Introduction: In this article, we will be explaining how to bet on soccer.
We’ll explain the numerous methods to bet on soccer and the terminology commonly used.
Soccer is a widely-bet sport worldwide and there are a number of different ways to bet an individual game.
Betting the 3-way Moneyline: In soccer, there are many types of competitions with varying rules so it’s always good to be informed prior to placing a bet.
In most competitions, draws may be the final result of the game, so there are 3 different outcomes to bet on between Team A and Team B: Team A wins Team B wins Team A and Team B draw Soccer bets are based on results after 90 minutes of play or, ‘Regular Time’, which includes any time added by the referee in respect of injuries and other stoppages.
Any Overtime, Golden Goals or Penalty Shoot-Outs do not count towards these betting since they are not considered ‘Regular Time’.
For example, in the elimination stages of the World Cup, a winner is required in the tournament in order to progress to the next stage, but all bets are settled on 90 minutes of play (Regular Time).
Thus, a draw is a possible outcome to bet on even in a game where one team must be eliminated.
An example of what a 3-way moneyline would look like is: France -129 Switzerland 325 Draw 250 Betting the 2-way Moneyline without the Draw: Another way of betting soccer is to take the 2-way moneyline, also known as “Draw, No Bet” This is betting on the outcome of the game without the Draw.
The two possible wagers are: Team A wins Team B wins This form of betting eliminates the option of the Draw, and will likely have inflated odds on the favorite and deflated odds on the underdog to win the match since a draw results in no bet.
For example, in a World Cup match between France and Switzerland, odds on the 2-way moneyline would like look: France -310 Switzerland 272 As you can see, there is no option to bet on the draw, and if the game ends in a draw, the bet is refunded or “No-Actioned”, and is as if the bet was never placed.
Betting Goal Lines: Similar to betting the 2-way moneyline (without the draw), the Goal Line is a way for bettors to win a bet on multiple outcomes of the game.