This page contains all the betting markets available from BET365 and a summary of them. This page also includes commonly used term and abbreviations in football betting.

There are many online bookmakers who all have their own exclusive markets and abbreviations. We have concentrated on BET365 as they are by far the most popular online bookmaker and the bookmaker we recommend for serious betting.

Here you can find the best markets and how we use them for consistent profits

 

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Football Betting Basics

All Match markets are settle om the result of a scheduled match of 90 minutes plus any injury or stoppage time played. The match markets DO NOT include the result of any extra-time or penalty shootout that may take place.

The only exception to this rule is for friendly or exhibition matches where all match markets are settle on the result of the game irrespective of whether the 90 minutes is played.

For Youth fixtures, some games may be less the 90-minutes, often 80-minutes, with 40-minute for each half plus any injury time. Bet365 will always list youth fixtures as such and indicate if the game time is any different to the normal 90-minute game.

BET365 lists “youth” as a generic term football games played between teams where the players are 23 or younger.

Bets on the number of injury time is settled on the indication by the official in charge of that duty, most commonly the fourth official. Bets are NOT settled on how much injury time is actually played.

An unplayed or postponed match will be treated as a non-runner for settling purposes unless it is played within the same week (ending on Sunday) in which case the bet will stand unless cancelled by mutual consent.

If a match is rescheduled from the weekend to a Monday night for the purpose of live TV coverage then all bets on that match will stand.

Should any match be played prior to the date or kick-off time denoted then any such match may be included provided the wager is placed not later than the revised kick-off time.

Any match abandoned before the completion of 90 minutes play will be void except for those bets the outcome of which has already been determined at the time of abandonment. The market must be fully determined for bets to stand For example, first player to score or time of the first goal bets will stand provided a goal has been scored at the time of abandonment.

The only exception to the above abandoned match rule, is for all South American club matches where Full-Time Result and Double Chance markets (both pre-game and In-Play) will be settled on the score at the time of the abandonment providing the relevant league allows the result to stand.

If a match venue is changed (other than to the away team’s ground) then bets already placed will stand providing the home team is still designated as such. If the home and away team for a listed match are reversed (e.g. match is played at the original away team’s ground) then bets placed based on the original listing will be void.

BET365 endeavour to identify on their Website all matches played at a neutral venue. For matches played at a neutral venue (whether indicated on our site or not), bets will stand regardless of which team is listed as the home team.

If an official fixture, lists different team details to those listed on the BET365 Website then bets will be void e.g. official fixture specifies in the team name, Reserves/Age Group e.g. Under 21’s/Gender e.g. Women.

In all other cases bets stand, including instances where BET365 list a team name without specifying the term ‘XI’ in the name.

Statistics provided by the Press Association (PA) are used to settle wagers. Where PA statistics are not provided or there is significant evidence that the PA statistics are incorrect, BET365 use independent evidence to support bet settlement.

In the absence of consistent, independent evidence or in the presence of significant conflicting evidence, bets will be settled based on BET365’s own statistics.

Bets on a match or qualification are not affected if a team is subsequently disqualified from, or re-instated to, the competition.

Main Markets

Predict the final result of the match. Bets can be placed on the home or away to win or the game to end in a draw. Bet are settled on the result of the 90-minute play plus any stoppage or injury time added on by the match officials. 

Cover two of the three possible outcomes of a match. Options available are home win and draw, home or away win or away win or draw. 

Predict the winner of a knockout tournament final game. This bet INCLUDES 90-minutes results, a result after extra time or a winner from a penalty shootout. 

Predict the winner from a  qualifying game. This bet INCLUDES the winner after 90-minute play, a winner from extra-time or the winner from any penalty shootout.

Predict the method of victory for both teams. Options include a winner after 90 minutes (plus any injury time), a winner after extra-time(plus any injury time) or a winner after penalty shootout. 

Predict the correct score of the match. Bets are settled only on the score of a 90-minutes play (plus any injury time) match . Any score in extra-time or from penalty shootout does NOT count for this bet.

This is a double bet on the result of the match at the end of the first half and then the result of the match at the end of the match. Both predictions must be correct for the bet to be a winner. All combinations of results are available.

This is a double score prediction bet. Predict the exact score of the game at half time and then predict the score at full time. Both predictions must be exactly correct for the bet to be a winner. 

This is a match result prediction bet. If the game ends in a draw the original stake is returned. 

This is a double prediction bet. For the first half of the bet you must predict the result of the match and then predict whether both teams will score in the match. Both prediction must be correct for the bet to be a winner. All possible combinations are offered. 

