Football odds are a crucial factor in any sports bettors arsenal. They are used to gauge the probability of a specific outcome happening and therefore help punters decide whether a value bet is worth making or not.
The odds for a football match are calculated using data based on statistical categories including goals scored, goal conceded, shots taken, shots on target and many more. Odds compilers translate this data into meaningful team vs team probabilities which can then be applied to virtually every betting market.
One of the most popular betting options in football is the point spread which gives an advantage to the favored team with a minus sign and a disadvantage to the underdog with a plus sign. The favorite must win the game or lose by a certain number of points in order for this bet to hit.
Another popular option is futures betting. These bets are usually placed at the beginning of the season and remain valid throughout the entire year.
Injuries and resting players can cause the odds to drift for a particular team. However, public sentiment can also cause the odds to change if a heavy weight of money is being bet on a specific outcome.
There are many betting markets for a football match and some of the more popular ones include Asian handicaps, match result odds and goal totals. In-play prices can also be quite volatile and often move a lot as the match progresses. This can be good for punters as it means the scenario is changing fast which can allow you to find value bets. tomorrow