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Read our How to bet on Soccer betting guide for a full overview of Soccer betting. We’ll provide our best betting tips, best Soccer events, the most popular Soccer betting markets and the best Australian bookmakers for betting on Soccer.
Continue reading our How to bet on Soccer guide below.
Soccer events to bet on
Read on for an overview of the more popular betting events for Soccer:
Soccer World Cup – The most popular Soccer betting event is the World Cup. It’s played every four years and has a competition for both Men’s or Ladies. The tournament will be next played in Russia, 2018 and Germany are the current Men’s defending champion.
Olympics Soccer – The Olympics is also held in four year cycles and Soccer is one of the most popular sports. The Brazilians won the 2016 event against Germany. The next event will be played in Tokyo, 2020.
A-League – The A-League is Australian’s domestic Soccer competition. The league runs from October to May. Sydney FC won the A-League in 2017.
Confederations Cup – A small tournament played between the eight best International teams from each region of the World. Germany won the tournament in 2017.
English Premier League – The EPL is arguably the most popular, domestic league in the World. It’s played in England and the league runs from August to May. Chelsea are the current champions.
FA Cup – The FA Cup is a knockout Soccer competition played in England. Arsenal defeated Chelsea in the 2017 final.
La Liga – The La Liga has some of the best Soccer players in the world on show. This includes the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s played in Spain and Real Madrid are the current champions. They’ve also won the most La Liga titles (33).
UEFA Champions League – A European club competition played between the top teams in Europe. Real Madrid is again the current champion and they have won a total of 12 titles.
Main Soccer betting markets
In this section, we’ll review the most popular Soccer betting markets available.
Betting on the winner of a Soccer match is a popular option for multi-bets and the underdog. While a draw offers value odds, it would only be recommended for two even teams.
First Goal Scorer
Tipping the first goal scorer in a Soccer match is ideal for betting on in-form strikers. Midfielders will provide better odds but a forward is a better chance of scoring first. Another tip is to look at player’s record against their opponent and find any goal scoring patterns.
The correct score would be the toughest bet to achieve and the odds are significantly increased as a result.
Betting on a team to lead at half time and full time is a great value bet for a massively favoured team. Instead of betting on straight win, the half-time/full-time bet type will provide improved odds.
Soccer Betting on total goals is also a popular betting market. The total goals is set by the bookmaker and the total can either reach over the amount or under. If two teams are attacking sides, the over total goals bet is more recommended. While for more defence oriented teams, the under bet is ideal.
Soccer betting strategies
This section will provide the best Soccer betting strategies.
Form – Looking at the form of a Soccer team is the best Soccer betting strategy. The key is finding any form patterns against the team they’re playing. As well as any player form guides against their opponent.
Venue – The venue of a Soccer match is important for betting as teams have different records at certain venues. If a team has a better record at a venue, they’re ideally a better betting option. In tournaments such as the World Cup and Olympics, the venue isn’t so important unless the home country is in action. They’ll be priced at better odds as they have home field advantage.
Home Field Advantage – In general, the home team is more favoured in a Soccer match as they have the home crowd on their side. This is especially true in the Olympics as we witnessed in 2016. Brazil had never won the Olympics Gold medal but they were the home country in 2016 and they won the final as a result.
Team selections – Most Soccer teams will rotate heavily during a league competition and International friendly matches. As a result, this can impact the soccer betting markets.
Injuries – Injuries is another key betting strategy for Soccer. A team that is missing key players due to injury will be less likely to win.
Weather – The impact of weather on a Soccer match will mainly affect the total goals betting market. In the event of rain or snow, goal scoring will be tougher and the under goals is the best bet.
Best Soccer betting sites
The following section will provide our review of the best Soccer betting sites in Australia.
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William Hill – BuildABet is available on Soccer matches and the feature allows their customers to create betting markets. For example, they currently have a list of custom bets for the EPL 2017/2018 season. They also have an easy to use live betting / streaming option for Soccer matches. In addition, William Hill has Soccer betting markets for all competitions around the world.
Ladbrokes – We recommend betting with Ladbrokes on Soccer for a couple of reasons. The first is betting products, they provide a player bets product which allows customers to create custom bets for Soccer players. They also have a simple multi-creator, called “Perfect Round” and each match can be added into a multi on the same screen. During the EPL and A-League season, they’ll provide the best price boosts and promotions. If you’re a fan of betting on EPL in Australia, Ladbrokes is the best option. But overall, their Soccer betting products are the best in Australia.
Bet365 – Bet365 is the best option for watching live International Soccer matches. They have the best range of live streaming matches and they have a huge range of future markets. For example, they live streamed The CONCACF Gold Cup in 2017 and other Bookmakers didn’t have the option.