Football Betting Guide

Football is the king of sports betting, and there are many factors that make it the best sport for betting. Football is played all year round worldwide, and offers a vast number of matches. National football league’s offer a wide range of bets, and as an added bonus, there are national cups, friendly matches, Champions League, Europa League and so forth. In addition, there are regular major tournaments for national teams such as the European Championship, African Cup of Nations, Copa América and the World Cup.

Read our guide on how to bet on football to learn more and to develop your knowledge of football betting.

Football betting

At Unibet, the playlists for football betting are always filled to the max and because of this, there are plenty of betting options for our players. We cover everything from the biggest leagues such as Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga to lower divisions around the world. You can bet on anything from simple single bets, such as the outcome of a match, to accumulators where you add multiple bets that can cover different types of football bets on the same bet slip. The opportunities are enormous when it comes to football betting, as we offer lots of different bet types, where you can place a bet on corners, cards, correct score, goal scorers, player specials in various shapes and much more. In the next section, we will review the most common and popular bet types when it comes to football betting.

How to bet on football

In football betting, the most common type of bet is match betting. Match betting is quite simple. It means that you bet on the outcome of a certain match - 1X2 - where you bet on the home team to win (1), bet on draw (X) or place a bet on the away team (2).

Double Chance is another popular form of betting where you bet on two different outcomes in a single match. This gives you the opportunity to bet on a draw and a win at the same time. It’s a perfect bet for players who prefer to reduce the risk. The odds are of course lower than when it comes to match betting, but the chances of winning your bet will be considerably higher. If, for example, Manchester United is playing home against Chelsea in the Premier League and you choose to place a Double Chance bet on Manchester United (1X), you will win your bet if Manchester United wins the match or if the match ends in a draw. You can also bet on one of the two teams to be victorious with Double Chance betting (12). In this case, you lose your bet if the match ends in a draw. Simple as that.

In football betting, handicap betting (3-Way Handicap) is also a popular choice. Handicap betting usually involves goal differences between two teams that give a hypothetical advantage or disadvantage to the selected team before the match starts. For example, you can count on Arsenal starting a match against Burnley with a -1-goal handicap when they play in the Premier League. In this case, Arsenal must win the match with at least two goals for your bet to be successful. Asian Handicap is another form of handicap betting. In Asian Handicap betting, there are two possible choices and a handicap is chosen so that the odds for both teams are close to two. It differs to regular handicap betting in the way that you’re offered to bet on half- and quarter lines and that it is usually possible to implement on more bet types such as Total Goals (Asian Total), cards and corners. Read more about Asian Handicap betting in our guide to bet on Asian Handicap.

Speaking of Total Goals, it’s yet another popular form when it comes to football bets, where you’re betting on the number of goals scored in a match. In over/under betting, wagers are placed on whether the number of goals scored is higher or lower than a set line. The most common football line is 2.5 goals. If you place a bet on over 2.5 goals in a match, you predict that the match will contain at least three goals. If you bet on under 2.5 goals, you think that there will be a maximum of 2 goals in the match.

To immerse yourself and learn more about the terms, expressions and betting forms when it comes to sports betting, you can check our betting and sporting glossary.

Unibet offers you some of the best odds in UK betting. In addition, we give you access to live football streaming through Unibet TV’s live stream – here you can see, among other things, all La Liga, Bundesliga, and Serie A matches. While the matches are underway, you can also check out our In-Play section for live betting to add even more excitement.

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