Soccer is a truly global game. Leagues such as the UEFA or the EPL are followed world over, but many countries have local leagues that generate intense excitement within the country. Football fans do like to bet on the outcome of matches in those leagues and therefore soccer betting sites do cover these markets.
Bwin.com is an online betting site that offers a fantastic spread of football betting. At present there are over 8,000 football related bets on offer and this number remains at this level throughout the year. Football leagues from countries in Europe, South America and Asia are covered. Players place bets on all these local leagues but also find Bwin.com a source of information on match schedules and live scores.
One of the most popular local leagues is Serie A of Italy. Some of the best European clubs are from Italy, the foremost being Inter Milan, Juventus and AS Roma. Serie A league matches are in progress and odds are offered on all games scheduled for the next two weeks. Most of the games carry the standard 3 Way odds, which includes the odds for each of the two teams winning and the odds for a draw. However, for matches scheduled for the next few days there are close to 60 bets for each match. These include bets for half time score, numbers of goals scored and players who will score.
Spain is another country that contributes immensely to European soccer. Spain winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup last year has boosted interest in football and football betting in Spain. In Spain the Primera Division is in progress. FC Barcelona is playing Racing Santander on January 22. The odds for FC Barcelona winning are only 1.05, which is understandable given its position in the Spanish hierarchy. Another top Spanish club Real Madrid is playing RCD Mallorca on January 23.
In Asia the AFC Asian Cup is being held to decide the best team in the continent. This does not generate the kind of global interest that the European Cup has, but the Asian football fans follow the fortunes of their countries with hope. Japan is top ranked with odds of 3.50. Australia and Korea Republic follow closely with odds of 3.75 and 4.00 respectively.