Soccer is a beautiful game which is watched and played by billions of people in the world. For punters especially, the game has a particular appeal. It gives a lot of options for punters to choose from.
Below we have listed the four most popular soccer bets.
1- Money Line
Money line wager is also known as match outcome bet. This type of bet is very simple and straightforward. All you have to do is pick one of the three options you will be given. You have to select whether the home side will win, the away side will win or the match will end up in a draw. Due to its simplicity, it is the most common soccer bet.
2- Over/Under wager
The over/under wager is also very popular among soccer punters. Sportsbooks give a specified number representing the expected number of total goals which the two teams could score. All you have to do is predict whether the actual combined total score will be over or under the predicted one.
Over/Under wager is also very simple, hence it is very popular among punters. The average predicted score of sportsbooks will be around 2.5 because soccer is not a very high scoring sport.
3- Point Spread
A punter wagers on the point spread in this type of betting. Sportsbooks usually issue the point spread with -0.5 for the favorite and +0.5 for the underdog. However, the spread could be different with -1.0 for the favorite and +1.0 for the underdog in case there is a clear favorite in the game.
In this type of betting, you are actually placing your bet on one team to cover the spread. Let’s say, you bet on the favorite in a game with a -1.0/+1.0 spread. For you to win, the favorite team would have to win the game by 2 goals or more. While if you bet on the underdog in the same game, your team would need to win, draw, or lose the game by just one point.
4- Correct Score
As the name suggests, punters have to guess the correct score of the match. However, this type of bet is a very challenging one. It is not sufficient to guess the total number of goals in the game. The difficult thing is that you will have to guess the finishing score of the two teams.
For this type of bet, you will be given finishing score options by the sportsbook. You pick one from the given options and wait for the match to end to see whether you guessed correctly.
Correct score wagers are very exciting because of its potential to get good profits. However, a punter interested to win money, in the long run, should not expend a lot of money on this type of wagering.