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Russian Premier League betting odds – All of the latest odds and betting on the 2016-2017 Russian Premier League

Zenit Saint Petersburg team celebrates with a trophy.

Get the latest Russian Premier League betting odds and find out who the bookmakers are predicting will win the 2016-17 Russian Premier League, who will be relegated from Russia's top flight and who will be crowned the top goalscorer..

Russian Premier League 2016-2017 Odds

The 2016-17 edition of the Russian Premier League will be the 14th year in it's modern format. Sixteen teams compete in the division, with CSKA Moscow the defending champions from the 2015-16 campaign. There will be a total of 240 matches played in the upcoming season, as each participant member of the Russian Premier League contests a total of 30 games.

The top division in Russian football has come in a number of different guises including the Soviet Group A, the Soviet First Group, the Soviet Class A, Soviet Class A (First Group), Soviet Supreme League, Russian Top League, Russian Top Division and then finally, in 2002, the Russian Premier League.

Spartak Moscow are the reigning Russian Premier League champions. (Getty)
Spartak Moscow are clearly the most successful to compete with 21 championships (in all its names) and 16 runners-up medals ranking them superior to CSKA Moscow, who have 13 championships and finished ten times as the runner-up. 

Interestingly, Dyanamo Moscow, who are the fourth most successful team in Russian football history, were actually demoted from the top tier last season and so will be without Russian Premier League football for the year ahead. 

There are a number of rising stars to take note of, though, with Zenit St Petersburg winning four of their five championships in the last decade alone, and Rubin Kazan, whose two title wins arrived in 2008 and 2009.

Other title holders include Torpedo Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow and Alania Vladikavkaz.

The Russian Premier League for the 2016-17 season is already underway and has produced some intriguing results from the two games played thus far. Zenit, for instance, have already dropped four points while Arsenal Tula, who were promoted just a matter of months ago, have one win to their name already. 

As the season has begun, Russian Premier League betting odds for the championship title will likely be prone to tremendous change, particularly if the division still produces surprising results each weekend. However, the best prices will likely be found on bet365.

Russian Premier League Match Odds

Russian Premier League betting odds to win the title can fluctuate greatly, particularly when competition at the top is tight, there are a number of potential title winners and just one or three points can affect a contender’s standing in the eyes of bookmakers. After all, there are potentially five or more legitimate teams who could all be vying for the title when the 2016-17 season reaches its conclusion.

CSKA were one of the hardest teams to beat in the 2015-16 season. (Getty)
Some punters, therefore, take refuge in individual match odds. If the 2015-16 season is used as an example, then CSKA Moscow were a good match odds bet to back as winner, as they triumphed in 20 of their 30 league games (a 66% win record). FC Rostov won 19 of their 20 games, Zenit won 17, Krasnodar won 16 while Spartak won 15. 

Rostov also had an extraordinary defensive streak, conceding just 20 goals. To win to nil could have therefore been a decent tip for Rostov last year. Teams like Spartak, in contrast, could have been backed with a 'Both Teams To Score' as their goals for column (48 goals scored) was only just higher than their goals against (39). 

Betting on individual matches – whether that is for one team to win or for BTTS – has the benefit of ‘quick returns’ as punters can place bets on the morning of each game day and enjoy their potential winnings after the final whistle. Russian Premier League betting odds for the outright championship, in contrast, keep money locked away for the duration of a lengthy, nine-month campaign. 

Additionally, Russian Premier League live streaming is available from bookmakers such as bet365, where registered members can take advantage of their live stream service, as well as bet in-play on desktop, tablet or mobile devices. More information regarding live streaming is available here.

Russian Premier League Top Goalscorer Odds

Smolov will look to win the top goalscorer award for another season. (Getty)
Last season, eight players in the Russian Premier League scored ten or more goals, with Fyodor Smolov from FC Krasnodar finishing as top scorer with 20 strikes for the season (and eight assists). 

Further down the list of top goalscorers were Quincy Promes who tallied 18 for Spartak Moscow, Hulk (17 goals for Zenit), Artem Dzyuba (15 for Zenit), Ahmed Musa (14 for CSKA Moscow), Pavel Mamayez (10 for Krasnodar), Lorenzo Melgarejo (10 for Spartak Moscow and Kuban Krasnodar) and then Evgeni Luksenko who struck ten for Mordovia Saransk. 

Only two of those attackers (Hulk and Musa) have moved on, so the remaining six will be favoured to be there or thereabouts in the 2016-2017 Russian Premier League top goalscorer odds, with bet365 likely offering the best price.

Russian Premier League Relegation Odds

Dynamo Moscow, FC Kuban Krasnodar and Mordovia Saransk all suffered relegation from the Russian Premier League in 2015-16, into the Russian National Football League. Coming the other way were three clubs promoted from the 2015-16 Russian National Football League season like FC Arsenal Tula, FC Orenburg and FC Tom Tomsk. 

Out of the three promoted teams it is Orenburg who are the least experienced having never competed in the top tier in Russian football before.

Tom Tomsk are something of a yo-yo club having been relegated in 2012, promoted in 2013, relegated in 2014 and then promoted again in 2016. 

Arsenal Tula have competed in the Russian Premier League before, however, the last time they did so they finished bottom of the pile and were consequently relegated. 

Strategies surrounding relegation betting can focus on the recently promoted teams to a division and any one of the three aforementioned teams to have entered the Russian Premier League could be a strong contender for relegation.

Relegation prices on the Russian Premier League betting odds will fluctuate greatly in the year ahead, particularly if one side suffers poor form for a sustained period.

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