SOCCER BETTING TERMS FOR BEGINNERS

When it comes to soccer betting, many bettors find it very hard to know their left from their right because they were not informed on the right steps and terms. Being abreast with recent terms in soccer betting is essential for maximum profit and proper money management so you won’t be confused when you are provided with soccer tipsters predictions from soccer prediction websites like soccertipsters.tips. Here are some of the terms from your favorite soccer tipsters:

ACCUMULATOR.

This is sometimes called a parlay. This is a bet where the winnings from one bet are placed against the next bet. The winnings accumulate, giving a large return. In reality, this kind of bet is not very profitable as it only takes one loss from accumulator bet your whole bet loses.

ARBITRAGE.

This is a combination of bets which guarantees a risk-free profit. This type of bet occurs when one bookmaker provides a price which is out of line with the rest of the market. This Opportunity don’t last as the bookmaker will surely adjust their prices later.

ASIAN HANDICAP.

This is a type of bet where one team is given a handicap; this make the odds of beating the handicap around even and the odds of not beating the handicap around even. This type of market is more known in Asia.

BANKER.

This type of bet has a very high possibility of winning. Odds for this are normally less than 1.5.

BETTING EXCHANGE.

A soccer betting website where individuals bet against each other. However, the exchange websites takes a commission from each winning trade.

 

BOOKMAKER, BOOKIE.

A bookmaker is a website which gives price known as odds for a soccer game. Individuals can then bet against the bookie at the odds they provided

DECIMAL ODDS.

An odd can be expressed as a decimal if the total stake is included in the overall price. For instances, decimal odds of 3 also connotes fractional odds of 2/1, as the stake is contained in the decimal odd but not the latter.

DOUBLE.

A double is an accumulator bet that contains just 2 bets.

DOUBLE CHANCE.

This type of bet is offered on the 3-way market where you have to bet on 2 outcomes. For example, you might bet on the away win or draw. Odds are normally very low but you are much more likely to win the bet.

DRAW NO BET.

In this type of bet, your stake is returned when the match ends with draw. This is the same as the +0 Asian Handicap.

EUROPEAN HANDICAP.

Do not mix-up this with Asian Handicaps. This is a situation where a team is handed a goal start but the bet can’t end with a draw. Three prices are quoted; first, for the team giving the handicap, second, for the team with the handicap and third, for the handicap draw. For instance, if a soccer team is given a +1 European handicap and the match is lost with a lone goal, the bet still loses; this is not the same with Asian Handicaps where the stakes involved are refunded

EVENS.

In this type of bet, the odds are 1/1 fractional or 2 decimal and basically, you will have to double your stake if you bet on this and come out as a winner.

FIXED ODDS BETTING.

This is a situation where you know what exactly you are going to win or lose at the time of placing the bet. Your winnings and liability are ‘fixed’.

 FRACTIONAL ODDS.

These are a the way of expressing odds in the Britain markets. The stake is not involved in the return. For example, 2/1 is equal to 3 decimal, as it only signifies your whole returns when you win the bet.

GOAL LINE, UNDERS/OVERS, TOTAL GOALS.

This is all the similar markets that focus on the total goals scored in a soccer match. Unders/overs implies 2 goals below for unders, and 3 goals and above for overs. However, the goal line is almost the same as unders/overs in this type of market the bet can be drawn. For instance, if the goal line is 4, a game with 3 goals over few will win the unders, a game with 5 or more will win the overs while a game with exactly 4 goals will make the bet void. Atimes, the goal lines contain quarters, for example, 2.25, if there are exactly 2 goals in that football match, the unders bet will win half of the stake, while the overs will also lose half of the stake. Total goals to be scored in a match are usually expressed in 3 brackets, 0-1, 2-3 and 4+.

 HALF TIME/FULL TIME SOMETIMES CALLED DOUBLE RESULT.

This is a type of bet where you stake on the result at the halftime and full time.

LAY A BET.

This implies betting against the odds of a fellow soccer bettor. This is usually done in a bet exchange website.

ODDS AGAINST.

This is a bet where the odds are higher than evens.

ODDS ON.

A bet where the odds are lower than the even.

SCORECAST.

In this type of bet, you predict the first goal scorer and also the correct score. Odds are much higher but predicting the right result is very hard.

 THREE-WAY BETTING OR 1X2.

This simply implies betting on a home win/ draw/ or away win. It is known as 1X2 because in betting centers, you mark 1 for the home team to win, X for a tie and 2 for the away team to win.

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