Football Betting at Betiton™ NZ
Last Updated: 19-07-2022 09:05
Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world. It’s officially called “association football” as well as also being known as “soccer” in certain parts of the world. This ball sport is enjoy by players, spectators, and punters the world over. In fact, football betting is the most popular form of sports betting in the world!
What’s great about this goal sport is that there is always plenty of opportunities to wager on a match. That’s because there are heaps of illustrious tournaments that take place all year round, including various domestic leagues.
One could easily mention prestigious tournaments such as the FA Cup, the Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, the UEFA Super Cup, and plenty of others. These are all yearly competitions but there are others that happen every few years.
These include the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship. We’ll go into more detail into the most important tournaments in a further section. However, if you’d like to bet on these tournaments, you’re going to need to create an account with us first.
On our platform, you can find hundreds of betting markets on the beloved team sport to make the most out of your sports betting in New Zealand. However, if you’re new to online betting and gambling, you need to know a few things first. We’ll be explaining these as we go along.
What Are Football Betting Markets?
Betting markets are what you’ll be using to wager on the fantastic goal sport. In other words, these are the wagers that we make available on our sportsbook. Alongside each one of these, you’ll find the odds for the particular market.
We’ll be explaining what these are in a later section as they’re important for you to know. Finally, betting markets can be on anything that happens during a match. In fact, let us look at some examples in the next section.
5 Examples of Popular Football Betting Markets
- 1X2: this is a classic market where punters wager on whether the game is going to end in a win for the home side (1), a win for the away side (2), or a draw (X).
- Draw No Bet: this is much like the previous market. However, the possibility of a draw is not taken into consideration.
- Total Goals: much like you would expect, this market requires you to wager on what you think the total number of goals scored in the match is going to be be.
- Both Teams to Score: this market does exactly what it says on the tin. This means that bettors will be betting on whether both sides will score.
- First to Score: finally, for punters to win this market, they’ll have to correctly guess which side will be the first to score in a game.
How Do You Bet on Football at Betiton™ NZ?
First things first, in order to be able to wager on the great team sport, you’re going to need to create an account with us here at Betiton™. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use any of our wagers. However, creating an account with us is quite straightforward.
Simply click on the “JOIN” button, enter the requested details, and the click on “OPEN ACCOUNT”, and you’re all set. After creating your account, the next step is to make your first deposit. This is the money you’ll be using to wager with.
We only support reliable and secure payment methods on our online gambling platform, which means that all your transactions on Betiton NZ are 100% safe. Once you’ve created your account and made your deposit, you can finally wager on your favourite ball sport:
- From the list of available sports to wager on, find our “football” section and click on it;
- This will take you to all of our currently available wagers on the sport;
- Feel free to browse through the wagers that are currently on offer until you find the ones you like;
- Once you find the ones that call out to you the most, click on them and they’ll appear on the betting slip on the right-hand side of the screen;
- At the same time, you can choose multiple wagers, depending on your preference, and you can also choose to place these wagers live;
- After selecting the wagers that appeal to you most, you may modify how much you’d like to wager by adjusting your stake on the betting slip;
- Once you’re satisfied with both your chosen bets and your stake, click on “PLACE BETS“;
- Congratulations on placing your first football bet at Betiton™ for Kiwi punters!
Is There Anything Else That You Need to Know When Placing Your First Wager on Football?
With your first deposit and wager on our sportsbook, you may claim our new player welcome offer. This is a $10 extra bet that we give you on top of your regular wager as a way of thanking you for becoming a member on our sportsbook.
You can use this welcome offer on any game and tournament of your choosing. However, do bear in mind that T&Cs apply to this offer. As a result of this, we highly recommend all of our members to read both our T&Cs as well as our bonus policy.
Most Popular Football Events to Wager On
- FIFA World Cup
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA European Championship
- English Premier League
Enjoy Heaps of Markets on the FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is without a doubt the most prestigious and important football tournament in the world. In fact, this particular championship is so significant, that even people who aren’t generally fans of the sport tune in to enjoy it.
