Understanding the betting markets

Training: Beginner

With loads of markets available, it can be tricky at first to ensure you're betting on the right thing. Learn what they mean below!

Match Odds

This is betting on the team to win the match. If it's a cup competition, then this won't include any extra-time or penalties.

For example, if you back 'Chelsea' in the match odds market and they win 2-1 in 90 minutes then your bet will win.

Sometimes shown as: Match Result, Match Betting, 1x2

Correct Score

This is betting on the correct score of the match - e.g. 2-1 to Chelsea, or 2-1 to the home team. If you're betting on the away team to win 2-1 then this will often be shown as 1-2.

Sometimes shown as: Exact Score, Final Score

Over / Under

The over/under market is to do with the total number of goals in the game - specifically, whether it's over or under a particular amount.

For example, if you placed a bet for over 2.5 goals and the matched finished 1-1, then that would lose as there were only 2 goals in the match.

On the Oddsmatcher you will see this as Over/Under 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5

Sometimes shown as: O/U, Total Goals

HT / FT

This is betting on the result of the match at Half-Time and the result at Full-Time. For the bet to win, both predictions must be correct.

For example, if you bet on "Draw/Away" then the game must be a draw at half-time and then the away team must win by full-time.

Sometimes shown as: Half Time/Full Time

Half Time

This is betting on the result of the match at half-time.

Sometimes shown as: Half Time Result

First Goalscorer

This is betting on who the first goalscorer is.

If there are no goals in the match, or the first goal is an own goal, then this will settle as a losing bet.



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