Soccer Betting Online

Soccer is one of the most popular sports on which South African punters bet on.  SportsBet offers fully licensed online soccer betting in South Africa with some of the best odds on all major and minor international and domestic soccer leagues.  We have extensive coverage of pre-match and live in-play soccer events internationally from English Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga, Eredivisie, Serie A, our PSL and right down to our Mvela League. You can bet on full-time results, double chance, both teams to score, total goals, correct score and many other soccer bets which you can place up to a  50-fold accumulator.

If you are new to sports betting, SportsBet will guide you on placing bets on the offered markets and provide the betting rules on each market.

Can you make money from soccer betting?

SportsBet offers soccer accumulators up to 50-fold and this will rapidly increase a punter’s payout no matter which markets are played.  All new players receive a free R10 sign up bonus that they can use to lay bets on soccer. Betting real money on soccer games in South Africa has never been easier.

How do you bet on soccer?

Placing a soccer bet online with SportsBet

  1. Select the league from the homepage
  2. Select the desired game in the selected league fixture
  3. Scroll through the available markets and select the desired market
  4. On the market, select the desired option
  5. Enter the stake (amount of money to bet)
  6. View the potential payout and lay/confirm the bet

What is the best bet in soccer?

Single bet type that soccer punters most often play when betting on soccer

The most common betting market is the Match Result.  Also called the 3 Way market, the punter will bet on one team winning and another losing or the match being a draw.  The bet is based on the 90 minutes of the game time and excludes penalty shootouts, golden goals and overtime.

Soccer betting terminology

Punters have several ways of referring to markets, bet types etc when placing bets.  These are some of the terms they use and their explanations.

  • What does “3 Way” in soccer mean?

3 Way is a soccer market where a punter can bet on a team to win or if the match will end in a draw (Match Result).  This is often referred to as the Home/Draw/Away market and has 3 different outcomes.

  • What does “Accumulator” in soccer mean?

An accumulator or multiple is one bet made up of multiple selections. All selections must-win for the bet to be successful. Punters enjoy placing lots of short odds selections into one bet to bring in big winnings.

  • What does “BTS” in soccer mean?

BTS stands for Both Teams to Score, and is a type of betting based on whether both teams score in a match or not.

Sports Bet Soccer Guide

How do soccer betting payouts work on Sports Bet?

A punter with a credit balance can withdraw their winnings at any time. Once a withdrawal has been requested, SportsBet will determine if the punter is FICA (Financial Intelligence Centre Act) compliant and if so, the funds will be transferred to the punter’s bank account.  It normally takes less than 3 working days for the punter to receive their funds.

What is a betting spread in soccer?

Soccer spread betting is when a punter bets on whether a team will win or lose by a certain number of goals. It allows to equalize uneven teams and to get more people to bet on underdogs. In this type of wager, the favorite is effectively deducted goals and the underdog is awarded goals. These adjustments in the points/goals are referred to as the spread.

Some of the soccer spread betting markets offered by SportsBet are:

  • Total corners
  • Total bookings
  • Total team goals
  • Total first half goals
  • Total second half goals

How do you read soccer odds on Sports Bet?
Punters must know how to read soccer betting odds before making any bet. Soccer odds show how much can be won from a successful bet. They also show how likely an event is to happen. SportsBet displays all its odds in decimal format.

Is it better to bet over or under?
Some leagues are high scoring and some are not.  When betting on the Over/Under Goals market, it pays to do some research into the league and analyse the league’s statistics.  For example, our own PSL is a low scoring league so it is mostly better to bet Under for games in our PSL and betting Over in minor leagues as they tend to score a lot of goals.

What is the most profitable online soccer betting strategy?
Online soccer betting is a way of winning or losing money but it needs due diligence and strategy for it to be profitable. A punter must check odds regularly to assess a team’s chance and not base his/her selection on previous performance or personal preference.  The best strategies are always going to involve betting on low-risk markets. Here are some betting strategies which will help a punter in making profitable bets.

Betting on Double Chance
The Double Chance bet is an online betting strategy that is particularly interesting for risk-averse punters. A double chance bet allows you to cover two of the three possible outcomes in a football match with one bet i.e:

Home Team or Draw: Bet wins if the home team wins or draws the match.
Away Team or Draw: Bet wins if the away team wins or draws the match.
Home Team or Away Team: Bet wins if the home team or the away team wins the match.

Compared to a regular bet where the punter only bets on one of these three outcomes, in a double chance bet he/she bets on two and thus decreases their risk. The downside of this, of course, is that the odds are lower than on common bets. Because of the decreased risk that double chance bets carry, they are also perfect for pushing up odds on accumulator bets to increase the final odds.

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