Betting on the Match Winner market is most probably the most common football bet you will find. This is simply a bet on who you think will win the match, or if you think the match will be draw.
There are three possible outcomes in the Match Betting Market. They are home win, draw, or away win.
The main confusion from this market seems to stem from the many different names the bookmakers give it. Different bookies have a habit of giving it a different title. This market can be known as any of the following names…..
90 Minute Betting
Full Time Result
In cup matches it is important not to get this market mixed up with the ‘To Qualify’ market, or the ‘To Win Outright’ market. The ‘Match Winner’ market is simply the 90 minute (plus injury time) market only, no extra time or penalties are included in the Match Betting market.
Match Betting Example
Manchester United are playing Arsenal at home in the Premier League, and you think that Manchester United will win. Man Utd are 2.00 (Even Money), and you think that represents good value.
You place your bet on Manchester United to win at 2.00 (Even Money). Manchester United win 2-0, and your bet wins. If the match is a draw, or Arsenal win, your bet loses.
Please note; If it is a cup match you are betting on, or knock-out match of any sort, then the same rules apply as above. If you had bet on Manchester United to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup, and it was 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes, then you will have lose. Even if Manchester United go on and win 4-1 after extra-time.