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Sports Betting Options Explained : All you need to know about betting terms.

Betting on sports certainly goes beyond just predicting the winner or loser of a particular event. A lot more options are available to punters, therefore, understanding the meaning of these different betting options is a must if you want to succeed at betting on football, basketball, tennis and more.

In this article you will learn the meaning of betting options provided by CediBet and other bookmakers . Here we go.

Match Results

This betting option, also known as 1X2 is arguably the most popular option available. There are three possible outcomes for this option namely Home team to win (1), Away team to win (2) and Draw(X).

Double Chance

With this option, you can choose two of the three possible outcomes of a match. That is,

  • Home team to Win or Draw (1X): Bet wins if the home team wins or the match ends in a draw
  • Away team to Win or Draw (2x): Bet wins if the away team wins or the match ends in a draw
  • Home or Away (12): Bet wins if the home team or the away teams wins. The bet is lost when a draw occurs.

Draw no Bet

This bet type has only two outcomes, either a win for the home team or the away team thus eliminating the possibility of a draw. You will receive your stake amount back if the match ends in a draw.

Total Goals- Under and Over

The Under/Over option allows you to bet on the total number of goals to be scored in the match and the bet will win only if the number of goals scored in the match is less or more than a set common limit.

So, for an example if the set limit selected is Under 2.5 or Over 2.5, the bet will win only if the total goals is less than three or more than three respectively.

Home/Away Total goals- Under and Over

Instead of betting on the total number of goals to be scored by both teams, you can decide to bet on the total goals scored by either the home or away team.

So, for an example if the set limit selected is Under 1.5 or Over 1.5 for the home side, the bet will win only if the home team scores less than two goals or more than two goals respectively.

Both teams to score

This betting option has two possible outcomes, Yes or No. Yes, occurs if and only if both competing teams score a goal in the match whiles No occurs if both teams fail to score a goal or only one team scores a goal.

Half Time/ Full Time

A half time/full time (HT/FT) bet option only wins if you can correctly predict the outcome of both the first half and full time of the match. The options to choose from are Home/Home, Draw/Home, Home/Draw, Draw/Draw, Home/Away, Away/Home, Away/Draw, Draw-Away, Away/Away.

Asian Handicap

Handicap basically means one team has been given a virtual lead over the other. Thus, the possible outcomes of the match are reduced from three to two eliminating a draw as an option. The minus (-) symbol is assigned to a team with the handicap disadvantage whiles the plus (+) symbol is allocated to the team with the advantage.

So, for example if you chose a handicap of -1, it means the match starts at a 1:0 score line hence the disadvantaged team i.e., the team you selected must score two or more goals before the bet is won.

Total Goals Odd/Even

With this sports betting option, the bet wins if either the total number of goals scored in the match is an odd number or an even number.

Total Goals (Exact)

To win with this option, you must successfully predict the exact number of goals to be scored in the match by both teams.

Correct Score

You must successfully predict the precise score line of the match at fulltime or halftime.

To win to nil

In to win to nil betting, the team you are betting on must win the game in addition to keeping a clean sheet. Hence if the opponent scores a goal, the bet is lost.

First team/Last team to score

As the name suggests, the bet is won if you successfully predict either the first team or the last team to score a goal in the match.

Scorers

This betting option involves predicting the player that will score a goal. There are quite several markets available for this sports betting option including.

  • Anytime scorer: The player you are betting on must score at any time in the match
  • First Goalscorer: The player you are betting on must score the first goal of the match
  • Last Goalscorer: Your selected player must score the last goal of the match
  • Player to score 2 or More: As the name implies, selected player must score 2 or more goals in regulation time. The same applies to Player to score 3 or more.
  • Anytime Goalscorer Double Chance: You have options to select two players, if any of the selected players score the bet wins
  • Anytime Goalscorer Three Players to Score: For the bet to win you must select 3 players and all three selected players have to score in the match
  • Own Goal: Your selected player must score an own goal within regulation time

Corners

Betting on corners is quickly becoming a favorite for many football betting punters. There are many corner betting markets to pick from including.

  • Corners: Results- This has three outcomes, the home team to get the most corners, the away team to get the most corners or both teams to get the same number of corners
  • Corners: Double Chance- You can use two of the possible outcomes above
  • Corners: Handicap- A team is given a virtual lead regarding the number of corners at the end of the match. A handicap of +1 means 1 corner is added to the number of corners at full time.
  • Corners: Total- You must predict the total number of corners at the end of the match. The Bookmaker often provides the opportunity to bet under or over a set line.
  • Half with most corners- Choose which half will have the most corners or whether both halves will have the same number of corners

Yellow/Red Cards

This betting option allows you to bet on the number of yellow/red cards that will be given in the match, the team that will get the most yellow/red cards, how many yellow/red cards the home or away team will get, and the team that will get the first or last yellow/red card.

Penalties

A very interesting one. You can bet on if a penalty will be given in match and whether a team will score or miss a penalty.

Throw-ins

Bookmakers offer the chance to bet on the number of throw-ins that will occur in match, which team will get the most throw-ins and the team that will get the first or last throw-in of the match.

First Minute/ First 10 Mins/ First 15 Mins/ First 30mins

You can bet on markets such as goal scored, corners, yellow cards, free kick, goal kick, throw-ins, that will occur in the first minute, first 10 mins, first 15 mins or first 30 mins of a game.

Winner in Extra Time

This option is only applicable in football matches that requires extra time after a regulation time stalemate. Bet wins if the selected team wins after extra time.

Winner by Penalties

This is also a football betting option. You win if the team selected wins a football match by penalties.

All these betting options stated are available on CediBet.com, Ghana’s biggest home-grown online betting company offering sports betting, virtual games and casino