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Correct Score Betting

Published on: 03/09/2016

Correct score betting is very popular in sport but it is actually a difficult outcome to predict. In fact, a correct score bet is a combination of predictions that produces very good odds. First, you must decide who will win the event, or if it will be a draw, and then you have to predict exactly what score each team or player will achieve.

This is different to a totals bet where you can predict the totals number of points that the teams will score combined. A correct score bet requires a perfect prediction of the outcome.

The most popular sport for this type of bet is football and all major bookmakers will offer markets for just about any feasible score line (and some unfeasible ones too!)

For the purposes of a correct score bet in football, the rules dictate that the score after 90 minutes of normal play, including additional time for injuries etc., is the outcome that must be predicted. This may also be described as ‘full-time’ or ‘normal time’ but does not include scheduled extra time or penalty shoot-outs that may be applied in certain cup matches or competitions.

Correct score betting is harder than most casual punters think but this means that there are some good odds to be found. Typically a correct score bet will offer odds or 7/1 or more. However, a well-thought-out strategy will be needed to reap any rewards in this market place. Some punters will try to predict to correct scores over a full list of fixtures of maybe 10 or more in the hope that they get two or three correct and make a profit. But even getting that kind of strike rate is not easy.

Betting on a range of 10 scores with odds of 10/1 or greater is another common strategy as the punter only needs to get one prediction correct to cover their investment or perhaps make a small profit. For every additional prediction, the rewards will be significant.

Correct score bets can also be combined into multiple bets where a correct double or triple prediction can produce a huge win. Some bettors even bet on more than one score in the same match if they are sure that one team will win. In this case, backing two or three common score lines such as 1-0, 2-0 and 2-1 can still produce a profit depending on the odds available.

A scorecast bet allows the punter to combine a correct score bet with a first goal scorer bet to produce even better odds. This type of bet looks appealing due to the high prices available and bookmakers will often use these prices in promotional campaigns to draw in new customers. They will even offer enhanced odds on some of these outcomes.

To have any chance of success in this market you need to do your research. This means looking at historical performances, recent form and head-to-head encounters. Teams that do not score many goals or win by narrow margins and are playing each other can often offer good opportunities in this market. These are the kind of trends that you need to look out for. Remember, it’s much easier to accurately predict a tight 1-0 result than a 7-0 thrashing.

Published on: 03/09/2016 © Bet Bind
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