Types of Soccer Bets
There are many different types of bets you can place on soccer. Depending on the strategies you choose to employ, you may or may not try using all the different types at different times.
Most people tend to stick to a few variations that they feel most comfortable with, but it is advisable to learn at least a little about each type of bet before you can make your decision.
The most common types of soccer bets include:
- Full-time result
- Double chance
- Correct score
- First/Last goalscorer
- Total goals
- Both teams to score
Tips & Tricks
Soccer betting is not an easy thing to learn, but it doesn’t have to be the most complicated thing in the world either. Depending on how much money you’re planning to spend, you can take it at your own degree of seriousness. There’s nothing wrong with casual betting, just for the sake of fun. In fact, that’s probably the best approach you can have.
Regardless of what your primary goal is — entertainment or profit — it’s a good idea to form some habits when it comes to betting on soccer. We’ve listed some of our favourite soccer betting tips below. All you need to do is follow them, and you should be in a good starting position.
Take Your Time
You’ve probably heard of the phrase ‘time is money’. There are many spheres in which this phrase rings true, and soccer betting is one of them. If you’re serious about betting on soccer, you should invest some time to properly consider every option available to you. Spending a few extra minutes on each game before choosing your bet could be the difference between winning and losing.
We’re not saying you should spend hours analyzing your potential bets. That could actually lead to frustration and even psychological issues. However, don’t shy away from reconsidering your decisions before making them final.
Do Some Research
This tip goes hand in hand with the previous one. It is important to form your opinion based on the way each team plays, and conclude what can be expected from certain games. You should do this by reading or watching videos about soccer.
Listen to what experts have to say about the game, and what fans think about their team’s current form. This can give you more information than you think, and help you learn more about soccer as a whole.
Do Not Copy Tipsters
Although you should take your time and do research, it is important not to fall into the trap of taking the words of so-called ‘experts’ as gospel. Always trust your gut and have confidence in your own choices. It is your money you will be betting, after all. Take every opinion you come across into consideration, and use the information to make your own decisions.
No tipster wins often enough to be worth copying. If they were able to predict every game with certainty, they would be millionaires, and it is hard to believe they would be putting their predictions online for all the world to see.
Stick to Your Strengths
There are so many soccer competitions and leagues around the world that you will never run out of games to bet on. That said, no matter how knowledgeable you are about the sport, you can’t know everything about every team or every game. Ask any experienced soccer bettor, and they’ll tell you that betting on leagues you don’t know anything about rarely brings positive results.
Stick to leagues and competitions you’re familiar with. Predicting the outcome of soccer games is difficult enough when you know a thing or two about the teams you are betting on. There’s no reason to make things harder for yourself by betting on games you know nothing about.
We’ve decided to save the most important tip for last. Once you begin to learn more about soccer, and especially as you start winning some bets, you will likely fall into the trap of thinking that you’ve figured the game out. Be careful, though. Soccer betting is just as unpredictable as any other game of chance.
It is not easy to predict the outcome of a soccer game, no matter how straightforward it might seem. Almost every week, some of the best teams in the best leagues worldwide lose to teams at the bottom of the league table. There is no way to figure this stuff out. The only thing you can control is how much money you’re going to spend. Set a bankroll and never bet more than you’re willing to lose.
Hopefully, this guide will help you get started with soccer betting. If you don’t know much about soccer, you should probably get familiar with the sport first. It’s perfectly fine to place some low-stakes bets on a few games if you feel that would make them more fun to watch. Keep the bets small, though, at least for the time being.
Once you are a bit more confident about predicting the outcomes of games, you can start ramping things up, but always have a clearly established bankroll. The best way to approach soccer betting is to consider it a form of entertainment. You might get lucky and win big, but you probably shouldn’t count on it.