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Top 3 Most Popular Type of Football Bet

Finding the Right type of football bet

It does not seem all that long ago that the type of football bet that bookmakers would accept was a treble.

However, a huge increase in the number of live games covered on television and radio allayed the layers` fears of match fixing and allowed for betting on single fixtures. Coupled with the rise of the online bookmaking firms, this has lead to a great rise in the popularity of football betting.

The obvious bet of a single wager on a football match for it to be either a home win, draw or away win ranks as the most popular. Let's look at the other types of bets that punters use and rank in our top 3 below.

Punters' Favourite 3 Type of Football Bet

High demand has seen the introduction of a vast range of football bets. Some of the most popular are discussed below:

1. Betting on a Single Result

This is by far the most popular type of football bet. It is still referred to as “1-2-X” betting. This is a throwback to the days when punters had to mark “1” for a home win, “2” for an away win and “X” for a draw. These were marked on the long lists of matches of the football coupons available in high-street betting shops.

Newcomers to football betting often remark that the odds offered appear generous. Take this example Germany at 5/6 to beat Portugal (7/2) in a European Championship game. The important thing to note here and often overlooked by novices, is that the draw is also priced up (around 12/5, in this example). So a bet on either side to win, in this market, is lost if the game is drawn. Seemingly obvious, but you`d be surprised. Also noteworthy is that betting applies to 90 minutes play only. Extra-time and penalties not counting.

2. Betting Without the Draw

Late equalisers are a cause of great frustration to football punters. Many an enjoyable Saturday afternoon has be ruined by an injury-time goal that denies a big pay out. This has seen a rise in popularity of forms of betting that eliminate the drawn game from the match “equation.” A “Draw, No Bet” type of football bet is exactly what it says. The stake refunded on a drawn game, or treated as a non-runner in a multiple bet. Prices are shorter than 1-2-X betting, for example, the Germany-Portugal tie may well be priced up as 4/11 Germany and 2/1 Portugal.

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    3. Asian Handicap Betting

    In “Asian Handicap” betting, the side considered the weaker of the pair receives a head start of a fractional number of goals. So that when the handicap is taken into account, the game cannot be drawn. For the Germany-Portugal example, a reasonable Asian handicap would be Germany -0.5 goals, Portugal +0.5 goals, with both sides priced at 10/11.

    As well as betting on the outright result, there are numerous betting opportunities on all aspects of a match. A quick look at a leading bookmaker`s website reveals 150+ different types of football bet relating to the Germany-Portugal Euro  encounter, over and above those already mentioned. These include the correct score after 90 minutes. Numbers of goals, corners, throw-ins and yellow / red cards, goal scorers. Shirt numbers, keeping a clean sheet, having a penalty awarded and many others. This massive range of available bets can greatly increase the enjoyment derived from watching a live game. This is especially true if realising a profit via free football sign up offers.

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