Conversely, Australia is a massive underdog here. If you bet \$100 on Australia to win, a Socceroos victory would make you a profit of \$1400. Even a successful \$100 bet on a draw would net you \$500.

### The Goal Spread

Another essential component to understanding how to bet on soccer is learning what the spread means. We’ll stick with the Australia-France fixture to understand how the spread changes the betting odds.

France vs. Australia goal spread odds, according to Bovada:

France -1.5 (-140)

Australia +1.5 (+115)

In this case, in order to make a \$100 profit by betting on France, you would need to wager \$140. However, France would also have to win by at least 2 goals. That’s where the "-1.5" comes into play. If France wins by just a goal, a \$100 bet on Australia at +1.5 would actually win you \$115.

You can read the spread by adding or subtracting that amount of goals from the team’s final score. For example, if France wins 3-2, you could add 1.5 to Australia’s goal total OR subtract 1.5 from France’s. Either way, Australia would come out ahead according to the spread, and thus a bet on Australia at +1.5 would win.

### Over/Under

The final basic lesson for how to bet on soccer is predicting the amount of goals scored in each game, or the over/under.

Let’s return to the Champions League final for Bovada’s over/under odds.

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How to bet on soccer with the moneyline, goal spread and over under