AFL, Soccer, and More Leagues You can Still Bet On - Odds Included

Even though sports in America have come to a halt, doesn’t mean that there are no games for bettors. Around the world, several leagues are still holding games and bookmakers have taken note, offering odds for bettors to enjoy.

1. New Zealand Rugby League

The odds for the winner of the NRL 2020 are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

NRL 2020 Finishing Position – Including Playoffs

Winner DraftKings
Sydney Roosters +350

Melbourne Storm

Canberra Raiders +550
Parramatta Eels +800
South Sydney Rabbitohs +900
Manly Sea Eagles +1100
Brisbane Broncos +1400
Penrith Panthers +1600
North Queensland Cowboys +1800
Newcastle Knights +2000
Cronulla Sharks +2500
Wests Tigers +2500
New Zealand Warriors +5000
St. George Illawarra Dragons +5000
Canterbury Bulldogs +8000
Gold Coast Titans +15000

The NRL features 16 teams playing for 25 weeks before a four-round playoff series that ends in October. The league just began its 2020 season and the island of New Zealand has shut down its border to prevent an outbreak of coronavirus although games are held in Australia.

The last two seasons, the Sydney Roosters have won back to back titles, although the South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 21 overall championships, although just one title has come since 1970-71.

2. Australian Rules Football (AFL)

AFL 2020 Winner

Winner DraftKings
Richmond Tigers +350
West Coast Eagles +550
Collingwood Magpies +700
GWS Giants +750
Brisbane Lions +1000
Geelong Cats +1000
Western Bulldogs +1200
Hawthorn Hawks +1800
Essendon Bombers +2500
Melbourne Demons +2500
Port Adelaide Power +3000
St Kilda Saints +3000
Carlton Blues +3300
North Melbourne FC +3500
Adelaide Crows +4000
Fremantle Dockers +4000
Sydney Swans +4000
Gold Coast Suns +20000

A staple of ESPN in their early days, Australian Rules Football is one of a handful of overseas sports that bookmakers in the United States are taking bets upon during the coronavirus outbreak.

18 teams in the AFL suit it up each weekend in a 23-week season that results in the Grand Final in late September. Last season, Richmond defeated Greater Western Sydney in front of one hundred thousand spectators.

The league runs from March through August before four rounds of playoffs that stretch into September. The AFL plans to play without fans as they deal with the coronavirus in Australia.

Check out our comparison of NFL and AFL.

3. Australia A-League Soccer

The odds for the winner of the A-League are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Winner A-League 2019/2020

Winner DraftKings
Sydney FC +100

Melbourne City FC

Perth Glory +500
Wellington Phoenix +1000
Brisbane Roar +1400
Adelaide United +2000
Western Sydney Wanderers +2200
Western United FC +3300
Melbourne Victory +10000
Newcastle Jets FC +15000
Central Coast Mariners +200000

Eleven soccer clubs make up Australia’s A-League with Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory both holding the record for most titles with four.

This season, Sydney holds a ten-point lead on Melbourne and appears to be on the road to their third title in four years.

The league plays until the first weekend in May, so there’s not much time left to get a wager on the A-League, especially when you also consider that the nation is experiencing its own coronavirus outbreak.

4. Belarus Premier League Soccer

There are 16 teams in the Belarus Premier League that battle for the crown each season. Good thing for bettors is that the league is just starting their 2020 season and as long as the coronavirus is held at bay, bettors could see a run of games from Belarus.

The top team is BATE Borisor who has won 15 total titles, including 13 in a row, before Dinamo Brest won their first-ever title after 29 years in 2019.


Can all states bet on overseas sports leagues?

No, not all states allow for betting on foreign sports leagues without first approving them for betting. It is wise to check your local mobile app to see if your sportsbook of choice is offering the games of the overseas leagues. Or head over to our guide of “Where is Online Sports Betting Legal in the USA“.

What are other overseas sports that sportsbooks are offering?

Sportsbooks in the United States are also offering betting on various soccer leagues such as Argentina’s Superliga, Russia’s Professional Soccer League, and Gibraltar’s Premier Division.

Will sportsbooks add more sports over the coming weeks?

Yes, sportsbooks are looking to add more events to their offerings as the length of suspended seasons in America appears to be getting longer and longer.

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