Betting Terms

When you start betting on soccer, it’s important to learn the different types of bets. Betting on soccer is not just a matter of who wins and who loses, but there is much more to it than that.

Corners

Alternative corners
Alternative corners are special bets that combine two bets that relate to corners. Alternative corners can have various options, including ‘first-half corners’, ‘second-half corners’ and ‘corners 2-way. It’s now your job to decide if the total corners in the game will be over or under a certain amount.
Asian total corners
Asian corner bets can also be adjusted to fit only two options of either Over or Under a certain number. For example, a punter might bet on “Over 8.5” for Asian corners. That punter will only win the bet if the all the corners taken are above 8 goals meaning starting from 9 and above.
Corners – Betting Terms
Corners betting is a very broad term, as it falls under a number of different categories. It can be anything to do with corners that occur in a game. It covers a wide range from a total number of corners to odd/even number of corners to a certain number of corners being under or over a certain number in a game.
Corners 2-way
Corners 2 way will allow you to wager on the total amount of corners during the game. The market will allow you to guess the total amount of corners taken by both teams. You must then specify either ‘over’ or ‘under’ the total amount of corners taken. If you correctly predict the total amount or corners your bet will be paid out.
First half Asian corners
Asian corner betting markets are an interesting variation on the standard corner markets. With an Asian corner market, instead of being given three options of Home, Away or Draw, or an Over/Under choice, each team is given a handicap. Meaning a team could have a slight advantage before the game even starts, similar to Asian Handicap.
Total corners
Simple predict how many corners there will be in the full 90 minutes of the match. You must combine both teams corners in the game.

Goals

Away Team Exact Goals
The objective here is to correctly predict exactly how many goals will be scored by the team who is playing away. The away team can be identified by whichever team is last to be shown. Example: Manchester United vs Chelsea – In this case, Chelsea will be the away team.
Away team highest scoring half
Similar to away team exact goals, except this time you must predict which half the away team will score more goals in.
Away Team Odd/Even Goals First Half Goals Odd/Even
This is a very specific bet type. As you can see by the title, the aim is to predict if the away team will score odd or even goals in the first half. Remember that 0 counts as an even number.
Both Teams To Score
Be careful, because this can sometimes be shown as BTTS, which obviously stands for both teams to score. And it’s a simple yes or no questions, do you believe both teams will score in the match?
Clean Sheet
A clean sheet in football is where a team doesn’t concede a goal. So if the Chelsea are playing Burnley and the score is 1-0 to Chelsea, this means Chelsea kept a clean sheet. The objective here is to decide if/which team will have a clean sheet.
First Team to Score
Being able to figure out which team will be the first team to score a goal in the match.
Goals odd/even
The ability to be able to figure out if the total amount of goals in the match for both teams, once added together, will be odd or even.
Goals over/under
A number is given to you at the beginning and you must simply select whether there will be more or fewer goals than that number at full time. This is the combined score for both teams.
Half time goals
Simply select how many goals will be scored in the first half. This could be a total of all the goals form both teams or specifically to the home or away team.
Half with Most Goals
Pretty much, you must select which half will include the most goals. For example, if the first half is 1-0 and the second half is 1-1, then the second half has the most goals as the combined amount is 2.
Home Team exact goals
Very similar to other bet markets, all you need to do is predict how many goals the home team will score in the 90 minutes. Be aware that the home team is recognized by being the first name.
Home team highest scoring half
Just like ‘Home team exact goals’, however here you must pick which half the home team will score more goals in.
Home team odd/even goals
After the full-time whistle has gone in the 90 minutes, you must calculate the total amount of goals scored by the home team, and predict if it will be even or odd.
Last Team to Score
This isn’t very common however, all you need to do is pick which team will be the last to score in the match.
Number of goals in a match
Similar to exact goals, all you need to do is predict how many goals will be in the match for both teams combined.
Result/Total goals
Essentially the bet is equivalent to an accumulator, so you can leverage the odds in two markets in a single bet. To win your chosen home or away team must win and you must predict how many goals will be in the match in total.
Second half goals
In order to win, you must simply select how many goals in total there will be in the second half. Do not include the first-half goals.
Team total goals
All you need to do is select a team and select how many goals they will score exactly. This is not and over/under bet.
Total goals/ Both teams to score
This can be a bit confusing. You simply need to predict that both teams in the match will score at least one goal, however you must also predict the exact amount of goals either both teams separately or combined will score.

