Betting on soccer matches is a passion many fans of soccer have taken on in recent years. Online sports books make soccer betting more convenient, and work to keep their betting customers informed with the latest lines and news on soccer matches. By using online sports betting services, a soccer bettor will have the ability to bet each match in his favorite soccer league. Whether you enjoy betting the English Premier League, the MLS, or the Bundesliga – you will be able to place bets on your favorite soccer club. International matches are additionally available for action on most online sports books.
When betting on soccer, bettors use the money line method of betting to make their wagers. When using the money line, the amounts are stated in terms of either how much money a bettor stands to win per $100 bet (when the line is positive) or how much money a bettor must put up to win $100 (if the line is negative). Additionally, a bettor can select a specific side to win, or they can bet for a tie. After all, draws are quite common in soccer.
Here is an example soccer line:
DC United -142
Kansas City +350
This line suggests a wager of $142 for DC United to win outright returns $100. Should a capper put money on Kansas City, a $100 bet would return $350 if KC is victorious. In the event a bettor feels a draw is the most likely scenario, a tie bet would pay $230 per $100 gambled if the match ended in a draw.
In addition to betting on the outcome of the actual soccer match, soccer bettors can speculate on the total numbers of goals scored. In the same example match, DC United and Kansas City have an over – under total of 2.5 goals. This means if more than 2.5 goals are scored, the over would come in and pay out over bettors. If however, the game ends with a score line such as 0-0 or 1-0, the under would pay out.
Additionally popular with soccer betting is the ability to make in game proposition bets. A soccer bettor can bet on certain players to score, where they are rewarded with a winning bet and payout if the propped player scores. Additionally, prop bets can often be made on the exact score line of the soccer match.