In-play Tips & Predictions | Live Betting Tips

The betting industry has come a long way to what it is today, the industry was not as organised as it is today but advancements in technology has enabled the industry to develop immensely. For a long time, wagering was only limited to pre-match bets and if you fail to bet in time, you would have to look for another match to bet on, this was also at a time before online betting was introduced so a lot of punters were hugely disappointed because they could not bet on their favourite matches because they could not make it to the betting outlet in time to make the bet. However the introduction of online betting made a lot of things possible and bookmakers found a perfect solution to this problem by developing a system which allows punters to make additional wagers when the game is already underway. What live betting does is it adds excitement to betting by giving you more opportunities of betting. This article takes a look at some of the most popular live betting markets, showing what the markets are and how they work.

In-play Betting Predictions

Home/Draw/Away or 1X2
This is by far the most popular soccer betting market, this market which is also known as three-way betting is when you back either a home win, draw or away win. The 1 refers to a Home Win, the X the Draw and the 2 the Away Win.
Over/Under (0.5, 1.5, 2.5 ,3.5)
The over/under betting market is also another popular betting market which does not focus on the final result, rather it focuses on variables. When betting on this market, you can back your team on whether or not the total goals in a game will be either Over or Under a specific number. There are many totals which are part of this market namely;
Over 0.5, Over 1.5, Over 2.5, Over 3.5
Under 0.5, Under 1.5 Under 2.5, Under 3.5
Let’s take a look at one example using Under/Over 2.5
Under 2.5
Under 2.5 Goals means that you are betting on the match to provide less than 2.5 goals, that is two goals or less. If a match produces 3 goals or more, the bet will lose, this bet can be settled at any time in the game, for example, if three goals are scored in the first half, you will lose the bet right there and whatever happens later in the match is insignificant.
Over 2.5
Over 2.5 Goals means that you are betting on the match to provide more than 2.5 goals, that is three goals or more. If a match produces 2 goals or less, the bet will lose, this bet can be settled at any time in the game, for example, if three goals or more are scored in the first half, you will win the bet right there and whatever happens later in the match is insignificant.
Goal/No Goal
This is a betting market where you have to predict whether at least one of the teams will not score on a full football match. A Goal/No Goal bet will win if a match finishes goalless or one team wins with a clean sheet (1-0. 2-0, 3-0, 4-0). If both teams score, then the bet will lose.
Next Goal
The ‘Next Goal’ is in-play market is when you bet on the team to score the next goal. The ‘Next Goal’ only applies to the first goal scored after your bet is placed.
Halftime Over/Under (0.5, 1.5, 2.5)
Over/Under 1.5 Goals is similar to the Full Time Over/Under we have looked at already with the only difference being that this one is half time based.
HT Over 2.5 Goals means that you are betting on the match to provide more than 2.5 goals at Half Time, that is three goals or more.
HT Under 2.5 Goals means that you are betting on the match to provide less than 2.5 goals at Half Time, that is two goals or less
Half time – 3 way
This is a popular market also known as 1X2 where you have to back either a home win, draw or away win in the first half, this type of market is not based on the Full Time result, so your backed team can go on to lose the match and you will still win your bet.
Double Chance
A double chance bet is a very popular bet which covers two possible outcomes in a football match with one bet. For example, A Home Win and Draw bet is a bet where you will be backing the home win to either win or draw, If the home team manages to either win or draw, your bet will win. 
Who wins the rest of the match?
This is an in-play bet where you bet on the team to win the rest of the match from the time of placing your bet. What happens is that once you place a bet, the scores technically become 0-0 even if one team is winning at the time so if your backed  team outscores its opponent from there on, you will win the bet.
HT Who wins the rest of the match?
The (Who wins the rest of the match?) market is based on Home/Draw/Away whereby you must predict the team to win the remainder of the first half from the time you place the bet. Please note that any goals scored prior to the bet being placed will not count and the bet only applies to the first 45 minutes of regulation time.
Correct Score
The correct score market is one where you must predict the final score of a match.