When we are betting, we deal with numbers all of the time which is why we cannot ignore outcomes such as the correct score. Goals are very important in football (we all know that) and people always like to try and predict the scores of football matches. Bookies obviously know this, which is why correct score betting is widely available. Below we will explain all there is to know about this type of bet.
What is Correct Score Betting?
Well, once again, you do not really need to be a mathematical genius or rocket science to understand what this type of bet is all about.
All that you have to do is select what you think the score will be and if the match goes on to finish with that exact same score, then you will win your wager a collect a nice sum of money. On the other hand, if the match ends with a different score than what you predicted (even if the team you predicted to win does win), you will lose your stake. It really is as simple as that.
Bookmakers that Offer Correct Score Betting
Example of Correct Score Betting
We will now give you an example just to clarify things even more. We are big fans of the Premier League, so once again we are going to use teams from this league in our example.
You are also a huge Premier League fan, so you log on to your account and head on over to the Premier League market page. You see two games that interest you – Aston Villa v Watford and Spurs v Arsenal.
The first interests you because these two teams are in a relegation battle and will be giving their all to ensure survival, while the second is a match between two teams that hate each other, so there should be entertainment galore.
Villa 0 Watford 0
Villa 1 Watford 0
Villa 2 Watford 1
Villa 3 Watford 1
Villa 4 Watford 1
Villa 0 Watford 1
Villa 1 Watford 2
Villa 1 Watford 3
Villa 1 Watford 4
On this particular day, you feel like a bit of a change, so you decide to use your footballing knowledge to guess the correct score of both matches. For Aston Villa v Watford, you decide to place N,2000 on Villa to win 2-1 at odds of 4.20, while for Spurs against Arsenal you decide to go for N2,000 on a 1-1 draw at odds of 3.00 as well.
Villa go on to win their game 2-1, so you get a nice profit of N6,400, but Spurs go on to win their match 2-1, meaning that you get nothing from that one.
Still, you spent N4,000 and got a return of N8,400, so it is still a nice little profit.
How to Make a Correct Score Bet
Is it difficult to make a correct score bet? Well, you will be glad to hear that the answer to this question is a resounding no.
Below we have outlined the general process that you have to go through in order to put down a correct score stake.
- Sign in to your account and navigate your way to the football betting page.
- Locate the match or matches that you would like to predict the correct score for and click on them so that you bring up all of the available markets. Search the markets until you find the correct score markets.
- Once you have located them, your next step is to use your football knowledge to determine what you think the final score will be. Once you have decided, select that score and it will be added to your betting slip. Do the same for any other matches that you want to bet on.
- Your selections will automatically be added to your betting slip and your next decision is to decide how much you want to stake. Once you have done that, enter your stake into your betting slip.
- When you are fully satisfied, click on “Place Bet” and you will have just placed a correct score bet.
Tips for Correct Score Betting
There are some tips that you should keep in mind when betting on the correct score that can help improve your chances of winning some extra cash. We will now take the time to look at some of these.
Spread Your Bets
Predicting one correct score is not really enough as betting on the outcome of one game is a big risk because you might obviously not get it right. Therefore, to decrease your risk, place a wager on a few different outcomes. The logic behind this is that as correct bet odds have a lot more value in them, spreading out your bets adds some insurance and there is a good chance that you will walk away with some extra money.
However, please keep in mind that this is not a complete guarantee that you will be a winner. There might be times when you end up losing money if the outcome is completely unexpected. Some good advice we can give is to find some predictions online and compare them with what you think will happen.
Back the Favorites
The favourites obviously always stand a good chance of winning, but to bet on them to just win the game would bring little returns. Betting on the correct score will improve those odds quite a bit, meaning you will be able to walk away with more money if you choose wisely.
Take a Look at the Lower Leagues: Sports bettors are usually very preoccupied with the best leagues, but the truth is that you can often find a much better value in the lower leagues. Therefore, we highly recommend that you check out these leagues from time to time – you just never know when you might find a diamond in the rough.
Give the game a chance to develop
You do not have to predict the correct score before the match has started. The majority of bookies will allow you to place such bets in-play. The key here is to be patient and to analyze what is happening.
For instance, if 70 minutes have passed and the score remains 0-0, but one team is dominating, there is a very good chance that they will eventually score and go on to win the match 1-0. The odds will be slightly lower than if you were to place a bet at the beginning of the game, but they are still very much worth your while.
Our Opinion of Correct Score Betting
As usual, there are some advantages and disadvantages to every type of bet. Below we will now take a look at an advantage of correct score betting as well as a disadvantage.
The main advantage of this type of bet is that it gives you the chance to improve your odds and win more money.
For instance, if you are betting on a team like Manchester City to beat Bournemouth, then you will likely get odds of 1.20 for City to go on to win the game. With such odds, is it really even worth you placing a bet? In our opinion, it is not.
However, your football knowledge tells you that it is highly likely that City will score a hatful of goals, but they have been conceding the odd goal as well lately. Therefore, you can take a bit of a risk and bet on them to win the game 3-1 or even 4-1 to be in with a chance of winning some decent money.
The main disadvantage of this type of bet is that they are not that easy to win, which is reflected in the odds that are usually given. After all, if you just happen to be one goal out, you will walk away with nothing. You do not get anything in the gambling world for being close.
Finally, another disadvantage is that they can sometimes be over quite quickly. We bet for entertainment, and we all find it really annoying when our bet is busted within a matter of minutes. This can happen quite regularly with this type of bet. For instance, let us say that we bet on Manchester City to beat Bournemouth 3-0 and 4 minutes into the match John Stones makes one of those mistakes that he is known for and Joshua King capitalizes on it and scores. Your bet is now over.
If you are looking for a way to make some easy money, then it is safe to say that correct score betting is not what you are after.