Betting Guide

Football Betting Guide

Football is the most popular sport in the world and has many betting options and markets. In order to make it easier for users we always choose some of the most popular types of bets. This guide gives you the exact meaning of the most common football bets on which we based our predictions.


The three-way result or 1X2

1X2 is a common sports betting term where the selections are:

  • 1 indicating the first team listed (usually home team) to win
  • X indicating Draw (tie)
  • 2 indicating the second team listed (usually away team) to win


Asian Handicap

The Asian handicap is one of the most common handicapped markets, especially for football. It works similarly to the examples we have listed above but instead it allows for only two results (win or loss) rather than three (win, lose or draw).  With this form of betting, you can: win more bets because there are only two potential results, place bets in a way that gets your stake back or get better value.

Asian Handicap Examples


Asian totals (Goals  betting)

In this type of betting, you can also predict the total number of goals that will be scored in a football match.

For example, if you bet under 2.5 on a certain football match, you will win if it finishes with a maximum of 2 goals or less that is 0-0,1-0 and so on. Betting over 2.5 will mean that you win when the match finishes with 3 goals or more that is 2-1, 3-0 and so on. The most popular and probably more profitable is betting on the 2.5 range. Also, there is a quarter goal handicap (O/U 2.75 or O/U 3.25) in which you receive 50% of your stake back if you ‘half lose’ or receive 50% of your winnings if you ‘half win’.