Soccer Online Betting
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Why is that? It’s hard to say, and you’re definitely not going to get the answer to that question from watching it. However, we have a theory here at CashBet.ag Soccer is the sport that is mostly likely to send fans of two opposing teams home happy. And that’s because soccer rule-makers do not frown upon ties. In their even-steven worldview, there is nothing wrong with a contest or competition in which there may be no winners. It is this win-lose-or-draw attitude that makes soccer betting different from many other sports.
You have probably heard of the ‘moneyline’, right? And even if you haven’t, it’s such a simple concept that even a child can grasp it. Let’s say Team A is playing Team B. A moneyline bet comes down to picking a winner. If you believe Team is going to beat Team B, then you bet on Team A. conversely, if you believe Team B will defeat Team A, then you place a wager on Team B. and that’s it; end of story. As it turns out, though, soccer has something called a ‘three-way moneyline.’ Is it as sexy as it sounds? Let’s find out.
Soccer games tend to be low-scoring affairs. As a matter of fact, many games turn out to be no-scoring affairs. As a result of this, ties are a very common outcome. So much so that, as mentioned above, draws are a betting alternative. Here is an example of a three-way moneyline:
- Real Madrid -105
- Barcelona +265
- Draw +241
In this case, Madrid is a 105 favorite. That means that you can win $100 on a $105 bet on Real Madrid to win. Meanwhile, Barcelona is a 265 underdog. Therefore, you can win $265 on a $100 bet on the Catalonians to win. Finally, the odds for a tie are +241. That is to say, if you bet $100 on the game to finish in a draw, you stand to win $241. As long as that is the final outcome, of course. Simple, isn’t it? Well, just wait until you get a load of the two-way moneyline.
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There are two types of two-way moneylines: double chance and draw no bet. A double chance wager is one where you bet on a team to win or draw, or on either team to win the game. Using the previous example, let’s say you bet on Real Madrid. If Madrid wins or the game ends in a tie, you win your bet. Either result is good for you. The same applies if you bet on Barcelona. And if you bet on either Real Madrid of Barcelona to win, then there must be a winner for you to win your wager. A draw would make your bet a loser. Since you’re betting on two outcomes out of three, your probability of winning increases. On the other hand, a higher probability of winning comes with much shorter odds and returns.
Draw no bet is arguably the closest soccer has to a regular moneyline wager. In other words, in the above example you would bet on either Real Madrid or Barcelona to win their match. However, a draw is still a possibility, and your bet will be a push should the game end in a tie. The bright side here is that you don’t necessarily lose your bet if your team doesn’t win.
The goal line in soccer is very similar to the puck line in hockey. A goal line usually goes along the lines of -0.5 goals. However, for games with heavy chalk, the goal line could be something like -1.5 or -2.5 goals. In a 1.5 goal line, the fave must win by at least two goals or more. And the dog must lose by fewer than two goals, or win the game outright.
The most common over/under total for soccer matches is 2.5 goals. In such a case, a bet on the over requires at least three combined goals to win. And a bet on the under requires two or fewer combined goals to win. In addition to that, sportsbooks such as Cash Bet are known to offer over/under markets on corners and red/yellow cards.