Football (or some of us folks over in Australia like to call it Soccer) is by far the most popular and widely played sport in the world.
Currently, it is played by more than 250 million players across more than 200 countries around the globe.
Football games have become among the most celebrated sports. It is not surprising that online football gambling has also gained popularity through the years.
Online football gambling logically becomes more popular during onset of major football events. The most celebrated of those is of course the World Cup, which is organised every four years by FIFA. Following the World Cup, some other international football competitions have become prestigious for online football gamblers.
Among those are the Asian Cup, the European Championship, the OFC Nations Cup, the Copa America, and the English Premier League.
What You Need to Know About Online Football Gambling
Before placing your bets into football online, be familiar with sports handicapping. It is a way to level the playing field especially between rival teams. Those facilitate placing of bets on the games. Handicapping is often articulated through odds or points.
When you bet on points, you have to guess the actual figure or score the team you have chosen to bet for would attain to win the game. Odds, on the other hand, are expressed as the ratio of a team defeating its opponents in a specific football game.
Types of Online Betting
There are various ways of betting into online football games. Understanding bet options could help make sure your wagering effort would be profitable. The first option is called Match Odds (also known as money line or 1 x 2), the most common and easiest type of bet.
You could actually bet on three options, namely, home win, away win, or draw.
The straight bet is the simplest betting type. Pick what you think would be the correct result of a football event to win. The multiple type of betting is a combination of several types of bets. Multiples of course offer bigger returns, but are logically much riskier.
Doubles are comprised of two bets that should be both won for you to win the bet. For instance, if you put a $100 double bet on England and Spain, you bet England 1.77 to beat Paraguay and Spain 1.64 to beat Ukraine. If both England and Spain win, your $100 stake would be taken back on top of winnings (your $100 X 1.64 X 1.77 = $290).
Treble is comprised of three bets. It works just like doubles, only that there are three bets instead of two. If there are four or more bets, the option is called accumulator. In general, the more bets are involved, the bigger the possible winnings from online football gambling could become. Almost all betting agencies have these types of bets. However, it is also logical that the risks get higher.
To be safe, the ones that I would recommend investing in would be Bet365, Sportingbet and TAB Sportsbet.