Soccer is the ‘World Game’ and with a stack of tournaments and leagues right across the world, there are thousands of markets available when it comes the round ball game.
There are a stack of ways and options to bet on Soccer, so down below are all the main options on the game, whether it be locally or overseas in tournaments and leagues.
This bet sees a market on the two teams and who will win, with the potential of being a draw depending on what league/tournament you are betting on. An example of this would be Manchester United taking on Chelsea, with $3 odds against $1.30 odds, with $4.50 being the draw. If you place $10 on Manchester United to win, you’ll get a return of $30. Depending on the game played, dividends can be halved while in most league games, the option of the draw is there to bet on.
This is a betting option where the bookmaker handicaps the match. An example of this is the bookmaker will consider a team 1.5 goals better than the oppoising team, so with that, the punter can back the team will win by more than 1.5 goals, or the other option is backing the other team to lose by 1.5 goals or under, or win the match. As an example, putting $10 on a team to win by more than 1.5 and cover the line at $1.90, you will collect $19.
Half Time/Full Time Bet
This is where punters bet on the outcome of the match in terms of what the outcome is at half time and then at full time. Using an example of Manchester United and Chelsea as a game, a punter can put $10 on the game being a draw at half time, then Chelsea win the game, so the Draw/Chelsea betting option would be a winning bet, at likely decent odds.
Many things in soccer can be counted, including the number of goals, yellow cards, red cards, corners, free kicks, outs and plenty more. Betting agencies will offer up odds on those markets and suggest a number to take, then punters can decide if there will be more or less. An example of this would be a booking setting up the total goals as 2.5 for the game. Punters can bet whether there will be more than 2.5 goals for the game, or they could bet on less than 2.5 goals for the game.
Correct Score Bet
This is one of the more challenging betting options for punters when it comes to Soccer because it is very difficult to predict. But with that, if you can correctly predict the score, you will be well rewarded with a good price given how complex this betting option is and that a wide range of score options are available.
Goal Scorer Bet
This market sees punters back who they think will score during the game. This is a good sort of betting market for those who enjoy a same game multi, with attacking players generally shorter in the market but there is value to be found if you can find a midfielder or even a defender given corners are a good set up for a defender to get a goal.
Same Game Multi Bet
The same game multi is the most popular form of betting across Cricket. This where you can combine multiple selections together to enhance your price.
This is a form of betting which is popular because you don’t need to outlay too much to potentially win big. You can add as much as 25 legs to a same game multi, and add legs from both teams, which will ensure a bigger divided.
This is popular with punters as potential legs to put into a multi. The Premier League in England and the overall winner is a good market because generally there are only 3-4 genuine winning title contenders, the main two being Manchester City and Liverpool, and some punters like to use this as a multi anchor. An example of betting on this sort of market would be $10 on Manchester City to win the Premier League at odds of $1.90 and if they win, you’ll get a $19 return.
Clean Sheet Bet
This market is good for a same game multi but it can be a single bet if you are keen. This is where punters can decide on whether a goalkeeper will keep a clean sheet for the game, meaning they don’t let a goal scored against them. Punters can bet on a certain goalkeeper keeping a clean sheet or for the entire bet.
First Goal Scorer Bet
This is where punters can bet on who will be the first goal scorer for the game. An example of this is putting $10 on Lionel Messi at $5 to be the first goal scorer and if he does get the first goal, you will get a $50 collect. There is also a betting option where you can bet on no goals being scored, and with that, you will more often than not get a decent price.