When it comes to betting, there are many options available to play on. Even if some or maybe all of them might be familiar to you, it is still useful to have them all in one page. As you might know already, some betting options are better or more useful than others. We have made this betting guide to clarify what types of betting options Transparent Bets uses to give you the best ROI (Return On Investment). Here is a simple overview:
Match Result (1×2)
Match result is probably the best known betting option. Also known as 1X2, betting on a match result is when you make a straight bet on the outcome of a game and either bet on a home win (1), a draw (X) or an away win (2) over regular time (including injury time, but not extra time).
Example: if you place a bet on the home team (1) and the game ends up in, let’s say, a 2-1 scoreline, your bet wins.
Half Time Result (1×2)
Again, this is a straight bet on the outcome of the game where you can either bet on a home win (1), a draw (X) or an away win (2). But this time, only the first half of the regular time of the game (including injury time) is regarded.
Example: you have placed your bet on the first half to end in a draw (X). This prediction wins when the halftime score is either 0-0, 1-1, 2-2, etc.
This type of bet allows you to play on a double bet, with one team to either win or draw (1X and X2), or for one of both teams to win the match (12). This bet increases your chances of winning, but it naturally comes with a lower odd.
Example: You have picked the away team to either win or draw the game (X2). If it ends in 2-2 for example, the game finished as a draw (X) and is a winning bet.
Draw No Bet
With this betting option, one can either bet on the home or away team to win, whereas the draw is being disregarded. If the game does end in a draw, you get your money (stake) back.
Example: A bet has been placed on the home team to win, draw no bet. The game ends up in 1-1, which turns your bet into a refund.
Just like the name says, with this bet you can bet on whether there will be more (Over) or less (Under) goals in the game above or beneath a certain amount that you select. The betting line that is mostly used in this situation is Over/Under 2.5 goals.
Example: You put a bet on a match to have at least 3 goals (Over 2.5). If the game ends 2-1, your bet is a winner.
Home/Away Team goals Over/Under
Besides betting on the total amount of goals in a match, you can also put a bet on how many goals one of the teams will score. It works about the same as the Over/Under bet, but this time you need to pick the home or away team to score above or under a certain selected amount of goals.
Example: You predict the away team to score over 1.5 goals. The match finishes 1-3, which makes it a winning bet.
Both To Score (BTS)
With this betting option, one can either bet on both teams to score a goal in the match (BTS Yes) or on just one team or neither side to score (BTS No).
Example: You have placed a bet on Both To Score: Yes. The game ends in a 2-2 draw, so you win the bet.
Asian Handicap means an advantage for one of the teams that is given in advance and is applied to the end result of a match. There are many Asian Handicap options and varieties. These could be confusing for some bettors, but it brings a lot of advantages. That is because it gives you as a bettor many possibilities to win your bet. Asian Handicaps also may come in two values, one whole and one half number. Those two (for example -1.0, -1.5) will make a middle number (-1.25) when combined.
Example: A bet has been placed on Team X to win with Asian Handicap -0.75 (-0.5, -1.0 combined) against Team Y. If Team X wins the game by one goal, half the bet (-0.5) will be a win and the other half (-1.0) will be voided, so a refund. If Team X manages to win the game by two goals or more, the bet wins completely.
This is a type of bet that might not be very popular in general, but we do use it sometimes. These bets work the same as Over/Under with total goals in a game, but in this case you predict if there will be more or less corner kicks than a certain amount.
Example: you have put a bet on Under 9.5 corners for the game. The match ends up with a total of 7 corner kicks, so you win.
Half Time Corners Over/Under
Again the same principle as Over/Under with corner kicks, but this time the bet only counts for the first half of the game.
Example: A bet has been placed on Over 3.5 corners at half time. Five corner kicks are being taken in the first half, which makes it a winning bet.