Updated: 6 July 2022

Ireland Division 1 Odds

Updated: 6 July 2022

Like the English Premier League and Championship, Irish professional football focuses on the Irish Premier League and Irish Division One. Although Ireland Division 1 may be the second tier of the Irish game, that can make it a very interesting football betting niche, thanks to under-the-radar teams and players.

If you're looking for a new football betting option, then the quirks of Irish Division One could be just the ticket. but it's vital to understand Ireland Division 1 odds, know how to find the best Irish Division 1 betting odds and focus on the top Ireland Division 1 markets.

Understanding Ireland Division 1 Odds

Despite low team numbers, Ireland's Division One has been a long-standing betting option for football bettors, with the 2018 competition being the 34th season of the league. One of the quirks of the competition is that it runs from February to October, which means the sides don't have to play games during the worst of the winter - and games don't vye for attention against bigger winter leagues like the England's Premier League.

Secondly, the number of teams in Irish Division One is traditionally small, with the 10 sides competing in the 2018 competition actually the largest since 2011. The new 10-team structure means that from now on, the Irish Division One will feature play-offs – something that adds to the betting scope, with the teams aiming for Irish Premier Division status.

The first 18 games see all the teams play each other once, home and and away, with a repeat in the second half of the season. This feature enables bettors to analyse the home and away form, from the first round, with the potential to look for trends and value Irish Division 1 bets.

The winner of the league heads straight for the Irish Premier Division, but the winner of the play-offs then has to battle it out with the ninth-placed side from the Premiership to gain promotion.

Finding the Best Ireland Division 1 Betting Odds

>p?While Irish Division One football might not rival the English Premier League, La Liga, or Serie A when it comes to betting popularity, it's a strong niche market for astute football gamblers. Those who like to crunch the stats and really get inside the game can find some nice odds available with online bookies.

Leading bookmakers now offer an extensive range of Irish football betting markets and in-play trading. However, you're likely to find significant variation in the odds of Irish football games, making a resource like bookmakers.co.uk a godsend when seeking the best prices, ranging from match odds to first goalscorer and under/over goals markets.

The smaller squads of Irish Division 1 teams can also make it interesting to keep up-to-date with team and injury news, which can show up value odds.

Top Ireland Division 1 Betting Markets to Consider

The niche betting offered by Ireland Division 1 is a potentially lucrative one to try to master, with several top markets to consider including outright betting, promotion markets and game-by-game interest:

  • Division One Champions

    Betting on a team to win the Irish Division One is the key betting market in the league and, with just ten potential winners, the task can often be focussed on a couple of key sides.

  • Promotion

    Teams finishing in positions two to four in the new Irish Division One format, have the chance to win the play-off, but they then have to face the team who finished second from bottom in the Irish Premier League to secure promotion. This creates a fascinating betting heat, with the chance to bet on a side to gain promotion, many of which may still be in the running deep into the season. There's also the option of trading out a successful bet before the final play-off.

  • Game-by-game betting

    With each side playing each other four times, there's lots of stats available in terms of trends and team-versus-team performance, with the second 18 games particularly interesting from this perspective. Astute bettors can find plenty of Irish Division One value in the odds.

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