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Football betting is one of the most heavily saturated markets when it comes to online bookmakers. The popularity of the sport, combined with the wealth of betting opportunities it presents, means that it is one of the main reason why people flock to betting sites. Whether it is the domestic leagues and cups, the European competitions or the World Cup, at any time of the year, and almost 24 hours a day you can find a football match to bet on somewhere. So how do you go about placing an online football bet? The first tool you will need of course will be an online bookmaker. You will be pretty spoilt for choice when you start looking around for one to sign up with, and don’t just be blinded by the welcome offers which are everywhere, as you want a site you are comfortable with. There is a lot more to football betting than meets the eye, so you want to find a bookmaker that you trust and one which comes highly recommended so that you know you are getting both value and security when it comes to your account. The best way to do this, is to take some time and read bookmaker reviews, as these usually score bookmakers from people who have used them, giving you a good indication of where to go to.
Once you have found a good online bookmaker which you are happy with, then it will be time to hit your new account with some funds. You will need some stake money, but always be aware of responsible gambling, and never bet beyond your limits. Once you have funded your account, you will be ready to place an online football bet. The desire to place a bet on football, will probably stem from having some passion for the game, so, as a fan you will likely have some kind of knowledge who the favourite teams are in the particular fixtures for a coupon. You will need to browse your online bookmaker and find the football section, and then dip into the match day coupon for when your event is taking place. These are generally easy to find because a lot of preference is given to football betting at online bookmakers. You will also find a lot of links right from the home page to specific games quite often, so it’s worth keeping an eye out. You may also spot a nice football betting promotion which catches your eye, and which can be taken advantage of. So, once you are in the right area of the bookie’s sports book, then you need to find the match you want to bet on.
Then it is just a matter of selecting the team you wish to back, and then adding that selection to your betting slip. Because football betting is so popular, you will always be able to find more bets on a specific match than just the fixed odds outright, which is generally the starting place for newcomers to sports betting. Take some time to explore the submarkets for a match to find some good value bets for yourself, things like Anytime Goalscorer, Over/Under Goals, Correct Score, Scorecasts and Handicap betting. Your good online bookmaker should have good help files to answer any questions you may have about unfamiliar markets, but if you are unsure, then don’t wade blindly in, because your stake will be at greater risk. If you need help with your football betting, then find yourself a good online betting companion site, which offers guides and tips for your football betting. Once you have added your bets to your betting slip, it is then a matter of applying your stake. Most betting slips online have an indicator of your potential returns right there, if not, find yourself a betting calculator. Enter your stakes, submit your bets and then sit back and wait for the action to kick off.