Understanding Football Betting Outcomes / Markets


We have received a lot of inquiries from our users on how football betting predictions work so we decided to dedicate a post to educate you on all the football betting outcomes we use at Confirmbets and many other football prediction sites.

Knowing the various markets of football betting is a key step to becoming a master in sports betting. We have put together the best explanation on the internet about the betting markets, so sit back and grab a cup of coffee while we introduce you to the world of Soccer Betting.

Football Betting Markets
Football Betting Markets

Football Betting Standard Terms

There are basic outcomes you will come across in soccer betting and you need to understand the general concept behind them. we would take them one after the other.

1 = Anytime you come across One as an outcome the bookmakers are talking about the home team.

2 = Anytime you come across Two as an outcome the bookmakers are talking about the away team.

X = Anytime you come across X as an outcome the bookmakers are talking about a draw.

We will now dive into the most popular football betting markets out there.

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Match Result

This is the most most popular football betting market, It is available on all the major sports bookmakers including Bet9ja, Merrybet, Nairabet, Bwin, Bet365, Betin, Surebet247 e.t.c. There are 3 types of outcomes under this category. They are:

  • 1 – This means the home team will win the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • X – This means the match will end in a draw at full time excluding extra time.
  • 2 – This means the away team will win the match at full time excluding extra time.

Double Chance

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  • 1X – This means the home team will win or draw the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • 2X – This means the away team will win or draw the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • 12 – This means the home team will win the match or the away team will win the match at full time excluding extra time.

Goal Goal / Goal No Goal (Both Teams To Score)

  • GG / BTS (YES) – This means the home team and away team will both score at least a goal in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • NG / BTS (NO) / OTS – This means either the home team or the away team or both teams will not score a goal in the match at full time excluding extra time.

Over / Under

  • Over 0.5 – This means there will be 1 goal or more in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Over 1.5 – This means there will be 2 goal or more in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Over 2.5 – This means there will be 3 goal or more in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Over 3.5 – This means there will be 4 goal or more in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Over 4.5 – This means there will be 5 goal or more in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Over 5.5 – This means there will be 6 goal or more in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Under 0.5 – This means there will be no goal in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Under 1.5 – This means there will be 1 goal or less in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Under 2.5 – This means there will be 2 goals or less in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Under 3.5 – This means there will be 3 goals or less in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Under 4.5 – This means there will be 4 goals or less in the match at full time excluding extra time.
  • Under 5.5 – This means there will be 5 goals or less in the match at full time excluding extra time.

Handicap

Breakdown Structure

Handicap usually appears in a format that may be confusing at first glance but it is actually very easy, all you need to do is understand the structure and you are good. For example:

(1-0) 1H / (1-0) 1 Handicap

The first part (1-0) is to decide which team to add the handicap goals and the number of goals to add to the team at full time result excluding extra time.

The handicap goals on the left hand side is added to the home team score at full time excluding extra time while the handicap goals on the right hand side is added to the away team score at full time excluding extra time. In this case one goal is added to the home team score at full time excluding extra time.

1H signifies the outcome i.e. the team that will win the match at full time excluding extra time after the handicap goals have been added. In this case, 1 which signifies the home team.

so put together this means the home team will win the match at full time if one goal is added to the home team score at full time excluding extra time.

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Other Handicap options include.

  • (2:0) 1H / (2:0) 1 Handicap – This means if two goals are added to the home team final score at full time excluding extra time,  the home team will win the match. For example: if team A vs team B end in a 1-1 draw and you stake on (2:0) 1H, two goals are added to the team A score = (3-1), now you can see that team A wins with this new scoreline and so the bet is won.
  • (0:1) 1H / (0:1) 1 Handicap – This means if one goal is added to the away team final score at full time excluding extra time,  the home team will win the match. For example: if team A vs team B end in a 1-1 draw and you stake on (0:1) 1H, One goal is added to the team B score = (1-2), now you can see that team B wins with this new scoreline and so the bet is lost.
  • (0:2) 1H / (0:2) 1 Handicap – This means if two goals are added to the away team final score at full time excluding extra time,  the home team will win the match. For example: if team A vs team B end in a 1-1 draw and you stake on (0:2) 1H, two goals are added to the team B score = (1-3), now you can see the team B wins with this new scoreline and so the bet is lost.
  • (1:0) 2H / (1:0) 2 Handicap – This means if one goal is added to the home team final score at full time excluding extra time,  the away team will win the match. For example: if team A vs team B end in a 1-1 draw and you stake on (1:0) 2H, one goal is added to the team A score = (2-1), now you can see that team A wins with this new scoreline and so the bet is lost.
  • (2:0) 2H / (2:0) 2 Handicap – This means if two goals are added to the home team final score at full time excluding extra time,  the away team will win the match. For example: if team A vs team B end in a 1-1 draw and you stake on (2:0) 2H, two goals are added to the team A score = (3-1), now you can see that team A wins with this new scoreline and so the bet is lost.
  • (0:1) 2H / (0:1) 2 Handicap – This means if one goal is added to the away team final score at full time excluding extra time,  the away team will win the match. For example: if team A vs team B end in a 1-1 draw and you stake on (0:1) 2H, one goal is added to the team B score = (1-2), now you can see that team B wins with this new scoreline and so the bet is won.
  • (0:2) 2H / (0:2) 2 Handicap – This means if two goals are added to the away team final score at full time excluding extra time,  the away team will win the match. For example: if team A vs team B end in a 1-1 draw and you stake on (0:2) 2H, one goal is added to the team B score = (1-3), now you can see that team B wins with this new scoreline and so the bet is won.

