Popular Football Betting Markets

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).

Best Bookmakers For Football Betting

Match Result

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.

Correct Score

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.

Man Utd V Southampton – Betfair new and existing customers offer

Sky Sports start their brand new Friday Night Football coverage this weekend, with Manchester United hosting Southampton, and Betfair also have a brand new offer on this match, for both new and existing customers.

All Betfair customers can claim a free bet up to a maximum of £50, by placing an in-play bet on Manchester United V Southampton after the match has kicked off (8pm, UK time). Your in-play bet will also have to be at minimal odds of 1/5 (1.20), in order to qualify for this offer.

After you complete the in-play bet, you will then get given a free bet up to the same amount, which will be credited into your account within 12 hours of the final whistle. The free bet will be available for 48 hours, and can be used on the Sportsbook.

£50 is the maximum amount. The first bet you place in-play will be the one counted towards your free bet, so if you want the £50 free bet, don’t have £2 on Man Utd to win 5-0 first, and then place £50 on Over 2.5 Goals afterwards, as the £2 in-play bet will be the one the free bet is based on.

And great news if you are only opening a new Betfair account today, as you can claim the above free bet and claim the welcome offer of Bet £10 Get £30, making this is a great double offer for new customers.

Bet Example

So if you decide you want to claim the maximum £50 free bet, you would wait for the match to start, and then you would select a market you wish to bet on.

You decide you think Manchester United will win. First you check the odds, are they greater than 1/5 (1.2)? Yes, United are around 1/2, so you place £50 on Manchester United to win, making this the first bet you place in-play.

That’s it, job done. When you check your Betfair account on Saturday morning, you will see you now have a £50 free bet in there waiting to be used.

Use the free bet on an event from the Sportsbook within the next 48 hours, you should have no problem finding a bet on Saturday’s football.

Betting on football can be great fun and very profitable, if you get it right. There are plenty of football betting systems that work and make money, such as lay the draw, pre match trading, etc.

Another betting systems that makes money and works is Profit Maximiser. There is now a chance to purchase the Profit Maximiser betting systems for just £1 + Vat, using the latest Profit Maximiser Trial for 14 days.

Simply buy it for a pound, use it for up to 2 weeks, and see what you think. You have nothing to lose really, if you like it, simply do nothing, and you will be charged the remainder of the subscription at the end of the 14 days.

If you decide it’s not for you, then simply phone up and cancel the product before the end of the 14 days, and this way all you will get charged is the original £1 + Vat.