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How to bet on football: The BetConnect betting guide

You can bet on football in France at BetConnect

Fancy a bet on the football but not sure where to start? Here’s everything you need to know about how to bet on football and BetConnect’s unique offering.

The online revolution

Football punting is a huge growth story. The digital age of betting has revolutionised the way we bet on the world’s most popular sport with live digital streaming firing interest.

Where once we filled in coupons on a Saturday morning in a high-street bookie, restricted to the kinds of bets we didn’t really want – trying to select five home wins is much harder than it sounds – now we can bet on single matches at will. In terms of choice, you’re well covered: there’s a vast array of markets to choose from.

So where do you start? And what can BetConnect do for you in terms of your football betting?

How to bet on football with BetConnect

The first thing to appreciate is we offer markets in a huge assortment of domestic and international leagues. Right now, I can place a bet on the third tier of the German league. A quick check of last weekend’s activity at BetConnect reveals three-figure bets placed on Paraguayan football, the sixth tier of English football (eg Kidderminster Harriers v King’s Lynn) and the Belgian Pro league.

It’s almost a case of what can’t you have, because if you want a bet on a match you can probably get it. For most major leagues, there is a smorgasbord of delights to purvey. But before we spell them out, we heartily recommend this piece from James Gordon explaining certain overlooked trends that can provide profits over time.

Football Betting Markets explained

Match Result

The stonewall classic and the one your gran understands. A three-sided dice. Win, lose or draw. You get it.

Asian Handicap

We wrote a whole article about this so check it out now. The reason we did a whole article on Asian Handicaps is because they’re the only bet that requires a little more explanation.

Over/Under (Goals)

Have you seen a match with two dreadful goalkeepers in it and some electric attacking maestros? Then you’ll be looking to back the “overs” at 2.5 goals if you think there will be three goals or more.

Both Teams To Score

Two dreadful goalkeepers but not so many Sergio Aguero clones? This could be a safe haven for you.

Draw No Bet

Get your money back if the team you think will win is held to a stalemate. A bit of a hedge play this – the odds you get for the win are reduced but you are less likely to end up losing.

Half-Time Result

A great bet for a team with a track record of being fast out of the blocks but prone to conceding late.

Home Team Clean Sheet/Away Team Clean Sheet

“Clean sheet” has nothing to do with bed linen here. If you feel your team has it in them to concede no goals in 90 minutes this is the bet for you.

First Goalscorer

Pick a named player to score first in the match. If your player doesn’t start you get your money back but most Pros will wait until they’ve seen the official team-sheets for these bets. Also available: “anytime” goal scorer.

Football Betting Tips

So that pretty much sums up everything you need to know about how to bet on football with BetConnect.

There are a few things to bear in mind, whether you are backing or laying selections:

  • Lots of variety, with the number of available markets increasing the closer you get to kick-off
  • Just 1% maximum commission for all football bets – VIP discounts available for high-staking Pros
  • Look out for seasonal promotions featuring 0% commission windows
  • Suits all punter types – matched bettors, restricted Pros and recreationals
  • Live support available to answer any further queries

Best bookie prices. No restrictions. Come over to BetConnect now for 30 days’ commission-free betting.


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