In days gone by punters would just rock up to a bookmaker shop, place a match bet or an accumulator and sit back and wait for the results to come in. Times have changed a hell of a lot and now you can bet on hundreds of football markets 24 hours a day and even live during games.
Rather than trying to find your way as you go try reading some of our helpful articles designed to not only explain how football bets work but also what strategies to use to get the best from your wagers.
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The both teams to score bet has been around for a long time but has reached new levels of in recent years in terms of the number of bets available. BTTS doesn’t require a specific team to win, rather all that is required is that both teams hit the back of the net during the game. There are however coupons and strategies you can use to further enhance your wagers.
We all like a correct score bet because we know our returns will be much higher compared with match betting. These lines carry odds of 5/1 up to 100’s/1 depending on the score, if this comes in it can be really profitable but it always helps to do your research first.
It’s one of the most common wagers placed on football and at the same time it’s one of the most instinctive bets we place. We often have a feeling a player will score and simply go ahead and stake but if you take a bit of time to consider the market and offers available maybe you could win more often.
The most popular bet in the UK after the match result is the football accumulator, in fact 30 years ago you could only place multiple bets on football. The love affair goes back to the days of the football pools as we all live in hope of getting that big win. Accas may be fun but they are also hard to win, follow a couple of basic tips to increase your chances.
Own goals are a total embarrassment if it’s you or your team that scores one, for everyone else they are… well, quite amusing really. But how often do they occur? Which players score them the most? And how do they affect your bet? Read this article for answers to these questions and others, along with the odd re-telling of some of footballs funniest mishaps.
This article looks at the evolution of the match bet. In the old days you would back a team to win, lose or draw but with an explosion of related markets linked with the rise of online betting how do you know which wagers are good or bad?
Another type of football bet that has seen a gigantic increase in popularity online is the scorecast and wincast bet. The scorecast lets you pick a goalscorer and a correct score, and this often comes with huge prices, a wincast lets you pick the winner and a player to score, odds not quite as high but still big.