Top Soccer Betting Markets

Soccer is known for being one of the most exciting sports on the planet. One of the reasons for this is that its free-flowing nature presents the perfect stage for moments of sublime inspiration in a way that many other sports that rely on playbooks do not. Perhaps it is this scope for spontaneity and unpredictable play that make soccer one of the world’s favorite betting markets. 

As with any sports betting, coming out on top of the bookmaker can be a challenge. As any professional soccer bettor will you, approaching the market without a clear strategy or set of principles is pretty much as good as giving your money away. To help you turn your losses into profit, we have come up with a few soccer betting strategies developed by the pros that you can start using today. 


  • Back and Lay


The most common way to place a bet at a traditional bookmaker is called a ‘back’ bet. This is where the punter accepts odds on a bet that a certain event or series of events will happen. In recent years, however, a new breed of sports betting exchange sites has emerged which offer the chance to ‘lay’ bets by offering odds to other bettors on the probability that an event will not happen. If you carefully manipulate these two types of bets, you can increase your chances of winning and minimize losses when betting on soccer. 


  • Double Chance


Any game of soccer has three outcomes: win, lose or draw. Double chance betting offers you the opportunity to bet on any two of these outcomes. For example, if you are sure that Liverpool will not lose to Manchester United, you can make a bet on either a win or a draw to increase your chances of winning. Most of the sports betting sites operated by online casino Malaysia offer this type of bet.


  • Halftime/Fulltime 


If you feel confident that you know how the story of a match is going to unfold, you may want to try betting on Halftime/Fulltime markets. Instead of simply staking money on the end outcome of a match, this type of bet allows you to bet on the halftime result or score as well. This will increase the risk you assume, but the rewards for getting it right can be much greater and add to the excitement of watching a game.  

Soccer betting has come a long way in the last few years. There is now a vast range of odds markets that allow punters to stake money on anything from first and last goal scorer to the number of yellow cards that will be shown in 90 minutes. Next time you want to place a bet, check out one of the markets mentioned in this post for a better chance of your bet coming in.

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.