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Which Football League is the Most Profitable for Draws?

Betting on a draw in football is a highly recommended option and widely used among the most expert bettors because it is a very common outcome that usually offers quite interesting odds, especially in matches between unequal teams.

In this article we take a look at the leagues where drawing is the most common outcome and which leagues should be avoided when it comes to betting on drawing markets.

What are the leagues with the most draws?

From a statistical point of view, the Spanish second division leads the way in Europe over the past two seasons. Even with taking into account the most important leagues in the world such as the Spanish second division comes out top with La Liga and French Ligue 1 following behind.

During the 2018/19 season, there were a total of 286 draws between the 22 teams in the division which is a huge 66 more draws than La Liga and Ligue 1 which saw 220 draws between the 20 teams.

Over the same period, the Premier League proved to be the least profitable league when it came to betting on a draw. The teams in the English top division registered 78 less draws over the course of last season than the Spanish and French first divisions. Only one team in the Premier League reached double figures for draws during the 2018/19 season which is unlike the rest of the major European leagues.

What are the teams that tie the most in Spain?

At a quick glance, we can see that Spain is the country to back when it comes to draws. Whether that has something to do with the style of play, the quality of the defensive shape or the poor shot conversion is another question. But, when it comes to betting on draws, Spain should be your first port of call.

Just a quick look at the tables for the 2018/19 season, you can see which clubs are the most successful in winning the draw markets. Here are teams that drew the most in the 2018/19 season in the top two divisions in the Iberian Peninsula.

La Liga 2018/19:
16 Draws: Atlético Madrid
14 Draws: Getafe, Athletic Bilbao and Eibar
12 Draws: Leganés and Huesca

2018/19 SmartBank League:
18 Draws: Las Palmas
17 Draws: Deportivo La Coruña, Tenerife and Lugo
16 Draws: Cádiz, Elche and Numancia

Thus, we see that the teams that record the most draws in Spain are Atlético Madrid and Las Palmas, teams that practically tied half of their league matches the previous season.

At the time of writing, Atletico Madrid are still churning out draws on a regular basis. Tied with Valladoilid, Diego Simeone’s side have drawn 14 of their 33 games in La Liga so far.

In the Spanish second division, the 22 teams this season have already smashed the 286 draws from last season 38 match days into the season. So far, the teams have registered a total of 290 draws already.

Rayo Vallecano are the team to back in this division with the Madrid side drawing a whopping 19 games already this term.

Which are the teams that draw the most in Europe?

Now let’s look at the teams that registered the most draws last season in the major European leagues.

Premier League 2018/19 (142 draws in total):

12 Draws: Southampton
9 Draws: Chelsea, Man. United, Wolves, Everton, Newcastle and Brighton

Bundesliga 2018/19 (146 draws in total):

12 Draws: Hoffenheim and Freiburg
11 Draws: Werder Bremen

Serie A 2018/19 (216 draws in total):

17 Draws: Fiorentina
16 Draws: Sassuolo

Ligue 1 2018/19 (220 draws in total):

16 Draws: Reims and Angers
14 Draws: Montpellier and Toulouse

As we can see, excluding Spanish competitions, Ligue 1 and Serie A are the European leagues with the highest number of draws per season, leaving the Premier League and the Bundesliga to dust.

The Premier League has registered more draws this term so far with 162 racked up at the time of writing, but it is still a long way off from the figures shown by the Spanish second division and 22 draws off the record set currently by Spanish top division sides.

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