What is Soccer Betting?

We’ll show you how to bet on soccer in this post. We’ll go through the various ways to bet on soccer as well as the language that’s widely used. Soccer is a commonly bet sport worldwide, and there are a variety of ways to wager on a single game.

Betting on the 3-way Moneyline

There are several different forms of soccer tournaments, each with its own set of rules, so it’s always a good idea to be well-informed before making a wager. In most tournaments, draws are a possibility, so there are three possible outcomes between Team A and Team B to wager on:

Team A is winning.

Team B is winning.

Team A and Team B are drawn together.

Soccer wagers are based on the outcome after 90 minutes of play, or ‘Regular Time,’ which includes any time added by the referee for injuries and other stoppages. Since Overtime, Golden Goals, and Penalty Shoot-Outs are not considered ‘Regular Time,’ they are not included in these wagers. For example, in the World Cup elimination stages, a tournament winner is needed to advance to the next stage, but all bets are settled on 90 minutes of play (Regular Time). As a result, even in a game where one team must be disqualified, a draw is a viable betting option. The following is an example of a 3-way money line:

Draw +250 France -129 Switzerland +325

Betting the 2-way Moneyline without the Draw

Another choice for soccer betting is to take the 2-way money line, also known as the “Draw, No Bet” line. This is a bet on the game’s result without the Draw. The following are two potential wagers:

Team A is winning.

Team B is winning.

Since a draw results in no bet, this betting method removes the possibility of a draw, resulting in inflated odds for the favourite and deflated odds for the underdog to win the match. In a World Cup match between France and Switzerland, for example, the 2-way money line odds will be:

Switzerland +272 France -310

As you can see, betting on the Draw is not a choice because if the game ends in a tie, the bet is refunded or “No-Actioned,” and it is as if the bet was never made.

Betting Goal Lines 

The Goal Line is a way for bettors to win a bet on several game outcomes, similar to betting the 2-way money line (without the Draw). Goal lines are similar to hockey puck lines, and football or basketball point spreads. A goal-line is usually 0.5 goals, but it can be 1,1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, and so on in games with major favourites. The following is an example of a World Cup match between Argentina and Iran:

-2.5 goals (+110) for Argentina

+2.5 goals for Iran (-120)

If you bet on Argentina -2.5 goals, they must win by three goals or more to win the bet. Iran +2.5 goals, on the other hand, means that to win the bet, Iran must win, draw, or lose by one or two goals.

Betting Totals

In soccer, totals are calculated differently than in other sports, and they are shown in multiples of.25 goals. Since soccer is such a low-scoring sport, bookmakers often set a Total of 2.25 or 2.75. If you bet on Over 2.25 goals, for example, half of your bet is put on “Over 2”, and the other half is placed on “Over 2.5.” If the game ends in a tie, you forfeit half of your bet (Over 2.5) and have the other half refunded (Over 2). You win all bets if the game ends in a tie (Over two and Over 2.5).

Another example is betting on the Under 2.75 goal total. In this case, half of your wager is on Under 2.5 goals, while the other half is on Under three goals. If the game ends on a 3, you’ll forfeit half of your bet (Under 2.5) and have the other half refunded (Under 3).