Football betting markets

In the main leagues theres now over 200 football betting markets on offer but what are they all and where’s the value? We give you a detailed guide of these markets and where to bet on them so you can find the markets that you like. Here at we’re big fans of the half time markets and the asian handicap markets, plus a bit of both teams to score! You’ll find every thing you need to know through out football betting markets explained guides below!

Football betting markets guide

Outright markets – The main stay of the betting markets, who will win a match and other out right markets.

1 X 2  The most popular and simplest of football bets; Choose either the home team to win (1), a draw come the final whistle (X), or the away team to win (2).

Draw no bet  Bet on either team to win and if the game ends in a draw you get your stake back.

Double Chance  With just one bet, cover 2 out of the three possibilities. Home team and draw or Away team and draw. Giving you a better chance of seeing a return.

To Qualify  A great bet for tournament football. Choose which teams will progress through to future rounds and go all the way to win.

Paddy Power have also got an excellent football betting market. They have some fantastic ways of betting on the beautiful game and some great offers to match. Paddy Power offer new customers £30 in free bets just for registering a new account with them.

Paddy Power football outright markets

You can find the football markets through the quick links menu. Once inside the many different options and selections on the Paddy Power outright football markets are there for you to choose from. Below is a selection of these markets;

Cards  Bet on the time of the first booking, choose how many cards will be shown or wager on a red card to be shown.

To come from behind  Place your bets on the teams who finish strongest. A great bet for cup games.

To lead  Bet on selected minutes during the game when you think a team will be leading.

Penalties  Select which teams are likely to be awarded a penalty, or who might miss from the spot. You can also bet on who will qualify from a shootout.

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Of course there are many more options to bet on in football outright markets. You can create some fantastic accumulators and see some great returns on your bets. They also make betting and watching football all the more exciting and enjoyable.

Goal scorer betting markets guide

Goal scorer – first  Choose your player who you think will open up the scoring in any particular match.

Goal scorer – last  Bet on who will score the last goal of the game. Maybe a super sub has just come on or your star striker has returned from injury.

Goal scorer – anytime  The odds might not be as high, however you can pick a player to find the net during any part of the match.

Goal scorer Each way  Get 1/3 the odds for your goal scorer finding the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th goal.

Multi scorers  Bet on a player to find the back of the net more than once.

Scorecast betting guide

Scorecast  Choose the player you think will score first and then choose what you think the result will.

Anytime scorecast  Bet on a player to score at anytime and then select the full time score

1st half scorecast  Choose the player to score first and the result come the half time whistle.

Wincast  Bet on the first goalscorer and bet on the winning team.

Timecast  Choose the first scorer. Choose the time the first goal will be scored.

William Hill are a good place for your bets if you don’t like bet365. The self styled “home of betting” covers over 246 different markets on Europe’s top competitions.

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William Hill also have a scorecast betting option. It is very easy to get to. Find the football menu and choose your team or fixture. Move down the page to find Score/wincasts. There will be a long list of scores and you are then able to pick the player to bet on.

Scorecast betting explained

Score/win cast  Choose the result. Pick the player to score first, anytime or last and then Place your bet.

Draw  Pick a player to score first, last or anytime and the match to end in a draw. For higher odds choose the number of goals.

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There are some high odds to be had on this market. Its a great way to bet on the game especially if you’re watching the match live. In our opinion Bet365 and William Hill are the best option when it comes to this type of bet and both of their live streaming capabilities are another great way to enjoy it.