Correct score gambling is all about betting on what you think the final outcome of a football match will be. There are occasionally correct score markets available on other sports, but football is by the far the largest and most commonly used by bookmakers. Set betting in tennis, however, is similar to correct score football betting.
Correct score betting is a popular way of making games more entertaining for punters and can be very rewarding as long odds are often available – but it’s also notoriously difficult to get right. This makes it doubly popular with those who consider themselves to be shrewd judges of the beautiful game!
Those gamblers who are feeling particularly lucky can also roll up their correct score predictions into multiple bets and accumulators just as with all other forms of gambling selections.
With most fairly evenly-matched games, the most common scores are shortest in the market. These are generally low scoring results such as 0-0, 1-0, 1-1, 2-0, 2-1, 0-1, 0-2 and so on. So, for example, with a top Premier League side playing at home to a team considered to be much weaker, 1-0 and 2-0 may be around the 5-1 mark, 3-0 at around 7-1, 4-0 at c.12-1, 1-1 at around 9-1 and a 0-1 away win at c.25-1. These odds would be less extreme, obviously, with two teams considered to be more evenly matched. So in this latter case, a 0-1 win would be somewhere around the 8-1 or 9-1 mark as a general rule. Obviously, all odds for the different score possibilities are clearly shown by each bookmaker and exchange.
And when one side is extremely strongly fancied to beat another – as may happen with a Premier League giant at home to a non-league potential giant killer in the third round of the FA Cup, for example – then the odds get even more interesting.
Correct score betting is one of many different betting options offered by the major bookmakers when it comes to football games. Others include Asian Handicaps, half time / full time result predictions, odds on either side to win to nil, odds on the winning goal margin, odds on the first or last goal scorer – and various combinations of wagers therein.