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Half Time / Full Time (HT/FT)

HF/FT simply dictates an outcome where you define which team is winning the match at half time and full time without extra time included. Below are examples and definitions of the outcomes under this market.

  • 1/X – This means the home team will win the first half and the match will end in a draw at full time excluding extra time. A score line of HT (1-0) and full time (1-1) is an example where 1/X is success.
  • 1/2 – This means the home team will win the first half but the away team will win the match at full time excluding extra time i.e the away team will equalize and win the match in second half. A score line of HT (1-0) and full time (1-2) is an example where 1/2 is success.
  • 2/2 – This means the away team will win the first half and at full time excluding extra time. A score line of HT (0-1) and full time (0-1) is an example where 2/2 is success.
  • 2/1 – This means the away team will win the first half but the home team will win the match at full time excluding extra time i.e the home team will equalize and win the match in second half. A score line of HT (0-2) and full time (3-2) is an example where 1/X is success.
  • 1/1 – This means the home team will win the first half and at full time excluding extra time. A score line of HT (1-0) and full time (2-0) is an example where 1/X is success.
  • 2/X – This means the away team will win the first half but the match will end in a draw at full time excluding extra time. A score line of HT (0-1) and full time (2-2) is an example where 2/X is success.
  • X/2 – This means the will be a draw at the end of first half but the away team will win the match at full time excluding extra time. A score line of HT (0-0) and full time (1-2) is an example where X/2 is success.
  • X/1 – This means the will be a draw at the end of first half but the home team will win the match at full time excluding extra time. A score line of HT (0-0) and full time (2-0) is an example where X/1 is success.
  • X/X – This means the match will be a draw at first half and at full time excluding extra time. A score line of HT (1-1) and full time (2-2) is an example where X/X is success.

Half Time (HT)

This football betting market is all about the first half result of the match and you can identify it with the keyword HT, Half time beside other soccer betting outcomes. We will only show you a few examples so you get the idea of how this market works.

  • Over 0.5 HT – This means the match will have at least one goal by half time.
  • 1 HT – This means the home team will be leading at half time.
  • GG HT / BTS (Yes) HT – This means both teams i.e home team and away team would have scored at least a goal at half time.

The key idea to note here is you are dealing with the half time score line of the match.

Second Half (2HT)

This football betting market is very similar to the Half Time market, The major difference is, in this case you are dealing with the second half result of the match excluding the first half result.

This means if a match ends (1-0) in the first half and at full time excluding extra time the score line is (3-2). We are going to subtract the first half result from the full time result to get the second half result i.e (3-1) home team and (2-0) away team which gives (2-2). We can now check the outcomes beside 2HT with this result. For example if we had X 2HT, this would be a success.

Other examples include.

Over 1.5 2HT – This means at least 2 goals are scored in the second half. Using the example above we have 4 goals in the second half so this would have been a success.

GG 2HT / BTS (Yes) 2HT – This means both teams i.e home team and away team, will score at least a goal in second half of the match. this is also the case in our example, both teams scored 2 goals meaning this would have also been a success.

Home / Away

Home and Away football betting market has a lot of sub categories, don’t worry we would break it down for you with good examples.

Home and Away Score Either Half

  • Home Win Either Half (Yes) – This means the home team will win the first half or the second half of the match. e.g. A result with half time scoreline (0-0) and full time (1-0) will be a success because the home team won the second half of the match.
  • Home Win Either Half (No) –  This means the home team will NOT win the first half or the second half of the match.
  • Away Win Either Half (Yes) – This means the away team will win the first half or the second half of the match. e.g. A result with half time scoreline (0-2) and full time (0-0) will be a success because the away team won the first half of the match.
  • Away Win Either Half (No) – This means the away team will win NOT the first half or the second half of the match.

