NIFL Premiership Outright Odds 2023/24 & Betting Favourites
In this post, you can find NIFL Premiership outright odds and betting favourites for Northern Ireland’s premier football division.
NIFL Premiership Outright Odds 2023/24
|NIFL Premiership Odds 2023/24|
Who won the 2022/23 NIFL Premiership?
The 2022–23 Northern Ireland Premier Division was the 15th season of being the “NIFL Premiership” the highest level of league football in Northern Ireland, the 122nd season of Irish league football overall,
Larne were champions, winning the league for the first time and becoming the 13th different club to win the league since 1890, and the first addition to the list of title-winners since Coleraine in 1974.
But where are the likely destinations for this season’s title?
NIFL Premiership Betting Favourites 2023/24
Linfield – 2/1
Linfield’s reign of dominance was ended last season by Larne as they missed out on winning their fifth successive League title finishing six points behind the Champions. Manager David Healy has been in charge since 2015 and despite being linked with the Dundalk and Northern Ireland Manager job at various stages he remains in charge for now.
During the off-season, they have recruited well with Jack Scott from Wolves U21, John Robertson from Edinburgh City, Matthew Fitzpatrick from Glenavon and Danny Finlayson from St. Mirren and I’d expect them to go very close again this season.
Larne won their first-ever League title last season, ending Linfield’s reign of dominance albeit with a contentious level of investment after going into the club, which has led to rival supporters comparing them to Manchester City with regards to their spending and lack of fans.
Larne will be out to prove it was no fluke but there has been a good few changes from their title-winning squad with Faud Sule gone to Glentoran, Graham Kelly gone to Coleraine and most notably for me Ben Doherty now back with Derry City.
They’ve bought well though Levi Ives from Cliftonville, Ali Omar from Torquay, Aidan Dowling from Blackburn and Isaac Westendorf from Newcastle. Expect them to go close again but 2/1 is far too short.
Glentoran finished in third place last season, three points behind Linfield in second and nine points behind League winners Larne. Interestingly this was achieved despite managerial upheaval with Mick McDermott replaced by Rodney McAree on 17 January 2023 and he guided them to European qualification.
However, McAree departed in June 2023 and was controversially replaced by former Linfield manager, Warren Feeney whose appointment was questioned due to the club’s historic rivalry with Linfield and a considerable lack of success.
The club have strengthened in the off-season though despite Conor McMenamin going to St Mirren, the additions of Fuad Sule, and Daire O’Connor and the return of Patrick McClean make The Glens an interesting prospect.
Crusaders – 8/1
Crusaders had a disappointing league season last year finishing in fifth place sixteen points behind Larne but that has been a consistent theme for the club in recent years. However, the club’s potential is evidenced in their Cup performances. In May 2023, Crusaders won their second successive Irish Cup when they beat Ballymena United, 4-0
Stephen Baxter has been in charge of the club since 2005, a remarkable feat in modern football and in the off-season they have strengthened particularly at the back with experienced defender Jimmy Callacher coming in from Linfield, and Mall Smith from Glentoran two names who will likely be starters.
Cliftonville – 10/1
Cliftonville are another interesting case, despite their Irish Cup victory against Coleraine back on the 4th of February 2023 in a penalty shootout in the league they finished a disappointing fourth place falling two places from the previous season and fifteen points behind winners Larne.
Furthermore, the appointment of Jim Magilton on the 6th of June as the new manager of the club resulted in a lot of backlash from fans for his record with other clubs most recently with Dundalk. Cliftonville have bought well with Ben Wilson from Brighton and Odumosu from St Patrick’s Athletic on loan, but that isn’t enough to replace the influence of the departing Sean Moore who is gone to West Ham.
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NIFL Premiership Winners (2008-Present)
2022/23 – Larne
2021/22 – Linfield
2020/21 – Linfield
2019/20 – Linfield
2018/19 – Linfield
2017/18 – Crusaders
2016/17 – Linfield
2015/16 – Crusaders
2014/15 – Crusaders
2013/14 – Cliftonville
2012/13 – Cliftonville
201/12 – Linfield
2010/11 – Linfield
2009/10 – Linfield
2008/09 – Glentoran
Most NIFL Titles Won (2008 – Present)
Linfield (8) – 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
Crusaders (3) – 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18
Cliftonville (2) – 2012–13, 2013–14
Glentoran (1) – 2008-09
Larne (1) – 2022-23
If you’re interested in the football action further south in the island check out our League of Ireland Premier Division outright odds post.
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