Guidelines To An Effective Football Match In 2021

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By Jonathan Lewis | 9 FEB 2021

Guidelines To An Effective Football Match In 2021

 Football betting has become quite popular over the last couple of years. Since the game that is enjoyed by hundreds and thousands of fans on a global scale, it is no wonder that this market has been booming. As with any form of betting, it is better to have an understanding of the game as well as the markets to ensure that you do not bet blindly, and as a result, end up losing your money. It could be quite overwhelming if the size and all the betting options of this market are taken into account. It is for this reason that we will be discussing and pointing out a few options for newcomers to the scene.

How Betting Works

First things first, we all know that bookmarkers determine the odds. These odds are what constitute the distribution of the stake and payouts. These are shown as fractions such as 2/1 for example, but sometimes are decimals as in 2.00. This is a simple way to start, as it means that if the odds are 2/1 or even 2.00, that you will win double your bet if you predict the correct results for a specific event. In effect, this works out to £2 for each £1 you bet.

Apart from that, there are different types of football bets. This is why bookmarkers make different odds available for upcoming events and even offer specials during these times. The odds are set on several outcomes, such as the number of goals scored, the winning team, how many corners will be won as well the amount of red or yellow cards. If your bet wins then you will not only receive your winnings, but you also get the amount you staked back as well.

Some of the More Popular Bets

Match bet: This is the simplest of bets in football. Here you choose the team you think will win and simply bet on it. One thing to bear in mind though is that your prediction is only valid and paid out at the end of the 90 minutes that the game lasts, irrespective of the results after penalties or extra time.

Same game multi or bet builder: If this is the bet you want to choose, you need to be aware that you have to be quite knowledgeable about the teams. Here you can bet on many odds simultaneously, such as the number of goals scored, who will win the game and who will win the corners. This option is a good one for those who are seasoned bettors because a lot could happen during a match so knowledge is power.

Player props: Bookmarkers use these bets to improve the odds and in turn to provide players with value. In these bets players can bet on who they think will score a goal at any time during the game or even during the first or second half of the match.

Other Betting Options

 Half and full-time betting are other betting options. Players bet on what the score might be at half-time as well as whether it will be in favour of the home or away team. With this bet, it is good to know which teams start strong and which end off that way.

Another option is double chance. This is when you bet on either the home or away team.  The other option is called to bet on the draw. Other than that, one of the most popular forms of betting is the Accumulator bet, where the winnings can be quite substantial. In this type of bet, players bet on several matches and when they win in the first round, the winnings are transferred to the next match and so forth. This is how players could end up with huge returns on their initial stake.


These are just a few of the options out there for an effective football match in 2021. Many sports bettors are aware of these types of bets and some have learnt how to use them to their advantage. This guide gives you a sneak preview of all the other options available in the market. So explore and find your favourite one.

Guidelines To An Effective Football Match In 2021

Jonathan Lewis is an MFF Staff Writer