These days there are a whole host of tools available to football bettors, including if you are on the go and want to have them available at the touch of a button on your smartphone.
Whether it’s stats, betting tips, trading tools or live scores, there are a huge number of apps to choose from when it comes to footy betting.
We’ve looked at hundreds of apps over the years here at Honest Betting Reviews and choosing the best ones is a tough call, especially as everybody has their personal opinion. In fact, we have often spent long hours debating what we think is the best only to finally agree to disagree. However, each of the apps in this list has every right to be included, often for different reasons, some practical and fundamental and some simply because we like them!
The only way to choose is to try a few of these out for yourself and see which are right for you. Perhaps you disagree and you know of a great football betting app that we have missed – if so then please let us know; we’ll check it out and maybe we might include it in a subsequent list.
Top Six Best Football Betting Apps
OK first up we have our top six football betting apps. These are the tools that can help you with your betting and potentially improve your returns. Then we will move on to looking at the top bookie betting apps so you can choose the best site to place your bets on.
1. Trade On Sports
There are a great deal of footy apps out there that tell you things like in-running stats, recent form and so on, which on the face of it is useful info to have. Some can even alert you when there are lots of chances being created in a game and a goal seems likely. However, what they don’t tell you is whether all that actually adds up to a value bet. Telling you that Man City are creating lots of chances at home to Watford and are likely to score soon doesn’t mean much if the odds of another goal are 1.2. Would it be value to back another goal at those odds?
One app that does actually tell you if an opportunity is value or not is the Trade On Sports Game State App. Using historical data from leagues all over the world, it works out whether the odds represent value in the over and under goal markets. In our live trial of one of the strategies based on the app – the HT Overs Bot – it made over £6,000 profit to £100 stakes, a very impressive total indeed. Another strategy that involves backing the unders from 45 to 60 minutes made over £4,000 profit.
There are numerous other strategies you can build out of the Game State app and many Trade On Sports members develop their own approaches using the data, adding further profits. Alerts are sent out via the Telegram app directly to your phone or desktop so you can go straight to Betfair to place your bets/trades.
Of all the football betting apps out there, in our view Trade On Sports is the best one because it has demonstrated a clear ability to generate consistent profits and not just provide you with stats or information that may be of no use from a betting point of view.
2. Betting Gods
If you are looking for high quality soccer betting tips then there are few better sources than the respected Betting Gods tipster platform. With some of the best tipsters you will find anywhere across a range of sports including football but also on other sports such as golf and tennis it is well worth checking the site out. You can get free football tips from their resident professional gamblers here.
We have reviewed many of Betting Gods’ soccer tipsters under live trial conditions and they have produced very promising results. Their main footy tipsters provide tips on a range of leagues around the world in accas as well as single bets. The markets covered include match odds, over/unders, BTTS and more. The app is primarily for the delivery of tips directly to your phone so you can get your bets on straight away, but best to check out the website first and see the fantastic tipsters they have on their books – and start profiting from their expert tips.
3. Football Index
Football Index is a relatively new and innovative football betting app and is essentially like a stock market for footballers. You can buy and sell futures (like shares) in footballers based on whether you think their value will go up or down. You can also receive dividend payouts based on players’ performances and their media buzz. We ran a full review of the service and made excellent profits from it – with very little effort.
The app is really growing in popularity and now sponsors a major football team. Football Index paid out over £3 Million in Dividends during the 18/19 season which is great news for those who joined early and built up their portfolios to benefit from those dividends. The top-rated players at the time of writing include Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Neymar.
Some people enjoy trading players on the platform where as others look to build a portfolio of players for the long term. Either way it’s a pretty cool betting app and one that is popular with the Honest Betting Reviews team.
4. Soccer Saturday Super 6
We all like to dream of that big win don’t we? That one big moment that could change your life, pay off the mortgage or allow you to retire. Whilst there are lotteries all over the world that offer such an opportunity (however incredibly unlikely wining them is!) they do cost money to enter. The beauty of the Soccer Saturday Super 6 though is that it’s free to enter.
The idea is that you have to predict the scores of six separate football matches from the Saturday fixture list, normally across the Premier League and Championship. The prize is usually £250,000 but can be as high as £1 million with rollovers etc. Recently three different people correctly predicted all six scores and won £333,000 each – not bad for an afternoon’s work!
You can download the Soccer Saturday Super 6 App here.
5. Pounce Bet
Next up on our list is a betting app called Pounce Bet that looks for opportunities where a strong favourite is losing (or drawing) a game and they are fancied to come back and win. So let’s say Liverpool were 1.17 before kick-off to beat West Ham at home and after 20 minutes they were 1-0 down and the odds for Liverpool to win moved out to 1.6.
Pounce Bet has an algorithm that analyses a range of data including the in-play stats (possession, shots etc), historical statistics, form, head-to-head, team rankings and the live Betfair Exchange odds and alerts you via a push notification if it is a value bet. If so you place the bet – termed a “pounce.” You can also integrate it with Betfair to place the bet for you automatically using “Auto Pounce.”
They claim that if you had backed every Pounce for £100 since they started in 2014 you would have made over £8,300 profit (although we haven’t verified all those results). There is also a men’s tennis strategy with impressive-looking results.