This is a double prediction bet. First you must predict which team will win the game and then predict by how many goals. There are also options for score draws, e.g 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 etc, or there to be no goals in the game (0-0). If predicting a winner and winning margin then both predictions must be correct for the bet to be a winner. 

This is a double prediction bet. You must predict which player will score the first goal of the game and the correct score at the end of the match. Both predictions must be correct for the bet to be a winner. 

This is a double prediction bet. Predict a player who will score a goal anytime in the match and predict the correct score at the end of the match. Both predictions must be correct for the bet to be a winner. If player does not enter the field during 90 minutes or the only goals scored are own goals, then bets will be settled as singles on the correct score market at the relevant odds quoted at match kick-off time.

This is a double prediction bet. Predict a player who will score the first goal of the game and predict the score at the end of the first half. Both prediction must be correct foe the bet to be a winner. If a player enters the field after a goal has been scored; takes no part in the 1st half; or the only 1st half goals are own goals, then such bets will be settled as a single on the half time correct score market at the relevant odds quoted at match kick-off time.

This is a double prediction bet. Predict a player who will score the first goal of the game and predict the result of the match (Home win, Draw, Away win). Both predictions must be correct for the bet to be a winner. If a player enters the field after a goal has been scored; takes no part in the game; or the only goals are own goals, then such bets will be settled as a single on the full time result market at the relevant odds quoted at match kick-off time.

This is a double prediction bet. Predict the player who will score the first goal of the game and the time that goal will be scored. For the time; brackets of minutes options are provided e.g 1-20 minute, 21-45, 46+. Both prediction must be correct for the bet to be a winner. Players must start for bets to stand, otherwise bets involving that player will be void (regardless of when the first goal is scored). If the only goals scored are own goals, then bets will void.

Half Time Markets

Predict the result at the end of the first half. There are there options; a home win, a away win or match to be drawn at the half time point. 

Half time double chance bets cover two of the three possible result outcomes at the half time point. Option include, a home win or draw, a way win or draw, or either home team or away team to win. 

This a double prediction bet. First predict the result of the match at half time, either home win, draw or away win. The second half of the bets requires to predict whether or not both teams will score in the first half. All possibly combinations are usually on offer. 

This is a double prediction bet. The first half of the bet requires to predict the result of the match at half time point, either a home a home, draw or away win. The second half of the bet requires predicting the the total number of preset goals over/under. The preset number of goals in the first half is usually set at 1.5 over/under. 

Predict the exact score for the match at the half time point. 

Predict whether both teams will score in both the first half and second halves. All possible options are on offer. 

Predict how many goals there will be in the first half. Betting on goal lines means there is the possibility of the stake being returned if the goal line is not surpassed. For example; for half time over 1.0 goal line bet, there would have to be two goals in the first half for the bet to win, if there are no goals the bet would lose and if there is only one goal in the first half then the bet would be void and the stake returned. 

Predict how many goals are scored in the first half. For alternative goal lines, there are also possibility of double goal line bets. These double bets are split in half and placed equally on two lines. For example; an over 1.5,2.0 first half bet is actually two separate bets. Half the stake is place on over 1.5 goal line and the other half on over 2.0. If there only two goals in the first half then only half of the bet would be a winner and the stake for the other half would be returned. 

Predict the result of the match with applied handicap. For each fixture, the bookmaker will determine the strength of the teams and apply handicap to teams accordingly. 

Predict how many corners there will be in the first half. The bookmaker will set a corners tally for the first half, the options include betting over the set tally, exact number of corners or under the set corners tally. 

Predict whether the goals total at the end of the first half will be odd or even. 

Predict whether either team will score in the first half or the second half. All possible options are offered.

Predict the result of the second half. This bet only takes in consideration the goals scored in the second half, goals that are scored in the first half do not affect this bet. 

