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  • on 06.06.2012
  • at 03:06 PM
  • by KT

Football Betting

Football Betting is one of the best and most exciting ways to bet. With thousands of football matches being shown on both TV and via live streams every year, punters always have a great opportunity to either bet for fun, or to win money betting on football.

All of the top online bookmakers offer a range of football markets on all the games throughout England, Europe and beyond.

Plus, don;t forget to lookout for our free football tips where we highlight some of the best bets from Europe and beyond.

Types of Football Bets

Football betting is one of the most popular sports to bet on in the UK, 2nd only to horse racing in terms of number of bets placed. This is often because there is so much Live football shown on TV these days, and the fact there are so many different ways to bet on football. For example bookmakers such as Paddy Power and Bet365 often have over 100 different markets for major games, ranging from correct score betting to number of corners and even which player will be booked first.

What is in-play Football Betting?

Most of the bookies now offer in-play betting on all the top football games. This is where you can place a bet whilst the game is currently being played,  with the odds change throughout the game. So for example if a team is playing well their odds will shorten even before a goal has been scored. Similarly this offers opportunity for the punter to wait to see how the game is going before placing a bet.

Bet365 are the kings of in-play betting. They cover thousands of matches every week and stream many European games through their website, meaning you can watch the game as you bet.

Popular Football Bet Types

Whilst bookmakers often offer over 100 different betting markets on top football matches, the following are the most popular amongst punters and prices will range from bookmaker to bookmaker, so make sure you check out our football odds comparison tables to make sure you are getting the best price!

- Outright betting betting on a team to win a particular event, cup or tournament such as the FIFA World Cup or the Premier League

- Match betting is the most popular football betting option where the punter backs on either the home team to win, away team to win, or alternatively the match to end in a draw.

- Goalscorer betting is popular amongst punters as the odds are often generous. This involves predicting a player to score anytime (withing the 90 mins match) or to score the first/last goal of the game.

- Correct score betting is exactly that. Here the punter places a bet on what they think the final score of the football match will be after the 90 mins comes to an end.

- BTTS betting is a relatively new type of football bet in which you are backing Both Teams To Score in 90 minutes of a specific type of football match.

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