Bet soccer online in Michigan

Ah, soccer. The beautiful game. The most popular sport in the world offers plenty of opportunities for betting in Michigan. In fact, you may not find another sport with more betting options than soccer. Since soccer is popular in every single country in the world (except in the US), there are numerous professional games almost every single day of the year.

If you are one of those rarest of birds – a soccer fan in Michigan – or simply someone who likes to bet the two-way and three-way moneylines, you’re in the right place. This page has everything you need to get started with betting soccer online in Michigan including live odds and game lines for two of the most popular soccer leagues, Major League Soccer and the Premier League.

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Live MLS, Premier League Odds

For soccer fans in Michigan you can find live odds for virtual any soccer league at Michigan online sportsbooks. Two of the most popular are Major League Soccer and the English Premier League, which you can find live odds for below. Use the drop-down menu on the left to change your odds board. Click on any odds to go straight to the sportsbook and get your bets in.

Best apps for betting soccer in Michigan

fanduel michiganThe launch of legal sports betting means you can now bet on soccer at retail sportsbooks in Michigan.

Additionally, the state’s first sportsook apps let you bet on soccer with a phone or tablet anywhere you are inside state lines, provided you have internet access.

Here’s a look at two top Michigan soccer betting apps that are among the first in the state:

  • BetMGM: BetMGM hosts a wide selection of bets on soccer games around the globe. You will find available markets for most of the major soccer leagues, including Major League Soccer (MLS)Champions League, English Premier League, Euro League, and the upcoming World Cup in 2022.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook: FanDuel offers soccer betting markets on leagues from around the world. You can find almost any type of wager that you could want, from moneyline bets to totals goals and three-way spread betting. There is a FanDuel Sportsbook app available for iOS and Android devices.

Legal soccer betting apps vs. offshore

Offshore and illegal betting apps may have been taking bets on soccer for years, but there are several reasons why you should move your action over to legal and regulated operations instead.

Licensed Michigan sports betting apps offer a safe, legal, and state-regulated betting environment. If something goes awry, you can turn to the Michigan Gaming Control Board for help.

Elsewhere, oversight for offshore and illegal operators is run by shady gaming authorities funded by these operators, not your state government. Good luck getting any help when something inevitably goes wrong. There’s no question your money is safe and secure when you bet with legal and regulated Michigan sportsbooks. You’re certainly taking an unnecessary risk with it with illegal offshore sportsbooks.

Licensed and regulated Michigan operators use legitimate banking methods and work with US banks. Illegal offshore operators do everything they can to hide their illegitimate banking activity with banks that are willing to turn a blind eye to it. Betting on soccer with illegal offshore sportsbooks is like risking your money twice.

How to read soccer odds and lines

Soccer, or football, is the most popular sport on the planet. You are likely to have watched the game from time to time. However, you may not be used to reading the betting information that goes along with each game. You will need to be able to do so, though, because most leagues and international competitions, Michigan sportsbooks offer betting on every single game.

That means you can place basic moneyline, spread, and totals bets for most soccer games around the world right here in Michigan.

While it is true that each league’s season varies in length, you’ll find futures betting markets surrounding each of them at most Michigan sportsbooks . Plus, most Michigan sportsbooks offer soccer futures on top international competitions.

Live betting is also available for high-profile soccer games, allowing you to bet on basic lines during a game at odds that change throughout.

One major difference between betting on soccer and other sports is the three-way bet. Because ties are so common in the sport, it is necessary to provide an option for wagering for both the win and the draw.

You might also find the following unique-to-soccer betting markets here in Michigan:

  • Double chance wagers: In the spirit of the three-way bet, you can wager such that you win the bet if your selected team wins the game OR if the game ends in a tie.
  • Card betting: Yellow and red cards happen, and the prospect of their appearance in a game is as good a thing to bet as any other aspect of a game.
  • Corner kick betting: You can also bet on the number of corner kicks that a particular game may feature.

Which soccer leagues can I bet on?

  • MLS: The top 26-team pro soccer league in North America runs its 34-game regular season from March to October.
  • English Premier League: England’s 20-team top football league famous the world over.
  • La Liga: Spain’s highest football league.
  • Serie A: Italy’s premier pro football league.
  • Bundesliga: Germany’s top-tier pro football league.
  • Ligue 1: France’s main soccer league.
  • UEFA Champions League: The top European club football championship season.
  • Liga MX: Mexico’s premier soccer league consists of two championship tournaments: Torneo Apertura and Torneo Clausura.
  • UEFA European Championship (Euro 2020): Europe’s international team championship tournament should have occurred in June 2020 and July 2020. However, the 12-country event has now been postponed until June 2021. Futures markets are open in Michigan.
  • 2022 FIFA World Cup: The World Cup international team championship tournament is scheduled for November to December 2022 in Qatar. The final is scheduled for Dec. 18, 2022. Qualifying is ongoing and World Cup futures markets are open in Michigan.

Detroit City FC

Despite several attempts to bring an MLS franchise to Detroit, there is no MLS franchise in the entire state of Michigan.

Detroit’s last bid for an MLS franchise, led by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores, ended in 2019 when the league picked Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Sacramento, California; and St. Louis, Missouri for its next expansions instead.

The Detroit bid was considered a frontrunner in 2017 when it included building a soccer-specific stadium but lost footing when they changed the plan to play in downtown Detroit’s Ford Field.

However, there is a pro soccer team in Detroit.

Detroit City FC became a professional soccer club when it joined the third-tier National Independent Soccer Association in 2019. The club previously competed in the amateur National Premier Soccer League, hosting games at Cass Technical High School before moving to Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.

