How to Bet on Soccer Matches

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Soccer betting has a variety of markets, from three-way wagers to game props. One of the most popular bets is both teams to score (BTTS). However, this type of market has low profit margins because games often end in ties.

The Over/Under bet is similar to point totals in other sports. Basically, you bet on whether the total will be over or under the number set by the oddsmakers.

Parlay bets

Soccer is one of the world’s most popular sports, attracting massive audiences and huge amounts of money. It also offers some great betting opportunities. In America, the MLS has grown into a major league with 23 teams and superstar players like Beckham, Herthry Henry, David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco, and more.

Soccer betting works differently than other sports. Instead of the standard 2-way money lines, there are also over/under total goals lines. These work just like the Over/Under bets in other sports but with a few twists. The buy side is where you think the game will have more than the number listed and the sell side is where you think the game will have fewer goals. A bet on either side will win if the game ends in a tie.

Asian handicap

Asian handicap betting on soccer matches provides a new way to bet on football matches by eliminating the draw (tie) option. It also mitigates the risk associated with placing wagers on teams that might win by only one goal or more.

This type of bet involves adding a team to a fixed total line. For example, if a team is playing well at the moment and you expect them to win by a couple of goals, a +1.5 Asian handicap would be better for you than a standard Over/Under line.

In addition to the match result, you can also make Asian handicap bets on total goals and Over/Under bets. The difference is that these bets use fractional odds, and your bet will grade as a push if the team fails to win by any margin.

Money line

The most common way to wager on soccer matches is by betting on the money line, also known as 1 x 2. This option allows you to bet on either the home or away team to win. However, the wager will lose if the match ends in a tie.

In addition to the money line, you can also place a bet on the Over/Under Goals Totals or a variety of player and team soccer prop bets. These bets are typically set by oddsmakers after the game has begun.

As a low-scoring sport, the outcome of a bet in soccer is determined after 90 minutes of play plus referee stoppage time. However, the game can go into overtime or a shootout in tournament play. In such cases, your bet will still be decided after the regular game clock has expired.

Over/Under bets

Over/Under bets are a popular way to place wagers on soccer matches. These bets focus on the total number of goals scored in a game. These bets are available on many sportsbooks and can be placed online. They can also be placed on individual teams or seasons.

Typically, sportsbooks set the Over/Under at 2.5 goals for most games. Occasionally, they’ll set the over/under at a lower number or even a higher one. The Over/Under odds are usually -110, meaning a $100 wager will yield a $100 profit.

The low scoring nature of most soccer matches makes bets on money lines difficult. In addition, most soccer games end in ties, which prevents money line bets from paying out. As a result, most sportsbooks offer three-way moneylines.

Future bets

Soccer is the most wagered sport in the world and it continues to gain popularity in the United States. MLS, FIFA tournaments and top-flight leagues like the Premier League in England all attract betting action. The sport also offers plenty of futures bets, including those on player awards.

Futures bets are different from regular bets in that they are made months or even years before the event takes place. This is because sportsbooks use expert analysis and gigabytes of data to predict the winner of a futures bet. Consequently, these bets can offer larger payouts than standard bets, which are decided by just one game. This is why it is important to do your homework before making a futures bet. This includes studying the statistics and watching a team for a long period of time.