Definition of To Finish in Top 4

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What does the term "to finish in top 4" mean in the world of football betting? What is meant by the term "to finish in top 4"?

With the "to finish in top 4" odds, you are betting on if you think a team will finish the season in the top 4 of their table.

In photo:  John Stones of Manchester City.  The meaning of the betting term To Finish in Top 4 is explained when it comes to football and especially the English Premier League.Bettors will most commonly bet on the English Premier League, though "To finish in top 4" odds are also usually available in other major leagues such as Bundesliga.

Let's take the English Premier League as an example - here would be the odds of ten of the teams in the EPL "to finish in the top 4":

Man City, 1.015
Arsenal, 1.44
Liverpool, 1.53
Newcastle, 2.20
Man Utd, 2.20
Chelsea, 2.50
Tottenham, 3.75
Brighton, 5.00
Aston Villa, 10.00
West Ham, 29.00

So, as you could probably imagine, Man City is nearly a sure bet to finish in the top 4. In this case, betting £100 on Man City to finish in the top 4 would return a princely sum of £1.50.

West Ham, on the other hand, is a very big longshot to finish in the top 4, so their odds sit at 29.00. If they did surge and finish in the top 4, you could potentially stand to make yourself a very tidy sum, if you backed them to finish in the top 4.

It doesn't matter if a team finishes 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th - as long as they finish in the top 4, you'll win your bet.