# What Does -1/4 in Soccer Betting Mean?

It is no secret that soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. Every four years the world’s best players assemble in one place to fight for that little golden cup. Professional soccer has become so popular that many betting sites offer in-play and fixed match betting options, with many accepting US dollars as well as Euros and pounds. This has made soccer one of the most popular sports to bet on, not just in-play but also in pre-match activities.

What does -1/4 in soccer betting mean? It is simply the home team’s score minus the opponent’s score, divided by the number of goals scored. In the case of a tie, it would be 0 – 0, in other words a draw. If there are no goals scored in either half, the result is also a draw and does not count as a 0 – 0 half-time score improvement opportunity.

Consider this example:

Team A is at 0 – 0 in the first half and Team B takes the field. Half-time arrives and the score is still 0 – 0. Team A immediately reacts by putting in a goal, giving them a 1 – 0 lead. In this case, all bets are off and the visitors have no chance of winning. The 0 – 0 in the first half was a pure fluke. It does not take into account the fact that Team A scored a goal in the second half.

Or consider this example:

The scores are 0 – 0 at the halfway mark and then suddenly Team B scores twice in a matter of minutes, leaving the score at 2 – 0 in favor of Team B. Had those goals not been scored, the match would have ended in a draw and 0 – 0. In the case of a draw, the correct score selection would be 0 – 0. What does -1/4 in soccer bet mean? Simply that the home team has a small lead in the match. You can bet on the visitor team winning, but the odds are heavily stacked against them as this is a draw scenario. In fact, you can’t bet on anything other than a draw in this situation, as there is no advantage in either case apart from the fact that you managed to pick the correct score.

All in all, this is a very simple method to calculate the correct score in soccer. It takes into account the fact that many matches are now settled by a single goal and that draws are now common. The simple method is easy to use and does the trick every time. Why? Because even though teams put in a lot of effort to create match-winning opportunities, sometimes the results are just not meant to be. In other words, even though you backed your team to win by -1/4, they can still lose. There is also the possibility that your team could score an extra goal and take all the fun out of betting. The chances of this are slim, but it happens all the time. This is why it is best to avoid backing highly competitive teams as even the slightest slip up can mean the difference between victory and defeat.