If you are keen on soccer, turn your passion into cash. Thousands of wagers are placed on hundreds of betting sites daily. This is fun, convenient, and profitable for many. Here are the basics of soccer bets.
Fundamentals of Betting
Betting is based on the same logic as centuries ago. Every wager involves two parties taking opposite positions on the same event. Online, the bookie is your opponent.
First, you choose a selection — i.e., the outcome of the event to bet on, like ‘Team A beats Team B’. Then, you pay a stake to the sportsbook. After the event, if your prediction has come true, you are paid according to the odds. The result includes your stake and the profit. Otherwise, your stake is lost.
Types of Soccer Wagers
The majority of people who bet on soccer use only two types of wagers. These are point spreads and totals. However, it is worth learning about the other options — read here.
Suppose the bookie offers the following conditions on a match between Team A and Team B: “Point Spread -2.5 for Team A and +2.5 for Team B”. What does this mean?
Basically, the bookie creates a handicap to ensure an equal wagering proposition. Whatever the outcome, team A will have 2.5 points deducted from their final score. Meanwhile, Team B will have 2.5 points added. This means team A will need to win by at least 4 points if you bet on them. If you bet on the rivals, you may still succeed if they lose by 2 points or fewer.
These bets are the easiest to understand. The bookie announces an expected total for the scores of both sides. In soccer, it is calculated in multiples of 0.25. For instance, in the previous example, the total may be 2.25 or 2.75.
Next, you need to decide whether to bet on the over or under. The collective score (number of goals) from both teams should be 3 or more in the first case.
Learn the Art of Bets
To be successful in the long term, you should be knowledgeable about the game. There are multiple types of bets, and the system may be confusing for a newbie. Learn more about profitable bets on our site.
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