BETTING GHANA Different types of soccer bet you can place any time 2 months ago Samuel Post Views: 109 The excitement of Qatar 2022 has sent everybody soccer-crazy, even those who do not ordinarily consider themselves big sports fans. What’s more, they have been doing more than just watching. Industry experts predict that $160 billion will be wagered on the tournament. The thing about soccer betting, however, is that you don’t have to wait for a World Cup to come around to give it a try. In fact, fun though it is to get behind your nation with a small wager, World Cup betting is a terrible idea from an odds perspective. Bookmakers set odds based on the probability of the outcome but also on the number of bets placed. So if millions bet on Ghana to win, the odds will inevitably shorten, just to cover the bookmaker’s exposure. As the most popular sport in the world, there is always a football league or tournament going on somewhere. Thanks to the internet, it is possible to follow the action online and to choose from dozens of reliable real money gambling sites to place a bet. But what sort of bet should you place? Here are three of the most popular choices. Moneyline bet This is the most popular type of bet, in which you simply predict which team will win. There are variations on the moneyline, such as the draw no bet. Here, a draw is considered a push, so your bet is returned. The moneyline is fine if you are simply betting on your favourite team as an act of support. But pragmatically, it’s not always a very attractive bet if there is a strong favourite. Backing the underdog almost certainly means you lose, and backing the favourite brings little reward. For example, if you had placed $10 on Portugal in Ghana’s opening World Cup group match, you would only have collected about $3 in winnings. Over / under bet With an over/under, you are not betting on the result but on the number of goals. The bookies give a figure, which in the case of the Ghana / Portugal match, was 2.5. In the event, five goals were scored, as Portugal won 3-2, so those backing “over” would have won even money, subject to a 10 percent commission for the bookmaker. Bookies offer over/unders on other things too, not just goals. For example, you can bet on the number of yellow cards, corners, free kicks and more. Spread betting This type of bet is popular with professional gamblers. Like the over/under, it is a good alternative to the moneyline when one team is stronger than the other. Effectively, the bookmaker places a handicap on the game, such that the two teams are evenly matched. Again, using Ghana vs Portugal as an example, the spread was “Portugal -1.5”. It meant Portugal had a 1.5 goal handicap, so anyone backing Portugal on the spread needed them to win by two goals. A bet on Ghana required them to either win, draw or lose by only one goal. So in this case, backing Ghana on the spread would have resulted in a win. Source: ghanasoccernet.com About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Ghana, Mundial 2022, socers, sports betting Continue Reading Previous Hollywoodbets Announces Bafana Bafana Legend Teko Modise as a Brand AmbassadorNext 10 secrets of successful online football betting More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA SIS, Kiron Interactive in Africa partnership 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Melbet online betting is a stable source of income 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Bookmaker 1xBet denies problems with license and connection with Russia 3 days ago Samuel BETTING TANZANIA Betting firm employs 142 Tanzanian youths 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Betfred SA denies it owes Joburg City Power over R3m in unpaid lights bill 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING TANZANIA Parimatch Tech becomes GR8 Tech 1 week ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Why Ghana Must Widen the Distance Between Sports Betting and Education Centres 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS 1xBet Statement: Curaçao License is Valid and Fully Operational 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING GHANA How to bet on sports responsibly? 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Up To 20 Arsenal Fans Arrested Over Trophy Parade In Uganda 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA 13 players win over N160m via BetKing’s ACCA 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA GFA urged to ban sports betting in Ghana Premier League 2 weeks ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.