A new sponsor, but Aviva Premiership betting is no less intense.
Rugby union in England was transformed by the introduction of professionalism, and as the 12 clubs across the length and breath of the country hurl themselves into ferocious battle, interest in Aviva Premiership betting has become one of the highlights of the season with results and fixtures attracting sustained attention all the way to the final.
Leicester Tigers always feature heavily in rugby betting. Little wonder. They are the defending champions and have the most title wins. Punters can bank on them to be among the favourites each year in the Aviva Premiership betting odds.
There are twelve clubs in the Premiership. The competition has been played since 1987 and has evolved into its current format, incorporating relegation to and promotion from the RFU Championship. Exeter Chiefs were promoted to the top flight for the first time in their history after defeating Bristol in the Championship Final, while Worcester Warriors returned to the second tier after a six-year stint in the Premiership.
The introduction of relegation has added further excitement to fixtures, which means that betting on Aviva Premiership matches always has an edge with so much at stake, especially towards the end of the season.
Mindful of this, online bookmakers frequently offer free bets to internet customers and to those whose predictions focus on which clubs will reach the play-offs; the process ensures that punters can unearth much value when engaging in online Aviva premiership betting.
Traditional rugby powers such as Gloucester, Bath, Wasps, London Irish and Northampton Saints are certain to figure prominently in many Aviva Premiership bets. Indeed, with the regular season scheduled to start in September, the volume of rugby betting has already increased as careful predictors of results examine odds in great detail before placing their Aviva premiership bet.
Following completion of the 22-game regular season, each club’s final league position determines which four teams enter the play-offs. It’s a process that guarantees sustained interest in Aviva premiership betting across the UK.
As one rugby expert quipped: “We’ve come such a long way in such a short time. The Premiership is among the most intense rugby competitions in the world, and the rugby betting reflects that.
“Live Aviva premiership betting is growing in popularity all the time, and your online bookmaker will offer plenty of options on odds.
“Of course the Tigers are always top of the pile in Aviva premiership betting – they always seem to be involved in the final shake-up for silverware, both at home and in European competition.
“But Aviva premiership betting odds are determined by the strength of the respective squads. Given that the Premiership is a global league, an Aviva premiership bet could range from the amount of nationalities involved in the competition to predictions of which teams will be struggling to avoid relegation.
“The intensity of the competition is incredible, which adds to the appeal of Aviva Premiership bets. They match full internationals for levels of physicality and competition and rugby betting is often a case of forecasting who will be the last man standing.
“This is where a free bet can be used to great advantage, especially by those looking to extract maximum value from their Aviva Premiership bets. Look for points scored, margin of victory, even yellow card count for value from rugby betting.
“An Aviva Premiership bet at the start of the season for your team to combine domestic and European success is also worth investigating because although the French clubs have dominated in recent years, a combined bet on Aviva Premiership and Heineken cup success is sure to be attractively priced.”