Placing a bet on football has never been easier, or more exciting. Modern punters have a long list of ways to invest their stake money, including on the high street with their bookmaker of choice, at home through a desktop computer, or when out and about using one of the many convenient mobile betting apps.
With the flick of a finger you can now turn everyday situations, including the commute to work or lunchbreak, into a thrilling football betting experience. If you have downloaded a mobile betting app to your phone or tablet device, you’ll have all the benefits of the full service available to use on your handheld device.
Betting apps are still relatively new in the gambling industry but have already changed the way we punt forever. Whether you’re rushing around and want to get your weekend accumulators on quickly or find yourself watching the midweek live match and fancy an added interest with an in-play bet, it’s all there and very easy to do.
Not all apps are the same, however. Some firms have invested heavily in their service and it shows, resulting in a quick, reliable betting experience free of lags and loading times. The lay-out is very user-friendly, allowing players to make a bet on their match of choice in well under 60 seconds. Others aren’t nearly as fun to use, with some best avoided altogether.
We’ve picked out three of the best UK betting apps and two football news apps we think every sportsbook punter should have on their mobile home screen.
Bet365 offer an impressive mobile betting app that puts customers at the cutting edge of technology. You can take advantage of the bookies’ great prices and markets – over 100 offered in every game – and you’ll love their coverage with betting on all major leagues, including Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and La Liga.
What really separates this firm from the competition, however, is the live coverage of matches. If you haven’t yet sampled their heat map match commentary coverage you are in for a treat. This facility allows users to keep up with play from every major fixture, regardless of if its live on TV or not. It’ll tell you where the ball is on the pitch, who has possession and the vital match stats. This is invaluable when betting in-play.
Paddy Power App
The betting giant famous for their ballsy promotions and special offers. Paddy Power not only love to attract attention with their adverts and ‘lads mag’ approach to advertising, they are deadly serious about giving customers value for money. A firm that continually pushes the boundaries and looks for better ways to do things, if you’re a Paddy Power customer you will have access to the hottest new betting markets, as well as all the classics.
The area that impressed us most with this app is their live coverage of football. You can watch the beautiful game on your mobile or tablet through a faultless live stream. All you have to do to gain access to the feed is place a pre-match bet. As well as football, Paddy Power also offers coverage of all UK and Irish horse racing, as well as basketball, darts, snooker and other top sports. If you have a reliable wifi connection and a bet on the outcome, you can sit back and cheer on your selections.
The high-street giant is certainly no slouch when it comes to online gambling and their mobile betting app is a joy to use. The lay-out is as simple and basic as possible to ensure punters waste no time looking for markets. They also have all the top leagues and competitions covered, where you can bet on all manner of outcomes, including first goal scorer, total corners and bookings.
Ladbrokes is a bookie that prides themselves on giving competitive prices on the biggest and best the sporting calendar has to offer. Check any odds comparison website for proof of this and you’ll see Ladbrokes are often best price on the bets punters love placing. In the Champions League outright list, for example, they have Liverpool at 4/1, or there’s 2/1 available on them winning the Premier League.
Live Score App
This is the app of choice for football fans with a thirst for the latest scores and stats. Live Score is, as the name suggests, an app that brings followers the latest football scores from around the globe and users will testify it’s the quickest of its kind. Often, you’ll find the Live Score app announces a goal has been scored well in advance of the news reaching the competition, even the likes of Sky Sports news and BBC sport.
As well as live updates, this app also keeps you up-to-date with the all-important stats, such as shots on target, corners, cards and even goal scorers. If there’s no live TV coverage, or you can’t make it to a television, downloading this app is a sure-fire way to keep pace with developments. Our personal favourite feature of this site is the coverage offered as it’s a reliable source from the top leagues, as well as minor divisions across planet football.
Premier League App
The Premier League App is your one-stop for all Premier League news, views, transfers and gossip. Every English top-flight club is covered in detail, from goings on at Arsenal to injury news coming out of West Ham and it has proven to be a hit with football fans across the world.
It’s official, completely free to download, available for both iOS and Android devices and is billed as the definitive companion to those of us with our finger on the pulse of the most watched football division. There are also stats, team highlight reels, fantasy football, blogs, fixtures, league standings and video highlights. You’ll miss nothing.