The Premier Soccer League is the highest division in South African football. Founded in 1996, it contains the 16 best sides in South Africa. One of the biggest leagues in Africa, the Premier Soccer League is one of just 12 countries with multiple qualification spots to the CAF Champions League. Here is our breakdown on the history of South Africa’s top tier, along with a little betting insight and more about our odds comparison for the division.
The 2010 World Cup showed just exactly how important football is in South Africa. The crowds at that tournament were part of the reason many people enjoyed it. South African clubs were handed a big boost in facilities after the World Cup, given all the new stadiums that were built.
The majority of those stadiums are now pretty empty though, with Kaizer Chiefs averaging 18,470 fans in a 94,000 capacity stadium. AmaZulu, who were relegated from the top flight in 2015, were averaging under 5,000 fans in the 54,000 seat Moses Mabhida Stadium back when they were in the Premier League.
Despite low domestic attendances, the Premier Soccer League can be followed by fans around the world. Given the advancements in online betting and streaming services, South African football is followed all over the globe. While there aren’t a huge number of people betting on the league, its relative obscurity mean you can easily find some great value and excellent odds when betting on it.
Should you fancy a bet on the Premier Soccer League, our live odds comparison is exactly what you need. It takes all the latest betting odds on South African football, and compares them, to ensure you get the best possible price on whatever you’re backing. From the outright winner of the league through to relegation, it has you covered. It also has up to date live odds for all the matches, should you fancy a bet on an individual Premier Soccer League game.
Last season, Kaiser Chiefs would have been the go to bet for many punters. They were comfortable league winners, finishing up with a 12 point gap over Mamelodi Sundowns. This season, the tables have turned. The Sundowns are running away with things at the top, as they chase a record seventh league title. The Chiefs, on the other hand, are struggling to make it into continental competition.
Control of the Premier Division has changed hands on quite a few occasions, with Supersport United dominating at one stage. Of the 19 seasons played, 17 of those titles have gone to Kaiser Chiefs (after whom the English band are named), the Sundowns, Supersport and Orlando Pirates. These sides seem to rotate their dominance, which is something that keeps the competition interesting and makes the outright betting odds incredibly tight.
The Premier Soccer League also runs the three cup competitions in South Africa. They include the Nedbank Cup, Telekom Cup and the MTN 8. The Nedbank and Telekom cups are their FA and League cup, respectively. The MTN 8 sees the eight best sides in the country face off, and it’s the oldest trophy in the country. So, even outside of the league, there’s plenty to bet on in South Africa.
Now that you’re up to speed on the Premier Soccer League, why not check out the latest odds? Head on over to our odds comparison and have a look at the best available betting odds across multiple markets. Our odds comparison give you everything you need to get the best out of betting on South African football and is an invaluable tool in the war against the bookies!