Looking to sharpen your online betting skills? Then you’ve come to the right place so let’s get straight to it. Here we will cover the most popular bets, the advantages of placing certain bets as well as the differences between pre-match and live betting.
What is outright betting?
Outright betting involves placing a bet on a team or a player to win the whole event or tournament in question. For instance, you could decide to bet on Chelsea to win the Premier League or for Rafael Nadal to win the next Grand Slam. Betting normally takes place before the event starts; you’ll still be able to choose an outright winner once the event or tournament commences but odds will be subject to change. Outright betting comes in many forms, and an outright bet can even be placed on top goal scorer, player to finish the season with most assists or even a bet on the team in question to be relegated at the end of the season.
Different Types of Match Betting
Match betting comes in many forms and with hundreds of bets to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. Each sporting event comes with many betting options, but we’ll stick to the most popular ones to get you started.
Over / Under 2.5 Goals
When three or more goals are scored in the game, the bet over 2.5 goals will be a successful one. For an under 2.5 goals bet to be successful, a maximum of two goals can be scored.
When you back a team with double chance betting, your bet will be a losing one only if your team loses. The reason the bet is called double chance is because you’ll be covering two outcomes of the game, your team’s win and a draw. Think of it as insurance if your team loses the lead in the dying minutes of the game.
This simply involves choosing multiple bets in the same betslip. This means that you’ll need to predict all games included in the betslip correctly for your bet to be successful.
We know pre-match betting is exciting but Live Betting tends to be even more exciting as you are watching the game while placing bets which really makes you feel as though you are a part of the action!
Live Betting involves betting on the game as the action unfolds. With tons of live bets to choose from, you’ll need to act fast as the odds quickly change, depending on how the match is going. This is the most hands on approach to sports betting, as you’ll be analysing the information in real time and placing bets accordingly. With live betting, you’re able to bet on the next goal, next yellow card, the next point in tennis to name just three.
There is no best bet to place as it all depends on the event and what you’re trying to achieve. Pre-match betting will usually have better odds but will obviously not account for an injury that might occur to the team’s star player, or for a challenge which leads to a red card. Live betting gives you the flexibility to counteract any undesirable result occurring in the game, whether it’s to cut your losses and cash out or to exceed your profits. The possibilities are endless!