How to bet on football

The new football season is about to begin but the sport hasn’t really had much of a break. A visit to any bookmaker will have seen you offered plenty of opportunities to bet on the sport. Let’s look at some tips on how to bet on football.

It’s not all about who Wins

Back in the day football bets were limited to the result of the match. Now you can place bets that don’t require you to declare who will win the match. The number of markets available has gone through the roof. For top games there are well over a hundred available.

You can place bets on a player to score the first or last goal or anytime in the match. Then you can try to correctly predict how many goals there will be in a match, how many corners, red cards or who will be winning after 15 minutes. All these bets can bring good profits, and none require you to know the end result of the match.

In Play Betting

This is where betting on football can get even more exciting. You can bet on the game as it happens. The odds offered will continually be changing all depending on what is happening on the pitch. You can even cash out your bet before the game reaches the final whistle.

Ante Post Betting

When it comes to betting on football, it’s not all about the games taking place today or tomorrow. With ante-post betting, you can be placing wagers on events that might not even take place this year. Odds are available on the 2020 European Championships and the 2022 World Cup. Place a bet on your fancied team now and the odds may well fall dramatically in the weeks ahead.

Do some Research

This is vitally important if you want to be placing winning bets on football. Accessing form guides can show you which strikers have been scoring and those who are in poor form. How good is a team at home and how many goals are being scored in their games can help you with several bets.


Placing bets on several teams to win can bring big profits. There are often bonuses on successful accumulators but don’t bet on too many teams. Yes, there are high odds in a bet that needs ten teams to win, but the chances of winning are reduced.

Games Galore

There’s no point joining a site that only covers a few football games. The best sites give odds for matches from all over the world and at all times of the day. It’s not just the top games but reserve and youth matches too. You could be placing bets on teams you have never heard of, but a win is a win!


This isn’t about the teams who go up a division. Look out for all the special offers that are available on football. This could be enhanced odds on games or bonuses on successful accumulators.

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