Bets on the correct score in football are not popular, because to guess the exact number of goals scored by each team is incredibly difficult. On the other hand, the odds for the exact outcome are always very high. But you need to know how to use them.
There are many strategies. Let’s start with why almost all of them are entirely meaningless, and then we will tell about profitable forecasts for the correct score. Most of the strategies for the correct score in football involve combining several outcomes for specific situations. These are very old approaches to the game. Perhaps once they made sense, but now the offers of the bookmaker offices include many additional bets covering almost all possible ranges of scores. Moreover, combined odds are more advantageous for the odds, since there is a margin in each bet.
When it’s profitable to bet on the correct score
Bets on the correct score cannot be the main strategy since it is impossible to guess the outcomes of many matches at once with high accuracy. Sometimes betting on an exact outcome is more profitable than betting on the winner, total or something else. We are talking about football matches, where it is very likely that the scoreboard will be 0-0, 1-0 or 0-1.
Predicting scores like 3-1, 2-2 in football is almost impossible. Suppose that both teams will arrange a draw and most likely they will play defensively, and they are very good at destroying the game of the opponent, which means it makes sense to bet on 0-0.
It happens that a very unyielding team with a reliable gameplay in defence regularly gets minimal wins. If this is not a mere coincidence and the team simply plays defensively after a goal scored, the 1-0 bet will be very beneficial, because the odds for it is rarely less than 6.00.
Strategy plus/minus one
Strategies based on combining scores are meaningless. Nevertheless, consider the most popular of them.
The essence of the “plus/minus one” strategy:
- Choose a football match and make a forecast for the correct score;
- To the goal of each team we add and subtract one and get four more outcomes.
- For example, in the Real Madrid vs. Valencia match, we predict the score 3-1 and adding/subtracting one, we get 4-1, 2-1, 3-0 and 3-2 extra.
- Using the calculator, for each of the five exact scores, it is necessary to bet such sums to get the same win at any outcome.
Feedback: Although in the offer of the bookmaker there is no combined bet that would replace the account data, the nearest in meaning “over/under 2.5” by the odds will be more profitable and includes more possible outcomes.
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