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How to bet on the World Cup


Every four years the world goes nuts for soccer. Three games a day then a few less than only a game every three days as teams get eliminated. Even if you are not a huge soccer fan, betting on the games can make them a lot more fun to watch. Let´s break down the basics that you should know before betting on the World Cup.

Win-Lose-Draw
Unlike most American sports there are lots of draws in soccer. That is why they call this kind of betting “3-way” since there are three possible outcomes. Just be aware that if you bet for a team to win and the sportsbook offers draw in the same section that means you would lose if there is a draw. For the most part, this is how soccer bets in the winner’s markets are offered.

Over/Under and Exact Score
You do not have to bet on the winner of a game. You can also bet on other things like how many goals there will be. The most typical bet is “over-under”. For example over 2.5 goals or under 2.5 goals? WTF is a half goal (0.5)? That just means that if you bet over 2.5 goals and there are 2 goals you lose, by half a goal and if there are 3 goals then you win the over 2.5 goal bet. A much more degenerate bet that is hard to hit but has high odds is the exact score. For example “Team A wins 3-1”. Not all sportsbooks offer this, but if you look around you should be able to find it.

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