We like the idea behind Pounce Bet – much like Trade On Sports it doesn’t just give you stats in isolation but tells you whether they represent a value bet. We would like to see more apps developed on this basis.
If you are looking for an app that provides you with regular footy tips, then Tipstrr is well worth checking out. It is a tipster platform hosting dozens of top quality tipsters from around the world in a range of sports. They have a number of promising football tipsters including Zenith (over 2500 units profit), Amigobet (900 units) and Asenlv (2700 units).
You can sign up to follow tipsters on their platform from €2 per month and then receive the tips to your phone via their app. Tipstrr is an established and well-respected tipping platform and worth a look if you want to follow a tipster or two.
Best Bookie Betting Apps for Football
So we’ve taken a look at the best apps to help you pick out the best bets. Now it’s a question of where to place your bets – here is our list of the top bookmaker apps for placing your wagers on the footy:
Many people would agree that the bet365 app is one of the best, after all the brand is justifiably promoted as “the world’s favourite online sports betting company”. The app provides you with access to a wide range of in-play and pre-match markets, and provides facilities to stream great live sporting action to your iPhone or Android device.
Some exciting features include bet365’s Cash Out, Partial Cash Out and Auto Cash Out, which gives you total control of your bets. There are dedicated team pages for football selections, quick links to top events, and a comprehensive sports menu.
The Betfair sports betting app has one of the highest user ratings in our list with four and a quarter stars. That said, there have been some problems with early versions of the Android version, though the iPhone app worked fine. We understand that the early teething problems have been fixed and the latest version of the app runs fine on Android.
In fact, for football betting this app has all you need including cash out plus a responsive cash out slider that gives you instant control of your cash out amount; stake back is available on accumulators that lose just one leg, you can access live football streaming, and the fast betting option lets you place bets with just two taps.
William Hill app
The William Hill sports betting app has a relatively low user rating of just two stars, but don’t let this necessarily put you off. While there have been many complaints that it can be a little slow, the latest update seems to have solved various bugs and provided an overall improvement in performance.
With this app, you can access enhanced football odds most days. You can stream live sports including football, and use the William Hill cash out feature including partial cash out. In-play betting is great too.
Paddy Power app
With an average user rating of three stars, the Paddy Power app has some detractors, though people who do like it tend to like it a great deal. The app provides PIN login, which means that you can get to your account rapidly should you need to urgently place a bet. With advanced live stats and sports streaming direct to your device, it provides a solid user experience with some advantages.
For instance, adding the Cash Card Plus to your app will give you instance access to your winnings 24/7, and you can request one directly from the app.
The next in our selections of best football betting apps is the 10Bet app, though there is a distinct lack of customer feedback on both iTunes and Android markets. Despite this the app offers a wide range of football betting features, but beware that there is no live football streaming.
This is a straight forward football betting app without the usual whistles and bells, so if simplicity is your style, the 10Bet app could be the solution. With access to 150 professional leagues, you will never be short of a market.
The Coral app has a better than average user rating of four stars and would appear to have a more consistent user experience than some of the alternatives. With live football streaming on selected matches, a quick bet facility, a comprehensive cash out feature including partial cash out, and a single cash wallet across all markets including the casino, this could be the app for you.
Coral promotes its distinctive feature that allows you to browse all sporting markets while simultaneously watching live football streaming.
While the Betfred app is relatively simple, many say that the simpler the better and to an extent we agree with this sentiment. After all, what you really want to do is to place a bet quickly when you want to rather than spending time figuring out how to. While some users have quibbles the user rating is three stars, which is average, though the app provides all you need for an exciting football betting experience.
Specific features include enhanced odds for bets on the first goal scorer, and currently there is a Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven promotion giving you the chance to double and treble the price on your first goal scorer bet if you first goal scorer gets a second or third goal.
Ladbrokes’ app is reasonably well rated by its users with an above average rating of four stars. An updated version has recently been launched which appears to take care of many of the initial bugs that niggled users.
There is a good selection of streamed football, including La Liga games and plenty of in-play stats available at your fingertips. All the usual features are available including cash-out. If you decide to place a bet in a betting shop, you can use the app to scan your betting slip so you can keep track of all your bets in one place.
Bet Victor app
An advantage of the Bet Victor app is the supposed better odds you can get on football games. While this is often the case, it isn’t always so; sometimes you can get better odds elsewhere. Though overall many people do claim that the bet Victor odds tend to be better and are guaranteed to be better on five-fold football bets.
The app is quite straight forward and easy to use, though some people find some of the features a little annoying. For instance, when odds change prior to making your bet you need to cancel and re-select it; it doesn’t automatically update. Otherwise in-play betting is great. If you enjoy placing 5-folds, then this is the app for you.
Sky Bet app
Sky Bet claims that their app is the most advanced sports betting app available. Indeed, it has very high user ratings of around 4.5 stars. One of its attractive features is the Soccer Saturday Price Boost feature which packages three of the major games of the day into a single bet with substantially higher odds. Essentially this is an enhanced treble; typically, odds might be boosted from 3/1 to 5/1; a significant boost.
The app includes fast cash out, numerous in-play markets, and detailed in-play statistics directly from Sky Sports. Despite its overall high user rating, some users do report some difficulties and niggles. Then you can’t please all the people all the time.