Novelty Football Bets. First Goal Scorer, Corners,Bookings,Correct
Score. Explanation,Advice,Novelty Football Bets.
IMPORTANT - ALL THE MARKETS BELOW
ARE BASED ON 90 MINUTES PLAY.
This article looks at
some of the novelty bets you can make while betting on football
matches,with explanation of bets available and some basic advice.
Firstly can i say that anyone who bets on these novelty bets
with a view to making a profit over the long term is certainly
barking up the wrong tree !
If you do want to make steady
profits,or at least cut dramatically your sports betting losses
How to Win Betting on Football .
However if you just want some fun while watching the occasional
football match on tv then these bets are great fun - and you have
the excitement of winning now and again.
There are hundreds
of betting markets and suggest you stick to the ones below to give
you any sort of chance.
either bet home away or draw.
Small odds,so larger bets would
need to be made to make any profit.
The only comment I would
make is that the draw is always the best bet odds wise - why ? -
well most punters favour either one or the other team and rarely bet
Punters make the odds,and for this reason the draw
should never be discounted - it could be the best bet !.
This is where you predict the number of goals scored in a match.
Remember,nearly all football bets concern 90 minutes play -
which does include the time added on by referee at 90 minutes - but
DOES NOT usually cover extra time in cup matches.
small for the lower scores,and 5 goals and over maybe the best bet
in this category - but you need at least 9/1 before accepting this
By the way,don't waste time trying to get better odds on
4.5 plus goals bet - which is same bet as 5 plus goals - an
arbitrage - its probably already gone before you get there !.
This is where you predict the number of cards shown by referee
in football match.
Different formats on Betfair and other
bookmakers,but 5 yellows or 1 yellow and a dismissal usually wins
this bet.(Normally 10 points for yellow and 25 point for sending off
Obviously when Rangers play Celtic or Man Utd against
Liverpool odds are low and you will also need to analyse the
referees usual pattern in issuing cards during matches.
Normal match,average referee and you want at least 9/4 to accept
Very popular bet,but somehow i can't get excited about counting
corners and betting on outcome,but profit is profi, and you take it
wherever you can.
It is remarkably stable over the years,that
the number of corners in a football match will average just under 11
- it never seems to change.
So,if you bet with most
bookmakers you want more than evens for 11 plus corners a match.
Betfair do it differently and bet 13 or more corners - here you
need 3/1 minimum before betting.
If one team is dominant over
another - that is top team playing bottom team then constant
pressure from top side may result in more corners.
other hand 2 evenly matched sides may battle it out in midfield and
low corners result.
First Goal Scorer.
The Bookies love this bet and keep hammering it as a betting
Why's that ? - well its probably their most
profitable bet,and one to avoid really as the odds always seem very
poor to me*.
Remember many games end 0 - 0 and you don't get
your money back when this happens.
Own Goals do not count in
this bet - you are still alive if first goal was own goal.
your selected player does not play at all,or comes on after first
goal is scored you get full refund.
*Some bookmakers like
Betfred make this bet more attractive by offering double odds if
your selected player scores first and then another goal.They also
pay treble the odds if the player goes on to score a hat trick - but
remember the player must score the first goal to get paid.
Asian Handicap Betting.
This is just a format of betting that takes out the draw from
By giving .5 of a goal to one team there is
just 2 outcomes - win or lose.
Lesser odds of course as draw
has been removed,but an attractive way to bet on football.
This is just a prediction of what the score will be at the end
of 90 minutes.
Why not do both side to win at same result -
at least your bet is usually alive for most of the match rather than
getting knocked out early with nothing to keep you occupied.
Half Time / Full Time.
This is a bet where you predict what the result will be at half
time and full time.
Quite a good bet,and the one i like is
the away side winning at half time and the home side coming from
behind to win at full time.
The logic is that the home side
should be favourite,and the weaker away side may sneak a penalty or
lucky goal and lead at half time only to relinquish during second
half onslaught from home side with their fans baying for more
Never take less than 35/1 for this bet,but 50/1 plus
is often available,so small bet with big returns means long losing
runs are wiped out with just one correct bet.
Back a Team to Come from Behind.
This time you are backing a side to come from being behind to go
on to winning the match.
The other side can score at any time
- the earlier the better if you play this bet - and your selection
needs then to go onto win the match from behind.
want to back favourite home side who may let in an early goal and
have plenty time to equalise and then go onto win match.
Never take less than 10/1 for any of these bets.
This is where you need to pick first goalscorer and also the
correct final score of match.
Pretty hard to win
obviously,but big payouts for small bets make it an exciting wager.
Odds look poor at first glance,but remember if you back a player
to score first and that same side to win say 1 - 0 or 2 - 0 you will
not get full multiplied odds - the fact that player has scored now
affects the actual score outcome.
Profitable bet for
bookmakers,but look out for cashback deals about this bet when
refunds are made if the offered cashback outcome happens.
Same bet as first goalscorer,but this time last player to
score.This at least means you have an interest right through the
match until final whistle.
If the match ends 1 - 0 then
obviously the first goalscorer and last goalscorer are the same.
Same ruling as first goalscorer - no goals you have lost your
There is no limit to bets you can now have on football matches -
about 200 is not unusual.
Who gets first corner,odd or even
goals,first half result,time of first goal,penalty or not - the list
Sometimes i think all these markets are on offer
to confuse the punter.
As i said at start of article - all
above bets are for fun - you will not show a profit over time on
these bets - it is impossible.
If you do enjoy these fun bets
and bet infrequently then the above markets are indeed very
entertaining,and you will have that nice payout now and again.
However if you have discipline and want to win betting on
football - read -
How to Win Betting on Football .
IMPORTANT - ALL THE ABOVE MARKETS ARE
BASED ON 90 MINUTES PLAY.
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