitions, a place in the division after the first stage, or maintaining their place in the top division).
The team that finishes in last place is directly relegated to the Scottish Championship, and the winner of the lower division takes their place. The team ranking 11th at the end of the season plays in the final of the Premiership playoffs. In this mini-tournament, the teams from the Scottish Championship that finished in second, third, and fourth place also perform. The winner of the playoffs gains the right to compete in the Premiership in the following season.
Also, at the end of the season, the league management hands out individual awards, such as “Manager of the Year” and “Player of the Year”. Last season, Ange Postecoglou (Celtic) and Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic) won these awards.
Premiership Markets on UKClubSport
The Premiership is largely known for the rivalry between Rangers and Celtic, but that doesn't mean that bookmakers ignore the other teams in the championship. The range of markets to bet on most tournament matches is pretty proportional. At the same time, the number of Premiership odds is almost no different from those for matches in top European leagues. In addition to 1/X/2 bets, you can also choose from extra markets, such as: O/U goals, Asian handicaps, exact match score, combo and other options.
It's nice to see the number of available Premiership outright odds options. Along with standard Premiership winner odds, many bookmakers offer markets to bet on relegation from the division or on a team to finish taking the highest spot, without taking into account Celtic and Rangers.
Factors to consider when betting on the Premiership
The first thing to know about the Premiership is the huge gap between Celtic/Rangers and the rest of the clubs. Do you know how many times teams in the league, excluding Premiership favourites, finished the first stage of the tournament with a positive goal difference in the last five seasons? Ten. That is, on average, 8 out of 12 championship clubs score fewer goals than they concede. Last season, Celtic scored an average of 3.35 goals for every goal conceded. Rangers' indicators are more modest – 2.51 goals. So, in matches involving the Scottish top clubs, we recommend paying attention to bets with -1.5 or larger handicaps. The odds for such options are around 1.60.
When betting on matches of the rest of the teams in the league, it’s worth being cautious about 1/X/2 markets. Almost all mid-table Premiership clubs are near-peer. For instance, last season, only two teams had a positive win-loss record (excluding Celtic and Rangers): Aberdeen (17-14) and Hearts (14-13). In the 2021/22 season, it was even worse, with only Aberdeen managing to win more matches than they lost over 33 rounds.
Here is the last recommendation: don’t forget about the tournament format. After the first stage, the teams are divided into two groups, and within the groups, the motivation differs significantly. In the top six, all positions except fifth and sixth guarantee participation in European cup qualifiers. But in the bottom six, there is almost no strong reason to fight for leadership, while the last place guarantees relegation. When betting on second stage matches, carefully scrutinise the tournament position and possible motivation of rivals.
Are Premiership betting odds on UKClubSport profitable and safe?
Premiership betting carries risks like wagering on any other sporting events. UKClubSport adheres to the principles of responsible gaming. Treat betting primarily as an opportunity to increase interest in the game. At the same time, if you are not very familiar with the teams participating in the match, don’t stake large amounts.
On the UKClubSport website, you’ll find all the necessary information that will help you select your Premiership best bets: the current league table, past round results and schedules of upcoming matches, as well as predictions for each game. To assess teams’ potential, you can take advantage of the Strength Rates tool, which analyses their recent results and, based on them, evaluates the current physical shape of the rivals.
Who is the favourite to win the Premiership in the 2023/24 season?
According to bookmakers, Celtic and Rangers have the best chances of winning the tournament. Celtic, the owner of the last two trophies, has the lowest betting odds for the future Premiership champion outcome.
Who was the winner of the Premiership last season?
Celtic is the current Premiership winner. At the end of the 2022/23 season, the team scored 99 points, which allowed them to become champions four rounds before the finish.
What other leagues are there in Scotland?
Scotland’s professional league system consists of the Premiership (the top division), the Scottish Championship (the second tier), the Scottish League One (the third tier), and the Scottish League Two (the fourth tier). Other Scottish lower-level leagues are considered amateur.