Handicap

Alternative handicap result
The “alternative handicap result” will refund the gambler if and only if the team that the punter had placed a bet on to win, wins the game but ends up in a draw because of the handicap goal that was awarded to the other team before the start of the match.
Asian Handicap
Asian Handicap is a form of soccer betting which is very popular in Asia (hence the name). ""Handicap"" means that one team receives a “virtual head start”, effectively leading the game by a differing amount or amounts before the game starts. Simply put, Asian Handicaps are designed to eliminate the possibility of a draw in a Soccer match, reducing the match to two possible outcomes.
Handicap result
For example, if you bet on Team X with a handicap of -1 goal, they must win by more than one goal to cover their handicap and win you your bet. If they only win by one goal, the result with the handicap applied is a draw for betting purposes, so your bet is refunded.

Others

Correct score
Simply attempt to predict the correct score in the match such as 1-1, 2-1, 0-1, 0-0 etc.
Derby Betting
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Double chance
This is a good bet for situations when you feel a team should win but are concerned the opposition might try to ‘park the bus’ and play for the draw. This does reduce the odds on each team winning but does give the security of knowing that a draw will also secure the win, except for the “1 or 2” option.
Draw no bet
If a punter backs a team in the Draw no bet market, his bet will win if his team emerge victorious, while the full stake will be refunded in case of a draw. The bet loses if the backed team lose the game in question.
Full Time Result
The objective is to predict the exact score of the match at full time. Whether it be a win or loss for the home team or a draw.
Half Time /Full time Correct score
Very similar to half time full time, however, this time you not only have to select which team will win each half, but you must also try to predict the correct score. This is a very hard market to play however the returns are usually very generous.
Half time/ Full time
In this scenario, you simply need to select which team will be winning in the first half and which team will win the second half. You almost have to imagine it as though there are two mini-games going on. A draw can be selected on some sites.
Matched Betting
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To Win either Half
To win this bet, your selected team must outscore the opposition in one of any selected halves.
To Win from Behind
This is a big pay-out if you get this right. What you require form this bet is that a selected team of your choice must win the game, but they must do to form a losing position first.
To win to Nil
Similar to clean sheet, except in this scenario, your chosen team must win and keep a clean a clean sheet. By clean sheet, we of coarse mean not conceding a goal.
Transfer Betting
In football, every league in the world has a ‘Transfer Window’. This basically means that clubs can buy, loan or swap players during this period of time. The beauty of it is that if you think your club is going to sign a player during this window, you can bet on it. Be aware that these markets are mainly available to top clubs rather than lower league ones.
Winning margin
Winning margin betting is when you place a bet where you predict how many goals the team who wins will win with. To give you a simple example, if you bet on winning margin with 2 goals, the team needs to win with 2 goals, i.e. 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 etc.

Knowing the knowledge of betting markets »

Be aware that even though there are lots and lots of different betting markets, this does not mean you have to explore all of them. Majority of the time, a season pro punter will have a couple of markets which they use most of the time, it’s simply a case of finding the correct match for it.

As mentioned previously, not only is research the key to being successful, but it also takes a bit of knowledge in finding the correct match. In all the articles above you will see tips given on how to improve your betting game and what to look out for. After that, it pretty much becomes a trial and error based game.

Most popular betting markets for the Premier League »

The Premier League (Highest Tier in English professional football) Is arguably considered the most popular and entertaining league in the world. Not only does is it provide exciting and fast passed tactical football, it provides heartbreak, tears and agony to some fans, but also jubilation to those fortunate ones. It is a fantastic league to bet on, the only trouble with it is it’s unpredictability.

The most popular betting markets for the Premier League are Goals Over/Under, goal scorers and team to win outright. The reason being is because majority of the time if a high level team is playing a lower level team, there are bound to be goals and you could easily select the best striker on the pitch to score. It’s also very simple to select the which team will win if the odds are massively in favour of the favourite.

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