Football Betting Guide
Here at TVbet we want all of our users to be comfortable and knowledgeable about betting. With such a range of bets available, and some unique to a certain sport, we know that trying to understand all of your options can be a pretty daunting task. We will explain the most popular football bets to give you a head start to your betting experience.
Popular football bets
A win single: A single is the most basic of bets. You predict the outcome of a match. Either a home win, an away win, or a draw.
A win double: You predict the outcome of two matches. Both selections must be correct to win.
Over/Under 2.5 goals: Scoring 2.5 goals in a game is impossible. If you bet on over 2.5 goals you win if 3 or more goals are scored in the game. If you bet on under 2.5 goals you win if there are 2 goals or less in the match. This market is very popular on Betfair, particularly on live in-play matches as you can trade your position throughout the game.
Correct score: A very simple bet. You predict the score in the game of your choice. A fun bet that can pay a good return for a relatively small investment.
Half time match result: The same as a win single except you are picking the outcome of the game at half time.
Half time/full time match result: As above but you have to correctly predict the result at both half time and full time. This is a good bet for short priced home teams whose odds are to short just to win the match.
First goalscorer: In live TV games as well as major football games you can predict the scorer of the first goal in the game. Another fun bet that has the potential of a good payout as odds are pretty high.
Accumulator: An accumulator is a bet of four or more selections which must all be correct in order to win. Accumulators have the potential for a very large return for a very small stake.
Popular inplay (live betting) football markets
Match odds: These are the odds of the outcome of the match after 90 minutes. As the game is in progress the odds will continually fluctuate. The longer the game goes without a goal, the shorter the odds on a draw will get. And likewise the same will happen for a team scoring a goal and going ahead. Trading in match odds is very big on Betfair.
Goals markets over /under 1.5 2.5 3.5
These markets are very popular indeed on all live betting platforms. You are betting on how many goals will be scored in the game. Over or under. This is very popular as the market is so quick. Odds rapidly decrease when a goal is scored and vice versa when a goal isn’t scored.
Next team to score
A simple bet. You place a bet on which team will score next. This is a betting market that is exclusive to inplay betting.
Next player to score
As you are betting inplay, you can just bet on the next goalscorer. Before a match you are limited to predicting the first goalscorer or somebody to score at any time( which has shorter odds). If you are watching the game live this is an advantage as you can decide who is playing well and creating chances.
Bookings and corners markets
As the game is being played all stats are being recorded as well as you being able to watch live. There are always markets on bookings and corners when a game is being broadcast live. You can bet on how many bookings/corners there will be, which team will get the most corners/bookings etc. Many people specialize in these kind of bets alone.