Traditional football betting is very simple: you place one bet on the final outcome of the match. If the outcome is against you, you lose your money, and if the outcome is in your favour, then your initial bet is affected by the odds set by the game. This is all well and good until you realise that this method will not make you victorious over time. What is going to happen is that the favourites will eventually slip up and lose, and if you only have the option to play on the final result, this can potentially make all the wins you have racked up pointless.

Here are 4 of the most profitable football betting markets of the year,

Final Result

Some betting markets might seem a bit more complicated than others, but no other betting market is as simple as the Final Result. This betting market is simply a matter of selecting one of the following three options: Home, Draw, or Away. They are what they seem to be: Home refers to the league or country playing on home grounds, away refers to the opponent of the home team, and a draw is a tie. However, betting on the final result is restrictive because you only have three options. Even though it has this disadvantage, it is still a winning betting market for those who know a lot about the sport.

Double Chance

Double chance, also referred to as DC, is an interesting substitute to traditional Final Result betting. Here you get to choose two for the price of a slightly decreased odds instead of putting all of your money on one specific result. Using DC, you can play on A and D, H and D or even A and H.

Under/Over 2.5

Consider that in a match, two teams are at a draw, but you do not know what the outcome of the game is. When you are faced with such a situation, the best bet is the over/under bet. Over/under 2.5 betting means that you place the money being either more than 2.5 goals in a game or less than 2.5 goals in a game. What this means is that you win money on the game if more than three goals are scored. This is undoubtedly one of the most popular methods of betting on football today.

Both Teams To Score

Usually abbreviated to BTTS, ‘both teams to score’ will always be given the following option: yes or no. when you choose Yes, it means that you are essentially betting that both the teams’ score, which means that you lose the bet if neither, or only one, of the teams score. You win if both the teams score at least one goal. However, when you choose No, you lose if either one of the team scores. You win if only one of the teams’ scores.