Moreover, the winner of the World Cup is regarded as being the greatest team on Earth. This is testament to the importance and prestige of the World Cup. The FIFA World Cup happens every 4 years, with the next edition set to happen in 2022 in Qatar.
Qualification proceeds through a series of qualification slots assigned by continent. The slots are assigned like so:
- 13 direct slots for Europe;
- 5 direct slots for Africa;
- 5 direct slots and a playoff slot for Asia;
- 4 direct slots and a playoff for South America;
- 3 direct slots and a playoff slot for North America.
Oceania only gets a playoff slot.
Through these qualification slots, the 32 contestants that are going to contest the World Cup are selected. These 32 competitors are then divided into 8 groups of 4 teams. Then they proceed to a round robin stage, where every team plays each other once.
The top 2 competitors from each group then proceed to the round of 16 stage. This is decided through their ranking, which is calculated according to various factors. Afterwards, there are the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, the third-place play-off, and the final itself.
Play Your Wagers on the UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is the crown jewel of European club competitions as the biggest clubs compete to take home the illustrious trophy. There is a very complex process that goes behind choosing the qualified clubs of this tournament.
This involves a ranking system which automatically qualifies 26 clubs into the championship. Moreover, the previous winner of the championship and the winner of the UEFA Europa League also automatically qualify.
The final 6 spots are decided through qualification playoffs. Once the 32 competitors are decided, they’re then divided into 8 groups of 4. Each side plays one another twice, one home and one away game with the top 2 competitors qualifying for the knockout stages.
These are the round of 16, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and the final. However, oddly enough, the round of 16, quarter-finals, and semi-finals are 2-leg matches, played home and away. The final, however, is a normal single-leg game.
Play Your Bets on the UEFA European Championship
The UEFA European Championship is a highly anticipated tournament that pits 24 European nations against one another in order to lift the coveted title. The tournament happens once every 4 years, in between the years of the FIFA World Cup.
This is another one of the most important tournaments in the entirety of the sport. The participating nations are decided through qualifying matches: 55 nations are divided into 10 groups of 5 or 6 teams each. The top 2 competitors from these groups then move on to the competition proper.
This gives us the 20 competitors that are going to participate in the EURO. The final 4 are decided through another tournament, known as the European Qualifier Playoffs. Once the 24 contestants are decided, they are then distributed into 6 groups of 4.
The competitors then play every other team in their group. The best 2 from every group and 4 3rd place finishers will then move on to the round of 16. Afterwards, there are the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and the final, where the winner of the EURO will be decided.
Wager on the English Premier League
The final tournament that we’ll be looking at is the English Premier League (EPL), which beats out all other domestic leagues in popularity. Whilst the importance of this competition is restricted to England, it’s still one of the most-watched tournaments around, which means Premier League betting is also super popular.
The EPL is the first division of the English system and consists of 20 clubs battling it out from August to May for the chance to be crowned the champions. Each club plays one another twice per season, once at home and once away, with 38 games in total per club.
Clubs will then receive points depending on their performance in the course of the tournament. These points are then used to calculate the clubs’ rankings in the EPL. Thus, a club can win the EPL depending on their performance.
This is completely different to the previous tournaments that make use of the knockout format. Instead of clubs being knocked out of the competition, however, the EPL uses a promotion and relegation system.
Thus, the lowest 3 clubs of the EPL are demoted to the EFL Championship, which is the second division of the English system. At the same time, the top 3 clubs from the EFL Championship are then promoted to the EPL.
How to Improve Your Football Betting: Understanding Odds & Tips
If you’re going to be wagering on the world-renowned goal sport, there are a few more things to know before you go and play that wager you’ve been itching to play. These are knowing how to understand the odds of a market and knowing what tips are.
What Are Football Betting Odds?
Betting odds are the numbers that you’ll find next to each market that we offer. These numbers allow you to understand the probability of an outcome as well as the potential returns you’ll get when the wager goes your way.
The higher the number, the less likely the wager is going to be successful but the more valuable its winnings will be. On the other hand, the lower the number, the more likely the event will happen but you’ll be winning less at the same time.
