Football Betting Guides: Which bookmakers offer player passes betting?
The leading UK bookmakers continue to expand their range of markets on offer to punters and during the course of this season we have seen increased activity around player passes betting. With several firms now offering markets relating to passing, we’ve answered a few of your questions such as which bookmakers offer these markets, along with how they are settled.
Which bookmakers offer player passes betting?
One of our favourite bookmakers, Paddy Power, is one of the best when it comes to offerings on player passes. The Irish firm, known for their sense of humor, offer player passing markets on the majority of top-flight televised matches in England as well as on major Champions League clashes and other high-profile matches around Europe.
Paddy Power offers markets on a player to attempt either 30, 50, 70 or 90 passes during the game, with all bets being settled in 90 minutes. Punters also have the ability to combine these selections into a multiple on the same game using the Bet Builder feature. Cash out is also available allowing customers the potential to lock-in some profit before the end of a game.
One of the biggest players in the industry bet365 continue to grow in popularity with punters with some of their flag-ship offers on football being the ‘Two Goals Ahead Early Payout’ and the ‘Soccer Substitute Guarantee'.
The Stoke-based firm offer player-passes odds for selected players on all the televised Premier League matches as well as Champions League and other stand-out fixtures from Europe’s divisions. Bet365 allows punters to combine their player pass lines with other selections via their Bet Builder feature, but it is worth noting that they only price up a few players per game.
Next up it’s BetVictor who we are focussing on with the firm releasing a new and updated version of their Bet Builder tool for the World Cup at the back end of 2022. BetVictor offers a range of player proposition markets with Player Passes being available for the majority of the top-flight matches in England as well as other notable televised fixtures. A range of different lines are offered for each player, although on the whole we have found BetVictor’s prices to not be as competitive as the two firms above.
How is the market settled?
As usual, all of the bookmakers above use Opta to settle their player prop markets and its no different when it comes to passes.
Opta defines a pass as any intentional ball from one player to another. Passes include open play passes, goal kicks, corners and free kicks played as a pass - but exclude crosses, keeper throws and throw-ins.
Which is our favourite bookmaker for betting on Player Passes?
Due to their extensive offering of players in comparison to bet365, we are declaring Paddy Power as our favourite bookmaker when it comes to player passes. The ability to combine these lines with other selections from their Bet Builder sets Paddy’s apart and with their current sign up offer of a £20 bet that is returned as cash if it loses, it’s the perfect time to sign up if you don’t have an account.
Why Paddy Power?
- Best for specials and novelty markets
- Early prices
- Regular extra place races
- Best odds guaranteed
- Good existing customer offers
- Daily Fantasy Sport
- App & Desktop design
- Paddy's Reward club
- Refer & earn scheme
- Known for early 'Justice' payouts