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Football Betting: Everything You Should Know Before the Next Big Tournament

Football Betting: Everything You Should Know Before the Next Big Tournament

The European Football Championship just ended, so it is a great time to get familiar with the opportunities football betting opens up for you and make the next tournament even more exciting! Maybe, you have not chosen your favorites among the national teams yet, or perhaps you would like to put your knowledge about football to good use - this article will help in both cases.

Below, you will find information about the basics of football betting, from choosing a reliable betting app, learning about types of football bets, and reading the odds to understanding the statistics, among other things. Read on and good luck!

Choose an App that Fits Your Needs

There are many types of mobile apps for sports betting, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. The main thing is to choose a platform that will fit your needs perfectly. In addition, it should be convenient to use, fast, and user-friendly.

There are several factors you should take into account when choosing your football betting app:

When looking for a reliable sports betting platform, you should also check the reviews online. You may visit websites, such as BettingApps or alike, that provide reviews on particular apps and guides to install them. However, you should also check the users' opinions to get as much information as possible.

Different Types of Football Bets

You are probably familiar with the football bets based on the final score, but did you know that there are many other types as well? Most of them will seem familiar to you, but some may surprise you. So, let's take a look at all of them:

Scoreline Betting

Also known as exact score betting or correct score betting. You need to predict both teams' scores, and the time they will be scored. You can bet on all four possible outcomes or just two - for example, 1-0 or 2-0. It is good to keep in mind that the odds on such a bet will be significantly lower than on fixed betting.

Over/Under Betting

An over/under bet is based on the predicted number of goals scored by each team in a certain time period. The over/under bet is extremely popular among football fans and bookmakers, so you should keep in mind that most bookmakers will have a special minimum and maximum limit on each game.

Usually, the bookmakers choose either the number of half-time or full-time scores. Keep this in mind before placing an over/under bet. The offered amount of over/under bets varies from sport to sport and usually depends on how long the match lasts.

Fixed Betting

A fixed bet is based on the predicted number of goals scored by one team in a certain time period. Keep in mind that it is much easier to predict the number of goals scored by one team than the number of goals scored by both teams - you will need to be more accurate when predicting two teams' scores.

This football prediction type is extremely popular among football fans, so you will need to be careful when choosing your favorite team and bookmaker. A fixed bet is always placed on one of the possible outcomes, and it is considered a safer option than over/under betting. However, keep in mind that you are more likely to lose your money if your prediction is not accurate enough. In addition, this type of football bet mainly relies on luck, which affects your ROI significantly.

Parlay Betting

A parlay bet is a combination of several football bets placed on different matches. Parlay bets are not recommended for beginners because they are more complicated to place than other types of football bets. Furthermore, you will need to pay attention to several different matches and determine their outcome, which is why you should definitely try parlay betting only after you get familiar with other types of football bets first. In addition, this type of football betting is very risky and unpredictable (in the best-case scenario, you will earn only 0.5% profit).

Accumulator Betting

Accumulator betting is similar to parlay betting, but it doesn't require all bets to have identical odds. An accumulator bet is usually made up of three to seven matches that don't have anything in common except their outcome being either "win" or "draw." In order to place an accumulator bet, you need to select one team out of three or more options in each match. Accumulator bets are usually placed on longer terms than other types of football bets; however, you still need to pay attention to each match and select the right teams with a high accuracy rate.

Know How to Read Odds

Odds are probably one of the hardest things to learn when you start betting on football matches. The concept is pretty simple - you choose a winner at the beginning of the event, and if your bet wins, you get the payout in accordance with odds provided by bookies. The tricky part is how to read odds properly and understand what they represent.

Odds represent which team has the highest probability of winning. A team that has the highest odds is considered a favorite of the game. Thus, the lower odds a team has, the higher profit you will receive if it wins. However, it is essential to understand that bookies determine the odds for teams, depending on their recent performance and statistics, so keep that in mind when placing bets on the underdog teams.

Understand Team Stats

Some punters think that team stats are something that can be ignored when it comes to football betting. They are wrong! Statistics matter more than ever - and don't forget that every match shows completely different results. In addition, several variables affect each match's outcome. They may influence how one team plays against another, so understanding statistics will help you make a better decision when placing your bets.

Here are some things you should know about statistics:


As you can see, football betting has many exciting features and offers many opportunities to make money. In order to do this, you need to know your facts and familiarize yourself with the rules of a particular sport as well as a betting platform. The most important thing is to take your time and choose a comfortable way of betting for you. We hope that you will have fun predicting the outcome of football matches!

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