With football betting becoming a real phenomenon, it’s no surprise that new exciting markets have emerged. However, while bookmakers offer you the chance to bet on a variety of markets including corners and cards, some punters prefer the classical approach.
Along with markets such as 1×2, the Correct Score category is one of the most iconic when it comes to football betting.
What Is a Correct Score Bet?
While some new markets might seem a tad overwhelming to new users, the Correct Score bet is one of the most straightforward. Simply, a punter’s bet will be cashed if you’re able to correctly guess the outcome after 90 minutes.
For example, if you bet on say Chelsea to beat Arsenal 2-0 at 15/1, your winnings will only be paid out if that fixture finishes by an exact 2-0 scoreline.
However, it should be noted that both extra-time and penalties are NOT included in the Correct Score bet. So, this means that if you were to place your Correct Score bet on an FA Cup tie, your prediction must come by the final whistle.
History Is Helpful
With a string of emerging markets across all bookmakers, it’s no surprise that the use of statistics and data is a crucial tool. As all successful punters will tell you, doing your research is key.
With an archive of data and information out there, apps such as FlashScore can really help you out.
When placing a simple Correct Score bet, it’s worth going back and checking the previous outcomes at the fixture you have selected to have a punt on.
So, for example, ahead of their Premier League meeting on February 21st, Manchester United have won back-to-back meetings against Newcastle by a 4-1 scoreline.
If you decide to follow this trend and back a third successive 4-1 scoreline, you can find odds as high as 19/1 due to how specific the outcome is.
Bet on Top 5 Leagues
Especially when it comes to Correct Score betting, it’s important for new users to stick to the more high-profile leagues out there. By selecting markets in the Premier League or La Liga, bettors are more likely to have some insight into the teams they’re betting on.
It also helps as there is plenty more information and pundits’ predictions that are easily available. Also, along with making sure that you have a betting plan in place, it’s always worth having a financial plan.
With all good bookmakers offering deposit limits, it’s a wise idea to set yourself a weekly/monthly budget.