Goal Markets

Predict whether the match goals will be either over or under a specific number of goals set by the bookmaker. Typically the goals set by the bookmaker for this market is 2.5 over/under, though this number can be different for matches involving high scoring teams. For 2.5 goals, betting over requires at least 3 goals in the match for the bet to be a winner, and under requires fewer than 3 goals to be scored in the match. This is a 90-minute bet(plus any injury time), Extra-time or penalty shootouts DO NOT count towards this bet. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict the number of goals in the match from a wide selection of goal lines. There is option to bet either over or under a certain goal line. Typically bookmakers will offer selections starting from 0.5 goals over/under to 7.5 goals over/under. This is a 90-minute bet(plus any injury time), Extra-time or penalty shootouts DO NOT count towards this bet. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

This is a double prediction bet. Predict the result of the match and total goals in the game. Typically the goal line offered is 2.5 goals over/under, though this goal line can be different for certain matches. All possible combinations of outcomes are offered. Both predictions must be correct for the bet to be a winner. This is a 90-minute bet(plus any injury time), extra-time or penalty shootouts DO NOT count towards this bet. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

This is a double prediction bet. Prediction the match result and whether both teams will score in the match. All possible combinations of outcomes are offered. Both prediction must be correct for the bet to be a winner. This is a 90-minute bet(plus any injury time), Extra-time or penalty shootouts DO NOT count towards this bet. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict the exact number of goals in a match. The bookmaker will offer a selection of total match goals to choose from. Goals must be the exact total for the bet to be a winner. This is a 90-minute bet(plus any injury time), Extra-time or penalty shootouts DO NOT count towards this bet. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict the number of goals in a match from a selection. Typically the bookmaker will 3 selections, e. g under 2 goals, 2 or 3 goals, over 3 goals. This is a 90-minute bet(plus any injury time), Extra-time or penalty shootouts DO NOT count towards this bet. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict whether both teams will score in the match. This is a 90-minute bet(plus any injury time), Extra-time or penalty shootouts DO NOT count towards this bet. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict whether both teams will score in the first half. Bet is VOID if the games is abandoned before the end of the first half unless bet is already settled. 

Predict whether both teams will score in the second half of the match. Only goals from the start of the second half and end of the match counts towards this bet. If the game is abandoned before the start of the second half the bet will be treated as a non-runner and stake returned. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict the number of goals scored in the first half of the match from a selection of goals over/under lines. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the first half unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict the exact number of goals in the first half from a selection of first half goals options. Typically 6 options are offered ranging from 0 goals to 5+ goals. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the first half unless settlement has already been determined. 

Predict the total minutes of the goals scored in the match. The minutes for each goal is added up to give a total. For example if in a match goals were score on the 20th, 45, 85th minutes of the match, then the total goal minutes of that match would be 20+45+85=150. Typically multiple selection of total goal minutes are offered by the bookmaker. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict which team will score first in a match. There is also a option for no goals in the match. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict the method of the first goal in a match. Method include shot; a goal scored with any part of the body apart from the head, Header; goal scored with the head, free-kick; a goal scored directly from a free-kick, penalty; a goal scored directly from a awarded penalty, own-goal; a goal scored by a opposing player. The designation of the goal method is taken from the official match report. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict whether there will be a early goal scored in a match. Times are set by the bookmaker depending on the fixture, typically around 30 minutes. There is option to bet whether there will a goal by a specified time or not. Goals can be scored by either team. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict whether there will be a late goal in the match. Times are set by the bookmaker depending on the fixture, typically from 70 minutes till the end of the game. There is option to bet a goal will not be a goal scored from the specified time till the end of the match. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict the time of the first goal from brackets of time selections. Typically these time bracket selections are different selections of 10 minutes brackets. Goal must be scored within the chosen time bracket according to official time-keeping for the bet to be a winner. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict the number of goals scored in the second half of the match from a selection of goals over/under lines. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined, bet will be treated as a non-runner if match is abandoned before the start of the second half. 

Predict the exact number of goals in the second half from a selection of first half goals options. Typically 6 options are offered ranging from 0 goals to 5+ goals. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement has already been determined, if match is abandoned before the start of the second half the bet will be treated as a non-runner. 

Predict which half will have the most goals, first half or the second half. There is also the option to bet on a tie, e.g score at half time 1-1 and score at full time 2-2, then its a tie. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Predict in which half the home team will score the most goals. There is a option for a tie(home team will score equal number of goals in both halves). Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined

Predict in which half the away team will score the most goals. There is a option for a tie(away team will score equal number of goals in both halves). Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined

Predict whether a team will keep a clean sheet or not.  Conceding any goal within the 90-minute(plus any injury time) will mean a clean sheet has not been kept even if its a own-goal. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined  

Predict how many goals a team will score in the match from a selection of over/under goals line. Predictions can made for a team to score over a specified number of goals or under. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined

Predict exactly how any goals the home team will score from a selection of goal lines. There is no option to bet over or under, predictions of goals must be exact for the bet to be a winner. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined 

