Rugby League Betting
In the United Kingdom, Rugby League is one of the most popular sports for betting after the likes of football betting and horse racing betting. Not to be confused with Rugby Union, Rugby League follows a different format with fewer players, more substitutions, a smaller pitch and perhaps more significantly, a different scoring system. Rugby Union awards five points for a try, two points for a conversion and three points for a drop goal or a penalty; meanwhile, Rugby League offers four points for a try, two points for conversions and penalties and just one point for a drop goal. There are dozens more differences between the two formats but only these will impact the betting odds.
Handicap Rugby League Betting
Due to the reduced points total in Rugby League, handicap betting provides significantly better odds than it would for Rugby Union. Naturally, Rugby Union games have significantly higher margins; however, if you’re looking at a game like St Helens against Leigh Centurions, there is obviously little value in predicting the winner but picking St Helens to win by a considerable margin provides significantly better odds. Handicap bets are good when betting on teams such as the Wigan Warriors who have a good win percentage of 60% but tend to win by small margins.
Rugby League Betting Odds & Markets
Due to the number of competitions in Rugby League, outright betting markets are popular amongst Rugby bettors. Outright bets are where bettors predict the winner of a tournament or league alongside individual accolades available at the start of the season.
The events that we currently have outright betting markets for are:
National Rugby League - Favourite = Melbourne Storm
Super League - Favourite = St Helens
Pre-Match & In-Play
Here at Bet UK, we have a wide range of betting markets available for players to utilise for individual games. You can place a bet during a match by clicking on the live betting section of your Bet UK page. You can bet live on any match that had pre-match markets which means all Super League and international matches. Some of the markets that we offer are stated below:
Match Winner - Bet on the winner of an individual match.
Handicap Betting - If a team looks set to win convincingly, increase the odds by adding a handicap to their score.
3-Way - Bet on the number of tries scored, which team scores more etc.
Looking for more Rugby betting? Check out our Rugby Union markets.