Betting on draws: Which football league is best for draw bets?

In football betting, the easiest bet to make is the win bet. When making the win bet, you simply choose which team you believe will win the fixture. When selecting a win bet – sometimes called a 1×2 bet – you have the option of betting on the teams to draw. A large number of professional bettors use the draw bet as part of their strategy.

When these bettors find a team or teams that manage draws, they exploit the clubs by wagering on them often. Fans are anticipating the start of the 2020-21 Champions League and debating which teams will progress from the group stage. Football bettors can visit for the latest odds, match previews and bet bonuses before making a wager on the games.

So, looking at the top four leagues in Europe – Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, and La Liga – let us investigate which teams are most likely to draw games.

Premier League

The Premier League 2019-20 season saw 10 teams hit double digits in draws. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Arsenal, and Brighton led the way in the league. The three clubs each tallied 14 draws. Looking at the 2018-19 Premier League season’s final table, you won’t see any of the three teams at the top. However, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton did finish that campaign with nine draws from 38 games. The figure tied them for second-most in terms of draws. Meanwhile, Arsenal tallied seven draws from 38 league encounters.

La Liga

It doesn’t take a genius to know that Diego Simeone’s defensive style at Atletico Madrid leads to draws. In 2019-20, Los Colchoneros bagged 16 draws. Ten other teams managed double-digit draws in La Liga last season. The lack of quality goalscorers at teams outside the top six makes draws a strong possibility. Unbelievably three quarters (15 teams) of La Liga’s teams finished with double-digit draws in 2018-19. If you fancy a punt on a draw as part of your strategy, this is a league in which a large number of stalemates occur.


Just four teams in the 2019-20 Bundesliga hit double digits in draws. RB Leipzig, Schalke, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Wolfsburg all tallied over 10 draws. Remember that the Bundesliga has two fewer teams than the other major leagues in Europe – 18 in total – and play four fewer matches. The previous season, one team stands out as a draw master: RB Leipzig. They tallied nine draws in 2018-20. After two matches in the 2020-21 season, RB Leipzig have already registered a draw. Schalke also hit the nine-draw mark as well in 2018-19.

Serie A

Serie A has long been known as a defensive league. Based on that cliche, you would expect a large number of draws. Five teams reach double digits in 2019-20 with Hella Verona and Fiorentina each registering 13 draws.

The 2018-19 campaign ended with 12 of the league’s 20 teams finishing with double-digit draws. A trend emerged as Fiorentina topped the table in draws with 17. La Liga and Serie A are the two leagues to feature the most draws of the top four leagues. In 2020-21, La Liga has already seen seven matches out of 24 at the time of this writing end in draws. Serie A has played 17 fixtures with three draws. Will these trends continue? Expect La Liga to continue to post matches ending in draws.