There are scores of football bets to choose from, and so much more than just goal supremacy.

Below are just some of the most popular bets when wagering on the world’s best-loved sport.

Total Goals

A typical total goals between two sides with no prolific scorers included in the line-up would be in the range of 2.4 – 2.7. Should the match finish 1-0 in favour of either side, the make-up will be equal to one, and the winning bet will add 1.4 x the stake to the punter’s bankroll.

Shirt Numbers

Shirt number betting is a great way to make the most of your wagering know-how and in-depth knowledge of the game of football.

This bet allows the punter to bet on the sum of the shirt numbers of those players expected to score during the match.


This is a bet often overlooked in betting markets. Most bettors regard corner betting to be too volatile to accurately predict.

But the truth is that corners betting is one of the most exciting markets out there – and especially if you’re seeking long-term profits.


This type of football bet works from the premise of 10 points per every yellow card issued during the match, and 25 points for every red one.

Factors to keep in mind with the bookings bet include the historical behaviour of players and the referee overseeing the game, with some refs more likely to issue penalties for smaller infringements than others.

Goal Times

The goal times bet predicts the amount of time that will pass before the first goal is scored. Many bookies also offer an option for betting on the last goal.

Naturally, should no goals be scored, these bets are lost.

Long-Term Markets

The biggest market within the context of the long-term football spread bet is the team points market.

How it works is that bookies will estimate each team’s total points for a season, and punters will have the option of either buying, selling, agreeing, or declaring a “no trade”.

Full-Time Result

The full-time result bet is a simple but popular one.

The bettor predicts whether the result at the end of normal time will be a win for one team, a win for the other team, or a draw.

Correct Score

This type of bet is exactly what the name suggests: predicting the precise score at the end of normal playing time.

The odds can be quite high with this type of bet, but for those familiar with a team’s scoring habits, it can bring about exceptional value.

First Goal Scorer

Here, the bettor predicts which player or team will score the very first goal of the match.

The trick to making a successful first goal scorer bet is to know who the penalty takers are.

Half Time Result

This type of bet means wagering on the likely result at half-time, including first-half injury time. While just like the full-time bet there will be three options to choose from, the draw is obviously much shorter by comparison.

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