Soccer is the most watched and most bet on game in the world. If you are an avid soccer fan or just keen to make a great bet, soccer is a great starting point for you. Below, we will cover what you need to know before making your winning bets.


Soccer or more commonly referred to as football is and has for a long time been the most popular sport in the world. It would be ideal if you are currently a fan or just a viewer, as a deep understanding of the game will be necessary to make winning predictions.


When starting to bet on soccer, It’s important to get to know the bets that are available to you. Below is highlighted the most frequently used types of bets in soccer betting.

  • Moneyline – Moneyline, often referred to as “to win”, is the easiest and most used bet in soccer betting. Moneyline is simple, you place a wager on which team you think will win the match. Odds will play an important role in moneyline bets, be sure to have a good odds guide on hand for the different available formats.
  • Over/Under – Over/Under is a great alternative to moneyline if you aren’t certain of a match winner. In over/under, the sportsbook will place a set number of points they believe will be scored in the match. You will then place a wager predicting if the total point scored will be over or under the amount set by the sportsbook.
  • Point Spread – Point spread is similar to a moneyline bet in that you will be predicting the winner of a match, but with an inbuilt handicap. The underdog team will be given the advantage from the start, with the favourite having a negative point spread. Even if the favourite team wins the match, they will need to win by a predetermined margin to win the bet. Point spread can be slightly more advanced, so let’s look at an example.

Manchester City -2.5 vs Chelsea

In this case, Manchester City would need to win the game by 3 points or more to secure a betting victory.

  • Correct score – This is where the bigger risks come into play. Correct score betting would have you predict the exact score of the game in question. The odds of getting it perfectly right can be slim, but the potential payoff is impressive to say the least. This would work great as a secondary bet on a match you feel confident in.

What To Know

In all sports betting, research will be your biggest tool to make money. Be sure to gather as much information you can on location, teams, and individual players. The quality of the research you do and how you implement it into a bet will be the biggest deciding factor in your betting career. Another important factor you will need to take into consideration is the value of the bets available to you. A winning bet can mean very little without good value.