It’s probably a safe bet (no pun intended) to say that soccer is by far the most popular sport in the world. Not only does it require an extreme amount of dexterity, flexibility, and skill but it’s also an exciting game to watch, too. In Australia, soccer games are bet on almost as much as they are watched. Soccer betting online is easy and convenient and allows punters to enjoy payoffs on games that, in the past, they wouldn’t have been able to attend live.

The Premier League

The Premier League was established in 1991 and it has millions of fans. These days, it consists of 20 teams and during the regular season they compete from August to May. Since teams are ranked by total points they get three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. The team that has the most points the championship at the end of the season. If there is a tie, the goals scored and goal difference determines the winner. The top four teams are then offered the chance to participate in European competitions for the UEFA Champions League.

FIFA

FIFA was founded in Paris in 1904 by France, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland and has been a force in soccer ever since. FIFA’s headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland and it has more than 200 national associations. Since there are so many leagues involved in FIFA, there are lots of competitions every year and helps increase soccer’s popularity.

There are structured tournaments held every year for both men and women.

Women’s Tournaments:

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
  • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Men’s Tournaments:

  • FIFA World Cup
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • FIFA Club World Cup
  • FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FIFA Club Beach Soccer World Cup
  • FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
  • FIFA Futsal World Cup
  • FIFA Youth Cup

Soccer Betting Online

Thanks to so many soccer games being played every year, online sports betting for soccer has really taken off. When you bet on soccer games online you get to enjoy the convenience of placing your bets from your own home, or even your Smart Phone, and you can watch the game on your television or computer without traveling to the competition. Sports betting online also gives punters the opportunity to research the teams and their past performances to help give them a better idea of how to place their bets.

If you want to have a good payoff then it really helps to understand soccer’s rules and regulations, as well as how the betting system works for the game. Keeping up with the players is a good idea, too, since past performances and recent injuries can give you a good idea of how the player might play in a game.

Soccer bets are held in “normal time” which means that while extra time and penalties are not included in the game times, injury time is. When the 90-minute whistle is blown, the game is over. There are a few different ways to bet on a soccer game with the most popular ones being Total Goals Betting, Half Time/Full Time Betting, and Correct Score Betting.

Total Goals Betting

In total goals better, which is also sometimes called under/over betting, a punter can bet if the number of goals scored in a soccer game will be more or less than the number of goals that is quoted by bookmakers. This is a simple type of betting and popular since it doesn’t seem to take much to win this kind.
Half Time/Full Time Betting
Also known as a “double result” since bettors can place a single bet on two different factors in a game, in half time/full time betting you can choose three options (draw/win/lose) for the halftime results, and then choose again for the fulltime results. However, both factors must be won for the bet to be successful. This betting option is exciting and has a potentially large payoff, too.

Correct Score Betting

With correct score betting you place a bet by trying to predict what the score of the game will be at the end of normal time. Bettors assign the “Home Team Score” and the “Away Team Score”. For instance, a bet would look like this: 3-1 which means the bettor has predicted the home team will score 3 and the away team will score 1 by the end of the game. The bookmakers determine the odds, but correct score betting is a difficult betting method to win. In this particular scenario, the score would have to be 3-1 to win. If it’s higher than the bet would not be successful.

Bookmakers and Betting

Having a good knowledge of soccer, the players, and the way the betting works can help you be more successful in sports betting online for soccer. In Australia, there are several bookmakers available to help punters with soccer betting online. You should first research bookies before deciding on one to go with, however. A good bookie will be able to answer any questions about soccer betting online and provide you with confidence that you’ve chosen the right bookkeeper for you. In Australia there are lots of great international bookmakers and some of them really push soccer betting and even offer incredible promotions for soccer competitions that are coming up.