Home and Away win either half

  • Home Scores Either Half (Yes) – This means the home team will score at least a goal in the first half or the second half of the match. e.g. A result with half time scoreline (2-0) and full time (2-4) will be a success because the home team scored a goal in the first half of the match ( Note: It doesn’t matter if the home team loses the match).
  • Home Scores Either Half (No) – This means the home team will NOT score a goal in the first half or the second half of the match.
  • Away Scores Either Half (Yes) – This means the away team will score at least a goal in the first half or the second half of the match. e.g. A result with half time scoreline (0-0) and full time (2-4) will be a success because the away team scored a goal in the first half of the match ( Note: It doesn’t matter if the home team loses the match).
  • Away Scores Either Half (No) – This means the away team will NOT score a goal in the first half or the second half of the match.
  • Home Win Both Half (Yes) – This means the home team will win the first half and the second half of the match. e.g. A result with half time scoreline (1-0) and full time (4-0) will be a success because the home team won the first and second half of the match.
  • Home Win Both Half (No) – This means the home team will NOT win both the first half and the second half of the match.
  • Away Win Both Half (Yes) – This means the away team will win the first half and the second half of the match. e.g. A result with half time scoreline (0-2) and full time (0-3) will be a success because the away team won the first half and second half of the match.
  • Away Win Both Half (No) – This means the away team will NOT win both the first half and the second half of the match.

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Combo Market

The Combo football betting market is all about combining two markets to attain higher odds. Examples of this include:

  • 1 & Over 1.5 –  This means the home team will win the match at full time excluding extra time and the total goals in the match will be at least 2 at full time excluding extra time.
  • X & Over 2.5 – This means the match will end in draw at full time excluding extra time and the total goals in the match will be at least 3 at full time excluding extra time.
  • 2 & Under 3.5 – This means the away team will win the match at full time excluding extra time and the total goals in the match will not be more than 3 at full time excluding extra time.
  • 2 & Over 4.5 – This means the away team will win the match at full time excluding extra time and the total goals in the match will be at least 5 at full time excluding extra time.

Correct Score

This is a very risky bet and generally comes with high rewards. A lot of football betting experts usually stake multiple correct score outcomes to make a decent income from it. It is very easy to understand as you simply need to predict the exact score line of the match at full time excluding extra time.

For example.

Correct Score 1-0 – means the home team will win the match 1-0 at full time excluding extra time.

 

football-betting-experts A lot of experts on Confirmbets use many of this football betting outcomes to make huge profits from bookmakers. You can sign up to experts on football predictions when you visit our website.

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Do you have any more football betting markets you will like us to talk about?

120 Comments on Understanding Football Betting Outcomes / Markets

  1. l have gotten right all ya explanations thanks so much.
    l now want to win big money,and l will let you know when it comes.

    • Yes, because the home team won the first half and also the second half. You only need one half to be won by the home team for your bet to be successful.

    • that will be a lost bet because 1 & over 1.5 means the home team will win at full time and the match will have at least 2 goals.

    • This means the home team must win the match, the away team must not score and the match at full time must have at least 2 goals. All 3 must occur for the bet to be won

    • GG means both teams must score at least a goal before full time e.g 1-2, 1-1, 3-4, while NG means at least one team will not score a goal by full time e.g 1-0,0-0,3-0,0-2.

  2. I get your explanation quite basically but i’m still a newbie. My question is..what is the code for 1st half time win but 2nd half draw. E.g (1-0) at half time then (2-1) at full time but if u exclude the first half goal it comes to (1-1) making it a 2nd half draw. Thanks a mil tho..

    • Please note that your example is a (1/1) because the home team was leading at the first half and at full time. Please understand there is only HT/FT market (Half time/Full time result). It is NOT Half time and Second Half result

  3. Please i preciate ur effort, but please can u help me out with an example of a first team to clean sheet. Because that is what Google also explained to me, before i get to know this page so please help me out. Or Is it that the first team will at list score one goal before the match end? Eg. (1-3) winning or lose? U can see that i am confuse that is why i am asking all of this questions on clean sheet. And also tell me the bet that represent first team to score at list 1 goal and win the match eg. (1-3),

    • I believe you mean home team clean sheet, this simply means the home team will not concede a goal in the match. e.g result like 0-1,0-2,0-3 will be a winning bet to home team clean sheet.

