Welcome to the soccer betting area of Bovada. If you love the beautiful game and are looking to get your kicks on the pitch, then look no further.
If you’re new to soccer betting, check out our soccer betting section for beginners, which includes spread, moneyline and over/under betting information. If you’ve been making soccer plays for a while, feel free to stop by the advanced betting section for some helpful information on soccer prop and parlay betting.
How to Bet on World Cup Soccer
Three of the most popular types of soccer lines to bet on are the point spread, moneyline and total, but the action doesn’t stop there. You also have the option of parlay and prop betting on soccer action. With so many games and tournaments at the club and international level, it’s easy to see why soccer wagering has become so popular.
Once you’ve finished your soccer wagering homework, you’ll be ready to hit the pitch and make your plays.
World Cup Soccer Moneyline Betting
For soccer bettors who prefer to wager on single events without points being added or subtracted, moneyline wagers are very attractive. To make a moneyline wager, all you need to do is choose who you believe will win the game and make your play. Oddsmakers set the lines on each team and the favorites will be represented with lower odds while the underdogs will be given higher odds. In soccer betting, oddsmakers will also provide odds on a tie/draw option for every match. This eliminates the possibility of a push and is something you need to factor in when making your soccer plays.
World Cup Soccer Spread Betting
Due to its simplicity, soccer point spread betting is one of the most popular types of lines to wager on. To set a point spread, oddsmakers must decide who will be the favored team in a given game. Then, they’ll allocate a set number of goals against the favorite, which they must cover. For your point spread bet on the favorite to be graded as a win, the favorite must win the game by more goals than the amount set by the oddsmakers, which is called covering the spread. If you choose to place a wager on the underdog, they cannot lose by more than the amount of goals allocated or win the game outright.
World Cup Soccer Parlay Betting
Parlay wagering is becoming increasingly popular among many in the soccer wagering world as it has the possibility of increasing your wagers’ payouts. The payout for a parlay is typically greater than a straight bet, but the bigger reward comes with increased risk. Parlay betting involves selecting two to twelve games to wager on. You can bet on the moneyline, point spread, total or a combination of each in a parlay bet. Individual bets in your parlay are called legs and they’re all linked together, so in order to win your entire parlay wager, all legs of your parlay (each outcome you’ve selected to bet on) must win.
World Cup Soccer Game Total Betting
The total, also known as over/under, is another popular type of soccer line to wager on. Totals wagering involves betting on the total number of goals scored by both teams combined in a game. Oddsmakers will set a total number of goals for any given soccer game and you’ll have the option of betting whether the teams will score more or less (go over or under) the amount of goals set by the oddsmakers. A typical totals line is made up of whole goals, however, there are times where you’ll see a half-point added (such as 3.5), which eliminates the possibility of the wager resulting in a push.
World Cup Soccer Prop Betting
While not as popular as point spread, moneyline or totals betting, wagering on soccer props is common among both beginner and advanced bettors. This is especially true during the World Cup because of the amount of props offered. A prop bet is a wager that has no direct relationship to the outcome or final score of a single soccer game. They typically come in the form of player or team prop bets, but during events like the World Cup game, you’ll see fun props on the top goal scorer of the tournament, among others.