FIND out which teams have yielded the highest profit and which are the ones to avoid with our handy Profit & Loss tables…
What a twist! The long time leaders of the Premier League P&L table return to the top spot in the final week. Swansea had overtaken Stoke two weeks ago, but after their hammering of Liverpool on Sunday, Mark Hughes’ side end the season at No.1 with a £267 profit.
Tottenham finished in the Top 4 while QPR did the Double! Sadly for them it wasn’t an aspirational one though as they finished bottom of the league table and P&L double.
Brentford may have lost out in the play-offs but Mark Warburton leaves the Londoners as the Championship’s most profitable side to bet on in 2014/15. The Bees won exactly half of their 46 league fixtures to net a huge £176.40 profit.
Neil Redfern’s astute leadership of Leeds saw the Yorkshire giants finish the campaign in second with beleaguered Blackpool unsurprisingly cut adrift at the other end of the table.
Bristol City may have won 15 more matches than Crewe but it didn’t stop The Alex taking top honours in League One. Steve Davis’ men may have managed just 15 league victories in 2014/15 but returned backers a league-high of £189.20
Leyton Orient’s disastrous campaign brought about the P&L wooden spoon as well as relegation to the fourth tier.
Outlined as potential cannon-fodder in pre-season, Morecambe again upset the odds this season and took gold in League Two’s P&L table. An honourable mention must go to Dagenham with Wayne Burnett’s charges finishing the season with a bronze.
At the opposite end of the table, Portsmouth remained rooted in the bottom-half for the majority of the season and lost punters a huge £140 across the campaign.
Not much P&L change in the final week of Scotland’s top flight. After another excellent odds against win, St Johnstone ended the campaign a staggering £154 ahead of the pack. What a season Tommy Wright!
At the other end of the table it was Dundee who propped up the standings with a £88.20 loss. This despite finishing in the Top 6 and having an encouraging season on the pitch.
What a season for Hearts! They led the title race from wire to wire and were the most profitable side to back in the division with a profit figure of £117.10.
Six of the 10 sides made a loss in Scotland’s second tier including Rangers whose frustrating season saw post a loss of £52.
Champions Morton took the honours in the League One profit race with a figure of £119.80 with play-off losers Forfar just behind them on £101.60.
Relegated Stirling Albion won just four of their 36 games and produced a stunning loss figure of £200. Eternal disappointments Dunfermline were next worst in the table with a loss of £109.70.
Often a by-word for uselessness, East Stirling turned things round magnificently in 2014/15 by topping the Scottish League Two profit table. Champions Albion Rovers were next in the list with a £146.30 figure.
Montrose finished bottom of the league table but Berwick Rangers were the worst side to back in Scotland’s fourth tier. Colin Cameron’s men lost 25 of their matches and ended the season with a loss figure of £103.40.
Malaga’s win at the Camp Nou ensured the Anchovies comfortably took top spot in Spain whilst champions Barcelona dropped out of the top-half following their final day draw with Depor. Barca returning negative P&L figures across the campaign as a whole.
Real Sociedad’s 3/1 success at Rayo saw David Moyes’ side complete the season as one of the top-five La Liga teams to bet on.
Augsburg capped a remarkable season with a 5/1 victory at Gladbach on the final day of the season to clinch Europa League qualification as well as cementing their place in second in the P&L table, behind their final day hosts.
Dortmund’s dreadful campaign saw meant the Black & Yellows were by far the worst Bundesliga side to bet on in 2014/15.
With just one game of the Serie A season left to play Genoa look untouchable at the top of the P&L table. Their 17/10 success at home to Inter only aided their claims to finish top of the ladder this weekend.
Juventus made a mockery of 2/1 quotes against Napoli to cement their place in second whilst it was more misery for the two Milan giants, both languishing comfortably in the bottom-six.
Despite Nice’s 31/10 win at Toulouse on the final day of the campaign, Guingamp take top honours in France by just over £3.
Relegation battlers Lorient complete the season in third with champions PSG left trailing in the bottom-half.