The corner betting market is an ever growing and increasingly popular way of placing bets on football. We think this is a fantastic way of seeing some great returns on your bets. Its not just about the number of corners in the match. Bet on individual teams and there’s even a corners handicap option.
Corner betting is possibly suited to those who follow the stats and read the recent form. There are different ways of betting on this market.
Guide to corner betting
Bet Victor are the bookie to choose if you want to bet on corners, especially for the Premier League and Champions League matches.
Corners – over/exact/under Choose if the match will have over 10, under 10 or exactly 10 corners in the match.
Total corners Possibly more difficult but the odds are higher. Bet on the exact number of corners in the match.
Alternative Bet on a set amount stated by Bet365, again Over Under or Exact amounts to win.
First half corners Place your bet on Over / under or an exact amount of corners in within the first 45 minutes of the match.
Asian Handicap Fancy the stronger team to come back from a corners deficit. This is an interesting bet and the returns can be very good.
Corners race Decide which team will hit a certain number of corners first in the match. First team to 3,5,7 and 9 corners.
Multi corners Two attacking sides? One team known for peppering the goal with shots? This is betting over / under a higher number of corners.
William Hill also have a superb corners markets, there’re not up as early for the lower league games as bet365 but still a good option to consider.
William Hill, The home of betting, also have an excellent corners betting market. There are some differences with this bookmaker and as such even more ways to find yourself some great returns on the bets you place. After navigating to the football market, choose the competition and fixture and you’ll see the corners menu.
Total corners odd/even Easy to choose. Simply pick the number of corners whether is an odd or even number.
Corners – double result Two teams. Choose who has the most corners in the first half and who has the most at 90 minutes.
Corners First & Last Bet on which team wins the first corner kick and which team might be finishing strongest and win the last corner kick.
Corners – Times William have a long list of various times of when you can bet on the number of corners either for both teams or in total.
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We think there are some great options with this betting market. It certainly has some varied ways of being able to place bets on it and as such can make the whole experience more fun, exciting and enjoyable. You can easily build up an accumulator with nice some returns. Bet365 and William Hill are as good as the bookies get when it comes to football and the corner betting market. Make sure you take advantage of their welcome bonuses and enjoy placing some free bets.
Other corner betting markets
As mentioned above this is a 3 way bet of under/ exact/ over and you have to call the right one to win the bet – there is no refund element in this bet unlike asian corner markets – read more here.
Total alternative corners
This is where the number of corners varies from the main market and you get more options and a wider range of odds. This can be great for your corner bets as if you’ve identified a game with a high ration of corners you can push the bet higher then the standard market and get much better odds. Here’s an example of a total alternative corners market on bet365.
Corners 2 way
This is a straight bet for over or under corners with the line set with a .5 end like an over/ under goals bet. This is a win or lose bet which again doesn’t have the option for a refund.
1st half corners
First half corners is a win/ lose bet that simple covers the first half of the game. For bigger games there is often a 2nd half corners market too.
Asian corner markets explained
Asian corners are slightly different to the normal corner markets where as the bet is a simple over/under bet at .5 rather than the 3 options like a standard bet. This means the odds are slightly better and its a straight win or lose bet.
Asian handicap corners – This is a straight match bet with a handicap element. In this example Celtic are the stronger team and have a -5.5 handicap, meaning you need them to win by 6 clear corners if you back them, Same goes for the Red Imps if they win the corners bet on the handicap. There is no option for a tie if there is a .5 on the bet as its a straight win or lose bet. In the even of a whole number (rarely seen) of a 5 corner handicap for example then you would get a refund if in a tie.
Asian total corners market – This bet is for the total corners in a match and is again a straight under and over bet. In this example 11 corners would be a loss and 12 corners would be a win. There is no refund element in this asian bet.
First half asian corners – Again this is a straight win or lose bet and covers the number of first half corners. The “corner line” (amount for under over) is set by the book makers at around a number of corners they expect to see.
In play corner markets – All are settled as above.
- Any game that is called off mid game all corner bets will are void
- If a corner has to be retaken it still only counts as 1 corner – e.g. If the ref blows his whistle as the corner is being hit then the player re takes it this only counts as one corner. If the final whistle blows before the ball goes into play then then this does not count – very annoying if you need one more corner!
Most bookies have Asian corner and Asian handicap corner markets but its just a case of how many game you can bet on and then they are priced up.
Want to bet on Asia corners? Check our our Asian corner betting tips guide – here