The Most Popular Football Bet Types to Try Next


Looking for a great headstart on how to make a successful first football bet? We’ve got you covered. Betting on football has long been all the rage among the bettors. It’s one of the best ways to satisfy your craving for the thrill and excitement of the games. If done correctly, it’s also a decent way of ending up with real money wins.

To make your gaming adventure even more memorable and upgrade your betting game, you’ll need to master some of the most popular types of football bets to place next.


If you’re looking to try an accumulator bet or Acca, your first bet should probably be on the favorite to win the game. Since it’s the favorites that win most of the time, they generally outperform in accumulator bets. The accumulators are made of multiple selections. Among the things we love about the accumulators is that they multiply the odds for each betting selection in a single stake. The bigger is the number of selections, the larger the potential return.

Proposition Bets

If you have more than one bet on the match’s outcome, and the money is simply not enough to take the match straight, consider a prop bet. This type of bet means you will need to pick a side before the match has even started. Meaning your bet is not dependent on the outcome; it’s rather made around a certain occurrence or non-occurrence.

First Goalscorer

The first goalscorer is perhaps the most known football bet type as the prediction involves your favorite scorer. The essence is simple—just do some research and back the player that is most likely to score the first stunner of the game. You will lose if no one or anyone else opens the score of the game.

Some online betting platforms offer promos and free first goalscorer predictions on games. You can always find the right promo and try your skills without losing your money.

Correct Score

If you have all the skills for accurate football predictions, you can go for correct score bets. Unlike prop bets, this one directly refers to the outcome of the game. You’ll need to predict the exact score of the game to win the cash. There are usually restrictions on how many goals you can predict for the team to score.

Under 2.5 Goals

Another super-easy, no-brainer bet type is under 2.5 goals bet. Your under 2.5 goal bet wins if there are less than(under) 2.5 goals in the match. You get the money if the match you’re betting finishes with no goals or manage to have just two.

Both Teams to Score

BTTS is another simple yet popular football betting market. As the name implies, the bet refers to a situation when both the home and the away teams score goals. There’s also another variation of BTTS bets; in case of a negative outcome of the game, you can bet that no team will score a goal.

What makes a bet easy is that the game results don’t make any difference as long as you have goals from both teams. It’s a less specific and yet profitable way of betting on your favorite game.


Half-Time/Full-Time bets are categorized as accumulator or double betting as they require more than one outcome to win. You bet on the team leading the game at half-time and the team that will do the same at full time. You can have the following three outcomes: The home team is leading, the away team is leading, or there will be a draw.

Draw No Bet

This one is for the games that are bound to have a winning team. It excludes the possibility of a draw and allows you to wager on the win of either team. This is also a good way to play safely. If the match ends in a draw, you’ll get back your stake. However, you will lose if the team you backed lost.

There are a wealth of other notions in football betting. These are just the most popular ones that will help you get started and feel more confident in the market. If you already have a viable betting idea for the next game, head to the online betting platform that’s best for you to try your skills and luck.


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