Unlike most sporting events, soccer offers varied betting options. Every move on the field creates an opportunity for a range of bets that you can place. At big free bets, you can go over football match predictions and tips to help you place the right kind of bets. Let us quickly go through some of these to help you make the best choices. These, of course, are based on fixed odds betting where you place wagers at agreed odds with a bookmaker.
Most quality bookmakers offer this type of soccer wager. This 1×2 wager is often known as the money line wager as it offers 3 outcomes of a game:
Outcome 1: Team A wins.
Outcome 2: Team B wins.
Outcome 3: The game gets tied with no winner.
This is why result-based wagers are also called win-draw-win games as draws are very common. You must note that such soccer bets are based on ‘regular time’ or results after 90 minutes of play. This may also include additional time added by the referee because of injuries, fights or other reasons.
The ‘regular time’ does not take into account any overtime, penalty shoot-outs or golden goals. Furthermore, in the US football, for example, it is rare to have a tie between the teams, therefore, a tie is not factored into the betting. Also, the exact score of the game never has any precedence on the wager.
The dynamics on the field keeps changing every second making for interesting combinations for you to place wagers on. These could be based on the participating players or top players of the game or goals to be scored during the game, apart from other in-game propositions (or props for short) such as over/under total corners or penalties to be awarded or under/over total cards and so on. So if you place a bet against all odds on a player for scoring the first goal before halftime, and if he does, so then you stand to make great profits.
Remember, bookmakers offer 30, 40 or sometimes even up to 50 propositions to make every moment of the match bet-worthy. Anything on the field is turned into a profitable proposition.
How about odd or even goals, or the time of the first goal or goals in both the halves?!
What you need to remember is that you can turn any proposition on the field and make it rewarding if you have calculated the odds well in advance, and placed sensible wagers.
Goal Lines Betting
These bets work the same way as bets on the 2-way money line wherein you’re provided different ways to win bets based on multiple outcomes of the game. A goal line in most cases is 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2.5 goals and so on.
So for a match between Brazil and England, if you bet Brazil -2.5 goals, then to win the bet Brazilians must win by 3 goals or more. On the other hand, by betting England + 2.5, England can win, draw or lose by 1 or 2 goals.