If you fancy a wager on football then it is best to learn about the different types of football bets. Familiarising yourself with how football bets work makes great sense because it is obviously better to make money or break even than lose it all through lack of knowledge.

There is another reason to learn how football bets work in some detail because football is the most popular sport in the world and the range of bets possible is broader than you might think. 
Any breakdown of popular footballing bets would surely include the following:

  • 1X2 Betting: This is the most common type of bet, in part because it is easy to understand. With 1X2 betting if you want to get a return on your wager you have to correctly guess the outcome of a match at the full-time whistle. This can be a win for the home team, a win for the away team or a draw. It is the result that matters.
  • Correct Score: Ask any football fan what they talk about before a game and almost inevitably “what will be the score” comes up.Follow football closely and you can start to see patterns in how certain teams play week after week and the kind of results they achieve. Testing out your theories with a bet on the correct score is a fun way of finding out just how robust your assumptions are. 
  • Goal scorers: Goals win games but goals can also win you a return on your stake. Predicting who will score has become a popular bet. Bookies will set prices for every outfield player to score with options including last goal of the game or to score at any time during the match. Strikers get the shortest odds of course, but you might like to bet on those defenders who have an eye for goal. 
  • Outrights: These are bets on the outcome of a league or cup competition and are typically placed pre-season, although they are still available during the season. 

The growth of online betting has led to an expansion of the type of football wagers available to punters. The opportunity to bet live as a match plays out is one of those features that has grown with online betting. Smartphone apps mean you can even bet live on a game as you watch it from the stands.
In this digital age, many of us like to do things as quickly and easily as possible, but it make sense to take some time to find the best betting odds and the best betting sites. You could find that an interest in sporting bets opens up opportunities to experience the world of online casino betting. You will discover that some sites offer such incentives as bonuses and the opportunity to become casino VIP players. Having access to such features as extra promotions and fast withdrawals can make life so much easier for an online casino player. 
The variety of football bets available means there is something for everyone interested in having a flutter on an individual player, a game or a team. 


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