The wait is finally over. It’s just a couple of days now before the World Cup 2018 roars into life. As always, fans, pundits and punters are eagerly waiting for the first whistle in order to watch the best footballing stars. In all this fun, there is also an opportunity to make some money by engaging in sports betting. For those who are not knowledgeable in football betting, below are some of the common betting markets explained in detail that will help you as you start your sports betting adventure. You can place your bets at several sportsbooks online including netbet.co.uk.
One of the common football betting markets is the 3-Way betting market. In this market, you have two options to choose from. The first option is to choose the team that is going to win regardless of the scoreline between the home team and the away team. The second option you have is to go for a draw i.e. predict the match is going to end in a draw whether scoreless or score draw. Because all you have is to pick the team that’s going to win, this is one of the most played football betting markets and it also works wonders money wise as it carries favourable odds especially when playing on an accumulator ticket (ticket with many matches) rather than betting on a single game.
This is also another popular betting market and it’s great for people who want to play less risky betting markets. In this betting market, you have three options. The first option is to bet for the away team to win or to draw the match, this is to say if you want to bet on the England vs Tunisia match, you win if Tunisia wins the match or if it ends in a draw. The second option is to predict that the home team is going to win or draw; in the same vein using the example above you win if England wins the match or it ends in a draw. The third choice you have is to predict that the match is going to end in a draw.
Both Teams to Score (BTTS)
Perhaps this betting market is self-explanatory, this market entails that the two teams facing each other have to score at least one goal for and concede one goal if the bettor is to win. In practice, in the match between England and Tunisia, the bettor wins if both teams score regardless of the outcome.
Playing this betting market, bettors have to predict the total goals of a match after 90 minutes. The prediction is based on a range i.e. one can opt for the 0-1 goas range, 2-3 goals, 4-6 goals or 7+ goals. The important thing, however, to note when it comes to this betting market is that the goals range differs with the sportsbooks you are playing at, some have narrower goal ranges i.e. 0-1 goals, 2-3 goals and so forth while others have wider goal ranges i.e. 0-2 goals, 3-5 goals etc.