Detroit City FC raised $741,250 for renovations at the stadium before moving in. The club has averaged an attendance of around 5,000 fans per game at Keyworth.

Michigan sportsbooks may take bets on National Independent Soccer Association and Detroit City FC games.

Bet on US national teams

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is the most successful side in international women’s soccer, making bets on the USWNT among the smartest soccer plays you’ll ever make.

They’ve won four Women’s World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals. Plus, they’ve already qualified for the rescheduled 2021 Tokyo Olympics by winning the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament.

USWNT betting markets will reopen in Michigan when the team resumes play.

You should also be able to bet on the United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) in Michigan when the team continues World Cup qualifying again.

The USMNT has appeared in ten World Cups. However, the team failed to qualify for the most recent 2018 World Cup. 2022 World Cup futures markets recently had the USMNT at +10,000 to win it all.

The USMNT has also qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and betting markets for that event will open closer to the July 2021 start date.

World Cup odds 2022

The 2022 World Cup is scheduled for November and December 2022 in Qatar.

As always, it will include the top 31 national teams in the world and a team from host nation Qatar. The 2022 group and knockout stages will be held over 28 days with the final scheduled for  Dec. 18, 2022.

Although qualifying is still ongoing, Michigan sportsbooks are already accepting wagers on World Cup futures. Three-way moneyline, spread, and totals markets for each game will also be available throughout qualifying and the World Cup itself.

Where can I bet on MLS in Michigan?

If you’re looking for a place to go out and watch MLS live while placing some wagers, there are a number of different quality options to explore across the state. Here’s a trio of them, all of which will have the latest MLS odds and lines for you to wager on.

Greektown Casino-Hotel / Barstool Sportsbook

  • Name: The Sportsbook at Greektown Casino-Hotel
  • Address: 55 E Lafayette St, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Phone: (313) 223-2999
  • Sportsbook hours: M-F: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. S/S: 9 a.m. – Midnight
  • Online partner: Future deal with Barstool Sportsbook

In the upper casino level next to Trappers Bar is The Sportsbook at Greektown Casino-Hotel, where you’ll find five betting windows. There are also 40 self-serve betting kiosks located throughout the property. Plans call for this location to be rebranded with the Barstool Sports name in the future.

Turtle Creek Casino / Onyx Sportsbook by William Hill

  • Name: Onyx Sportsbook by William Hill
  • Address: 7741 M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690
  • Phone: (231) 534-8870
  • Sportsbook hours: M-Th: Noon – 12 a.m. Fr/Sa: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Su: 10 a.m. – Midnight.
  • Online partner: William Hill Michigan

Onyx Sportsbook by William Hill is more than just a place to watch the games. It’s also an awesome spot to hang out. There are complimentary games, an outdoor patio, and a full service bar. Betting windows are open during sportsbook hours, and you’ll also find self-serve kiosks to get in on the action.

Four Winds Casino

  • Name: Four Winds Sportsbook
  • Address: 11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, MI 49117
  • Phone: (866) 494-6371
  • Sportsbook hours: 7 days – 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Online partner: TBD

Sports betting terminals are available around the clock at Four Winds. You’ll find plenty of HDTV’s and ample space to kick back with a refreshing beverage as you take in all of the action. The Four Winds locations in Hartford and Dowagiac also have sportsbooks on site for guests to enjoy.

Options abound for watching and wagering on MLS here in Michigan. Among the other places that you’ll want to check out are the FanDuel Sportsbook at MotorCity Casino in Detroit and the RiverRock Sportsbook & Grill at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee.

Soccer betting tips for  beginners

Most people in Michigan are new to soccer betting. Beginners should follow these three tips for soccer betting success:

  1. Do the research: Like any sport, the more you research the game, the better your betting results will be. The difficulty with soccer is that you’re very often betting on games taking place in another part of the world. That makes watching games difficult, but not impossible. There’s also no excuse for not doing some research, as the internet is a treasure trove of information about soccer. Read about what you’re betting on regularly and your results will improve.
  2. Stay in your wheelhouse: There are so many soccer leagues around the world that no one can be an expert on all of them. So, choose your favorite league (or two) and focus your research there. Become an expert on the few leagues you follow closely, and you’ll be more successful in your wagering. Remember, a jack of all trades is a master of none.
  3. Form plays: Make sure to check the recent game history for any team you’re thinking of betting. Find out who’s hot, who’s not, and who needs some rest. In doing so, you may be able to find some under-the-radar winners and, conversely, top teams who may be ripe for an upset.

FAQ

Why bet on soccer?

Most professional sports were sidelined in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, but some pro soccer leagues were still running. Plus, soccer is the first pro sport coming back. Try betting on soccer and you’ll quickly see why you should continue betting on the sport even when you have other options.

What is the top pro soccer league in the world?

The English Premier League is the richest league in the world and that helps it attract top talent from around the world. However, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A are no slouches in this regard, either, with the world’s best players often making stops at the leagues’ top teams as well.

Why do Americans call it soccer?

Football is soccer in the US because the National Football League lays claim to the name football here. So, football is the most popular sport in both the US and around the world, even though they’re two different games.

What does the abbreviation "PK" mean for betting?

Sportsbooks use the abbreviation “PK” to indicate when the spread of the game (soccer or otherwise) is zero. In other words, the term PK, which stands for pick, lets you know that the game has no point spread favorite or underdog.

What is 1x2 soccer betting?

1×2 is another way to indicate three-way betting. Three-way betting refers to the three possible outcomes in a soccer match, namely a home win, an away win, or a draw.

What do GG and NG mean for soccer bettors?

A GG bet is a wager that both teams will be able to score at least once. Alternatively, you can also bet NG (no goals) for either team. Both bet types are available for each half.

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