Correct Score Betting
26 June 2019
There are a plethora of betting markets available for sports such as football with one of the most popular being the correct score market. This is despite the fact it is an extremely difficult market to regularly gain a profit from.
What is Correct Score Betting?
Correct score betting is a market for bettors to wager on what they think the full time score will be in a football match, with set odds given by the bookmaker.
Most bookmakers vary with the limit on what scoreline they will give odds for, with most then offering a standard price for “other scores”. This means that if your chosen score isn’t available in the correct score market, you can then bet on the other score market.
The chances of the actual result not being available in the betting market are extremely small. This is because bookmakers will take bets for pretty much every plausible scoreline.
For example, a bookmaker such as Sky Bet will offer odds on the following scorelines.
Obviously, the match result scoreline is available to bet on for either team with the odds altered to reflect the chances of that being the actual final result.
The odds for correct score betting can be very good, with a range from around 4/1 for the likeliest scores up to 250/1 for the least likely.
It can be a difficult market to correctly predict and make a regular profit from, and it can be extremely frustrating if you place a bet on a score such as 2-0 and the opposition nets the first goal. Or if you believe two low scoring teams will draw 0-0 and there are several goals early on.
But, using an analytical approach with knowledge gained can provide you with a decent profit if predicting the correct score.
For example, if you placed a 50 bet on a team to win 4-0 at odds of 40/1 you would walk away with a total win of 2050 if that was indeed the final score. Even predicting a more likely score such as 2-0 is usually available for odds of around 6/1 and would give you winnings of 350 from your 50 stake.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST ONLINE BOOKMAKER?
Correct Score Group Betting
A way of improving your chances of placing a winning bet in the correct score market is to use the correct score group betting that is now widely available.
Correct score group betting usually gives you three scores grouped together at set odds, such as the betting favourite to win 1-0, 2-0, or 2-1. The odds available for the group will be significantly lower than the individual scores but provides you with three possible outcomes to give you a winning bet.
However, the lower odds can still provide you with a bigger profit if you place one bet instead of three separate ones.
For example, if you placed 50 on each of the above scores at odds of 4/1, 6/1, and 17/2 respectively you would stand to win a total amount of either 250, 350, or 475.
If you put the three stakes together and placed a 150 bet on the group betting market at odds of 6/4 you would win a total of 375. So, only the final result of 2-1 would give you a bigger payout if betting separately.
Anytime Correct Score Market
Another correct score market that is growing in popularity is the anytime correct score market, where the punter will predict a scoreline and wins their bet if that score occurs at anytime during the match.
For example, if the punter placed a bet on the away team 1-0 in the anytime correct score market they would win their bet if the away team scored the first goal.
This market is only available with select bookmakers and is a lot more difficult to win on than it looks.
CRITERIA WE USE TO CHOOSE THE BEST BOOKMAKERS
- Odds quality
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