How to bet on Match Results...

Betting on football results is a market offered by all major bookmakers. You can bet on football results in EVERY game at Euro 2016.

Take a look at the examples below to find out exactly how betting on football results works.

Full Time Result 

  Typical Odds
Home Team 1/3
Draw 4/1
Away Team 8/1

This is the most straightforward bet when betting on football results.

Bet Guide

The bet is placed on which team is going to win the football match (or whether it will finish in a draw). Teams playing at Home (listed first) will usually be shorter odds favourites – unless the visiting Away team is a very strong side.

Double Chance

  Typical Odds
Team A and the Draw 1/5
Team B and the Draw 5/6
Team A or Team B 2/7

Bet Guide

This bet gives you two chances to win out of the three possible outcomes. You can either back a team to win AND the match to be a Draw (so you only lose if your pick loses). Or if you can bet on both teams to win (so you only lose if the match ends a Draw). Because you are covering more options, the odds are shorter than on Match Results.

Draw No Bet

  Typical Odds
Home Team 1/9
Away Team 11/2

Bet Guide

This is a variation on betting on the Full Time match result. It gives the security of the bet being void if the game ends in a draw.

Handicap Result

  Typical Odds
Home Team (-1) 21/20
Tie (Away Team +1) 9/4
Away Team (+1) 11/5

Bet Guide

When betting on football results, handicaps can create a betting opportunity where it wouldn't otherwise exist. They can either make two teams more even, or produce better odds on short-priced favourites.

You will see handicap bets applied to Goals (see Asian Handicaps) and Corners - the team with a 'minus' handicap having to overcome their deficit in order to win the bet.

So, for example, if a top team (France) were awarded a (minus 2) handicap against a lesser team (Albania) – they would need to win the actual match by at least 3 Goals to win the bet:

Bet: France (-2) v Albania

Actual result: France win 1-0 = bet loses
Actual result: France win 2-0 = bet loses
Actual result: France win 3-0 = bet WINS

Half Time Result

  Typical Odds
Home Team 5/6
Draw 11/8
Away Team 15/2

Bet Guide

When betting on football results, you can also bet on the outcome of just the First Half of a match. This works in exactly the same was a betting on a Match Result, except you are only predicting what will happen in the first half.

Correct Score

Home Team Draw Away Team
1-0 6/1 0-0 11/1 1-0 14/1
2-0 7/1 1-1 7/1 2-0 33/1
2-1 7/1 2-2 18/1 2-1 16/1
3-0 11/1 3-3 66/1 3-0 66/1

Bet Guide

Correct score bets require you to predict the final score of a match. This type of betting on goals offers attractive odds, but can be very difficult to get right.

Half Time Correct Score

Home Team Draw Away Team
1-0 9/4 0-0 9/4 1-0 11/2
2-0 13/2 1-1 7/1 2-0 28/1
2-1 18/1 2-2 80/1 2-1 40/1
3-0 25/1   3-0 125/1

Bet Guide

This type of betting on goals works in the same way as a Correct Score bet, but this time it only takes into consideration the Half Time Score.

Half Time/ Full Time

  Typical Odds
Home Team/ Home Team 20/21
Draw/ Home Team 5/2
Away Team/ Home Team 22/1
Home Team/ Draw 20/1
Draw/ Draw 11/2
Away Team/ Draw 20/1
Home Team/ Away Team 80/1
Draw/ Away Team 20/1
Away Team/ Away Team 16/1

Bet Guide

This type of bet offers you the chance to get bigger odds than just picking the outright winner. You bet on the result at Half Time AND at the end of the match.

Winning Margin

  Typical Odds
Home Team By 1 10/3
Away Team By 1 7/2
Home Team By 2 6/1
Away Team By 2 13/2
Home Team By 3 12/1
Away Team By 3 18/1
Home Team By 4+ 16/1
Away Team By 4+ 40/1
Score Draw 10/3
No Goals 10/1

Bet Guide

Here you’re not just betting on the end match result, but also on how many goals the team you’re backing are going to win by. This is more difficult than a straight forward Match Result bet, but does offer bigger odds.

Bet: Home Team By 2 to beat Away Team

Actual result: Home Team 1 Away Team 0 = bet loses
Actual result: Home Team 2 Away Team 1 = bet loses
Actual result: Home Team 2 Away Team 0 = bet WINS

To Win to Nil

  Typical Odds
Home Team to Win To Nil 10/3
Away Team to Win To Nil 15/4

Bet Guide

Here, a bet is placed on one team to win the match without conceding a goal. For example: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 etc…

Match Result and Both Teams to Score

  Typical Odds
Home Team to Win & Both Teams to Score 5/2
Away Team to Win & Both Teams to Score 15/2

Bet Guide

Here you're betting on one team to win the match and both teams to score.