Football Articles and Guides

football guidesFootball is the most watched and bet on sport in the entire world. With more interest in the beautiful game than ever before and a global audience to cater for the number of betting options associated with football can sometimes feel daunting. At OnlineBetting.org.uk we don't just list bookie football offers we also explain how to bet on football with guides and articles on bet types such as both teams to score and more. We talk about the history of football as well as where and when to find the major events, when to expect major offers and how to get them, betting strategies as well as general interest and trivia.

Take a look at our football sports betting guide. If you don't find what your looking for in there you will likely find it here. Our expert guides make sure you the punter get the most value out of your football wagers.

Football Bookmakers

bookiesEvery UK bookie provide a book for football betting, this however by no means that you should place your footy bets with any old betting site. In our football betting guide we recommend the best footy bookmakers for your needs, whether that be for offers and deals, odds, market depth, live streaming, live betting and more. Make sure you are always getting the best possible value from your football wagers with OnlineBetting.org.uk.

How To Bet on Football

footballOur detailed guide on how to bet on football describes all of the betting markets and lines you can expect to find both pre-event and in play. Whether you want to place a simple win single, accumulator, goalscorer, correct score bet, scorecast and more we give you information not just on what's available but how to get the best value out of these bets. A the bottom of the page there is a full guide to bet types and how to place them.

Major Tournaments, Events and Matches

topracesThe best offers and deals on football are available for the top events and tournaments. We list all the major matches and championships to look out for split into major international, European and UK club football. Whether it is the World Cup, the Africa Cup of Nations or the UK domestic League cup find the details in our football events guide. Scroll up and down to find more on where to watch with live streaming and in play markets.

Both Teams To Score Betting Guide

bttsThe both teams to score market in football and other low scoring sports has exploded in the last few years. A major reason for this is the extra value that these bets can add on their own or when combined with a win. Bookies are competitive on this line so you can be sure to get great odds and offers. In our BTTS guide we discuss how to get the best out of these bets, how often both teams actually score, betting strategies, common rules and more.

First, Last & Anytime Goalscorer Betting Explained

fgsFirst goalscorer and other goal scorer betting markets represent the second most popular football bet. This means cracking prices, great deals and good returns. In our guide you can find out about the relative merits of the different bet types, the best goalscorer bookies as well as strategies to get the best value out of your wagers. We also discuss the rules of own goals, substitutes, red cards and no goal scorer vs 0-0 betting.

Correct Score Betting Guide

correct scoreThe third most common bet type on football correct score is one of the most competitive betting markets available. Just because everyone offers correct score markets doesn't mean you should place your bets anywhere. We discuss the best bookies for correct score wagers as well as how likely various scores are to occur, what odds you should expect as well as strategies to get the best value from these lines.

Scorecast, Wincast & Timecast Betting Explained

castScorecast, anytime scorecast, wincast, timecast and other related bets can add a huge amount of value to your bet if you think you know the result and who's going to score. Things have moved on a lot from the original scorecast and you can now place multiple types of these bets with various betting sites. In our article we discuss the betting sites with the best lines and odds as well as strategies you can use to get the most out of betting on these markets.

Accumulator Betting Explained

accumulator bettingThe acca remains the most popular football bet of £10 or less.  In the UK we have a love affair with the multiple bet that goes back to the football pools and the fact that up until the 1990's it wasn't possible to place single bets on football.  The acca is a relatively poor value bet due to compounding of bookmaker commissions but by using a few basic strategies and utilising some of the excellent bonuses and insurances available you really can add quite a bit of value. 

The Football Pools

old football pools couponIf you are over around the age of 40 you may still remember the football pools.  The much loved game of picking draws from the weekend football fixture list to win a life changing prize was the first means people had in the UK to bet on football. Despite a demise in popularity in the modern day caused by betting online and the lottery you can actually still play the footy pools on the internet.  Read our football pools guide for the full history of one of the nations favourite and most ground breaking games.

History Of Football Betting in the UK

betting shopThe game of football is far older than the pastime of placing a bet on the beautiful game, although you might not think that looking at the sport today where gambling has become synonymous with the sport.  From the football pools, to licenced betting shops, up to modern in play betting with live streaming, football has in fact driven the betting industry just as much as the other way around.  Read about the history of gambling and football in the UK and how we became a nation who loves to stick a few quid on their team to win.

Champions League 2018-19 Punters Guide

champions league trophyIt's the richest, biggest, most watched and most prestigious club football competition on the planet, the UEFA Champions League.  The tournament has gone from a side-line competition in the 1950's to the greatest football show on earth today.  Clubs and fans would give everything to win the pinnacle event and as we know this means betting sites take this event extremely seriously.

The Champions League attracts the best offers, biggest market range, best value odds and the best payout rates.  Every bookie provide CL markets but that doesn't mean you should wager with just anyone, read our guides to the best Champions League bookies along with details about format, schedule, history, trivia and more.

World Cup Qatar 2022 Betting and Event Guide

world cup throphyThe biggest global sporting event by a long way, the FIFA World Cup.  An instant success since its inception in 1930 the pinnacle of national football arouses passions in all people, even many who claim to not like football. 

The prestige of the tournament means this is the most bet on competition in football and this means it is also one of the best times to get good value from wagers as all the bookies compete with each other.  Read our extensive world cup guide with details not just about how to bet but also covering stadiums, schedules, format, history, controversy and more.