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Football Betting Markets

Football is a huge global betting phenomenon with leagues and events in over 62 countries available to bet on 24/7 365 days a year. Most major football betting sites offer over 100 betting markets on a single game with big popular games having over 200 markets.

But what do all these betting markets mean? Here’s a simple explanation of the most popular football betting markets:

Match Odds (Full Time Result) – 90 regulation minute match result. Home win, away win or draw. Note this is only for 90 minutes so includes ‘added time’ in standard league games but not ‘extra time’ in events and competitions.

Draw No Bet – If it’s a draw you get your money back. Obviously as there are only 2 results here the odds will be less than a Match Odds bet that has 3 results.

Double Chance – There are three outcomes Home Win or Draw, Away Win or Draw or Home or Away. The draw is excluded. Like the Draw No Bet the odds are lower than a Match Odds bet.

Correct Score – The full time correct score in 90 regulation minutes. The odds here are high because of the unpredictability of football.

First Goalscorer – The first goal scorer of a game, also available are Last Goal Scorer and Anytime Goalscorer although these last two bets have smaller odds.

Half Time/Full Time – The result at half time and full time combined together. So for example Home Win/Home Win, Home Win /Draw or Home Win/ Away Win. There are 9 outcomes.

Over/Under Goals – Predicting the number of goals per match. The options start at Over or Under 0.5 Goals, under 0.5 Goals is a 0-0 draw. The most popular Over/Under market is Over/Under 2.5 with some games only offering this Over/Under market. A 2-1 score line would win if the Over price was taken on an Over/Under 2.5 Market.

Handicap Match Result – Odds are offered on the result at the end of the game with the Home side and/or Away side being handicapped by a number of goals. For example Home win + 1, if the Home team draw 1-1 the bet would win because you add in the +1 goal so the actual handicapped result is 2-1.

Asian Handicap Result – Same as above but there are two results offered. This reduces the possible number of outcomes from 3 to 2 by eliminating the draw outcome. Your stake is automatically divided equally and placed as 2 separate bets. This means that with a handicap point of 0-0.5 or 0 and ½, half of your stake is on the 0 point handicap and the other half is on the 0.5 handicap. Example Brighton Vs Norwich. Handicap: Norwich +1.0, +1.5

This handicap states that half of your bet goes on Norwich to win, draw, or lose by less than 1 goal; and half on Norwich to win, draw, or lose by less than 1.5 goals.

If the final score is Brighton 1-0 Norwich, half your bet would be refunded due to draw (Brighton 1 – +1 Norwich, i.e: Norwich lost by exactly one goal). The second half would win (Brighton 1 – +1.5 Norwich, i.e: Norwich lost by less than 1.5 goals).

Major Football Tournaments and Leagues

Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

UEFA European Championship – UEFA Euro 2020: 12 June 2020 to 12 July 2020.
UEFA Nations League – 2018–19 UEFA Nations League: 6 September 2018 to 9 June 2019.

UEFA Champions League – 2018–19 UEFA Champions League: 18 September 2018 to 1 June 2019.
UEFA Europa League – 2018–19 UEFA Europa League: 20 September 2018 to 29 May 2019.

Denmark
Danish Superliga – 2018–19 Danish Superliga: 13 July 2018 to May of 2019.

England
Premier League – 2018–19 English Premier League: 10 August 2018 to 12 May 2019.
EFL Championship – 2018–19 EFL Championship: 3 August 2018 to 5 May 2019.
FA Cup – 2018–19 FA: 11 August 2018 to 18 May 2019.
EFL Cup – 2018–19 EFL Cup: 14 August 2018 to 24 February 2019.
Community Shield – 2019-20 FA Community Shield: August 2019.

France
Ligue 1 – 2018–19 French Ligue 1: 10 August 2018 to 25 May 2019.

Germany
Bundesliga – 2018–19 German Bundesliga: 24 August 2018 to 18 May 2019.

Italy
Serie A – 2018–19 Italian Serie A: 18 August 2018 to 26 May 2019.
Coppa Italia – 2018–19 Coppa Italia: 28 July 2018 to 5 April 2019.

Netherlands
Eredivisie – 2018–19 Dutch Eredivisie: 10 August 2018 to 12 May 2019.

Portugal
Primeira Liga – 2018–19 Portuguese Primeira Liga: 10 August 2018 to 19 May 2019.

Russia
Russian Premier League – 2018–19 Russian Premier League: 28 July 2018 to 26 May 2019.

Scotland
Scottish Premiership – 2018–19 Scottish Premiership: 4 August 2018 to 19 May 2019.
Scottish Cup – 2018–19 Scottish Cup: 4 August 2018 to 25 May 2019.

Spain
La Liga – 2018–19 Spanish La Liga Primera: 17 August 2018 to 26 May 2019.
Copa del Rey – 2018–19 Spanish Copa del Rey: 5 Sep 2018 to 25 May 2019.

Sweden
Allsvenskan – 2018 Swedish Allsvenskan: 1 April 2018 to 11 November 2018.

Turkey
Süper Lig – 2018–19 Turkish Super League: 10 August 2018 to 26 May 2019.

FIFA

FIFA World Cup – 2022 Football World Cup: 21 November 2022 to 18 December 2022.
FIFA Club World Cup – 2018 FIFA Club World Cup: 12 December 2018 to 22 December 2018.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

Asian Cup – 2019 AFC Asian Cup: 5 January 2019 to 1 February 2019.
AFC Champions League – 2018 AFC Champions League: 16 January 2018 to 10 November 2018.

Australia
A-League – 2018–19 Australian A League: 19 October 2018 to 19 May 2019.

China
Chinese Super League – 2018 Chinese Super League: 2 March 2018 to 11 November 2018.

Japan
J1 League – 2018 Japanese J1 League: 23 February 2018 to 1 December 2018.

Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Africa Cup of Nations – 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations: 15 June 2019 to 13 July 2019.

Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)

United States
Major League Soccer – 2018 USA Major League Soccer: 3 March 2018 to 8 December 2018.

Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL)

Copa América – 2019 Copa America: 14 June 2019 to 7 July 2019.

Copa Libertadores – 2018 Copa Libertadores: 22 January 2018 to 28 November 2018.

Brazil
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A – 2018 Brazil Serie A: 14 April 2018 to 1 December 2018.

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