By sheer volume of teams and fan, soccer betting is by far the most popular sport for gamers to bet on.
Association football as it is originally known was exported from England back in the 1863 and people have been betting on the game ever since.
Get to know the teams before you think about soccer betting.
As a footballer (soccer fan) you might have a favorite team that you are intensely passionate about, but as a soccer betting player, you'll need to be familiar with all the teams you plan to bet on. You'll need to know who the top ranking teams are for the season and who are the underdogs.
Here's a trade secret; the game of soccer follows the 80/20 rule. That is to say, 80% of the teams are simply taking up space while 20% of them are pushing hard in the fight for a championship. You need to identify the teams in each category because you can bet on a win, or a draw. Here's how it works:
Pick a Team
Start by researching the teams you are interested in betting on. Are they on a winning streak? Have there been any player rivalries within the team? Are they playing up to par or have they been down in the dumps? Look at their history at home and away.
Decide How Much to Bet
Soccer betting is really money management. Decide how much you have to lose first. Then establish your winning amount. You can play the odds and win a lot or go for the favorite and win a little.
Decide What Kind of Bet to Make
Match odds - choose who is going to win.
Over/Under - your team makes over or under a certain number of goals.
Total Goals - choose over/under for both teams
Exact Game Score - high risk bet on exact score at the end of the game.
Place Your Bet
Soccer betting houses will handle your transactions. Read the details on the cost of betting. They will usually show you the point spreads as well.