Soccer Betting at Bally Bet Sportsbook

Welcome to the high-octane world of soccer betting, where the beautiful game meets the thrill of wagering on your favorite teams and players. Whether you’re a die-hard supporter or a casual observer, there’s no denying the excitement that comes with predicting the outcome of a game and watching it all unfold on the pitch.

On this page, we’re diving deep into the playbook of soccer betting, exploring everything from popular betting markets to expert soccer bet advice. From cracking the odds formats to helping you pinpoint the best soccer bets and value, as well as the dynamics of different leagues and competitions, we’ve got you covered.

That’s not all, though. We’ll also take a closer look at the modern tools of the trade, including what to expect from our soccer betting platform and how to use it. Whether you’re catching the action from the comfort of your couch or cheering on your own team from the stands, our sportsbook can bring you closer than ever to the betting action.

So, grab your scarf, lace up your boots, and get set to tackle the world of soccer betting like a true hot shot.

How to Read Soccer Betting Odds

Mastering how to read soccer betting odds is mission critical for making informed wagers, as it is with all forms of online sports betting. Odds typically come in three formats: American (or moneyline), decimal, and fractional. You’ll get the choice of using any of these odds formats with a Bally Bet account.

American odds indicate the amount needed to win $100 or the profit on a $100 wager, so odds of +200 mean a $100 bet returns $200 profit.

In decimal format, the number represents the total payout, including the original stake, so odds of 2.50 mean a $10 wager returns $25 ($10 stake + $15 profit).

Fractional odds show the profit relative to the stake, so odds of 3/1 mean a $10 wager yields $30 ($20 profit + $10 stake).

Understanding soccer odds lays the groundwork for exploring popular soccer betting markets, such as match odds and over/under totals.

Popular Soccer Bets

In soccer betting, there are multiple angles you can take when wagering, depending on your view of the action live or pregame:

Match Odds

Betting on the Match Odds market – also known as the 1X2 market – involves wagering on the outright winner of a soccer game. You can also back the tie if you think the scores will be level at full time.


Over/under soccer betting markets require you to predict whether the total combined goals scored by both teams will be greater than or less than a set number determined by the book. You can wager on whether the combined goals total will exceed (bet the over) or fall short of (bet the under) the benchmark total.

Asian Handicap

Think of Asian Handicap markets like a point spread in football betting. The Asian Handicap represents the pregame score advantage or disadvantage given to underdogs and favorites in a bid to level the playing field for bettors. A negative Asian Handicap indicates the favorite, while a positive Asian Handicap indicates the underdog. If Team A has -0.5 goals, they must win by one or more goals for wagers to win. If Team B has +0.5 goals, they must avoid defeat for wagers to win.

Although this trio attracts the most soccer wagers, there are heaps of alternative markets to explore out there. All of these can add variety and excitement to your soccer betting:

Both Teams to Score

Both Teams to Score (Yes) and Both Teams to Score (No) are very popular alternative markets. The latter is popular when a strong team is coming up against a weak opponent that’s unlikely to have many goalscoring chances.


What is a parlay bet in soccer markets? Essentially, it’s a cluster of wagers placed on different games and outcomes on the same betslip. A parlay only pays out if all selections on the betslip win.

Futures Bets

Futures bets let you wager on the outcomes of events scheduled in the future, like the next winner of the FIFA World Cup or the English Premier League.

Prop Bets

Prop bets focus more on certain events and outcomes in a game. It could be the team to score first or last, or a specific player to receive a yellow card in the game.

Live Betting

Bettors can also bet on soccer dynamically using live betting odds, which are constantly updated based on the unfolding action.

Soccer Betting Tips

For budding soccer bettors, there are many factors to consider when analyzing odds and making smart betting decisions.

When starting out, it’s important to consider why the odds change in the run-up to a big game. Doing so can uncover invaluable insights into potential outcomes, whether it's the weight of money, with sharp wagers identifying value, the form of the home or away team, fresh injuries, a tight fixture schedule, or even the weather.

If you believe the price of a soccer team to win has been persistently backed by experienced and knowledgeable soccer bettors, this can significantly impact the odds as well.

