Once you’ve put together a bankroll and developed a basic strategy, it’s time to start making wagers. You’ll find a number of betting options to choose from, and the following are some of the most popular:
- Money Line:
Here’s an example of a money line wager: Everton +325 vs Chelsea -120. The team with the positive sign is the underdog, and their number shows how much you’ll win on a $100 bet. The team with the negative is the favorite, and you’ll need to wager their number in order to win $100.
The oddsmaker sets a number for the total goals scored. The bettor wagers if the actual number will be higher (over) or lower (under).
- Point Spread:
The underdog team has points added to their final score, while the favorite has points deducted. In order to get a payout, the bettor must choose the team who wins based on the adjusted score.
These wagers cover a wide range of possibilities. Examples include the first player or team to score a goal, or the exact final score of the match.
The bettor selects two or more teams to wager on. All selections must emerge victorious for a payout, although the cash reward is much larger than a regular single-game wager.
When it comes to global sporting events, it doesn’t get any bigger than soccer. While watching the games is exciting, it pales in comparison to winning a sizable wager on a well-researched underdog. If you don’t believe me, build up a bankroll, join a few sportsbooks, and see for yourself.