Football Betting at Betiton™ Sportsbook in Ireland
Football—technically known as “association football” and also known as “soccer” in some parts—is without a doubt the most popular and well-known sport on the planet. There are plenty of reasons as to why this ball sport is so popular.
As you’ll probably already know, football is a team sport that features 11 players per side. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposing side. So, each side has to manoeuvre a spherical ball around their opponents in an effort to score.
All in all, this makes for a relatively “simple” sport that’s quite easy to follow, hence why it has become so popular. There are many other reasons why this ball sport has earned the love of fans around the globe, including the excitement of supporting your favourite team!
Of course, one way of supporting your favourite team is by wagering on them when they’re playing! Thankfully for our Irish punters, there are tonnes of illustrious tournaments available for wagering on! These include the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA European Championship!
However, if you’re new to online sports betting in Ireland and to online bookmakers, there are a few things that you’re going to need to know. We’ll be going over everything you need to know on this page, so we suggest that you keep on reading.
What Are Football Betting Markets? And Why Do You Need to Know?
The first thing that you should know before going to make your first wager on football is what markets are. These are the bets that we make available on our sportsbook. In other words, markets are what you’ll be using to bet on this fantastic sport.
These can be on anything that happens during a game or a tournament, as we’ll see in the next section. Finally, it’s also good to keep in mind that with every market, there is the odds of that market. We’ll be explaining this important concept later on.
Find Out What You Can Bet On: The 5 Most Popular Football Markets at Betiton™
- Outright: with this market, you’ll be wagering on who you think will be the winner of the entire tournament.
- 1X2: rather than wagering on the winner of a tournament, this market is a bet on who you think will win a match or else if it’ll end up as a draw. Thus, you need to bet on either the home team (1), the away team (2), or a draw (X).
- Total Goals: this is a bet on how many goals you think are going to be scored over the course of a match.
- Both Teams to Score: as you can easily tell, this market is on the possibility of both teams scoring during a game.
- First to Score: finally, this market is a wager on the side you think will be the first to score in a match.
How Do You Make Use of the Available Football Betting Markets at Betiton™ Sportsbook?
Eager to play your first football bet on our platform, huh? Well, you’re first going to need to create an account with us here at Betiton™ Ireland. Don’t get discouraged, however, as creating an account on our platform is quick and easy.
That means that you’ll get your wagering craic in no time! All you need to do is click on the red “JOIN” button and fill in your details in the pop-up. Once you’ve filled in all the required fields, click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“, and you’re all set.
Afterwards, you’re going to need to make your deposit. We support a wide variety of highly secure and reliable payment methods on our platform. This means that every deposit and withdrawal you make on our site is 100% safe!
After creating your account and making your deposit, you can finally bet on this fantastic ball sport:
- Go to the football section of our sportsbook;
- This will lead you to all of our currently available wagers on the sport;
- Feel free to browse through the wagers we offer until you find the ones that you’d like to play;
- Of course, you’re quite free to choose multiple wagers to play;
- When you’ve decided on the wagers you’d like to make, click on them and they’ll appear on the betting slip on the right-hand side of the screen;
- On the betting slip, you can decide on how much you’d like to bet by adjusting your stake;
- Once you’re satisfied with both your selected wagers and your stake, click on “PLACE BETS“;
- Congratulations! You’ve just placed your first football bet at Betiton™ for Irish Punters!
Is There Anything Else That You Need to Know When Placing a Football Wager at Betiton™ Sportsbook?
When making your first deposit and placing your first football bet on our sportsbook, you’ll be able to claim our new player welcome offer! This is a €10 extra bet that we give to you to welcome you to our platform and thank you for joining us.
However, do be aware that this offer comes with a number of T&Cs. The T&Cs that apply include the min odds that you need to wager on; the min amount that you need to stake; the min amount that you’re going to need to deposit, and so on.
To check what conditions apply and what don’t, we highly suggest for all our players to thoroughly read through our T&Cs and our bonus policy. All of the conditions that apply to this offer are clearly delineated in our T&Cs and bonus policy.
Get the Most Out of Your Football Betting: What Are the Most Popular Events to Bet On?
- League of Ireland Premier Division
- English Premier League
- FIFA World Cup
Play Your Bets on the League of Ireland Premier Division
The League of Ireland Premier Division is the top division league in Ireland. Similar to other leagues, it relies on relegation and promotion to keep things interesting. This means that the bottom club is demoted to the lower league.
Meanwhile, the top club from the lower league is promoted to the topmost league. However, the league has an interesting take on the promotion system as the second-from-last club of the top division will play against the second-from-first club from the lower division.
The winner of this play-off will secure the final spot in the topmost division. The Premier Division is also prestigious enough to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The Champions League is another illustrious tournament that you can also wager on on our platform!
