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.