There are many ways to bet on a football game. Increased competition and the ability to place bets on Betfair have made it possible to take the same bet at different prices depending on the market. The most obvious is the -0.5 Asian Handicap (AH) and the victory in the 1X2 market. You bet on exactly the same if you take these bets. As the margin is lower in the AH, its almost always better to have on the AH. It baffles me why some bookmakers put the bets adjacent on a coupon with different prices. A draw no bet is the same as an AH 0. Once again, the AH is usually the best.
However, if a team is very much supported in the AH can reduce the odds and betting on the draw no bet is better value. Unders / acquisitions, goal line and total goals are sometimes the same. There are a bookmaker I know that offers all three of these on the same coupon, but sometimes at different prices. I have seen three or more goals in the total market price of the objectives of better procurement in a goal line of 2.5. They are exactly the same bet. An X2 double chance is the same as for the victory at home on Betfair. As Betfair operates with a margin of 2.5% (5% commission, but you lose half on average), its going to be always better to lay bets on Betfair to take the bet on X2. Some double chance bets are the same as the AH.
Enjoy the best odds. A European handicap 1 is exactly the same as a 0.5 handicap Asia, which is exactly the same as for the team in the 1X2 market. I've seen at times in Europe Handicap has offered the best value. As this market is smaller, the prices do not move if it becomes a bookie wrong. Once you find an arbitration that pays 10% through European handicap. The price does not move at all, because not many people bet on it. N first goal scorer is almost the same as 0-0. NFs is a bit better as own goals do not count. It is not often, but that these markets offer the same odds, it is best to go with the bet FNs. Djimi Traore scored own goal when Liverpool played Burnley in the FA Cup 2004/2005. Liverpool lost the game 1-0. PSV scored an own goal and lost 1-0 to Arsenal in the Champions League the same season. Its rare but happens. I could go on, but I hope the message now. The next time you are placing a bet on a football game that could pay only see the possibilities in other markets. Ben writes football (soccer) betting tips – visit in search of clues and in football betting.