Predict exactly how any goals the away team will score from a selection of goal lines. There is no option to bet over or under, predictions of goals must be exact for the bet to be a winner. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined 

predict whether a team will score a goal by a specified time. The time allocated for the first goal is different for each team and is the determination of the bookmaker. Typically, the better the team the shorter time will be allocated by the bookmaker for that team to score their first goal. Predictions can also be made for team not score a goal by the same allocated time. Official time-keeping is used to settle these bets. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined

Predict whether the goals total of the match will be odd or even. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined

Predict whether the goals total of the home team will be odd or even. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined

Predict whether the goals total of the away team will be odd or even. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined

Predict whether the goals total at the end of the first half of the match will be odd or even. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the first half  unless settlement of bets is already determined

Predict which team will score the last goal of the match. There is a option to bet no goals in the game if predicting a goal-less draw. Bets will be void if the match is abandoned before the end of the match unless settlement of bets is already determined

Asian Lines Markets

Predict the result of the match with applied Asian handicap. Like normal handicap markets, the bookmaker will give the more fancied team a handicap to balance the odds for the lesser team. For Asian handicap markets, there is the possibility of void bets. For example; in the a match between Manchester city vs Tottenham the bookmaker may give Man City a handicap of -1.0(goals) if a bet is placed on Man City to win and the final score is 1-0 to Many City, the bet would bet void since Man City only won by the one goal, only enough to cancel the original handicap. A 2-0 win for Man City would mean the bet is a winner but a 0-0 draw would mean the bet is a loser since Man City start with a -1.0 goal deficit. 

The alternative Asian handicap markets allow to bet on the result of the match with specific handicap applied. The bookmaker will usually offer many lines of handicaps for both teams as well as the half line Asian handicap such as 0.0, -0.5. 

Predict the half time result with applied Asian handicap. 

Predict the total number of corners in the game. Since this is a Asian line market, there is the possibility of the stake being returned. For example; a bet on over 10 Asian corners would require 11 corners in the match to win, 9 corners for the bet to lose and if there are 10 corners in the match the stake would be returned. 

Predict the number of corners in the first half. For this market there is the possibility of the stake being returned. For example; a bet on over 5 Asian corners would require 6 corners in the first half to win, 4 or less corners for the bet to lose and if there are 5 corners in the first half the stake would be returned. 

Specials Markets

Predict whether a team will go behind at any point in the game and go on to win the game. For this bet to win the chosen team MUST go behind in the game and then go on to win. 

Predict whether either team will win the game to nil. The chosen team must win the game and not concede any goals for this bet to win. 

Predict whether a team will win either half of the match. The chosen team must win either the first or second half of the match. The final result of the match does not affect this bet. For example; if the chosen team is losing 3-0 at the first half and the match finishes 3-1 the bet would be a winner since the chosen team won the second half 1-0.  

Predict whether a team will win both halves of the match. For this bet to win, the chosen team must outscore the opposing team in both halves of the match.  

Predict whether a team will score in both halves of the match. The result of the match does not affect this bet but the chosen team must score at least one goal in each half of the game. 

Predict whether a own goal will be scored in the game. The official record is used to determine whether a own goal has been scored. 

Player Markets

Predict which player will score in the match. There are three options to this bet market; first, last anytime. For first goalscorer, the chosen player must be the first player to open the scoring in the match. For last goalscorer, the chosen player must the last player to score in the match. For anytime, as long as the chosen player scores a goal in the match the bet is a winner. Own goals DO NOT count for these bets. 

Predict whether a player will score more than one goal in the match. There are two options for this bet market; 2 or more, 3 or more. For 2 or more the chosen player must score at least 2 goals in the game for the bet to be a winner. For 3 goals or more the chosen player must score at least 3 goals in the game for the bet to be a winner. Goals can be scored in any order, own goals do not count towards this bet. 

Predict for both teams the player that will score the first or the last goal for that team. Own goals to not count for this bet. 

Minutes Markets

Predict the result of the match exactly at the 10 minute mark. 

Predict whether there will be a goal in the first 10 minute of the match. This is a goals over/under bet typically 0.5, bet over if predicting a goal bet under in predicting no goals. 

Predict whether there will be a corner in the first 10 minutes of the game, though the time period for this bet changes from game to game but typically it’s set around 10 minutes. The bet options is a corners over/under. Bet over if predicting corners in the game, bet under if predicting no corners. Corners are counted when the corner has been taken NOT when it’s awarded.