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Soccer is an exciting and fast moving game which is simple to bet on even if you have never placed a wager before. Of course, you could simply bet on the result, but there are more interesting ways to have a flutter and many of them afford more attractive odds on William Hill than a mere win, loss or draw.
Both Score No Draw
This is a popular bet in UK and is a commonly is placed on Premier League and Championship fixtures. Under a both score no draw type of bet you don’t need to predict which team will win, nor even the number of goals that might be scored. However, you must be confident that both teams score within the ninety minutes of play and for there to be a winning result in order to win. Odds tend to vary depending on the attacking style of play and the relative strength of each team. If a team which keeps many clean sheets but cannot find the net very often is playing, then this is usually reflected in longer odds. This is a nice tip to place bets on Euro 2016 !
Remember that results of 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 and so on will mean the bet is lost as will any drawn results, whether a goal has been scored or not. A bet on two attacking teams, like Brazil and Argentina for example, might offer odds of 3 to 2 at William Hill so you’d win £15 for a £10 bet.
Win Both Halves
This sort of bet is enjoyed by many beginners with football betting simply because it is so easy to get your head around. With a win both halves bet, all you have to do is to select one of the two teams playing and bet on them. For your bet to win, your chosen team must be leading at half time and also score more goals than the other team in the second half. If you were to bet on Manchester United to win both halves against Chelsea, for instance, then you might expect odds of around 3 to 1.
If United were to lead at the break and then go on to win, even if they fell behind at some point, then you would win £90 for a £30 stake. However, if Chelsea were to be drawing at the half time or full time whistle, then you would lose. You’d also lose if Chelsea were ahead at the end of either half.
Match Result & 3 Or More Goals
This sort of bet, available at William Hill, offers three different options to bet on per match. For example, if Crystal Palace were playing Arsenal in the Premiership, then you’d see odds for a home win, an away win and a draw. You simply need to select one of these three choices, depending on what you think offers the best return and the outcome you think is most likely. However, the odds are longer than a mere result-based wager, because three or more goals must also be scored in the fixture for you to win. If you get the right result, but no, one or two goals are scored, then you would lose.