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Football is now the most popular sport to bet on. During the football season, there are matches taking place on a daily basis, while the weekend coupon is dominated by games from popular European competitions such as the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A and the German Bundesliga.
Throughout the worlds, millions of fans cheer on their teams on the football field and while many do take the game seriously, there are many more who take it even further and put their money where their team is. Betting on football games is a million dollar industry, with many payouts and just as many losers. All is fair in the game of the bet.
The chances of each team winning can usually be determined by their past history, but it is not usually the exact factor, as the team may just have a streak of luck, or maybe their best guy was injured that day, and now the other team has a better chance of winning. Right from the start, it is usually anyone’s game, but many bets are often made before the game even begins.
Many customers like to place football bets on a match-by-match basis. So for a game like Manchester City v Liverpool, a customer might look at the match odds along with the countless other betting markets that are available for this game.
In addition to betting on which team will win a football match, you can also bet on First Goalscorer, Correct Score, Both Teams to Score, Over/Under Goals, Corners, Bookings, Half-Time/Full-Time, Scorecast, Wincast, Half-Time Result, Half-Time Score and Asian Handicap.
The football match market that you choose depends on your opinion on what’s going to happen. If you have a strong feeling about which team will win the match and you think the odds look fair, then you can simply go ahead and bet on the 1×2 market. Alternatively, you might have a hunch that the game will be low-scoring and bet on Under 2.5 Goals accordingly.