It’s a question that almost every soccer fan has asked themselves at some point. What’s the best way to bet on soccer? How can I make the most of my limited budget? How can I ensure that I’m getting the best value for my money?
The reality is that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to betting on soccer. Every player is different, the games are variable and there are just so many factors that can affect the final score.
That’s why we’ve decided to tell you what we think is the best way to approach betting on soccer. We’ll discuss the various types of bets and give you some tips on how to maximise your odds of winning. Let’s get started.
Goals 1st Half vs Goals 2nd Half
Let’s start with the basics. Many bookmakers, including Bet365, offer odds on whether the first half or second half of a soccer game will score the most goals. For instance, a bet on half time/full time goals will pay out 1/2 to 1, depending on the goals scored. It’s easy to understand why this type of bet is so popular; you’re effectively placing a wager on whether or not the game will be able to end in a draw. It’s safe to assume that most fans are invested in a draw, given that around 45 mins of the game have already passed with no goals scored. Of course, things can change in the last 15 minutes of the game and it’s fair to assume that most people are waiting for this moment to see what happens.
Now, this type of bet has numerous advantages and one major draw back. One of the major advantages is that it’s easy to understand. If you’re watching a replay of the game, you’ll know exactly what happened in the first and second halves and you won’t have to wonder if half time scored more goals than the second half. The downside is that this type of bet encourages fans to focus on the game’s early stages, since most people are anticipating a shootout at the end. This might not be the best strategy if you want to have a good time after the game. It’s also important to keep in mind that if one team has a clear advantage after the 45th minute, they’ll most likely score a goal towards the end of the game. This might not suit your needs if you want to take a cheeky flutter on the 1st half/2nd half goals bet.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
Another popular type of bet is on whether or not the total goals scored will be over or under a specified amount. For example, you might wager on whether or not the total goals scored will be over 2.5 or under 2.5. The advantage of this type of bet is that it gives you some control over the amount you’re willing to wager. You don’t have to worry about whether or not the game will end in a draw and you can place a decent wager without worrying about whether or not you’re going to win. The downside is that it’s a bit more complicated than the previous type of bet. You have to look at a number of factors, including the teams’ previous form, the weather and the score at the end of the 2nd half.
It’s also important to keep in mind that if one team has a clear advantage after the 2nd half, they’ll most likely extend their lead and score an increasing amount of goals. This might not suit your needs if you want to have a good time after the game.
Man Of The Match
Some bookmakers, including BetOnline and Bet365, offer a man of the match (bitotm) market. This is a great opportunity to bet on the player that performed the best during the game. As the name suggests, the man of the match is typically the player that scores the most goals or makes the most important plays for his team. This type of bet can be a good way to choose a winner between two evenly matched teams or if a player is truly outstanding, even if their team loses the game, they might win the man of the match award.
The thing with man of the match is that usually, the better the player is, the more people are going to bet on them. This creates an obvious disadvantage for the other player, who’s not on the same level. The other issue that arises with this type of bet is deciding who to bet on. Obviously, you don’t want to get into a bet with the entire city. After all, the man of the match is usually the player with the most support. This might not be the case if the game is quite evenly matched or if you’re truly confident that your pick will win the game. If you’re new to betting, we recommend avoiding this type of bet altogether and focusing on the game’s early stages, where the action is usually less crowded.
If you’re a fan of MLS (Major League Soccer) teams, you can take a punt on the team that performs best on the day. Some bookmakers, including BetOnline and Bet365 offer odds on whether or not a specific MLS team will score the most or least goals. As the name suggests, this type of bet gives you control over the outcome of the game. There’s no saying whether or not your team will win, given that this is entirely dependent on the result of the game. The advantage of this type of bet is that it encourages fans to study the teams’ form and get a feel for which team is most likely to score the most goals.
The downside is that this type of bet is a bit more complicated than the previous ones. You have to keep in mind that if one team has a clear advantage, they’ll most likely extend their lead and score a large number of goals. This might not suit your needs if you want to have a good time after the game.
At the end of the day, no matter what your strategy is, it’s very important to do your research. Talk to a reliable source and double check the results. Make sure that you’re using a reputable bookmaker and if you’re new to betting, make sure that you follow the rules and regulations to avoid any problem.