Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Getting the Best Odds on Soccer Betting Markets


There are many ways to bet on a football match. Increased competition and the ability to lay bets on Betfair have made it possible to take the same bet at different prices depending on the market.

The most obvious one is the -0.5 Asian Handicap (AH) and the straight win on the 1X2 market. You are betting on exactly the same thing if you take these bets. As the margin is lower on the AH, its almost always best to take the AH. It baffles me why some bookmakers put the bets adjacent on a coupon with different prices.

A draw no bet is the same as an AH of +0. Again, the AH is usually the best. However, if one team is highly backed on the AH the odds may drop and betting on the draw no bet is better value.

Unders/ overs, goal line and total goals are sometimes the same. There's one bookmaker I know that offers all three of these on the same coupon but sometimes at different prices. I've seen 3 or more goals on the total goals market priced better than the overs on a goal line of 2.5. They are exactly the same bet.

An X2 double chance is the same as laying the home win on Betfair. As Betfair operates with a margin of 2.5% (5% commission but you will on average lose half), its going to always be better to lay the bet on Betfair than taking the bet on X2. Some double chance bets are the same as the AH. Take the best odds.

A +1 European Handicap is exactly the same as a +0.5 Asian Handicap, which is exactly the same as laying the team on the 1X2 market. I've seen times when European Handicap has offered the best value. As this market is the smallest, the prices don't move if a bookie gets in wrong. I once found an arbitrage that paid 10% using a European Handicap. The price didn't move at all because not many people bet on it.

No first goal scorer is almost the same as 0-0. NFGS is slightly better as own goals do not count. It doesn't happen often but as these markets pay the same odds, its best to go with the NFGS bet. Djimi Traore scored an own goal when Liverpool played Burnley in the 2004/2005 FA Cup. Liverpool lost the game 1-0. PSV scored an own goal and lost 1-0 to Arsenal in the Champions league the same season. Its rare but it does happen.

I could go on but I expect you to get the message now. Next time you are placing a bet on a soccer match it could pay to just check the odds on other markets.

Ben writes football (soccer) betting tips for http://www.klsbetting.com - visit for hints and picks on football betting.


MORE RESOURCES:

Newsmax

CNN: Trump Angered That Jeb Opposed Casino Gambling as Fla. Gov.
Newsmax
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a fundraiser for a man who is now a rival, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in 1998, but he didn't get his hoped-for easing of restrictions on casino gambling once Bush was elected, CNN reports. In addition ...
Jeb Bush: The man who killed Trump's casino dreamsCNN International

all 3,363 news articles »


WDRB

POV | One more shot at casino gambling
WDRB
Last week, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo -- who seemed to have lost his fire for the issue during the last legislative session -- vowed to again make legalizing casino gambling his top priority next year. And this time, he thinks he may finally ...



Reporter Newspapers

Commentary: residents talk about legalizing casino gambling
Reporter Newspapers
Commentary: residents talk about legalizing casino gambling. Reporter Newspapers staff asked residents in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs: There's a proposal to legalize casino gambling in Georgia. Would you support or oppose a ...



UNDEAD Casino gambling bill to rise again next year
Paducah Sun
We're talking about casino gambling bills in the Kentucky Legislature. It's only September. The next legislative session doesn't convene until early next year. But already Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg says he will yet again file ...



Chicago Tribune

Lake Station Mayor Accused Of Taking Money To Cover Casino Gambling Debt
WBIW.com
(HAMMOND) - A northwestern Indiana mayor is set to go to trial over allegations he and his wife took more than $20,000 from his campaign account in order to cover casino gambling losses. Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife Deborah ...
Indiana mayor, wife going on trial in federal courtWISH-TV

all 19 news articles »


Atlanta Journal Constitution

First meetings set to study legalized casino gambling in Georgia
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Efforts to legalize casino gambling will get a closer look in September, when state lawmakers will meet for the first time since MGM Resorts International went public with its push to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Georgia. A legislative study ...

and more »


Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Casino gambling still a poor bet for Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
It's amazing how flexible moral principles can become once Big Money begins to wield its influence. Case in point: The debate over casino gambling in Georgia. For years, the idea of casino gambling has been a complete non-starter in this state. Georgia ...
Tom Crawford: Step right up and place your betsSavannah Morning News

all 2 news articles »


CBS Local

Has the bet on casino gambling in Baltimore been a bust?
Washington Post
There were great expectations for Horseshoe Casino when it opened in Baltimore last August. Crowds surged, music blasted, festivity reigned. Big-dollar optimism was in full force as well, as casino industry consultants hired by the state predicted ...
Maryland Casinos Have Nearly $100-Million JulyCardPlayer.com

all 6 news articles »


WCPO

House Speaker Stumbo wants voters to allow casino gambling in Kentucky
WCPO
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky might take another roll of the dice when it comes to legalized casino gaming. House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, wants the state to cash in on billions of gambling dollars leaving the state, so he's planning to file a ...
Prospects For Expanded Gambling Unclear As Candidates Weigh In89.3 WFPL
Opposing gambling views in Ky governor's raceWHAS 11.com (subscription)
House Speaker to Propose Expanded Gambling Legislation, Casinos in KentuckyKentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

all 23 news articles »


World Casino Directory

Georgia State brings meetings to discuss legalizing casino gambling
World Casino Directory
The state of Georgia is looking into legalizing casino gambling, with meetings set for September to discuss the subject. State lawmakers will be meeting for the very first time to discuss casino gaming after MGM Resorts International announced publicly ...
Georgia Casino Exploratory Meeting Scheduled for SeptemberFlushdraw
Georgia State Government to Launch Casino StudyPoker News Daily

all 5 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.