Sporting events are one of Bangladesh's most popular forms of entertainment and an integral part of Bangladeshi culture. The people enjoy nearly all major types of sports and a few others synonymous with the country. However, a few sporting events have proven to be much more popular than others among Bangladeshis.
As a result, the popular games are those that feature in most sports bets placed by Bangladeshi punters. Some of them are highlighted below.
Statistically, cricket is the most popular sport in Bangladesh. The game is played between two teams, each having eleven players. It is a bat-and-ball game in which one team starts as the fielding team and the other is the batting team, after which the teams change their roles. The scores are counted as runs, where one run counts when two batters swap ends of the pitch. The team with the most runs wins the match.
Another reason for the popularity of cricket among punters is the numerous betting markets it offers. Some popular cricket betting markets include match winner, top bowler, top batsman, toss winner, series winner, and player of the match.
Football is Bangladesh's second most popular sport and the world's most popular sport. It is a team ball game where each team tries to outscore the opponents to win a match. Football's global popularity has resulted in the game's tournaments and matches having the most betting types and markets on most online bookmakers.
Some international online bookies offer over a hundred betting markets for one football match. Finding international betting sites that offer football betting markets is relatively easy, even for regulated games and tournaments that are not so popular.
Best Odds for Bangladeshi Players
Ideally, sports betting online providers offer different odds, even for similar matches. Punters are thus responsible for finding the best online bookmakers that provide them with high-value odds. Something to note is that the odds for a particular match may change with time before the match is played, especially if significant changes regarding the teams or players are made.