“Football is back” is the most common phrase you get to hear these days from the mouth of every lover of the beautiful game and punter.
Spurred by their pure passion for the game or the avalanche of betting options available, whatever incentive it is, the common ground is “football is back.”
In this piece, we will be focusing on the avalanche of betting options every punter should explore to keep winning this new season.
From what is called the easy bet to even the hardest of them punters have endless opportunities to keep winning. But what makes an easy bet?
Simply put, easy bets are bets with a high chance of being correct, which means they usually have the lowest odds. You can think of easy bets as bets with low risk, but also low reward.
For example, bets with a 50% chance of being correct might have odds of around 2.00. Easy bets often have odds as low as 1.05, which implies a more than 95% chance they are correct!
The 5 Easiest Football Bets to Win
Here are five easy football bets with a high likelihood of being correct:
One of the easiest football bets is Over/Under. This bet allows you to speculate on whether a given match will have more (Over) or less (Under) than a certain number of goals. Over/Under bets can have a high chance of being correct if you choose an Over bet for a low number of goals (e.g. 0.5), or an Under bet for a high number of goals (e.g. 6.5).
For example, a bet for Over 0.5 goals means that at least one goal needs to be scored during the course of an entire 90-minute football match for you to win. For a lot of football teams, this is no tough task, so the odds for this bet can be as low as 1.04.
On the flip side, you can place a bet for Under 6.5 goals. That means that as long as less than six goals are scored during the match, you’ll win.
First Half Over/Under
A variation on the Over/Under bet is First (or Second) Half Over/Under. As the name suggests, this bet involves speculating on the number of goals that will be scored in the first or second half of the match.
Since these bets impose a specific time limit (one-half of the match), they are less likely than full-match Over/Under bets. However, First or Second Half Over bets for low numbers of goals and First or Second Half Under bets for high numbers of goals can still have a high chance of being correct.
Another easy football bet is Double Chance, which allows you to bet on two of three possible outcomes for the match. The options for Double Chance are:
Home or Draw: the home team wins or the match results in a draw
Draw or Away: the away team wins or the match results in a draw
Home or Away: the home team wins or the away team wins
Since Double Chance allows you to bet on not one, but two possible outcomes, it’s much more likely to be correct than a straight Home, Away, or Draw bet. Depending on the strengths of the teams, odds for Home or Draw or Draw or Away bets can have odds as low as 1.10 and even lower.
Draw No Bet
Draw No Bet allows you to speculate on a given team winning the match while insulating yourself from a draw. In other words, if the outcome of the draw is a match, the bet is cancelled and the money is returned. This makes Draw No Bet an easier bet to win than a regular Home or regular Away bet.
Both Teams to Score
For some matches, especially those featuring two aggressive teams, a likely outcome is that both teams will score. This can make Both Teams to Score an easy bet to win.
Hard/Difficult Football Bets to Win
While there are some easy bets to win, there are plenty of difficult bets. Although these bets have a much higher risk, they can have significantly higher odds, hence more rewarding
A couple of high-risk bets punters could explore this season includes;
Definitely one of the most difficult football bets is Correct Score, where you speculate on the exact, final score of the match. Since Correct Score involves speculating on a very specific outcome, it’s much less likely to be correct and thus has much higher odds.
Half Time Score
Another variation on the Correct Score bet is Half Time Score. As you might expect, this involves betting on the exact score of the match at halftime, which is often a specific, unlikely outcome.
Odd or Even
Another bet option which is consistently difficult is Odd or Even. This involves speculating on whether the total number of goals scored in the match will be odd or even. If lots of goals are scored in a match, this can be very difficult to predict.
While easy bets have a higher chance of being correct, they usually have low odds, which means little rewards involved. On the other hand, hard bets may be unlikely but have high odds and thus greater rewards. It is safe to say punters should place bets on options which appear the most favourable and with multiple betting sites offering amazing betting options, the average punter is spoilt for choice this football season.