It has been an exciting end of season period for many football teams and with just one day before the June 30th deadline, and players officially becoming out of contract, it promises to be a busy few weeks on the transfer front ahead of the professional teams in Europe.
We have already seen some major deals though with the like of Erling Haaland signing for Manchester City, Darwin Nunez signing for Liverpool, Sadio Mane moving to Bayern Munich, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma joining Spurs while Arsenal have snagged Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.
All this has led to a number of punters wondering which team will be the champion of the Premier League, as well as a number of other leagues across Europe.
And at bet365 Sport, you can put your knowledge to the test with a little added insurance when it comes to betting on which team will win their respective division in any of 12 different leagues.
That is all thanks to the site’s League Winner Early Payout offer.
What Is Bet365’s League Winner Early Payout Offer?
This offer with bet365 is a very easy one to understand and is available across 12 different leagues or divisions in Europe (the full list is shown in the terms and conditions below).
Simply place a bet on any team to win the league in any of those dozen divisions and if your team establishes a 10+ point lead at any point in the season, then bet365 Sport will pay you out as a winner, even if your team winning the league is not confirmed.
Not only that, but bet365 will also honour all winning bets should a different team win the league other than the one that established the 10+ point lead in their division in the season.
This has happened a few times in the past, in the Premier League Newcastle had a 10+ point lead and lost the league to Manchester United, United had a 12-point lead over Arsenal at one point a couple of years later and still lost the league title.
In the cases above, those that had backed Newcastle or Manchester United in those seasons would have been paid out early, and then bet365 would have paid out the winning bets on Manchester United and Arsenal too.
It’s also worth remembering that last season, Manchester City opened up a 14-point gap in January and by the end of the season, they hung on to win the title by just one point, so having your bet paid out early as a winner is certainly a positive.
Here are the main terms and conditions of the offer:
Bet365 League Winner Early Payout Offer Significant Terms & Conditions
- Offer is only available to new and eligible customers.
- Qualifying bets must be placed by 23:59:59 UK Time on Thursday 1st September 2022.
- Applies to bets on the To Win Outright market for teams from the selected leagues shown below.
- The offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out the bet will be settled on, and this offer shall apply to, the remaining active stake.
- If a qualifying bet is amended using our Edit Bet feature prior to 23:59:59 on Thursday 1st September 2022 the bet will be settled on, and the offer shall apply to, the new selection and/or stake. This offer will not apply if your qualifying bet is amended using our Edit Bet feature after 23:59:59 UK Time on Thursday 1st September 2022.
- For multiple bets, the selection(s) will be marked as won within My Bets, with the bet left to run on the remaining selections(s). Within the History section, if a selection takes a lead of 10 points or more, but does not go on to win the league, it will display as lost but is treated as a winner under the terms of this Early Payout.
The offer is available on the following leagues for the 2022/23 season:
- English Premier League
- English Championship
- English League 1
- English League 2
- Scottish Premiership
- Scottish Championship
- Scottish League 1
- Scottish League 2
- German Bundesliga I
- Italian Serie A
- Spanish Primera Liga
- French Ligue 1
Which Teams Are The Best Bets To Trigger The Early Payout Bonus?
Looking across the 12 different divisions, there are some teams that standout as being the most likely to trigger the bonus at some point in the season.
In a couple of leagues, there is really only one team likely to do that (and those teams are very short odds as you would expect), but in other leagues, you can find more than one potential option and in other very closely contested leagues, you can get pretty good odds on any team opening up that 10-point gap.
What I would urge punters to remember here is that you are not trying to pick a team that will open up a 10-point lead, but that will win their league. View that 10+ point early payout as a bonus, rather than the focal point of the bet.
Here’s our selection of teams to consider across some of the 12 divisions above.
Should Win The League And Go 10+ Points Clear
- Bayern Munich (German Bundesliga I) and Paris St Germain (French Ligue 1)
Both these teams are by far and away the best team in their respective leagues and no opponent has made he necessary strides in order to catch them next season. As such, I would expect both to be comfortably clear at the top of the table by the time we hit November/December time and they may even be 10+ points clear around that time of the season.
However, the odds on both teams are not that attractive with Bayern 1/5 to win the Bundesliga, and PSG twice as short at 1/10 to retain the Ligue 1 title this season.
Could Win The League And Go 10+ Points Clear
- Manchester City or Liverpool (English Premier League)
- Real Madrid or Barcelona (Spanish Primera Liga)
- Rangers or Celtic (Scottish Premier League)
- Inter Milan, AC Milan or Juventus (Serie A)
Across some of the other leagues in Europe, there are multiple options to consider. Manchester City (4/7) are the favourites to win the Premier League, but Liverpool (2/1) have been their closest challengers for several years now and they look the only two teams capable of winning the league and/or opening up a 10+ point gap during the course of the season.
You can say exactly the same for Real Madrid (11/10) and Barcelona (11/8) in the Primera Liga, though there is always a chance that Atletico Madrid (11/2) could join the party, but I am not sure they will be able to do that this year.
Similarly in the Scottish Premier League, it will be a race between the favourites Celtic (8/13) and Rangers (5/4) to win the title and either of these teams could also open up a 10+ point gap over the course of the season.
Perhaps the most open top division is Serie A in Italy where I feel three teams, Inter Milan (15/8), AC Milan (9/4) and Juventus (2/1) all stand a great chance of the league title and all three could open up a gap at the top of the table should any of the other teams falter.
Are There Any Outside Bets On Any Of The Other Leagues Worth Considering?
- Norwich City (6/1) or Burnley (14/1) – English Championship
- Derby County (10/1) or Sheff Wed (6/1) – English League 1
- Salford City (8/1) or Mansfield Town (10/1) – English League 2
- Dundee (7/4) or Inverness Caledonian Thistle (11/4) – Scottish Championship
With no odds available for the Scottish League 1 and League 2 teams at the time of writing, there are four other divisions you can bet on and while I think it is more unlikely any team in these leagues would open up a 10+ point gap, I have given you a couple of betting options for teams I feel will be in the reckoning to win their respective division.
The eight teams above are just some of those worth considering for your bet, but I feel the chances of you triggering an early payment bonus with these leagues is much more difficult than some of the ones we have tipped previously.