There are plenty of ways for betting on football. Some like to just have their few quid on an acca bet on a Saturday afternoon, while some are big hitters, who like to get stuck into particular markets.
Either way, both methods are very popular, and below we have put together a list of some of the more popular football betting markets, that punters get stuck into, along with a few bookmakers who offer these betting markets (and a lot more).
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A bet on the Match Result, is a bet on who you think will win the match, or if you think it will be a draw. This bet can be known by many different names, including 1X2, 90 Minutes Betting, Match Winner Betting, or Win/Draw/Win.
The Match Result Betting market is one for the big hitters. This is one of the main markets that punters pile into. Most followers of football will have an opinion on whether or not Liverpool might beat Arsenal at Anfield (for example) on Saturday.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
A bet on Over 2.5 Goals is basically a bet on 3 goals or more to be scored in the match. So this means if a match finished 1-0, you bet on Over 2.5 Goals would lose. While if the match finished 3-0, your bet on Over 2.5 Goals would win.
Alternatively, if you placed a bet on Under 2.5 Goals, a match that finished 1-0 would be a winning bet. While a match that finished 3-0, would be a losing bet.
Like the Match Result market, the Over/Under 2.5 Goals market is one for the bigger hitting gamblers.
Both Teams To Score
A bet on the Both Teams To Score market is pretty basic. It is simply a bet on both teams to score. You can usually bet on the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ outcome. If you bet on Yes, then you will need both teams to score for your bet to win.
A bet on the ‘No’ outcome, will mean that if it end 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, your bet will win, as both teams have failed to score.
This is yet another popular bet. Using matches like the example above (Liverpool V Arsenal), you might not be sure which way the match is going to go, but you are fairly sure that both teams will score.
If you really expect goals, you could bet on Over 2.5 Goals, but it might be that you think the match has a strong possibility of finishing 1-1. If you do fancy 1-1 though, then you would get better odds on this result using the Correct Score market (so make sure you check all your betting options), which brings us nicely onto our next betting market.
The Correct Score market is a bet on what you think the score will be. So for example, if you think the match will finish 1-1, then you place your bet on 1-1. If if finishes 1-1, your bet wins. If it finishes any other scoreline, then your bet loses.
The Correct Score football betting market isn’t really one for the big hitters. Predicting the outcome of this market is much harder, so it is more a speculative gamblers market.
Another popular technique to use on the Correct Score market is Dutching the scoreline. Using this technique, as the odds are longer, you can choose two, three, even four scorelines.
So for example, you might fancy Arsenal to beat Watford quite comfortably at the Emirates, but you are not sure what the scoreline will be. So you bet on three results 3-0, 3-1, and 4-1, to Arsenal. Given the longer odds, if any of these scorelines come in, you will be in profit.