Football Fans: How to bet on Football

Sports betting involve placing a wager on the outcome of a sporting event. Wagers can be placed among friends or through professional avenues. Traditionally formal sports bets were placed through a bookmaker commonly referred to as a bookie. Today there bets can be placed via several online betting sites and portals. Betting on sports is legislated differently in various countries in the world.

Football more commonly known as soccer is the most watched sport in the world. The popularity of the sport has resulted in the increase in legal and illegal wagering on soccer matches. It is always advisable to place your wager with a licensed bookie.

There are three main ways to bet when it comes to soccer. Bettors can bet either on team A winning or team B winning. In most soccer competitions the game can end in a draw. This is the third betting option. Such a betting format is known as a 3-way money-line.

The 2-way money-line also known as the Draw, No Bet is another betting format. You can only bet on either team A winning or team B winning.  There is no option to bet on a draw. If the game ends in a draw all bets are returned to players.

To make the number of bets placed for or against a team even bookmakers introduced Goal lines. These give punters the option to bet on the margins by which a team can win or lose. Betting totals are bets on the total goals scored in a match. To improve your success rate you need to research the teams you will be betting on. Take time to find which bookie or site is offering the best odds. This may be the difference between winning and losing.

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