Betting on Kenyan Football
The top league of Kenyan football, the Kenyan Premier League, which features 18 clubs, has been existence in one form or another since 1963. It operates a promotion and relegation system with the 20-team National Super League, which in turns drops down into League One. Below this division there are a number of regional leagues.
Domestically there are also cup competitions in the form of the President's Cup and Super Cup, played between the winners of the Premier League and President's Cup. Kenyan teams can also qualify for CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup places.
Kenya also has a competitive women's domestic premier League which is split into two zones.
Completing the set of matches featured by our Kenyan football odds comparison tool are matches contested by the Kenyan men's and women's national teams, which also operate underage teams too.
Kenyan Football Odds
The top league is Kenya is the Premier League, which is played between March and November of the calendar year. The current defending champions (the 2018 edition winners) are Gor Mahia, from the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The club captured their 17th title and second in a row. Behind Gor Mahia are A.F.C Leopards and Tusker, also both from Nairobi, as the three most successful clubs in the history of domestic Kenyan football, and the three clubs which understandably receive the most attention from bettors.
Looking at the three most-recently-completed seasons of 2016, 2017 and 2018, there are some interesting statistical trends which can inform betting selections. The number of goals per game averaged out as 1.90, 2.03 and 2.31 goals in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively, which is extremely low. Similarly, the percentage of games featuring three or more games was 31%, 33% and 29%. The last thing to mention is the percentage of matches which end in draws. Again, looking at 2016, 2017 and 2018, the numbers were 35%, 34% and 29% respectively, which are all well above the global average of around 20%.
Low-scoring draws are in the nature of matches in Kenyan football.
Kenyan Football History
It would be safe to say that not much is known about Kenya outside of the continent of Africa, but the country has still managed to produce some notable talents, including Victor Wanyama, who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur.
In international football, Kenya have only achieved modest successes. Having reached the African Cup of Nations tournament on five occasions, the team has never advanced past the Group Stages, most recently in 2004. However, the team has qualified for the 2019 edition, which will be played in June and July, and will be hosted by Egypt. Kenya can be backed at betting odds of around 100/1, revealing the team's status as an outside bet.
The Kenya women's team also competes in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tournament.