  4. On handcap +2, you give the underdog team +2 and the favourite team wins 2-0, what is the end result of the bet? What will happen. Have you lost the bet or what?

    • Depending on what type of handicap you played, if you played a handicap of +2 for the underdog and a draw, you will have won your bet, however, if you played any other handicap you would have lost the bet.

  5. hello , I register this morning and bet as early as after 7am today. but I have not seen my prediction displayed. even I went to to people who predicted draw but mine was not there. I do not want to re-bet so that I won’t be disqualified. My name is Emperor Mike. and I choose my game from Germany 3 liga.

    • Hi Robert, 12 $ over 1.5 means either the home wins or the away wins the match and there are 2 or more goals in the match, this means from your question.
      1:0 = Lost
      1:1 = Lost
      2:1 = Win (this is a win because the home team won and there are more than two goals in the match at 90mins)
      3:3 = Lost

  6. Very great post. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I am searching this information form few day and I found this information on your blog. Your blog is very informative. thanks for sharing this information with us.

    • (subtitution ht) This means the team will make a substitution in the first half while (2nd haif sub) means the team will make a substitution in the second half.

  7. Honestly, I never knew football betting s a profitable biz. I deposit NGN3000 into acct last week and today I have abt NGN187,000.
    Thank you for the lectures you dished out here.

  8. i still dont undestand the last explanation on handicap predictions
    2:0) 2H / (2:0) 2 Handicap – This means if two goals are added to the home team final score at full time excluding extra time, the away team will win the match. For example: if team A vs team B end in a 1-1 draw and you stake on (2:0) 2H, two goals are added to the team A score = (3-1), now you can see that team A wins with this new scoreline and so the bet is lost.

  9. Tanx so much for d tips shared. I will appreciate clear explanations on these:
    Home card…
    DNB
    HSH (Home n Away)
    ANB
    HNB
    1×2 – 2HT
    Total 1h/2h

    Tanx so very much.

  10. hey,i am good at prediction matches with a total odds of 2!how can i get money from this at your web?if i post on your web and my prediction is successfull,what is my profit?

  11. honestly ur a teacher,I must commend your thank you,plz can one bet n win without actually knowing much about football?

    • Thank you for your feedback, your question is a little dicey, we will say you can win by thorough data analyses but having a good football background is a huge plus.

    • Hi whales, please understand we do not place bets on confirmbets, we simply offer football predictions from experts and tipsters all around the world.

  12. if I bet over 1.5 &GG
    and the games ended in 1:2 and 1:0 respectively as it was in the cases of Man Utd vs Seville and AS Roma vs shaktar Donetsk. what is the fate of these bet please?

    • Over 1.5 for Man Utd vs Sevilla is a win but GG in the Roma game is a loss. If you play the two games on separate tickets, The over 1.5 will be a win while the GG will be lost. If you play them together on 1 ticket, the ticket will be lost.

    • 12&under 4.5 is a prediction that either the home team or the away team will win the match and a maximum of 4 goals will be scored in the match.
      Your bet is a loss with any of the scoreline you gave above as those games ended in a draw even though none has more than 4 goals scored. The conditions must be fulfilled before you could win.

  13. Please i pick a team to win either half nd d team loss 1-0 durin first half nd later equalize d goal nd d game ended 1-1 is my bet won

  14. Plz explain more on handicap e.g if I have this handicap 1.0 and the home team A is 1.6odd,draw 3.79,team B 18.6odd ,then I choose team B, what we happen to the bet. Plz help me

    • The handicap you choose means you are adding an additional 1 goal to the team A total goal at the end of 90 minutes, your bet will be won if team B wins the match with more than 1 goal difference.

    • It depends on what the score is at the end of the first half. What you predicted is a win for the away team in the first half and a draw at full time.

    • You won if what you play is 1x and under 2.5
      while your bet will be lost if what you play is 1x and over 2.5

    • Under 5.5 cards means there will less than 6 cards given to the players during the course of the game.
      Handicap (2:0) home win is won if the result at full time is 1:2.

    • Hi bright, This means you are staking on the match where you are saying that at least one team will not score or the match will not end in more than 2 goals. for example, a match that ends at 1:1 will be a win because even though the match ended in with both teams scoring, it did not end with more than 2 goals.

    • You won because you gave the away team 2 goals. That way with the result of the match, it ended 1-2 for an away win.

    • 12/under 3.5 means you are betting on either the home team and away team to win, no draws, and a maximum of 3 goals scored in the match between the two teams.
      you will win the bet if the match ends with home or away win and goals not more than 3 between them

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