How to bet on football matches
Soccer betting is basically quite easy. You can go to a local bookie or go to their website, look for games you can predict the outcome of, and check the odds the bookie gives you. If you believe in the odds, place your bet, go home, watch the game and then go and collect your winnings. If you want to know all those betting terms, we made a little dictionary:
Wager = also called stake , is the amount of money you bet on each given bet slip
Bet slip ( betting slip ) = can contain one or more bets. If it contains more bets, the odds can be played as singles or as accumulators.
Odds ( Odds ) = your bookie money used to pay you bola888 for every bet you bet and win. These odds can be presented in decimal (1.50), fraction (1/2) or American format (-100). All three number formats have the same meaning.
The most common presentation format is the decimal format, which has the following meaning: If you bet USD 10 at 1.50 odds , you win 10 * 1.50 = USD 15. If you withdraw your original bet, you make a profit of USD 5 .
Accumulator = If you have more than one bet on your bet slip, you have the possibility of accumulating the odds, either by simple multiplication ( bet odds 1 x bet odds 2 x bet odds 3… etc) or by using a system.
HT / FT = Half time / Full Time (short for Half Time / Full Time )
DNB = Draw No Bet. If you place a DNB bet and the game ends in a draw, you get your money back.
Free bet = Bonus from your betting site – if you lose this bet, you will get your bet back.
Cashout = Possibility of closing bets before the end of the game. For example, you bet that Real Madrid won against Barcelona and Real were leading 2-1 in the 75th minute. If you have the option to cashout , you can withdraw from the bet, become a winner and win a fraction of the total prize.
Over / Under = In football betting, “over” a certain number means “more than”, while “under” means “less than / less than”.
This is the piece of jargon you need to get used to the world of soccer betting.