Football Bets

Studies have shown that the main reason people bet on sport is because of its entertainment value and of course that big win.  Football enthusiasts in New Zealand will place a wager on their favourite team which makes the sporting event even more exciting.

Placing football bets for some bettors is serious business while others just pick a team at random, possibly because it’s their favourite team and then place a bet. 

Most bettors placing football bets would rather win, so however the bet is placed winning is the aim.  A win is not always guaranteed, but there are factors to consider which will help in making well-informed football bets.

Types of Football Bets

Understanding the different football bets is an important factor for New Zealand bettors to consider.  Knowing which type of football bets to place will determine how much to wager and when to place the bet.

The most popular football bets for New Zealand bettors is the point spread bets and these bets are usually set at -110 on both sides and bettors can place a wager on their favourite team while giving away points or they can bet on the underdog while having points added.

Football bets known as Over/Under are also popular bets in New Zealand and with these football bets it is the sportsbooks who set the total amount of points and then bettors must place a bet on whether the total score of both teams will be more or less than the bookmakers total.

Money lines are football bets where bettors can simply place a wager on their favourite team to win and these types of bets are popular among those betting on the underdog or games that have small spreads.

Another popular bet for New Zealand football enthusiasts is a football parlay and here bettors choose more than two teams and all of the chosen teams must win in order for the bet to pay out.  Some bettors bet on 10 or 12 teams with only a small wager with the potential for big wins.

Proposition football bets are fun and do not necessarily have anything to do with the final outcome of the game.  An example of a prop bet is which team will score first.

Teasers and pleasers are parlay football bets and they use an alternative point spread.  The teaser will move in the bettors favour but will have a lower pay out while the pleaser point spread moves in favour of the bookmaker but has a higher pay out.

Betting Systems

There are some New Zealand bettors who would rather develop football betting systems to help them when making football bets.  These systems make use of statistics and other game factors, which are unique for every betting system.  The statistics should meet a particular criteria and if they do then a wager is made.

Choosing a Sportsbook

Once bettors understand the various types of football bets they can look for a reputable sportsbook to place a wager.  These sites should have good reviews and be licensed and legitimate.  Their licensing information will be available on their website.  Many sportsbooks will also offer free bets and various bonuses to new bettors so shopping around for good deals is worthwhile.

Being knowledgeable about the different types of football bets will allow New Zealand bettors to make good choices when placing a wager.