| Get the Best Odds for your Football Bets
|Today Football Betting is the
largest sports betting market because of the shear scale of the sport around
the world and the relentless marketing of bet types by bookmakers who have tied
themselves into the sport, whether by sponsorship or tie-ups. If you've seen an
Everton shirt with a sponsors name on it that you never heard of and then you
find out that it is a bookmaker based in Kenya, you know there is big money in
this sports betting market.
But is wasn't always like this. Not long ago
Horse Racing was dominant and bookies would not accept bets on a single
football match, trebles minimum was the rule, as if it was too risky or it
would corrupt football. Ho far we have come!?
For nearly eight decades
from 1923 when Littlewoods invented the pools system for football, the only
real access for a punter to the world of football betting was trying to pick
eight score draws from the Saturday league matches. Originally ground breaking
it simply became archaic when bookmakers were legalised in 1960 but there was
no other outlet for the punter. Yet even now it is still popular because of the
oldest trick in the book, huge payout for a small stake.
There have been
some mighty payouts in the past and there is no better example than Michael
Elliott who won £3,001,551 in 2010. The headlines ran his story,
life-changing win all from a £2 stake. They didn't mention that an
accumulator at bookmaker odds would have returned £428,000,000, not that
any bookmaker would payout such an amount. But they do payout £2m for
accas and the same bet made for 1p would have won the current max £2m
payout. In fact he could have had 200 acca bets for the £2 he laid out
for his pools bet. Or five years of bets betting one per week.
Elliott been a bit more internet savvy then
Football predictions from Kickoff
would have given him 200 times as many ways to win with the same life changing
result at the best odds available.
Fortunately that now we are well into
the 21st century there are many more sophisticated football bets available and
plenty of best odds available search options to get the best value for your
The big money heads for this bet, predicting
whether the total goals in a match will be over or under a number, most often
2.5 but that varies according to the match or league. For instance the Premier
matches average 2.4 goals but the Serie A averages 3.21. You can choose
over/under 3.5 or 4.5 if you want a bet at greater odds.
Simple prices for the three results or the same with
handicap goals included to balance uneven games. Very
Predicting the final score has
attracted a lot of attention for a number of years with so many ways to analyse
the odds. Serious number crunching needed here and the bookies are no slouches
but they can be beaten.
Betting on Cards
A lessor used bet is
where you bet on red and yellow cards.
Normally a points system where a Yellow Card is one point and a red Card is two
points. This is attractive because the bookies spend a lot of time on the the
main bets above that there are still niches where you can out-research them.
This is one of those.
Both Teams To Score (BTTS)
With 51% of
matches in Europe's big five leagues over the last five years resulting in both
teams scoring this is the perfect coin toss for bookmakers to offer prices for.
Becoming increasingly popular. Many angles for the punter to get stuck into as
weak teams score more than you would think against the top
Football is the only major sport where
the draw plays a significant part of the likely result, unless you count
cricket. Asian Handicaps are designed to
eliminate the draw from the result.
Whatever way you bet always get the
best odds, lowest margins and highest limits with safe partners.