The form of home and away teams reflect their performance tendencies in different environments, influencing their probability of success. If a team struggles in road games, this may result in their odds drifting pregame. Similarly, a team’s hectic schedule – potentially involving long-distance travel for a game – can also affect a team’s performance and weigh heavily on the odds.

You should also familiarize yourself with the concept of betting against the public. This strategy involves finding scenarios where most soccer bettors are flocking to back one team. This can force the team’s odds to fall and the other team’s odds to rise, and potentially create value for you should you choose to bet on the opposing team.

By weighing up all these aspects of soccer betting odds, you can start to think more clearly and strategically about your own soccer wagers.

Betting on the World’s Best Soccer Leagues

The best soccer leagues in the world to bet on offer a tantalizing blend of high-quality action, passionate fanbases, and a huge choice of betting markets.

The English Premier League (EPL) stands out as the biggest domestic soccer league on the planet, attracting the biggest names and some of the most competitive games. Additionally, Spain’s La Liga features elite clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Italy’s Serie A is renowned for its tactical sophistication and closely contested battles, making it a favorite among soccer betting enthusiasts. Germany’s Bundesliga offers fast-paced action and up-and-coming talent, while France’s Ligue 1 boasts big spenders like Paris Saint-Germain, who can attract world-class stars like Kylian Mbappe and, previously, Neymar and Lionel Messi.

Speaking of Messi, the Major League Soccer (MLS) has enjoyed an increasingly higher profile since his move to Inter Miami in 2023. At Bally Bet Sportsbook, we cover every kick of the MLS season, as well as the world’s best soccer leagues.

Soccer Betting App

Like to bet on the move? Check out the Bally Bet Sportsbook app, which is available on iOS and Android. While you can join and bet with our sportsbook through your browser, you can download our app for free and, from there, you can access the latest pregame and live soccer markets with a few taps of your screen.

You can keep an eye on your unsettled wagers, monitor in-game statistics in real time, and place new wagers based on those statistics with ease. And while we have a lot of options and features to offer, we’ve built the app to be intuitive and straightforward to use, so you can spend more time placing wagers than looking for them.

Join the Bally Bet Sportsbook app today and tap into the fun!


Draw No Bet (DNB) is a type of soccer wager that eliminates the possibility of a tie, and essentially turns the bet into a two-way market. If you bet on Team A, they must win for your wager to pay out. However, if the game ends in a tie, your bet is voided and refunded to you. A DNB bet on Team A would only lose if Team B wins.

Asian Handicap betting is a form of soccer wagering that originated in Asia and has grown popular worldwide. Like Draw No Bet, it aims to eliminate the possibility of a tie outcome by giving one team a virtual head start or deficit before the game kicks off.

The pregame favorite will usually have a negative handicap applied, while the pre-game underdog will have a positive handicap applied.

For example, if Team A has a -1.5 Asian Handicap, they must win by two clear goals or more for your wager to win. If you back Team B at +1.5 on the Asian Handicap, they must avoid defeat by two clear goals or more for your wager to win.

A first-half wager is placed on the outcome of the first half of a game. If you’d prefer to focus solely on the performance of teams in the opening 45 minutes of play, this is a solid approach to take.

There’s often a first-half match odds market, as well as first-half total goals and first-half Asian Handicap markets.

You sure can. Although preseason soccer games are typically treated as exhibition games, most online sportsbooks will offer betting markets that cover match odds, Asian Handicaps, and over/under totals. You can usually find these at Bally Bet if you’re keen to bet before the real action kicks off.

A note of caution: It’s important to keep in mind that these games may be less predictable than regular season games. Teams often prioritize experimentation and player evaluation over winning.

Whenever you decide to bet on a high-profile soccer game, like the UEFA Champions League final, it’s important to factor in public opinion first. If a large chunk of the public is being swayed to bet on one side of the game, it may force sportsbooks to alter the odds to entice more bettors to wager on the other team.

This approach helps them to balance their book and reduce their risk, and you may even get value odds on the unfavored team as a result.