Soccer, or European football, is becoming a popular sport in the United States. And since online sports betting is popular with every other major sport; why not add soccer to the list. On a global scale, soccer betting is rising to the most popular spot. Americans would be surprise to know that in Europe, betting on a soccer match is as popular as betting on a football game.
But is the betting the same for each sport? Soccer betting is similar to wagering on professional baseball or hockey because it uses the money line. There is one major difference. A soccer bet can be made three ways, betting on the home team, betting on the away team, or predicting a tie game. However, since you can wager a tie, this means that the team you bet on must win the game or you lose your bet.
Rotherham United – 182
Forest Green +450
If the bettor wagers on Rotherham, they will risk $18.20 to win $10. For those bettors who are backing Forest Green, they could potentially win $45 for every $10 wager. For those who think the game will end in a tie, they will risk $10 to win $23.
Other types of soccer bets are over/under, which allows bettors to wager over a certain number of goals or under a certain number of goals. Bettors can also place a proposition bet such as, time of the first goal, first team to score, or the team ahead at halftime.