Football Betting Guide

Football is undoubtedly seen as one of the most followed sports all over the world. With this in mind, it’s almost certain that football betting attracts a lot of interest among bettors with many bookmakers introducing sports betting as part of their products. This article will look at the most common football betting markets which you should consider when placing your next bet.

Common Football Betting Markets

There are different markets in football betting, and it’s important that you familiarise yourself with some of the most common markets which are available with bookies. If you have time before placing your bets, it’s advised that you go through several bookies to get the best odds, because different bookmakers may avail differing odds for the same football event. The following are the most common football betting markets.

  • Full-time results

This market is commonly referred to as the 3-way market, where one is required to predict the winner of the match or if the game will end as a draw, (1X2) where 1 represents the home team, X for a draw and 2 for the away team. Some bookies will also have the double chance option, where you can bet on a team to win or draw in a single bet. For example (1X) means that if the home team wins or draws, you win the bet while (X2) means the opposite; either a draw or away win, and finally the (12) option, where if any team wins you win the bet, but lose in case of a draw.

  • Goal markets

The goal market is where you predict the total number of goals in a match if both teams will score or not, overall team goals or the number of goals in either half. The market is not affected by the outcome of the game in terms of the team to win or draw. There is also the correct score market where you predict the actual final score.