Russian football is enjoying a real golden period at the moment with an influx of rich owners enabling Premier League sides to compete with the best in the world when it comes to attracting top players, with a huge number of Brazilians making Russia their home (which they might regret when winter bites!).
This means that the Russian Premier League is more exciting than ever and betting on it ratchets the excitement up even further. To get the best value from your bets – unless you’re a Russian oligarch with oil money to throw down the drain – be sure to use our live betting odds comparison to always get the best odds when you bet on Russian football (or any other football for that matter).
The Premier League was created in 2001, replacing the imaginatively named Top Division, and contains 16 teams vying for the crown. The crown, more often than not, is won by a Moscow side (there are five based in the capital!) with Spartak and CSKA the most successful, although in recent years Zenit St Petersburg have been strong too.
With so many great players to watch – nouveau riche Anzhi Makhachkala made Samuel Eto’o the highest paid footballer on the planet not so long ago – the Russian Premier League is well worth checking out. And whilst you’re there, why not have a bet too?!