Getting the best value for your bets is key to making a bigger profit in the long run. That’s why odds comparison sites are a punter’s best friend. They do all the hard work for you by comparing several bookmakers and letting you know which one is providing the best odds for the specific event and bet you want to place.
Here are our five favourite odds comparison sites:
SmartBets have made a name for themselves in 2016 with a fresh looking website and a great tool. They have more than 350 football leagues to choose from as well as every other sport you could think of betting on. What’s unique about SmartBets is that when you create an account with them you can change your preferences to show your favourite leagues when you login. So if you wanted to bet on a Premier League match every weekend you could select that in your preferences and every time you login it would be one click away, instead of having to click around the website as you have to with other betting odds comparison sites.
One of the oldest in the business, OddsChecker even have adverts on TV. They’ve earned a good reputation through longevity but their site can be slow and sometimes difficult to navigate. Their mobile version certainly needs updating. Aside from that we like OddsChecker. As well as showing us the odds of our selected bet across 20 bookmakers, they also inform us of popular bets and enhanced odds on their homepage to help us when making our selections.
Another odds comparison site that has been around for a while, Odds Portal gives you daily odds and informs you of events that see their odds dropping – usually a result of being a popular bet or performing well in-play. Odds Portal also has its own database of users making their selections which helps a new user on the site quickly identify which bets are popular for that day or week.
This site could do with a makeover someday soon but one thing we love about Best Betting is that it puts the popular betting markets on their homepage making it easy to locate the best odds from the biggest sporting events in the world – ie Premier League matches, Champions League outright winner or the current Golf tournament. The best odds prices are also shown for the next four upcoming horse races and other live events.
Easy Odds looks slick but it’s not the quickest or easiest odds comparison site to navigate. Still, it does its job in providing the user with the best odds from all the top bookmakers and more. The homepage is full of lots of useful tips for the latest sporting events with previews on upcoming football games that week, cricket, horse racing and even the year-end Sports Personality of the Year.