Types of sports betting

Explanation of the different types of sports betting

In general you will find between 40 and 70 types of sports bets available in the days before a match and a maximum choice from 24 hours before the match. So we review the main types of bets available on online betting sites for bets made in pre-match or live.

Single bet or 1-X-2

When you place single bets, you are betting on a single probability of a possible outcome, on a single match. Often represented as 1/X/2, in single betting 1 means home win, X means draw and 2 means away win.

► Example: England-FranceFeelingbet offers the following ratings; 1= 3.10 / X= 3.25 / 2= 2.45

I think France will win, so I place my single bet for a French victory (2 = 2.45)

Double Chance Bet

The double chance bet allows you to bet on two probabilities of result at the same time (1X, 2X, 12). There are 3 possibilities: home win and draw, draw and away win or home and away win.

► Example: I place the 2X double chance bet on the England-France match→ For your ticket to be validated, France must win away or draw. If you choose the 1/X bet, you will win your bet if England draws or wins at home.

Bet Over/Under x goals

The Over/Under bet allows you to bet on the total number of goals scored in a match. There are usually 3 possibilities: +/- 1.5 goals, +/- 2.5 goals, +/- 3.5 goals. The most popular is usually +/- 2.5 goals because the odds are often at interesting levels between 1.5 and 2.20 and you have a 1 in 2 chance of winning, which is 50%, which is very high in sports betting.

► ExampleI place the bet Plus de/Minus de on the match England-France thinking that in this game a flood of goals will be scored (more than 2.5 goals) → If there are 3 or more goals you win your bet..

Winner's Spread Bet

The Winner's Spread bet (otherwise known as Handicap), which is very popular especially in Asia, allows you to bet on the favorites or the underdogs with higher odds. In spread betting, a team starts with an advantage (for the underdogs) or a handicap (for the favorites) of goals before the match. You will often see this example for a handicap match: Team 1 - Team 2 (0-1) followed by the available odds.

The main advantage of this bet is that in case a team is heavily favored in a single bet, the odds are increased by giving them a one-goal handicap at the start of the match.

Paris half-time / end of the game:

The half-time/end-of-game bet allows you to bet on the course of the game, i.e. which team wins at half-time and which team wins at the end of the game. You have 9 possibilities to win. However, only one will be right...

► Example: For the match England-France, you place the bet England/France. This means that you think that England will lead at half-time but that France will win at the end. If this happens, you multiply your bet by 26 in this case.

Interest of the half-time/end of match bet: it is more complex to find, and consequently, it offers good odds for those who have a good feeling. Another interesting type of match to place on this bet is when a team is on a roll and has to win quite easily in the 1st half for the 1/1 type bet (Home win half and end of match).

Halftime or Final score bet

The halftime score bet allows you to bet on the score of the game at halftime. While the final score bet allows you to bet on the final score of a match. The advantage of this type of bet is that it does not offer odds below 5.00 on average. They are often between 8 and 12 for typical 2-1 /2-2 scores. The winnings can be very high, but the difficulty and the randomness of the bet are worth it... Adrenaline guaranteed!

Other types of sports betting

Depending on the match and the poster you can bet on the goalscorers, the number of corners, the first touch, the kick-off, the minutes of the goals by ¼ of an hour etc... until exhaustion. For example for a Barça-Real you can find more than 160 bets depending on the site.

You can find these types of bets on Feelingbet and all the bookmakers we present on

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