When it comes to betting on football, goal-goal bets are the most common and also offer the highest winning odds. Although goal-goal bets are not guaranteed in every game, they do tend to happen more often. Using the goal-scoring tendencies of teams will help you determine which games are more likely to feature a goal. This information can help you identify a game with higher goal-scoring tendencies and then place your bet accordingly.
Although betting on high prices is not as obvious as placing your bets on low prices, most bettors consider odds between 1.40 and 2.00 (1/1) to be in the middle of the odds scale. Odds above 2.00 (1/1) are considered high, as the implied probability of the outcome is 50%. It is advisable to bet on high prices only when you have enough knowledge about the team. In addition, the odds that are too high can lead to huge losses.
Another type of football betting is spread betting. In this type of betting, one team is given points while the other team loses. The spread is also known as the handicap and represents the number of points that the team is expected to win. As a general rule, a team with a negative spread is considered the favorite, while one with a positive spread is considered the underdog. For instance, a team with a -3.5 spread must win by four points to cover the spread, while one with a +3.5 spread can lose by three points.