Long term football markets are some of the most popular spread bets available. If you're a fixed odds punter who always picks out a team in each division to back at the start of each season, these type of bets will really appeal to you.
One of the big benefits of long term football spread bets is that unlike fixed odds betting, you do not have to lay your money out up front. Bets are settled at the end of the season or after you have 'closed' your bet at any time during the season.
With fixed odds betting, if you backed Man Utd to win the Premiership at the start of the season for £100, you pay the bookmaker at the time that the bet is made. This has always been off putting for us as it may be 10 months before you get your money back if you win.
|The total points index is definitely the most popular of all of these bets. The spread betting firm will offer a points total for each team in each division and depending on how well you think a team will do, you can either sell their total number of points (if you think they will do badly) or buy (if you think they will do well). It's all about judgement.
We will feature each division's total points index as soon as they become available from the spread betting firms and provide a link into their website so that you can have a look for yourself. We will recommend our best bet for each division, whether it is a buy or a sell.
Please revisit us over Summer for regular updates of spread bets for the new football season.
As yet, non of the firms have released their prices - we think that they are waiting until the end of Euro 2004 and for the fixtures to be released..