Enjoy Wagering on the English Premier League
The English Premier League is the number one division in the entirety of the United Kingdom. However, only teams from England and Wales participate in this league. Moreover, it’s also governed by a relegation and promotion system.
20 teams compete in the league each year, but the bottom 3 teams will face relegation to the lower league. On the other hand, the top 2 teams in the second division move up to take their place. The final spot is decided through a series of play-offs.
However, this league has been dominated for years by teams that constantly take the top spots including Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, with Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester City joining their ranks in recent years.
Stake Your Wagers on the FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is actually the biggest sporting event on the planet, and by far the most prestigious tournament in the sport. Taking place every 4 years, the tournament is designed to discover who the greatest team on the planet is.
Currently, the event has 32 teams playing, and these are split into 8 groups of 4 teams each. In these group stages, all the teams within each group play each other in a round robin format, and are awarded points depending on how they performed.
There are 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 for a loss. Then, the top 2 teams from each group move forward to the knockout stages. Finally, the next edition of the tournament is set to take place in 2022 and is to be hosted by Qatar.
How to Calculate Your Chances: What Are Football Betting Odds?
One of the most important concepts that you’re going to need to know is the odds of a market. These are the numbers that you’ll find next to the markets we make available. These numbers are important for 2 very significant reasons.
The first is that these numbers tell you how likely it is that you’ll win your bet. The second reason is that they also tell you how much you’ll receive if the bet you placed happens to be a winner. Thus, odds help you choose what to wager on.
These 2 values, however, work against each other. What we mean to say is that the higher the probability is of winning your bet, the less you’ll receive as winnings, and vice versa. Thus, it’s important to balance these 2 values out when considering your wagers.
What Do You Need to Know to Be Able to Understand Odds?
The first step to being able to read the odds is knowing that there are 3 main formats that represent these numbers. These formats are the decimal, fractional, and American formats. There are 2 differences between these formats.
Firstly, these formats differ greatly in how they represent the odds. Secondly, these formats differ in where on the planet they happen to be most commonly used. Other than these differences, the formats are completely interchangeable.
Thus, using one format over another is largely a matter of preference. We have already explained how you can understand the odds formats on our sportsbook in detail. Therefore, we suggest reading what we have already written by clicking on the link.
How to Get an Edge: What Are Football Betting Tips? And How Can They Help You?
One final thing that you should know before you can go and make your first wager on football is what tips are. These are pieces of wagering advice given by sports-experts know as tipsters. Tipsters will analyse various factors to arrive to their conclusions.
Moreover, they’ll apply their extensive sporting knowledge to their analyses in order to help them make better predictions. Once they’ve arrived to their conclusions, they’ll post their tips onto their sites for their followers to read.
Depending on the tipster you’re consulting, these tips can be accessed either for free or at a price. Finally, there are many tipsters out there that claim they are the best at what they do. It’s up to you to decide which tipster is the best for your needs.
Where Can You Find Tips and Tipsters on Football?
As we said, there are many tipsters out there. You can easily find them by simply looking them up on your preferred search engine. Our best tips, however, are to never stake more than you can afford to lose; to make time for the important things in your life; and to always play responsibly.
Other Sports to Bet On:
- If football isn’t really your jam, we provide tonnes of other sports to bet on on our sportsbook. In fact, if you love wagering on racehorses, you can find wagers available on the biggest races happening in Ireland!
- Another sport that we know our Irish players tend to enjoy wagering on is golf! We’ve done all that we can to make sure that our Irish players will find tonnes of golf betting markets to enjoy on our sportsbook. In fact, you can wager on all the greatest championships happening in golf!
- Finally, if all else fails, you can also try your hand at playing wagers on rugby! We provide plenty of wagers on the sport, including on the most important tournaments that happens in the rugby calendar.
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A handicap wager is a bet that you can play when you’re wagering on a match with unequal competition, that is, when one side is much more powerful than the other. This creates an awkward situation where the odds on the match are skewed heavily in favour of the favourite. The handicap rectifies this by placing a goal deficit on the favourite, meaning that they will need to score more in order for a wager on them to win. As a result, this equalises the odds.
An over/under wager is a bet where the bookmaker will give a number of goals that they think will be scored during the course of a match. Your job is to bet on whether you think more (over) or (less) than the bookmaker’s estimate will be scored.
Any bets that you think will be fun to play! As such, every bet is a legitimate way of wagering, so you play the wagers that you think will be the ones that you enjoy the most playing.
There is no “perfect time” to wager on the sport as any can be the right one. However, if there is a particular tournament that’s closest to your heart, maybe that is the best time to wager on the sport.
Yes, you can absolute play your wagers live. For those not in the know, wagering live means that you’ll be wagering on matches as they’re being played.