Soccer is by far the most popular sport of all. This fact carries over into sports betting online, with a massive range of markets available. You can choose from Futures, Money Line, Over/Under, Prop, Spread and many other options and stake via your desktop, smartphone, or tablet with ease.
While all wagers are technically Futures bets, this category specifically refers to outcomes that require more than a single game to decide. Typical examples include Who Will Win the Champions League, Who Will Win the FIFA World Cup, and Who’ll Win the UEFA Euro Cup.
These stakes are great if you follow players and teams throughout the year. And they usually offer significant payouts because so many different things can happen.
Money Line Stakes
Money Line wagers are the most popular way to bet on Soccer. All you need to do is predict whether a game will end in a win for either team or a draw. Odds will be displayed next to each of these outcomes, with the least likely to happen paying out the most.
In Soccer games, a draw is often thought to be the second likeliest result when a heavy favourite is playing but will be the last if the teams are more evenly matched. For example, if Manchester United played against the Russians, the odds would probably look something like this:
Russia: +1 300
Man United: -500
Manchester United is the heavy favourite and you’d have to bet 500 to win 100 if they won. A draw is unlikely, so staking 100 and being correct would put 500 in your pocket. And if Russia did the near impossible and bested The Red Devils, a 100 wager would see you walking away with 1 300!
Here you’ll be betting on the total number of goals scored in a game by both teams combined. The bookmaker sets a number, and you stake on whether the real result will be Over or Under this. If the number is set at 2.5, then Over wagers will win if 3+ goals are scored and Unders will pay out if 2 or fewer tally up.
Many bettors favour Prop stakes for the sheer fun of it. Examples include Will a Player Score, When Will the First Goal be Scored, Who Will Make the First Goal, When Will the Final Goal be Scored, and Who Will Get a Red Card.
These bets even out the playing field by giving the favourite team a handicap. They need to win by more than this number, the spread, for you to get paid out if you staked on them. Underdog wagers will pay out if they win, the match draws, or they lose by less than the spread.
In a game between Real Madrid F.C. at -2 (-110) and Liverpool F.C. at +2(-110), for example, Real Madrid must win by at least 3 goals for you to see a return. Liverpool must win, lose by a single point, or draw for your bet to win.