World Cup 2010 Bets
The FIFA World Cup, held every four years, is one of the most popular sporting event not only for the viewers but for sports betting fans as well.
Online bookmakers will be offering odds on every aspect of the 2010 World Cup and taking bets from all over the world.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup looks to be no different. An estimated £2 billion is bet with countries like England, Italy and of course Germany among the leaders.
Online bookmakers recognise this is their time to attract a lot of new customers, and so their signup offers and football betting deals should be free flowing in the next month or so!
Live Betting on World Cup 2010
These days online bookmakers actually let you place World Cup bets while a game is being played. It's called live betting, it gives you a little bit of an advantage by letting you watch the game and based on what you see, making your selection and place that bet.
This is a good way of giving yourself some time to examine the World Cup odds and also if the team you want to bet on is in a good shape or not. Of course one of the most popular bets that online bookmakers offer of course is picking the World Cup winner.
This year's big favourite with online bookmakers is Brazil who played some great football so far this year leading up to World Cup 2010. Needless to say sports bettors placed a lots of money on them, approximately 33% of the bettors selected Brazil as the team to win it all.
Alternative World Cup Bets
If you think you're capable of picking the right result not only for the game, but for the halftime as well, then you should choose the halftime/fulltime double result football betting option that most online bookmakers offer to members these days.
Although there'smuch more to choose from with this route, the rewards are much higher.
If we take an example of team A playing team B, here is how some of the online bookmakers odds would look like if you decided this was the bet for you.
Halftime / Fulltime Betting:
- A win - A win + 350 - team A leads at the half, and win the game at the end.
- A win - Draw + 850 - team A leads at the half, but the game result in a draw at the end.
- A win - B win + 3500 - team A leads at the half, but team B wins the game at the end.
- Draw - A wins + 500 - after a halftime draw, team A wins the game.
- Draw - B wins + 380 - after a halftime draw, team B wins the game.
The last two are a good choice when you bet on a team who is heavy favourite, but by betting the win only after a halftime draw, will increase the return on your football bets significantly.
Take for example the France - Togo game last week, when the World Cup odds for France to win the game was - 500 (meaning for every £500 you bet, you win £100), but if you placed your bet on the halftime - fulltime event and picked the draw at the half/France for the game the your odds were the much better + 220 (pays £220 for every £100 you bet).
Spread Betting on World Cup 2010
As we come closer to the end of this event games will get closer and closer, meaning the teams will focus on defence before anything else, that would help those involved in online spread betting, who can bet on the goal difference between two teams. One bookmakers example:
England -1.5 + 125 - here England has to win at least by 2 goals for your bet to win
Ecuador + 1.5 - 120 - you win here if Ecuador wins, the game is a draw, or they loose by 1