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Common Types Of Sports Betting

By Author: Ives Garcia
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1X29
This is the most common and easily understandable bet type for new punters. “1” represents a win for the Home Team, “X” represents a draw and “2” represents a win for the Away Team. The match result will be the score after 90 minutes & injury time only, unless stated otherwise.

Asian Handicap
As its name suggests, this bet type originated from Asia, though it has become increasingly popular throughout Europe in recent years. The difference of the Asian handicap bet is that it reduces the 3 possible outcomes of a football match (win, lose or draw), to 2. For example, if you bet for a -1.5 handicap you will either win if your chosen team wins by two goals or more, or lose in any other case. The match result will be the score after 90 minutes & injury time only, unless stated otherwise.

Over-Under
This bet refers to the total goals scored by both teams in a single match. The most common line offered is 2.5 goals. If the total goals for the game is 2 or less, “Under 2.5 goals” will be the winning bet. Alternatively, if the game has 3 goals or more, “Over 2.5 goals” will be the winning bet. Depending on the statistics of the league or certain teams’ goal average, bookmakers will adjust their odds and number of goals accordingly. Some leagues such as the German Bundesliga has a higher goal per game average. The match result will be the score after 90 minutes & injury time only, unless stated otherwise.

Double Chance
Sometimes mentioned as D/C. By choosing this market, you select two out of the three possible outcomes and improve your chances of winning by reducing the odds. The options are as follows:
1 or X: The bet wins if there’s a Home Win or Draw.
1 or 2: The bet wins if either team wins the match.
X or 2: The bet wins if there’s a Draw or an Away Win
The match result will be the score after 90 minutes & injury time only.
Total goals
You have to predict the range of goals scored in a match. Normally, the ranges are: 0-1 goals, 2-3 goals, 4-6 goals, 7 or more goals. The match result will be the score after 90 minutes & injury time only, unless stated otherwise.

Both Teams To Score
In short BTTS means you’re betting on whether both teams will score or not by choosing either the “Yes” or “No” options. If one team fails to score or the match ends as a goalless draw, the “No” option is the winner. If both teams score, the “Yes” option is the winner. The match result will be the score after 90 minutes & injury time only, unless stated otherwise.

Correct Score
You’re asked to predict the exact final score of a match (or at times, the halftime score). There are plenty of choices that cover almost every possible result. Any option that is not mentioned is covered by the “Any Other Score” or AOS bet (i.e. a 5-5 draw). The match result will be the score after 90 minutes & injury time only, unless stated otherwise.

Corners
This bet type is relatively new. The betting options of this market are normally a 2-way handicap such as “Over/Under 10.5 Corners”. In this case, 11 or more corners would mean that “Over 10.5 Corners” would be the winner and 10 or less corners would mean that “Under 10.5 Covers” would be the winner. These options are usually offered among other similar bets, such as “Team to win the next corner”. The match result will be the score after 90 minutes & injury time only, unless stated otherwise.

Parlay
A parlay bet is a single bet that links together two or more individual wagers and is dependent on all of those wagers winning together. The benefit of the parlay is that there are much higher payoffs than placing each individual bet separately since the difficulty of hitting it is much higher. If any of the bets in the parlay lose, the entire parlay loses. If any of the plays in the parlay ties, or "pushes", the parlay reverts to a lower number of teams with the odds reducing accordingly.


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