AFL, Soccer, and More Leagues You can Still Bet On - Odds Included
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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
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||+900|
|Manly Sea Eagles||+1100|
|North Queensland Cowboys||+1800|
|New Zealand Warriors||+5000|
|St. George Illawarra Dragons||+5000|
|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
|West Coast Eagles||+550|
|Port Adelaide Power||+3000|
|St Kilda Saints||+3000|
|North Melbourne FC||+3500|
|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.
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3. Australia A-League Soccer
The odds for the winner of the A-League are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Winner A-League 2019/2020
Melbourne City FC
|Western Sydney Wanderers||+2200|
|Western United FC||+3300|
|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.