Football Betting

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What is football betting?

Football betting is absolutely massive in the UK, it is the biggest form of sports betting available and offers punters plenty of different options to return profit from their football bets. Throughout the previous decade, online football betting has become so popular, with hundreds of thousands of football fans now looking to place their bets via their mobile phones or laptops both before and during football matches. You can bet on a variety of different markets when it comes to football betting - from goalscorers to correct score markets, it is all available at the touch of a button to make it quick and easy for the individual punter.

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How to bet on football

There are a number of different ways to bet on football. The most conventional being pre-match bets on which team will win a certain fixture. For instance, if Manchester City were playing Norwich, betting on Manchester City to win the match BEFORE the game would be an extremely popular bet as they would be heavy favourites. This would return small profit but you could work up your winnings and take it slowly to gain an advantage over a sustained period of time.

If you fancied a bit more of a long shot bet, you could back Norwich to defeat Manchester City, and if they did your bet would return much bigger profit, though the chances of them winning would be much slimmer so it is a bigger risk.

Football accumulators are the most popular among pundits, where in by you would select four or more teams in a single bet to try and win a healthy profit from a lower stake, E.G. selecting six different teams all to win and placing a £5 stake on it will more than likely always return over £50, which is why these types of bets are so popular.

You can also place a mixture of different outcomes in accumulator bets, including both teams to score (BTTS), over/under 2.5 goals and half-time/full-time markets. These types of ‘mixed accumulators’ are a good way of utilising multiple different markets to earn profit and they are also a good way of keeping things fresh and spicing up the sometimes mundane types of standard football accumulators.

Request-a-bets have become extremely popular among football bettors in recent years, with Sky Bet offering punters the chance to effectively build their own tailor-made bets. For instance, if Liverpool were playing Arsenal, you could request that Roberto Firmino scores anytime, BTTS, over 2.5 goals and Granit Xhaka to be carded, all in one single bet. Because there are four different things that have to land for this football bet to win, the returns will be quite high, which obviously appeals to the punter.

Season outright bets are a fun way of tracking one bet throughout an entire season. These football bets would include backing several different outcomes, where the result of the bet is not determined until right at the very end of the campaign. For example, a season outright for the forthcoming campaign COULD include: Manchester City to win the Premier League, West Brom to win the Championship, PSG to win Ligue 1, Real Madrid to win La Liga and Juventus to win the Champions League, all in one single accumulator bet. Because so many different factors could effect this bet throughout the duration of the whole season, the returns of these bets will always be extremely high, even off a lower stake. For that particular bet, you would probably see a return of over one thousand pounds off of a £5 stake due to its complexity.

How you can get involved with football betting on a bookmaker’s website

It is really easy to locate different types of bets on bookmakers websites. Whichever football betting app you are using at any time, will be specifically tailored for the punter to find their desired markets with ease. For instance, SkyBet has all of their different markets in an easy to locate list below the word ‘Accumulators’ on site, which makes it effortless for the user to find and then proceed to place a bet.

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The football markets available one Sky Bet's website

As you can see from the photo, there are so many different markets to bet on when it comes to football betting in the UK. You can easily combine these markets to create larger accumulators, or alternatively, you can just place single bets on them. Whatever your preference, rest assured that you will be able to find them with ease on online football betting websites.

If you have placed a bet and during a match, your selection(s) are currently winning, but the match still has, say, 20 minutes left to play, most bookmakers will offer you a ‘cash-out’ option. This will involve the online football betting app making you an offer of profit (more than your stake), but not the full return amount. With 20 minutes still on the clock, plenty can happen in the remainder of the match to ruin your bet, so taking the cash-out option could be a shrewd move, though if you were to take it and your team were to hold on, you would miss out on receiving the full payout from your bet as you had already taken the lower offer from the bookmaker to avoid making a loss.

Finding tips to follow while football betting

When betting on football in the UK, it is important to completely understand exactly what you are betting on. That is why there are a whole array of betting tips, football betting predictions and football betting previews available online to help guide you on what is the best thing to back with your money. We post daily football bets on our website, with each selection backed up with a reason so that our readers understand fully why we have picked those respective selections. We update seven pages worth of bets each and every day, covering different markets including Accumulator betting, both teams to score, over 2.5 goals, anytime goalscorers and more.

We also write match betting predictions for almost every top-flight match, so that you have a clear understanding on teams’ recent form, how they have performed recently and what we think their chances will be in that particular tie based on statistics. Of course, in football nothing is certain and anything can happen, but with our match predictions complete with plenty of useful information, it is a great way to grab an insight into how to bet on football in the UK.

Football betting apps

Every online football betting website will have its own app for pundits to use with ease. These apps will be optimised versions of the main website and will ensure that you will be able to navigate effortlessly through the different stages of the site and find your desired markets with complete ease. These are free football betting apps and will cost nothing to use. These free football betting apps also enable you to track how your bet is progressing throughout the respective matches you have bet on. For example, if all of your selections are winning, the free football betting app provided by the football betting website will show you the current score and whether or not it is good or bad for your chosen selection - these are often highlighted in either green (winning) or red (losing) to make things even easier for the punter.

We have our very own app named Footy Accumulators Betting Hub, which enables you to record each of your chosen selections and follow its progression throughout a football match. This makes tracking how your football bet is doing so much easier and less complex, in turn freeing up more time for you to get on with other daily activities.

Looking for football betting predictions?

As previously touched on, we write up betting predictions from Europe’s top leagues to keep you up to date with all the latest form tables, statistics and trends, which in turn will hopefully help to make you profit from your chosen bets. In our football betting predictions we analyse player injuries, previous results and an array of other pieces of information which would aid your betting selections.

It is not just Premier League matches we cover, though, we also write football betting predictions for the Championship, League One, League Two, La Liga, Bundesliga and the SPL. In each of our football betting predictions, we will provide between 2-3 tips on what we would suggest you back for that specific fixture, based entirely off of the hard facts. We are not here to mislead anyone, our aim is to solely inform and help win you money, there is NO guarantee that our tips will come in, though we do try our upmost to get them as accurate as possible.

All of our betting predictions and football tips are free football betting advice, there is no charge to read any of them, at any time and we try and explain how to bet on football as clearly as possible.

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