The fact that football is the most popular sport today no one doubts. Obviously, the betting houses they give much more importance to this sport, having a more voluminous market traditionally with respect to other sports, in addition it has more impressive lists with smaller margins and with limits of bets significantly high. Where houses offer more number of bets. Bet on the result (victory of a team or draw), bet on the number of goals or exact result (0-0 onwards), different exact results (number of corners, yellow cards, fouls, shots at players’ doors , …) end of the first half and of the second, and so on. The best betting houses offer up to 100 types of bets for each football game. In the most modest, not all parties have as much market but the most important.
Advantages of football bets
High limits of bets. Since football is the most popular sport, the football line has traditionally been characterized by having the highest limits of betting. They have come to accept bets in a match worth 10,000 and 50,000 euros. Even in less important matches it is allowed to bet more than in other sports.
Low margin. In the most competitive betting houses are forced to inflate the maximum quotas in football, in order to attract against other firms. Therefore, in many bookmakers events can be 5 or 6 points above for example, hockey and volleyball.
Market line they depend on each betting house. No doubt the line in football is bigger than in the other sections. In important events, such as World, European or Champions League, the market can occupy 2 or 3 pages, and in the list of proposals you can find very diverse and unexpected types of bets, such as which team will take out of the center or will shoot first at the door.
A large number of television broadcasts. Above all, football is still the most widespread sport in the world, so you will always have the opportunity to observe the course of your bet on television. This is an excellent reason to play “live” that expert players appreciate.
The advantage of team sports. Due to the fact that soccer is a team sport, the variety of unpleasant surprises in the form of poor health or weak form of any player, affects relatively little compared to sports such as tennis. That is why many experts believe that betting on football is less risky than in tennis itself, where injuries or health problems can make all the money collected lose.
Disadvantages of football bets
A small number of so-called “Value” due to the growing popularity of analysts in football, the bookmakers pay special attention to the quotas they expose, since very early market offices are constantly looking at other houses to establish a uniform fees, this rarely inflated odds in football bets, except for low level tournaments.
Quick response to changes in the templates before the match. This drawback occurs for the same reason as the previous one due to the wide line in football. The bookmakers are extremely quick to react to any change of scenery before the game, unexpected illnesses, injuries, etc. The warning systems for betting houses are so powerful at different levels that this is why it is sometimes difficult to even make adjustments to the bet.
The main types of football bets
Bets on the result. Bets on the result are the result of time ruled, ie victory by one or another team and draw. In the main and even events, the odds are higher and the margin lower. Then it is also declined depending on the number of bets to each situation.
Handicap. The handicap is usually established in the goal difference and will generally put one or another team ahead. This can be positive (for example, +1.5), and negative (-1.5). In the first case the team must not lose by more than 1 goal. In the second case it is necessary that the team you have bet on win by at least 2 goals. In fact, these probabilities are calculated from the initial score (0-0). If at the end of the match, and adding the positive or negative handicap, the result is a draw again, you are returned the amount wagered.
Total. It refers to the total number of goals scored in the match. Each betting house indicates a total value, and you can bet more or less in relation to this value. For example, for the bet in -3.5 goals to win, the teams should not score more than 3 goals in total.
Exact result It is not difficult to guess by the title, the bet to the exact result means trying to predict the final score of the match. It’s really complicated, that’s why the quotas are so high in this market.
Other bets it depends on the width of the line or market coverage since it can vary from 2 or 3 sections to hundreds of proposals. You can bet on the result at rest, the number of yellow and red cards, number of substitutions, fouls and offside, who will draw first, the author of the first goal, and many other types of bets.
Pre-match analysis: what to look for before choosing a bet
This analysis is much simpler than in individual sports such as tennis but it does not mean that it does not have its complicated part. In fact, for an analyst it should not matter what kind of sport he wants to bet on, since the previous analysis should be an integral part of any of his forecasts. It is time to face what you should pay attention to before making a bet in football.
Current form of equipment. As in any other sport, the current form of the teams is a key issue that influences the bet. In order to properly assess the fitness of both teams, it is best to watch their last matches. If you do not have this possibility, look at the statistics of them. Pay attention to the latest results at home and outside of each team. Look at the results of these last three or four matches and read the interviews of the members of the coaching staff and the staff.
Face-to-face history naturally, football also affects the concept of “uncomfortable rival”. It often happens that after seeing a history of confrontations the opposite happens. That is why it is also essential to know the history of clashes as local and visitor.
Classification and motivation. Motivation in sport has always been the engine of performance, and in football, it is no exception. Key to the Eastern European Championships where home teams usually award few points.
List of injured and penalized. The main difference between football and individual sports is the need for a pre-match analysis taking into account the loss of players due to injury or penalty, keeping this in mind, depending on the role each player plays in his team, at the time of make a forecast.
Referee of the match. Although it does not seem like an important factor, not analyzing the arbitration style can be silly. It is important to compare the style of play of each team (hard or not) with the style of arbitration (strict or permissive). It often happens that there are complicated matches, which depend on the supervision of each referee. It is no secret that there are teams that prefer to defend and others to take possession and control of the ball. At the same time, there are arbitrators who whistle any contact and some who grant them. Therefore, when making a bet, it is an aspect to be taken into account.