Soccer Odds 2019
It can be argued that European football or Soccer is the most popular sport on the planet. It is played on every continent in nearly every country and runs year round. That's right, I'm sure even the Penguins in Antarctica have a winter league. Now lets tackle Soccer odds and how to understand them.
- 01Betting lines for soccer main tournaments
- 02How to bet on Soccer
- 03Free Soccer Picks
- 04How to calculate Soccer Odds
Betting lines for soccer main tournaments
Fifa Odds for the World Cup can usually be found somewhere even if the tournament is 3 years away. But fret not, for there are a multitude of annual and biannual soccer competitions that take place.
Here are the pages on which you can follow our coverage of the various domestic and international tournaments througout the year.
How to bet on Soccer
Not only does the sport serve as an athletic competition, it becomes the vessel for which various groups of people identify themselves. Loyalty to a soccer team or footballing philosophy is a tribal as religion and politics. In many instances soccer serves as the life blood and ethos for large populations of the human race.
In other words, soccer matters. Just reference the world of online sports betting.
If you wish Soccer bet online, every popular site will carry lines to not only lines to the popular European football odds, North and South American leagues that we watch on tv every weekend, but even the more obscure league in China, India and Australia that North Americans don't quite have as easy access to.
Not only does soccer allow you to bet on games, but even on careers. You can place wagers on which players will be sold to which team. Which manager will be fired next. Furthermore, the stars who play the game are involved in some of the most lucrative ad campaigns goings. The franchises sign rich sponsorship deals with large corporations and are publically traded on the stock market. Hundreds of millions are spent on the cathedral like stadiums that these teams play in. Fans rearrange their lives and spend every dollar they have to travel across the globe to watch every game their team plays.
There are multitudes of ways to bet on the beautiful game. So if wondering how to bet on soccer, you should treat it like any other financial market. Study the layout, see if you spot an edge, and try to capitalize.
Soccer Outright Odds (Futures)
Outright Odds are very simplistic. Who wins what. Not only can these bets be placed in popular leagues like France Ligue 1 and the English Premier League, but also in less known quarters like the Turkey Super Lig or Belgium Jupiler League.
It's available for all cup competitions, domestic and international, for both genders. Champions League Women odds won't be as readily available as that of the mens competition however.
Also it should be known that even after a certain competition has started that revised odds for said competition will constantly be posted and reposted. So even if you want to hang back and see what transpires early, you can still get in the game.
Soccer Moneyline Odds
Money line odds are the meat and gravy of soccer wagering. However it must be understood that most moneylines are 3 way. You can bet on either team to win or you can bet on a draw, which means that after 90 minutes (full time) the scores will be level.
Even in competitions where teams must play extra time to determine a winner, 3 way moneyline odds only apply to 90 minutes.
Soccer Over Under Odds
Also very simple to understand, over/ unders focus on how many goals will be scored in a given game.
Now while the standard universal line is 2.5, oddsmakers are more clever with the lines they post because even your average sports bettor is a lot more savvy then they used to be. So when two really good defensive teams play you could a line set at 2, where a final score of 1-1 or 2-0 would result in a push or cancelled wager.
When less defensively sound teams or brilliant attacking teams play, you could get totals of 3.5 or even 4 on most sites that post European soccer odds.
Soccer Correct Score Odds
William Hill and BET365 will have Correct score odds the most readily available. With even the most common permutations usually paying out at a rate of 5/1 or higher, these can be very lucrative bets.
Soccer Goal Line Odds
Team A is favored over Team B by -1.5 goals. This means that to win that bet Team A must win by 2 goals or more, so that if you subtracted -1.5 goals from the final score, they would still win.
Team B would subsequently be an underdog by +1.5 which means in order to win on the goal line they would have to win, draw or lose by only 1 goal so that if you added +1.5 to their final score, they would still win.
Soccer Double Chance Odds
Every soccer game, whether it be in the Portugal Primeira Liga or your daugther's little league game will have 1 of 3 results - win, loss, or draw.
Double chances offer you the options to select 2 of 3 outcomes (66%) for a higher price and a lot less value.
Fortunately, most popular sites also offer you the option to parlay these bets to try and increase your value by risking multiple outcomes.
Soccer Asian Handicap Odds
Asian Handicap lines offer odds in 0.25 and 0.75 increments. It may seems tricky but in actuality is very simple.
If a line reads any increment of .25 you split the odds between the next lowest whole number including zero and 0.5 of that number. With .75 you split the odds between 0.5 of that number and next highest whole number.
Example: Team A is favored to by -0.25 goals. Half of your wager will be placed on 0 and the other half will be placed on -0.5. Commonly this line will even be listed as 0,0.5
Another Example: the over/ under for a soccer game is 2.75. Half of your bet will be placed on 2.5 and the other half on 3. This can also be listed as 2.5, 3.
Asian lines produce a very real edge in the instances of goal lines with -0.25, +0.75, Overs with a 0.25, and unders with a 0.75.
When you bet these lines and win your wager, you win your entire bet. However when you lose by 0.25 with these lines you only lose half your money as half your money was placed on the line that pushed. Over the long haul if you stay disciplined with Asian lines, you can be slightly more profitable.
Soccer Draw no Bet Odds
This eliminates the draw and transforms the 3 way moneyline in to a simple win-loss proposition. A draw results in a push/ cancelled wager.
Soccer Both Team to Score Odds
Most all sites offer this. It is a simple yes/no proposition.
Soccer Live Betting
Most popular betting sites offer this as well. They come in very handy when you can clearly see one team has an edge over the other based on the play thus far. Betting on a game before it starts is a specific craft that involves reliance on previous form.
Live betting is a craft that of exploiting what you observe in the immediate present.
Free Soccer Picks
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How to calculate Soccer Odds
When thinking about how to calculate soccer odds, use the following framework:
- Team A is -200 or 1.50 to win today. This means that I have to be right twice for every time I'm wrong just to break even with a betting line like this.
- If I wish to be profitable with this betting line I need to be right more than 2/1.
- Next ask yourself if team A played this game twice, would they win both times? If you are unsure perhaps you are not getting the correct odds. If its an astounding yes then perhaps you are getting value.