Key soccer betting markets explained

In total most bookmakers today offer more than 100 different betting markets per match. Overall for sports betting, soccer estimates to about 60% of the market. The vast majority of soccer bets are placed online. Online sports betting have made a huge impact regarding the expanding number of soccer betting markets available to bettors today. Anyway the most fundamental basic markets that each bookmaker always release first and foremost are the following:

Full Time Result:

Betting on the full time result in a soccer game is the most popular market to bet on soccer. It`s also one of the easiest and most straightforward markets.

Double Chance:

Selecting two out of the three possible outcomes and improve your chances of winning by reducing the odds. The options are as follows:

1 or X: The bet wins if there’s a Home Win or Draw.

1  or 2: The bet wins if either team wins the match.

X or 2: The bet wins if there’s a Draw or an Away Win

Total Goals (Over/Under):

Betting on total goals, or betting the over/under, is very popular in soccer. All you have to do is to predict the total number of goals scored in a game will be higher or lower than a specified amount. 

Draw No Bet:

One of the more safer bets. You have to choose one of the teams to win, and you get the stake back if the game ends up being a draw. Another way of putting it, is saying that the bet will be void/cancelled if there is a draw.

Asian Handicap:

The main betting market used in Asia. It`s becoming increasingly more popular in Europe. Instead of offering reduced odds, a goal handicap is placed on the weaker team, that has to be exceeded by the stronger team in order to confirm the bet and vice versa. The most obvious difference of an Asian handicap, is that it reduces the three possible outcomes of a football match, to two. For example, if you bet for a -1,5 handicap you will either win if your chosen team wins by two goals or more, or lose in any other case.

Correct Score:

A correct score bet is a wager on the exact final score of a soccer match. This is way more difficult than simply predicting which team is going to win the game.

Half Time Result & Half Time/Full Time:

With this type of bet you must correctly predict the outcome of both the Half Time and Full Time results. There are nine different options to choose from (Home-Home, Home-Draw, Home-Away, Draw-Home, Draw-Draw, Draw-Away, Away-Home, Away-Draw, Away-Away) and the added risk is accordingly reflected on the improved odds.