Understanding Different Types of Football Bets
All leading betting sites structure their football bets in a similar fashion. In order to make it easier for customers and ultimately channel their bets, the list of every game of football’s betting options begins with those markets, which punters find most attractive. This topic gives you the exact meaning of the most popular footy bets.
1X2 - Betting Without any doubt the most common and easiest to understand form of wager. To get a return, you have to correctly predict the game’s full time result.
Example: It’s Crystal Palace against Chelsea. You can either back the Eagles to win (15/2), the Blues to come on top (2/5) or the teams to share the points (7/2). To count as winning, your guess has to be right.
Double Chance Just like 1X2 betting, here you can choose from three selections, but the outcome probability is way bigger. Sadly, the odds are significantly lowered. That’s because different outcomes are grouped in couples.
Example: Everton host Aston Villa in the most played League fixture in English football’s history. You are not sure about the outcome, so you seek assurance. The Double Chance bets are as it follows: Everton and Draw (1/6); Aston Villa and Draw (5/4) and Everton and Aston Villa (2/9).
Draw No Bet Draw no Bet is a football wager that eliminates the draw from the available selections. If the game in question ends without a winner, your stake will be returned.
Example: Manchester City entertain Tottenham at Etihad Stadium and the Draw-no-Bet odds are Man City (1/6) and Spurs (4/1). In case the game ends in a draw, the bookmaker will refund your stake.
Correct Score ‘What do you think will be the score tonight?’ has to rank somewhere among ‘Good morning!’ and ‘How do you like your tea?’ As one of the most popular sentences used by Brits. It’s a really fun challenge to predict a football game’s result and the source of much banter. Online bookies offer you more than enough options, you can even send a request to some of them if you can’t find the one you want to bet on.
Example: Arsenal play Marseille in UEFA Champions League and you can’t shake off the feeling that the Gunners will win by one goal to nil. This scoreline was their trademark in the 90’s, perhaps back then it was priced (1/6), but now you are more likely to get odds in the region of (6/1). Coupled correct score bets can be placed at Ladbrokes and are used for combined predictions. Say we back 1-0 and 2-1 at 18/5 odds.
Both Teams to score ‘Both teams to score’ (BTTS) is another top football bet, which is used as base for many others and various promotions too. You may choose between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ and your bet will be settled, depending on whether both sides manage to find the net before the final whistle.
Example: Newcastle play Leicester at home and we pick ‘BTTS – No’ at 11/10. This means we will get a return only if after the end of the game St. James’ Park’s scoreboard shows at least one zero, a goalless draw will also mean the bet is winning. If we opted instead for the ‘Yes’ option, the bet could be settled in our favour as soon as both sides score in the game.
Handicaps / Alt HC / Asian Handicap Handicap in football betting means an advantage for one of the sides that is given beforehand and is applied to the final result of the game. The usual handicap value for football is 1, but online you can also find alternative ones.
Example: You are absolutely certain that Manchester United will beat WBA in their trip to the Hawthorns, but the price of 4/6 seems kind of low to you. So you decide to go for Manchester United (-1), which returns the much better 8/5 odds. Applying this handicap, there are 3 available scenarios after the game is finished.
1. Manchester United win by 2 goals or more. Handicap result is Man Utd, so our selection wins.
2. Manchester United win by exactly 1 goal. Handicap result is a Tie, so our selection loses.
3. The game ends in a draw or a West Brom win. Handicap result is a WBA win, so our selection loses.
Asian Handicap Asian Handicap also gives an upper hand to one of the teams in advance, but this time the draw is eliminated as a result. Another difference from the standard handicap format is Asian HC may consist 2 values, one whole and one half number.
Example: Charlton host Norwich and we bet 50SGD on the Canaries with Asian Handicap (-1.0, -1.5) at Evens.
1. Norwich win by 2 goals or more. The selection wins and we get full payout for our stake.
2. Norwich win by exactly one goal. Our selection wins, but we are paid only half of the prize.
3. The match ends in a draw or a Charlton win. Our bet counts as lost.
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