Association football, also called soccer in some parts of the world, is the single most popular sport ever invented. The game has an estimated 3 billion followers (and growing) in all the corners of the globe. No wonder that it’s the sport most widely covered at betting outlets, no matter if they operate online or in real life.
A look at the Vwin Thailand website will show you a large, possibly overwhelming list of betting options. For a seasoned bettor, this is good news – but it can be discouraging for those taking their first steps in the world of betting. So, let’s take a look at some of the safest options to choose when betting on football.
Predicting the outright winner of a football match may seem pretty easy – if you are a seasoned football fan, of course. But even if you are not, the bets on the outright winner of a match are pretty straightforward, with only three possible options to choose from:
- The home team wins (1)
- The visiting team wins (2)
- There is a draw (x)
Out of these three options, a draw is the least probable, so betting on either of the two other options remains. Now, deciding which one of the teams to back is another question, but you’ll find many outlets that can help you with it: there are countless football analysis websites carefully measuring the chances of either team to prove superior on the turf. Besides, the odds posted at Vwin Thailand can also give you a hint on the safer choice: the team with the lower payout is usually the favourite.
Double chance is basically an outright bet with a twist: you don’t bet on one of the teams winning or a draw but on two of the possible outcomes at once:
- The home team wins or draw (1x)
- The visiting team wins or draw (x2)
- Either of the two teams wins (12)
This way, even though you have the same number of betting options, you have more potential outcomes covered, so the probability of your bet winning is bigger.
Draw no bet
Finally, here is probably the safest betting option you’ll encounter at an online sportsbook: Draw no bet. This is similar to betting on the outright winner but here, you only have two options to choose from:
- The home team winning (1)
- The visiting team winning (2)
But here’s the twist: “draw no bet” literally means that if the match ends in a draw, your bet is cancelled (as opposed to lost). If the match ends in a draw, you will simply get back the money you staked on the outcome of the match. While in this case you don’t win, you don’t lose either.