Football Betting - Goal Markets

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When it comes to betting on football, there are plenty of markets to choose from. Goal markets are one of the most popular when. These are based on goal-scoring sports such as American football, basketball, hockey, rugby, and of course, football. This article will inform you about the various popular goal-scorer betting markets you can place your bets on, and the positives that accompany betting on those markets.


What are goal-based markets?

Goal markets involve placing bets purely based on the goals in a particular game. This can vary greatly, from betting on a team to score more or fewer times than the opposition, to betting on how many times a certain player will score in a game. These markets tend to be popular, for several reasons such as, competitive odds and betting on something which is not reliant on one team winning or losing. When betting on goal-scorer markets, the overall outcome of any game becomes irrelevant, as you are only betting on the goals that might get scored in a game, not the winner or loser.


Total Goals – Under/Over Bets

Perhaps the most popular goal-scorer market among bettors, this is where you place a bet on the total number of goals that might get scored in a particular game. A bookmaker will provide you a betting line of X number of goals being scored in a game, and you bet on whether the actual goals will be more or less than this number, or Under/Over. For example, you may choose to bet on there being over 2.5 goals in a game.


Both Teams to Score (Yes/No)

You place your bet on whether both teams will end up scoring in a game or not, this fairly simple market is very popular and one which bettors will often put into an accumulator. This is where you might select a handful of games that you think both teams will score in and put them all in one bet. With an accumulator all the selections would need to win for your bet to be classed a winner.


Total Team Goals Under/Over

When placing a bet on this market you are selecting whether one team will score under/over a set amount. As with the total goals market, bookmakers will offer X as the betting line. You will then decide whether you want to bet over or under that amount. This market is very popular is games where there is a heavy favourite. Unlike the total goals market above, this one is reliant on one team scoring the goals and does not consider the total goals scored in the match from both teams.


Correct Score

This market is very simple, you are simply choosing what you believe the correct score will be over the 90 minutes. Whilst it may be simple to bet on, it is an incredibly difficult bet to win given the various possible score lines. This means you will get bigger odds when betting on this market as a reflection of the challenge it is to pick the right score.


BettorMind Advice

Research – As with any market you are betting on, carrying out research is important. You need to understand the rules of the market and what is required for your bet to win. Goal markets are very popular for both new and experienced bettors. If you are having a bet on these markets, it is worth looking back at previous games to get a feel for how a team or player might perform. As with anything, some teams and players have better records against some teams and this information will assist you in making the best decision when you are placing a bet.

Spread the fun – When betting on markets with very short odds as you will find with some of the goals markets, you may want to consider putting bets into a multiple, such as an accumulator. This will increase the odds of your bet, but importantly gives you something to cheer in multiple different games. If you are using low stakes this is a great way of making your bet go further.

Goal market betting is very popular and there are a variety of different options to bet on. If you are new to betting or someone with years of experience, there will likely be a market you enjoy. If you are placing bets, take a look at the information in this article to make sure you understand the markets and BettorMind’s advice on how you can enjoy them responsibly.




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