Player Transfer Betting & Bookmakers - Ultimate Guide (2018 Update)
In this article we explain all you need to know player transfer betting. This includes exactly what it is and how it works, where you can place this type of wager and more.
Player Transfer Betting (AKA Transfer Specials)
Transfer windows give football clubs the chance of bolstering their respective squads. However, more importantly from a betting perspective, they also provide great opportunities for punters to profit on the players moving via the player transfer specials betting markets.
So, what exactly is player transfer betting and how does it work?
What Is Player Transfer Betting?
Player transfer betting allows you to bet on a certain player (or manager) moving to a certain club. Markets can come in the form of ‘Transfer Specials’, ‘Next Club’, ‘To Stay At Current Club’, ‘Club After Summer Transfer Window’ and ‘Club After January Transfer Window’.
From the Premier League, to La Liga, bookmakers are the first to respond to the latest rumours, reports and news by offering markets on all the players making the headlines.
Right then, now we know what transfer betting is, where can we place these types of bets?
Football Player Transfer Betting Bookmakers
Betting on player transfers in football has become increasingly popular over recent years. That means there are now more bookmakers than ever before offering transfer betting, as summarised in the table below.
Best Bookmakers For Betting On Football Transfers
As you can see from the table above, the likes of bet365, Betfair, BetVictor, Betway, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill as well as Sky Bet all offer some form of player transfer market in football.
While we all have a preferred site that we like to use, betting is all about getting value. Therefore, we would recommend shopping around to see which bookie is offering the best odds on your selected player.
If you insist on sticking to one particular bookmaker then we’d recommend BetVictor. They offer one of the biggest and most in-depth football player transfer markets available in a clear and easy to use interface.
To access BetVictor’s player transfer market, simply select ‘Football Specials’ via the navigation menu followed by ‘Transfer Specials’. Alternatively you can view them with one click by using the link below.
Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers Of All Time
Below we’ve created an ‘at a glance’ table with the 10 most expensive player transfers of all time in football.
|1||Neymar||Barcelona To PSG||£198/2017|
|2||Kylian Mbappé||Monaco To PSG||£128/2018|
|3||Philippe Coutinho||Liverpool To Barcelona||£105/2018|
|4||Ousmane Dembélé||BVB To Barcelona||£97/2017|
|5||Paul Pogba||Juventus To Man Utd||£89/2016|
|6||Gareth Bale||Tottenham To Real M||£86/2013|
|7||Cristiano Ronaldo||Man Utd To Real M||£80/2009|
|8||Gonzalo Higuaín||Napoli To Juventus||£75.30/2016|
|9||Romelu Lukaku||Everton To Man Utd||£75/2017|
|10||Virgil van Dijk||Southampton To Liverpool||£75/2018|
Transfer Window Dates
Below we’ve created a table that shows the dates for the transfer window schedules which vary depending on the country.
|Country||Pre-season Window||Mid-season Window|
|Albania||1 June – 31 August||1 January – 31 January|
|Australia||27 July – 18 October||4 January – 2 February|
|Brazil||1 January – 31 March||14 July – 13 August|
|Bulgaria||16 June – 8 September||25 January – 22 February|
|Canada||14 February – 8 May||10 July – 9 August|
|Denmark||11 June – 1 September||5 January –31 January|
|England||17 May – 9 August||1 January – 31 January|
|Finland||1 March – 30 April||1 August – 31 August|
|France||1 June – 31 August||1 January – 2 February|
|Germany||1 June – 31 August||1 January – 2 February|
|Italy||1 June – 31 August||1 January – 2 February|
|Japan||6 January – 31 March||21 July – 18 August|
|Kenya||1 December – 31 January||1 January –30 June|
|Netherlands||11 June – 2 September||3 January –31 January|
|Norway||12 January – 4 April||19 July – 15 August|
|Romania||16 June – 8 September||25 January – 22 February|
|Russia||17 June – 6 September||28 January – 28 February|
|Scotland||9 June – 1 September||1 January – 1 February|
|Spain||1 June – 31 August||1 January – 2 February|
|Sweden||8 January – 31 March||15 July – 11 August|
|Turkey||11 June – 1 September||5 January –31 January|
|USA||14 February – 8 May||10 July – 9 August|
Transfer windows may only occur twice a year, but the constant media speculation means you can bet on player transfers all year round (even outside of the windows).
Some people love them. Some people hate them. What’s certain is that transfer windows can provide a great opportunity to profit by betting on players who are on the move – or not for that matter.
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