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Football Betting at Bet UK
Check out Bet UK's football betting markets from a variety of nations and leagues. Whether you're looking for live games or outright bets, you can find a vast range of competitions at the click of a button.
Bet UK Online Betting hits the target with football betting, which includes a full selection of markets across international leagues and competitions. our world-class coverage includes rich features like 'YourBet' on mobile, offering rapid and fully automated same-game accumulators with instant pricing. Bet on single matches or add multiple matches to your bet slip to build an accumulator with larger odds. Combine all the different ways of betting from hundreds of different games from around the world, including the Premier League markets, La Liga odds, Serie A betting and many more.
Check out our Football Betting Guide
Live In-Play Football Betting at Bet UK
Can you always tell which football player is going to be sent off, be the next to score or what the final score is going to be? With Bet UK Live In-Play Betting put your football in-game knowledge to the test. Place your football bets live, in real-time, as the game is underway. Perfect for those of your who can read a game of football like a book. Odds will change in real-time as the game is ongoing which allows for accurate betting on the current state of the football match, if you're watching a live game this is often the best way to find the best odds.
Bet UK’s Online Football Betting Markets
Bet UK has a flexible range of football markets available, these include classic pre-match markets such as full-time results, goal scorers, correct scores and plenty more. Football markets at Bet UK continue to add more innovations like 1-5 minute markets. Not only will you benefit from fast markets but there's also a visualisation centre with live streaming, which will increase your immersive experience within our sportsbook. With so many different markets and rich features supported by cutting-edge technology, you'll be sure to find what you're looking for.
Best Football Betting Markets
When deciding what to bet on, you'll need to look at the betting markets for individual games, doing so, will help you determine what match odds are best for your game. Look at statistics for the league you're looking to back and see what best suits that competition. For example, Championship betting is known for being widely unpredictable in the early season but after 10 or so games, you can typically see which teams will go on a long winning run. For example, if you look at the latter part of last season, at the start of the campaign, many backed Nottingham Forest to be easily relegated and their early form backed that. However, after they started winning a few games, it looked like they would win successive games all season long.
That being said, the best markets for each league will always be different, some of the best betting markets you will be able to find below.
Both Teams to Score - Both Teams to Score is an essential market for football bettors. Placing a bet on this means that you are expecting both teams to score in a single game. There are also more advanced options, such as both teams to score in both halves or in a singular half. For individual games, the football odds will be low for Both Team to Score markets but, when combined into an accumulator, this is when players may find the odds significantly increase. However, generally, Both Teams To Score bets provide low online football betting odds.
Draw No Bet - A Draw No Bet placed on a team to win will return your stake if the team draws. If the team wins, you will win as normal, and if the team loses, then so will your bet.
Double Chance - A Double Chance football bet joins 2 outcomes together for an increased chance of winning.
Enhanced Odds - When checking out a betting site for a designated match, it is wise to look for enhanced odds in the form of price boosts. These are games where, because of their popularity, they have improved odds on popular bets such as teams to win, both teams to score and more! You can often find these boosts on the biggest domestic football games which have up to date odds at all times.
There are plenty of different markets that should all be self-explanatory. But if you are struggling to understand any of our football betting markets, just get in touch with our fantastic customer support team.
Over/Under Goals - A number of the most common football bets are goal-related. Arguably, the most popular is the over/under goals bet. This means that there will be over or under a certain amount of goals scored over the course of a game. For bigger odds, players must predict more goals, and the most common bet here is over 2.5 goals. At the 2020 European Championships, 27/51 games had over 2.5 goals. However, watch out if you're betting on the biggest matches because these games are often cagey affairs with lower goals.
Online Football Odds and Tips
Whether you're new to online betting or a dab hand, you must understand what sports odds are and how they work. This allows you to understand how likely an outcome is to happen, and more importantly, you can calculate your potential winnings. Wagering on Football is entirely different to playing the best online casino games like Starburst slot and Rainbow Riches, in that you can employ some strategies rather than relying completely on luck. You can also check out our Premier League Betting Tips because the more you know about the event you are betting on, the better chance you have of winning your bet. Bet UK’s match stats and pitch visualisation are all live and up to date, giving you all the tools and data to be confident in your wager. If you're looking for some football betting tips, then Bet UK's weekly BTTS tips will pick the top 3 matches across Europe with a chance of BTTS.
The Biggest Football Events for betting
Bet UK is home to key football events with a full range of football betting markets to choose from. You can browse your favourite leagues from around the world, where we have FA Cup betting and tips, EFL Cup betting and tips, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Our football coverage doesn’t stop with club games though. With the new UEFA Nations League now replacing friendlies in international football, we can also offer further opportunities. You can navigate around the quality interface, search 'live betting' or scroll through the dropdown menu under 'football' where you'll find each set of markets separated by country than by league tier and even cup competitions.
The biggest event in Club football competitions is the Champions League; this competition pits the greatest teams in Europe against one another in their hunt to be titled the greatest team in Europe. The competition contains the best teams from football leagues in Europe, and each nation is represented and allocated slots in the competition based on their nation’s performances over recent years. England, Italy, Spain and Germany lead the country coefficients and have the most spots in these tournaments. Real Madrid is the most successful team in the history of the competition, winning it a grand total of 13 times, six more than any other club, they are also one of three clubs to have won three Champions League trophies in a row alongside Ajax (1971 - 1973) and Bayern Munich (1974-1976). Only 22 teams have won the competition in their history which makes Real Madrid's accolades even more impressive.
The biggest event in International football is the World Cup, where the biggest nations in the world go head-to-head for the ultimate prize - the World Cup.
