How to Bet on Football

Football bets are most popular bets at online bookmakers. It is easy to understand why because there are far more football fans than in any other sports.

Users can choose from a wide range of betting types on football matches, including:

1X2 - the most popular betting option. The 1x2 is used to chose the winning team (home team is 1, draw is X, guest team is 2)

Double chance - also known as 1X, 12 or X2; it offers the possibility to bet on two outcomes simultaneously (1x-betting the home team winning or a draw, 12 - Bet on either team to win, no draws, or x2 betting on guest team to win or draw)

Over / under - betting on the number of goals scored in match (ie below 1.5 - 0 or 1 goals scored is a winning bet; if 2 or more goals are scored the bet is lost)

Number of goals -  betting on the number of goals scored (you can bet on total goals scored in the match, the number of goals scored by home team or the number of goals scored by away team)

To score / Not to score - bet on any team to score a goal during the match or not

Goal-goal - betting on both teams to score during the match

Correct score - betting on the correct score (you can bet on the exact score)

Half Time / Full Time - betting on the outcome of the match at halftime and at the end of the game (several options available including 1 / 1, 1 / 2, 1 / X, 2 / 2, 2 / 1 2 / X, X / 1, X / 2 or X / X). If you bets 1/2 and the home team (a) leads at half time, but the away team (2) wins the game the bet is a winner.

Half Time - it is a 1X2 bet on the half time result

Handicap - 1X2 betting type but with a team that started the match with a handicap (imaginary advantage). Example: Chelsea v Manchester United 0:1 - in this example the game starts Manchester Utd leading with 1 goal (imaginary advantage given). Thus, if a goal is scored during the game by Chelsea, the bet placed on draw is won(X).

Goal scorers - betting on football players of both teams, if they score a goal during the match or not

Outright - betting on the winning tournament team (bet on the winning team in a tournament / season)

There are many other types of betting available on football, and many combinations of the above.

Below are some useful resources for documentation about the games and football tournaments: