Soccer may not be the most popular sport in Canada, but it’s a favourite for many sports bettors. This is because of the simplicity of the game, and most importantly, the elite soccer leagues around the world. If you are looking forward to placing your first soccer bet, here are the best soccer betting markets to get started.
These bets come in three options. You can choose the home team as the winner, the away team, or predict a draw. If you are not so much into soccer, just ask anyone which is the favourite team and put your money on it.
There are other variants of Moneylines with handicap bets as the most popular. Handicap bets put the underdog at an advantage or the favourite at a disadvantage. Remember, players can choose to wager Moneyline bets on the results at half time or full time.
These bets are mostly based on the number of goals that the match yields. For games, you think there will be fewer goals, go for Under while for high-scoring matches, Over will work. Other variants of this market are based on the number of goals a particular team will yield, and not the entire game.
And it’s not goals only that Under and Over bets are based on. Some bookies will also have these bets based on the number of cards (yellow and red), corners, fouls, and many others.
There are superstars in soccer, the likes of Ronaldo and Messi, whose chances of scoring in any particular game are almost certain. But there are times their goal accounts run dry, and that’s an attraction for bookmakers. You can bet on the player you think will score in the match.
There you have it, three of the most popular soccer markets for beginners. Besides the markets, also take note of the odds. If possible, follow the leagues and competitions you are betting on.