Beginners Guide to Football Betting
Football Betting – A Quick Guide
The basic rules of settlement and an explanation to the most popular Football Betting markets.
90 minute betting is inclusive of all additional time played by the referee due to injuries and delays during the match. The full time result is the result for this market irrelevant of the number of minutes added on.
In the event of a player not playing, all bets will be made void once they do not take any part in the match. If the player comes on he will be treated as a runner for bets upon which he can be successful ie. Anytime Goalscorer, Wincast. If a player has any opportunity to fulfil the bet they are counted as a runner, irrelevant of how long they have played.
If the first goal is an own goal it does not count as a goal for settlement purposes of 1st goalscorer and subsequent markets attached to it. All bets on 1st goalscorer will therefore be settled on the 2nd goal. Own goals will not effect the settlement of any bets placed on correct score or other related markets.
We offer a wide range of markets based on time intervals in in-running bets. The first minute is 0:00 – 0:59. Example: A goal to be scored up to and including the 27th minute. If the goal is scored after 27:15 it will be counted as a loser as it was scored in the 28th minute.
There is a 24 hour rule attached to postponed football matches. Selections are not made void until 24 hours has elapsed from the original kick off time. If the match is re-played within 24 hours the original bet will stand.
All bets in football are accepted on the basis that they are for 90 minute betting and extra time does not count for settlement purposes unless it has been clearly stated within the market.
Example: Team A beats Team B 2-1 after extra time in a cup game. The match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes. The correct winning selection in the win-draw-win market is “Draw”. All bets on Team A will be losers despite them qualifying for the next round. We offer a market “To qualify for the next round” within cup games, this will take every eventuality into account.
Popular Footall bets
A scorecast is a bet on a player to score the first goal along with predicting the correct score. If the player does not start the game and subsequently comes on after the first goal has been scored ort takes no part at all the bet will be settled as a correct score single at the price offered on the scoreline at the time of bet placement. Note we do not fully void a scorecast if the player does not partake in the game.
Scorecasts must be placed via a special market listed not as a correct score and first goalscorer double. By scrolling through the markets for a particular match the bottom market will generally be “Wincast” above this is market with 2 dropdown menus. You can place Scorecasts via this market. Simply select your first goalscorer from the left menu and score from the right menu. Clicking on the price offered on the right handside will generate the selection to the betslip.
This is a bet on a player to score in 90 minutes and the nominated team to win the game. It slightly differs to a scorecast in that it is completely voided if the player does not take part. It is not settled as a single on the team to win.
You are backing one selection to be leading or for it to be a draw at half time and to win/draw the match. Example: Team A v Team B. The match is 1-1 Half Time and Team A ends up winning the game 2-1 the winning selection will be Draw/Team A.
When placing an accumulator you are backing a stipulated number of teams all to win. If one is unsuccessful the bet will be treated as a loser. Accumulator bets are very simple to place. Simply individually select each selection you wish to back, generating them onto the betslip. Once this is done you have to put your stake in the box marked “accum. (1)” under the betting options heading. The one in brackets indicates that only one bet is being placed. The key to placing any multiple is to get every selection onto the betslip before thinking about stakes or bet permutations.
A win accumulator is a very simple bet. Simply pick teams you think are going to win the match and put them all in a single bet. To win the bet all the teams selected must win their matches. If they don’t you lose. Some bookmakers offer a refund on your stake if one team lets you down.
The main advantages of a win accumulator is you can turn a very small amount of money into a life changing amount in just 90 minutes. This is why accumulators are so popular. If you only have a £5 or £10 pot for the week you can place a couple of £1 or £2 accumulators to return over £10,000 each. Accumulators are fun and good value for money, you can get unbelievable amounts of enjoyment watching the Football with just a £1 or £2 bet on.
There are multiple strategies that are good to use when looking for good accumulator tips. Our favourite is to look for teams who have good home form, teams always have an advantage playing at home and there can be some real value in close games picking the home side at good odds.
Alternatively you can look for good teams playing away from home for better odds, for example Chelsea to beat Leicester away from home would be decent odds to stick in your accumulator because more often than not they’ll win comfortably.
The third and final popular strategy is to back a draw accumulator. These can return huge amounts from as little as 3 or 4 games however they can be very hard to predict draws but if you manage to the pay out is worth it. £10 on three draws will roughly return 50/1 which is a very nice pay day.
Both teams to score is a very popular bet because it is very simple and easy to understand. To win we need both teams to score one goal or more, no matter what the final score is. It doesn’t matter if it’s 5-1, 5-4 or 1-1 as long as both teams have scored you will win your bet.
A both teams to score accumulator is very fun, you have right up until the final whistle blows to win your bet no matter what the score is or who wins. How many times have you been let down by a team winning 1-0 who concedes in injury time to lose your win accumulator? The good news is you can be on the winning side with a both teams to score accumulator praying on the team to get the last minute equaliser or consolation goal. If you have a team in your win accumulator that are losing 3-0 at half time you know you’re bet has pretty much lost. There is always hope with a both teams to score bet that the team might come out stronger second half and find the back of the net. After all we don’t care about the score, all we want is both teams to score.
When placing a bet on both teams to score the main factor you should bear in mind is previous games. If both teams score highly through a season then the chance that they will score during the match increases. It might be worth looking at previous games to get an accurate result.
BTTS is an abbreviation for both teams to score. This means both teams must score within 90 minutes.