Football, better known as soccer in America, is the most popular sport in the world. For sports betting, there is no difference.
Turning your passion into the way of making a profit is everyone’s dream. With terminology, you may think you are more than familiar with football’s betting terminology, but you may be wrong.
You may think that for you, as a football fan, terminology can not be the problem.
You may think betting on football is simply because the sport itself is precise for everyone. However, betting on the result usually can not bring you a profit.
In the world where football is the most important unimportant thing, find ways how to win bookmakers who are usually very into football, especially those popular leagues and tournaments.
Here are some soccer terms you must know if you’re looking to progress in the world of betting:
Full-time result (usually known as 1×2 betting) bettor bets on either the team that plays on a home field winning or the away team winning after the second half counts. When there are knockout games, there may be extra time or penalties, and you need to know that Full-time result means betting on the outcome after the regular part of the match (second half counts).
With Half-Time/Full-Time betting you bet on both, result at the end of the first and second half. For example, in the match between France and Spain, the half time result 1:1 and the result after the second half is 3:1. You will win the bet if your Half Time/Full-Time bet is Draw/France.
The European (3-way handicap) betting a virtual lead is given to one team. You bet on the match results that are given in a specific lead. The bettor can bet on one team winning or the draw. For example, in Spanish Cup, Sevilla played against Valencia home, and the result was 1:0. In the second game, according to the European (3-way handicap) betting, bet on Sevilla will win if Sevilla wins or if the result is 1:1. Bet on Valencia will win if Valencia wins by two goals or more. The bet on the draw wins when Valencia scores by one goal.
Over/under betting is very popular. It means that you are betting on an event ending over or under a certain amount. It is ubiquitous when it comes to betting on the number of goals, corners, cards and things like that. If you bet on 3, 5+ goals in certain games, you will win if teams score 4 goals and more.
Double chance betting is a betting where you give a chance to two possible outcomes. 1X means you bet on home team winning or draw. X2 means you bet on a draw or home team lose, and 12 means you expect the home team to win or lose. This secure betting strategy reduces the risk of losing the bet.
Team-To-Go-Through is a kind of betting where you bet on the team going in the other round. It includes the result after extra time or penalties.
Combination betting means that you put a few bets under the one bet. You may think Barcelona will beat Real Madrid on the league’s game on Camp Nou, but you also consider the famous soccer team will score and that there will be over six corners. So, you can put all those bets under one (Barcelona winning, both sides score and 6+ corners).
In outright betting, you bet on one team winning the whole tournament. This is very popular in the World Cup, Copa America, etc.
In the Wincast betting, you bet on first, second, or any time goalscorer combined with the betting on the result at the end (1×2).
No-Goal-No-Bet is a kind of betting in which you bet on specific teams scoring first or last goal. If the result is 0:0, you get a refund.
These are just some of the most popular phrases used in football betting terminology, so make sure you understand them and apply them correctly.