This should be easy to explain to both the beginners and the professional gamblers. If you know a little bit or more about football, then understanding what total corners mean should not be an issue to you.
Anyway, bookies realized that they can make money through an introduction of “total corners” market. The punters too do benefit from this since they are exposed to a wide variety of markets (view more markets). It is therefore, okay to say that it is a win-win situation for both parties involved.
This market is available whether the punter is doing live betting or just the normal betting; even though it is not always there especially when the bookies realize that addition of this wager to the other markets does not really add any value to both the bookies and the punters.
Just like the “goals over/under”, this market also has decimal values. But, it can also have whole numbers without any decimal points on them.
The bookies can set the wager to either the total corners for both teams or just a single team. When the number of corners increases, the chances of odds rising also is high. This happens especially when two teams playing against each other rarely attack each other. Rather, we can say especially when both teams use the defensive style of play.
The wager/market can also have an option of an exact number of corners. The odds for this are very tempting except that it involves a lot of risks since no one can ever be sure of the number of corners that might happen in a single match. The safest way to bet on this wager is just to go with the “over/under” option.