On a weekend in the Eredivisie or the Premier League it is always easy to choose standard bookmaker bets. You too probably often opt for the 1×2 bet, correct score, over/under bet or the Asian handicap. Forget those standard bets for a moment and delve into the betting platform caves. At the very bottom of the list, almost invisible to the hurried football bettor, are football bets that appear all too rarely on everyone’s betting charts. They are bets that focus on things like penalties, own goals and hat-tricks. Even stoppage time suddenly plays an important role. These types of bets are often overlooked or simply forgotten, but they can be very interesting. So it’s high time to push your football betting limits!
These crucial moments bring in a lot of money
The range of curious football bets at the various bookmakers is large. You often bet on small moments in the game that can still be very crucial. Just look at the final score on the scoreboard. How about, for once, not betting on the correct score or on over/under 2.5 goals? Instead, you can focus on how or when the goal comes about. For example, predict whether there will be a penalty or not. A “No” on your bet slip won’t net you much, but a “Yes” can certainly net you a nice sum. An own goal is even more profitable. Admittedly, it’s not often that a player accidentally kicks the ball into the goal behind their own goalkeeper. But perhaps when you analyze the stats, you find that a certain player scores a notably high number of own goals. It’s worth betting on, especially when you get 7x your bet for it. The opposite of players who score an own goal are those who score a hat trick. When a top club like Real Madrid take on a latecomer from La Liga, the game can easily end in a goal frenzy. Players like Gareth Bale and Rodrygo have proven in the past that they can score a hat-trick for Real. The real name on your bet slip is easily worth 50, 60, 70 or even multiples of your stake. Each bookmaker offers their own odds, so it is worth comparing them with the bookmaker with the highest odds.
Betting on maps or on the course of the game
A bet on correct score or a 1×2 bet can go a long way with a good analysis of the stats. Betting on a hat trick or an own goal is more a matter of luck. The same applies to the question of whether a goal could come in overtime. However, it does help to keep an eye out for teams that tend to score in the final minutes of the game. Would you like to gain more “security” by looking at the statistics? Then see if there is a real chance of red. A player on the field who gets frustrated easily when push comes to shove can easily be bullied by the referee. Especially when it becomes a game that the club will struggle to win. A variant of the half-time/full-time bet also offers possibilities. You don’t have to predict the entire game, but can place a bet with the bookmakers on whether the home team will still win after being down 0:1 or 0:2.
As you can see, there are a lot more interesting football bets than you might expect. So scroll through the long list of betting options and skip the standard bets. So you can look forward to a surprisingly exciting football weekend!