This is precisely why understanding odds is so important. Weighing up the profitability and probability of a wager before staking your cash is imperative when it comes to wagering on any sport. Furthermore, it’s good to know that bookmakers calculate the odds you see next to each market.
Bookmakers consider many factors, including recent team form, key players injured, or past performances of a competitor, etc. Betiton™ is proud to provide our loyal New Zealand players with the best betting and gambling value around.
The Key to Understanding Football Betting Odds
If you want to start understanding odds, the first thing to know is that there are 3 main formats with which to represent these numbers. These are: decimal, fractional, and American. Whilst these formats are interchangeable, there are a couple of differences.
Firstly, there is the difference of where in the world the formats happen to be most popular. Secondly, they differ in how they represent your chances of success and profit. Other than that, the different formats will tell you the exact same things.
If you wish to understand how these formats can be read, we suggest reading the odds section of our sports betting page by simply following the hyperlink. This should really come in handy for when you’re placing your bets on the great goal sport.
What Are Football Betting Tips & How Can They Help You Bet Better?
Betting tips are pieces of advice given by tipsters on which team to back in a game, which bookmakers to visit, etc. Essentially, a tipster is an expert in the field who offers regular betting advice on upcoming events and competitions.
Their aim is to provide you with pieces of advice that make the most sense according to the particular circumstances that they analyse. In fact, tipsters look at various factors in order to best determine what the outcome of a match can possibly be.
These are the same factors that bookmakers look at to determine the odds of a market. These are, namely, previous performances, current team composition, and so on. Finally, some tipster sites require you to sign up or pay a subscription, while many offer their service free of charge.
Where Can You Find Tips to Help You Wager on Football?
Finding tips and tipsters is rather simple as all you need to do is a simple search on your preferred search engine. Our best pieces of advice, however, are to always play responsibly, to never stake more than you can afford to lose, to always make time for the important things in your life.
However, Kiwi Betiton™ members can also make use of our new, exclusive service: betting predictions by football legend Djibril Cissé! For those who don’t know: Cissé is a highly accomplished footballer, having played with clubs like Liverpool, where he was also a valuable asset in one of their Champions League wins. Cissé will be providing his football predictions for our members to use!
Other Sports to Bet On:
- We know how much Kiwi punters love to wager on cricket, which is why we saw to it that we provide heaps of cricket betting markets. You can find bets a plenty on the biggest cricket championships around.
- Without a doubt, the most popular sport in New Zealand is rugby union—in fact, it’s the Kiwis’ unofficial national sport! Thus, we provide our Kiwi members with plenty of opportunities to enjoy rugby betting, including wagers on all of the greatest rugby tournaments!
- We also know that our Kiwi members enjoy horse betting, which is why we offer our bettors from New Zealand the opportunity to wager on all the most prestigious horse races from around the world.
- Speaking of racing, New Zealanders wanting to enjoy greyhounds betting will find that our online gambling platform offers loads of wagers on exciting races, including the biggest races around.
- Last but far from being least, our Kiwi members can get their fill of harness racing betting on our sportsbook as we’ve done all that we can to offer plenty of harness races for our members to bet on.
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Football Betting FAQs
What is an over/under bet?
An over/under bet is a wager “against the bookmaker”. Essentially, the bookmaker will give you a number of goals that he think will be scored. You’ll then have to wager on whether you think there will be more goals (over) or less goals (under).
What is a parlay bet?
A parlay bet is when you combine multiple wagers into one. This is when you choose several wagers and play them all with one stake.
Can I play a wager during a football match?
Yes, absolutely! You can take advantage of our ‘In-Play’ betting feature to wager on matches live, that is, as they’re being played.
What is a handicap bet?
A handicap bet is when you a match-up between a particularly powerful team (the favourite) and one that’s not as strong (the underdog). This creates an unfavourable situation where the odds on the favourite are too low and those on the underdog are too high. The handicap bet counters this by placing a goal deficit on the favourite, whilst giving the underdog a goal surplus. This levels the playing field, giving you improved odds for the match.
What is an Asian handicap wager?
An Asian handicap is the same as the handicap wager with the difference that a draw is not considered as a possible outcome. This, in turn, gives much better odds than the regular handicap.