Football Betting

Football (soccer) is easily the most popular sport in the entire world and millions of people bet on the sport every year. There are hundreds of different football leagues that you can bet on including the English Premier League (EPL), La Liga, Serie A, Major League Soccer (MLS), and many more. You can also wager on the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, World Cup and many other football leagues & events around the world. If you plan on betting on multiple football leagues then you should try finding a gambling site that offers football betting for as many leagues as possible.

If you’re just starting out then the best idea is to bet on the league that you follow. You don’t want to start betting on leagues you know nothing about because you’ll be throwing money away. Hold onto your bankroll by wagering on teams you’re familiar with.

Football is one of the few sports that runs for most of the year, with games being played almost every day. Of course you’ll need to follow multiple football leagues to have games to bet on daily, but football tv channels, sports betting websites and magazines can help you keep up to date. Football is simple to bet on, and besides knowing the teams all you need to learn is what type of bets are available.

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Types of Football Bets

Football is a lot different than most other sports we have because you can have a draw in football. You have three options on a straight wager which include picking one of the two teams to win, or a draw.

If you want to avoid betting on a draw then you can bet on the Asian handicap odds if your bookmaker offers them. In this type of bet the bookmaker will assign a spread to the game and take away the possibility of a draw. You’ll find that the spreads vary from 0.5 goals to 3 goals depending on how much better the favored team is over the underdog.

All football games will have over/under bets that you can make on the full match or half. Most football games are low scoring and therefore you won’t normally see over/under totals that exceed 3-4 goals.

You can place several types of football prop bets at most bookmakers. Football prop bets include picking the player that will score the first goal, determining the time of the first goal, over/under on amount of yellow/red cards and many others. These bets are more based on luck than the other bets and I would avoid them unless you really think there is a strong chance of winning the bet.

Most football leagues will allow you to wager on futures such as determining league champions and more. Football futures bets take the entire season to complete and most people tend to stay away from them until they’ve built up a fairly large bankroll. If your bankroll is small, don’t lock up too much of your money in futures bets.

How to Read the Odds

Chelsea 1.75 vs. Liverpool 2.75 Draw 2.21 (Chelsea $100 to win $75, Liverpool $100 to win $175, Draw $100 to win $121)

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