A look at the most popular football betting markets

The internet is awash with football tips and information for punters to digest and sometimes it is difficult to sort through the noise to find what it is you want when it comes to the big domestic league and European games.

Platforms such as the Ladbrokes app allows you to access hundreds of football markets for live and upcoming games all around the world, so you’re never far from the prices, tips and information you need. Here we’ll look at a few popular markets for football betting.

One of the most popular is the “First Goalscorer” market and getting tips for this type of bet can be as easy and jumping on board with a hot and in-form striker. The likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa are the kind of big name sharpshooters that punters like to keep on their side because they have a high success rate in front of goal. However, you pay for that by having to settle for much shorter odds.

Other more shrewd gamblers will bet on defenders and midfielders to pop up and score from a set piece and these prices will always be much bigger, especially for a centre back to bury a nice header from a corner like they often do!

Another big market is predicting the correct scores in games, which is pretty self explanatory. Obviously the more surprising the score you’re predicting, the bigger the odds you will get. Associated with both of these markets you also have the Scorecast, which is essentially a “First Scorer” and “Correct Score” double.

“Total Goals” markets are also a big part of football betting, predicting how many goals, in total, will be scored during the game. Under 2.5 goals and Over 2.5 goals is the most popular spread, and punters often like to double or treble them up or have an accumulator on several matches in the total goals markets. Of course, football accumulators are the single most popular type of bet, as we seek to win big for a small stake but you can mix it up a bit with an acca containing football tips from the Win-Draw-Win market, Total Goals, Correct Score and many more.

A relatively new element to football betting is In-Play betting, where you can place a bet during the game on markets such as “To Score Next Goal” etc, along with of course the innovative “Cash Out< service that so many bookmakers now offer; allowing you to cash out of a multiple or single bet before the end of the event. So the options are endless.

The Premier League, domestic lower leagues, big European leagues and tournaments are in full swing right now, with all your favourite clubs and teams in action on a regular basis. Check back on the website for the best football tips, news and information around and get involved in the action.

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