Football Betting

It is often called "the beautiful game", and for sports bettors, there is no more beautiful sight than a board full of matches to wager on. Whenever it comes to sports, what is the first game comes to your mind? It'd probably be football, or soccer. Football is the most popular sport in the world, and is played on every continent all year round.

So it should come as no surprise to anyone that betting on football is as popular as ever right now, especially with the recently completed Euro Cup as well as the ongoing seasons for the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and the Bundesliga, amongst others.If you love betting on football, there is never a shortage of matches to add to your betslip.

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What is football betting?

What is football betting?

Betting on football has been widely popular across Europe for decades now. Sports betting has been a fixture of European culture for centuries, although betting on dice and cock fights is a lot different from how we wager today by placing bets on our mobile phones.

Still, unlike the United States where sports betting is just now becoming accepted, it is commonplace in Europe, especially when it comes to football.

Today, football is the most popular sport to bet on around the world. With sports books offering matches from local, national, and even international leagues, bettors can wager on thousands of matches every week. Wherever you are, at almost any time of day, there is a football match that can be bet on.

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How to bet on football

How to bet on football

Betting on football can be as simple or as complicated as you make it. The most straightforward type of football bet is the match winner. All you need to do is place a wager on either Team A to win, Team B to win, or a draw. You can also wager on a goal line, which means you are expecting one team to win by two or more goals or lose by two or fewer goals.

Another popular type of football betting is called Double Chance, which allows you to be on a Team A win or a draw, or a Team B win or a draw. This provides the bettor with a reduced risk and is a popular way to approach football games.

There are countless numbers of other ways of betting on football including, player props, total goals, total corners, and even football futures bets on who will win a tournament. If a stat is kept track of in a football match, then there is a way to bet on it!

When it's time for big tournaments like FIFA World Cup, it is so much more exciting to bet on football. The whole world is on fire and sports betting is higher than usual when these big events happen.

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Football betting odds

Football betting odds

Online football betting odds are easy to understand and are based on the decimal system. When betting on a football match, Team A’s odds are 1.30 to win the match, Team B’s odds are 9.00 to win the match, and the draw is 6.00. Right away, we can see that Team A is a heavy favourite in this match, as the payout odds are much lower than if you wagered on Team B.

If you are betting on goal lines, you see that Team A has 1.80 odds to win by -1.5 goals and Team B has 1.80 odds to win by +1.5 goals. Since there is the same goal differential for either team, the odds are often the same or at least much more similar for either outcome.

Keep your eye on those odds, though, as they can fluctuate higher or lower right up until kick off. Some things that may swing a game’s odds include heavy bets coming in on one team, a player injury, or a change in weather for outdoor pitches.

Football betting odds