All matches, typically offered by online and bricks and mortar bookmakers. They will normally display all the football matches that are available for somebody to bet on at a point in time, in all the various leagues across the world, as well as the starting prices for a variety of bets.
These odds may include common types of bet such as predicting the outcome of the match (win, lose, or draw), the correct match score, either at half-time or full-time, or the total number of goals that will be scored in a game (often packaged as over or under 2.5 goals).
More exotic bets are also available such as accumulators (or parlay bets), predictions for the first goal scorer, or wagers on the number of cards, yellow and red, that a referee will issue in the course of a match.
Those who want to bet on All Matches in football have the chance to either bet pre-match, or in-play. Enabled by the advent and development of the internet, with in-play betting you are gambling on games whilst they are still in progress. In other words, Online Football Matches.
With pre-match betting, whilst odds may change in the days, hours, or even minutes before a match starts, once the game kicks off, they will not change. However, with in-play betting where online football matches are being watched and gambled on as they happen, odds can change by the minute. This means that you can change your betting strategy as events unfold – for example, if one team takes a shock lead, or there is a sudden injury to a key player.
To be successful in live betting, you need to be quick and decisive, ready to react to developments at a moment’s notice, and prepared to shift your strategy at will. This is always why you need to be able to watch events live and have a fast internet connection. Trying to follow an online football match remotely, or with a dodgy stream, will put you at an immediate disadvantage compared to all the other online punters because the odds you will be seeing will be out of date.