A Rookie’s Guide to Online Football Betting In The UK

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Betting on the footy has been around almost as long as the titular sport itself, with people enjoying the past time of placing bets on their favourite teams. In more recent years though, online betting has become the number one way for punters to bet on their favourite teams.

So, to help you enjoy this exciting and thrilling hobby, we’ve created a guide for beginners to help them get started with online betting on football in the UK – we’ve even thrown in a few tips for good measure.

How online betting works

When it comes to betting on the footy, there are different types of bets you can place on any single game. The most basic bet you can make is just one of 3 different types of bet – team A winning, Team B winning or a draw between the teams. Each of these different outcomes has a value that is attached to the odds of that outcome happening, which determines the payout if that result should happen. Betting on multiple different matches will increase the odds, thus increasing your payout if you win.

Other than that there are many other markets you can find for football. You can bet on different things happening in the game also known as ‘in-game’- such as the next team to score, how many corners there will be in a game, how many red or yellow cards and more.

Then you can also place bets on events that happen outside of a single game, such as who’s going to end up at the top of a certain league, which player is going to have the most goals for the season and even who the next manager for a team will be!

If you manage to win, your winnings will be added to your betting account, ready for you to use to place another bet or withdraw to your bank account/e-wallet of choice.

Picking a betting site

The first thing you need to do if you’re looking to start betting on sports is to pick a betting site to place your bets on. If you’re playing in the UK, you’re going to have an abundance of places to play at.

If it’s your first time placing a bet online then you should do some research and figure out what the best signing up bonus is for you. Using this bonus will help you make the most out of any deposit you make, giving you the chance to place more bets than usual and then if you don’t win on these bets using the bonus money, you haven’t actually lost any of your own money.

Getting value from your bets

One thing you should always remember is the simple fact that no matter the odds, there is never a ‘sure thing’ when it comes to football. Whilst you can know a certain team like the back of your hand, have hours of research on the game in question and think you’re onto something the bookies don’t know – there’s always room for a shocking result.

Knowing this, you should always geek up and get as much knowledge about any bet you’re going to place – the information you glean from this research may lead you to a better bet!

If you haven’t got as much experience with placing bets then you would be better sticking with some of the simpler bets – such as a bet on the overall result of the match or who’s going to score a goal. These styles of bets are usually less risky but will come with worse odds in terms of winnings.

Only make bets in markets that you’re knowledgeable about and on the different teams or leagues that you know. If you start placing random bets on leagues you don’t know or taking punts on teams you’ve never heard of, you’re risking wasting your money.

Many of the sites that have sports betting will also come with a whole host of information and stats about the teams that are playing and even the players themselves. You can use these stats and figures to help you make decisions about what bets you could make and also help you with some of the trickier and more in-depth markets.

An example of this would be if you’re a fan of the Premier League and watch the games every single week. You’re going to have much more knowledge on any markets involved in that league than say the Bundesliga. It would be wiser to use the stats available combined with your known knowledge of the league to make an informed bet.

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