As it has grown in popularity, betting on football has seen a rise in diversity as well. No longer is betting on a game of football a simple case of marking your pools coupon or only betting on the outcome of the game in terms of a win, lose or draw.
All kinds of new ways of winning money from the outcomes of football matches have appeared in recent years. To many this may seem overwhelming, so here is a quick guide to a few of the more obscure bets one can make nowadays.
This bet is quite self explanatory, with the punter gambling on which team will be winning at both half-time and full-time. For instance, you could bet that the home team will be winning at half-time and losing at full-time or vice versa.
offered by most bookmakers, goal crazy allows the punter to guess how many goals will be scored in the match, with a small margin of error. For instance some offer odds on 0-1 goals, 3-4 goals and 4+ goals.
To score at any time
This bet can be placed on any player and, as the name suggests, is on whether the player will score at any point during the game. As it is more likely that a player will score at any time rather than first, odds are consequently shorter than the very popular first goalscorer bet.
In which half will the team score most goals?
A simple choice between the first or second half where the punter has to decide in which period the team (either home or away) will be at their most prolific.
Team to receive most booking points
This is a straight bet on who will receive the most red and yellow cards, calculated into a points system with yellow cards obviously receiving fewer points than red.
To be leading at half time and not win
A more specific variation on Half-time/Full-time, this bet is for those romantics out there that really believe that football is a game of two halves!
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