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Football Betting Glossary

When you first enter the world of football betting, it can be overwhelming. There are a lot of betting terms to master, and understanding the various elements of betting terminology can seriously affect your enjoyment of the games. Taking a moment to familiarize yourself with the various terms and phrases will help you to feel more comfortable and sound like a serious punter even while you learn the ropes.

Accumulator (ACCA) Bet

An accumulator bet is one bet made up of multiple selections that are combined in one bet. The ACCA bet more legs (selections), and to win it, all of your selections need to win. If one of the legs loses, you will lose the whole wager. They are very popular wagers because you have the potential of winning a high payout.

Asian Handicap

Asian handicap is a way of betting that originates in Asia and mostly used in football. Handicap means that one team has a virtual lead over the other side.

Combination Bet

A combination bet is where you place multiple bets on your selections to eliminate the risk and to maximise the potential gain. It is a full coverage bet so even if one selection loses, the entire bet won't be lost (like in an accumulator). A combination bet is where you place multiple bets on your selections to eliminate the risk and to maximise the potential gain. It is a full coverage bet so even if one selection loses, the entire bet won't be lost (like in an accumulator).

Double Chance

Double Chance refers to when you back two outcomes in one bet. This type of bet doesn't have the best odds, but it has a higher chance of winning.

Draw No Bet

“Draw No Bet” is a type of bet, you would win if your team earns a victory, and you would get your money back if the match ends in a draw. It's a popular bet type because the draw outcome doesn’t affect your wager.

Each Way

Each Way betting mostly in Horse Racing, but bookies offer it in Outright Football bets. You place two stakes with the same amount (doubled stake) on one team to win, and a team to place. You get a more significant return if both outcomes win, but even if only one does, you still take that part of the wager.

Even

An Even Bet is a type of bet place on even odds. An example of even odds is 2.0 or 50/50. It is prevalent, and many bookmakers offer new customers promotions if they place a qualifying bet on even odds.

Half Time

A bet that involves the Punter correctly predicting the result of a match at half time.

Half Time/Full Time

In this HT/FT bet, you predict both the result after the first half and the result after the second half. To win your wager, both of the outcomes need to be correct.

Over/Under

Over/Under bets let you bet if a specific event in the match like the total number of goals, or other types of numbered statistic. You bet on whether the game will result in over or under the amount shown on the bet.

Singles

The simplest of all bets is the single. You only have to predict a single event correctly, so winning is higher than if you placed an ACCA.

Void Bet

There are many reasons why Void bets exist. For example, if the match is canceled due to weather or any other purpose, your bets are void, meaning that your stake would be returned to you, and it would be like you never place the wager in the first place.