Unlike European football competitions such as the domestic leagues, the World Cup only takes place every four years. The sporadic nature of the tournament means if you're looking to place a bet on the event, you should always hunt for the most competitive football odds for the most competitive football games. Which is exactly what we strive for here at Bet UK.
Above you can find all of the top football betting events and the latest odds for the betting favourite for these events. These outright markets will feature the winner of entire tournaments, while if you place a bet on the final, it will only regard the result after 90 minutes unless suggested otherwise.
Football Betting: Accumulators
Football betting is the home of the weekend 20-team accumulator, with massive football odds for fixtures from the Premier League down the football leagues. However, these aren't the only accumulators we see on a regular basis here at Bet UK, we see a large number of fourfolds-eightfolds based around a number of different leagues. So, here at Bet UK, we've looked at ways to improve the accumulator betting experience. To do this, we've created a brand new 'ACCA Club' feature, which provides free bets depending on how much you stake on accas and even gives you odds boosts on your weekly accumulators.
Football Betting: Different Leagues
In football, different leagues have different reputations and therefore, they differ in regards to which bets are best suited to their league. For example, the German Bundesliga is widely viewed as a great league for the Both Teams to Score betting market, teams can finish a season with approximately 80-90% BTTS in games while the average across other leagues is approximately 50%. Match odds for these kinds of bets will therefore decline but if you can find games with good value, it could be a fantastic way of building your betting portfolio. Another example comes in the Champions League, with some of the very best teams in the world playing against each other, there are hundreds of goals in the competition every year but a lot games will have lower odds for under 2.5 goals than over 2.5 goals. This is just one method of champions league betting that is vastly popular with our players.
Football Betting: Outright bets
When looking at what competitions will suit you best for using your free bet? Why not check out outright bets for whole competitions? For example, at the start of the season, you could have placed a treble on the following and receive odds of: 288/1
Brazil to Win the World Cup - 5/1
Liverpool to Win the Premier League - 5/1
Bayern Munich to Win the Champions League - 7/1
With these bets, your backing consistency across the season and after each tournament, you'll know the impact of your bet, rather than having a bet lose after 90 minutes.
Football Betting In-play Bets
One of the most recent adaptations to online sportsbooks is the ability to bet in-play. So let's say, for example, you are sitting watching the Liverpool Vs Real Madrid Champions League final of 2022, you've noticed numerous times that Vinicius Jr is giving Trent Alexander-Arnold problems and he's receiving very little help from his midfield. This tells you that Vinicius Jr is very likely going to have a major impact on the game, therefore you can place a bet on him scoring or getting an assist, alternatively, you may wish to bet on Trent receiving a yellow card because of this. Either way, spotting something in the middle of the game can have a massive impact on the success of betting in-play.
Online Sports Betting Offers
You can find a range of Betting Offers which will give you more bang for your buck when placing your bets at Bet UK! Who doesn't like the sound of a free bet? You'll find betting offers available for many of the world's biggest and best sporting events.
If you're looking for Free Bets, be sure to check out our online free bets page where you can find our latest free bet offer. Our current offer is: Get £30 in Free Bets when you stake £10.
Alternatively, we have price boosts on a number of events and fixtures. These price boosts provide enhanced odds on the biggest fixtures in the world. However, these price boosts aren't just added for individual games, they are also created for outright markets such as the Champions League winner.
How to find the best football betting odds
Discovering the best betting odds for football comes from either research or knowledge. If you're aware of a game where both teams to score seems inevitable, then you'll be able to find the best betting odds for that game. Alternatively, if you're looking to place a bet on a particular event, for example, one of the live fixtures in the Premier League, you would research the two teams involved and place bets accordingly. You also have to take into account other contributing factors, for example, if an English team is playing in Ukraine in the Europa League on Thursday night and then playing in the 3pm kick-off on Saturday, it's likely that they won't be at their best due to fatigue - this is something that likely won't impact betting odds but it is something that you can contribute to your bets.
Football Betting FAQs
Q. How do you bet on football?
To place a bet on football, you must first have an account registered at a licenced sportsbook such as Bet UK. Following this, you must deposit money into your account, this can be done using a wide range of methods. Then you must head to our online sportsbook and decide which game you would like to bet on. It is likely that you'll already have a set of games in mind, so select the game you wish to place a bet on, browse the betting markets and select the bet you wish to add.
Once all of the selections you wish to add are in your betslip, add a cash value into your betslip and press place bet to put your bet on.
Q. What is the best betting market for football?
The best betting market for football will vary from person to person. However, one of the most popular markets is the Both Teams to Score betting market. Also known as BTTS betting, this is the process of both teams in a game scoring. However, there are many adaptations of this including the popular both teams to score in both halves, which when multiple games are combined can provide trebles or accumulators with massive value. If you're looking for BTTS Tips be sure to check out the Bet UK blog.
Q. Can football betting be profitable?
Of course, if you place the correct bets football betting can be profitable. However, the odds are put in place for a reason. Bets such as accumulators have a low chance of coming off which is demonstrated in the subsequent odds. If you regularly place bets, you'll know there are fine margins between winning and losing bets, so wins or 'profitability' can't ever be guaranteed.
However, to maximise your chances of winning, we recommend checking out the various football betting tips on Bet UK which can provide tips on all competitions from the Premier League to the Bundesliga.
Q. What odds should I use for Football betting?
The odds format that you use should depend on your personal preference, football fans tend to prefer fractional odds. Meanwhile, decimal odds are semi-popular and American odds are virtually non-existent amongst football fans. If you're ever checking out tips for the likes of the Europa League and other competitions across Europe, you'll find fractional odds across all media outlets.