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Everything You Need to Know About Online Football Betting as A Beginner

Posted on July 08, 2020 by Varun Kumar

Football is the most popular sport in the world and it’s estimated that more than half of the world’s population consider themselves as football fans. Out of those fans, there are many who love to dabble in a few bets on football.

With the advent of online football betting, it has become easier than ever for fans to place bets on their favorite players and teams. They can now place bets from the comfort of their home or on the go.

While online football betting is increasing in popularity with each passing, some people don’t know how to get started with it. So, this article will help you with the basics of football betting.  

What football leagues are the most popular to bet on?

Many people prefer to place bets on football online because online betting sites offer better odds than traditional bookmakers.

You can find odds on the biggest leagues in the world of football.

  • English Premier League (England)
  • German Bundesliga (Germany)
  • Spanish La Liga (Spain)
  • Italian Serie A (Italy)

And then, just to name a few more leagues, you can bet on:

  • Major League Soccer (USA)
  • French Ligue 1 (France)
  • Portuguese Primeira Liga (Portugal)
  • Dutch Eredivisie (The Netherlands)

Again, you can find a plethora of options at the online sports betting site of your choice.

Types of football betting


A future bet is any bet that the outcome will not be decided until the distant future. In other words, it’s a long time wager that you can make on. These types of bets are available for most of the season, but you’ll get the best odds before the season begins.

Match betting

Match betting is the most popular type of bet in online football betting. Match betting is placing bets on both outcomes so you’re guaranteed a win. Also, players are allowed to bet on the draw.


A prop bet is a wager that might not have anything to do with the outcome of the game. For example, Man of the Match is a popular prop bet where you bet on which team will win the award.

You’ll find plenty of other betting options at online sportsbooks.

Football betting tips

Here are some tips that can help you in having a more easy and profitable betting experience.

Study the form

When betting on football online, you need to work out how the team you are looking to bet on have performed in the past few games. Look at things like goals scored and goals conceded, and read up on market reports of previous games.

Know your markets

There are literally hundreds of markets available for you to bet on. Some of them are extremely obscure, but if you learn them and know what each bookmaker is offering, you can have better chances of winning.

Do your research

Probably the most important thing when betting on football is doing your research. When betting on some leagues such as I-leagues, great value can be found. This is because major leagues are full market these days and it’s to get an edge over the bookmaker. So, it’s essential for you to do research. 

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