Learn About the Types of Bets and What to Bet On with ONS88
- Early Odds
- Live Odds
The inverse of live odds. These are odds that are shown before the start of a match where players can place their bets immediately.
Futures are when you make a bet for what the expected outcome will be at the end of a round for a group stage. Ideal for when you intend to make long term bets; you can make bets such as which player will be league MVP. The only issue is that your funds could be tied up for a long while, especially if you make large bets on favourites to win the tournament. But if it goes in your favour, then you could be recovering a huge payout at the end of the tournament.
The few choices that you can bet on is the total score being more or less than the total. Only the total 90 minutes plus injury time counts towards a full game bet unless indicated otherwise by the sheets or odd boards. The results from extra time or penalty shootouts are not used to count a winning wager
If the total goals are set at 2 goals for the match, and you believe the combined score of both teams will be three or more goals, then the bet will be over. And if you believe the combined score will be two goals or less, then the bet will be under. This also applies to the total number of corner kicks from one or both teams and whether they fall over or under a specified total.
Asian handicap serves as an alternative to traditional 1×2 betting whereby it reduces the number of possible outcomes to just two — win or loss. For example, if Chelsea has a -0.5 handicap against Liverpool, this means that a bet against Chelsea will only payout when Chelsea wins the game. While a +0.5 handicap bet on Chelsea will payout only if Chelsea wins the game or draws against Liverpool.
Things become more complex when quarter goals or two way-handicaps are involved. For example, if Chelsea has a -0.25 favourite over Liverpool, this means that the bet is now split into two halves; the first half being a -0.5 handicap while the other half becomes a zero handicap, and therefore, the entire bet is paid out if Chelsea wins. But if the match ends in a draw, half the bet is lost, and half is refunded.