A quick guide to placing football bets online as an LFC fan

What a season it was last time out for Liverpool fans! The final Premier League table for 2019/20 still makes great reading, with the points tally of 99 and Manchester City trailing in second on 81 being real highlights. It certainly bodes well for another title charge in the coming season. With players such as Mane, Firmino and Salah still in the squad, the team should be set for another dominant campaign.

To get involved even further with the action in the coming season, you might be thinking about placing football bets online. As the previous year shows, this can be pretty lucrative if you bet wisely and back a team that wins as often as LFC did! Of course, you are not limited just to betting on Liverpool. You could bet on Premier League games and other major soccer leagues, such as La Liga in Spain. 

Before you dive right in and begin betting online, it would be sensible do a little research. A good place to start with is, which gives a really good overview of the best online sportsbooks. If you need a quick roundup though, the following should help.

Online football betting as an LFC fan – the basics
Before we look at the various bets you can place, you should get the basics down first. Choosing an online sportsbook is most important. Make sure to do your research before signing up with an online bookmaker and find a reputable one to gamble with. After this, it is case of putting money into your account and placing your bets to hopefully win some extra cash. Just remember to always gamble responsibly and stop when it is not fun. It is also wise to do some research into any game you bet on beforehand, so you are making an informed decision. Derby games against Everton, for example, are sometimes hard to call and so may be best avoided. 

Most popular betting markets for LFC fans 
Whichever sportsbooks you bet with online, all will offer the most popular markets. Prime among these is the Win only market. This is pretty much as it sounds! You simply bet on the team you think will be the winner of any one game. With Jurgen Klopp still at the helm in the coming season, this is a market that you might be most interested in as an LFC fan!  It is also simple to understand and to bet on. A slight variation on this type of bet is the ability to back the Draw, and profit if the teams end up all square. This market, for example, would have been good for the October 2019 clash between Liverpool and Man Utd, which ended 1-1.

But what other common markets will LFC fans see to bet on? Both Teams to Score is certainly one that all online sportsbooks offer. This allows you to bet on both teams in a game, scoring or not. If you pick right, you win the bet. If both teams who are playing are either great at the back or brilliant up front, this can be a good market to get involved with. 

Double Chance, Draw No Bet and Over/Under 
These are perhaps the last of the most popular markets to know about. Double Chance allows you to effectively hedge your bets and back two outcomes at the same time. This could see you bet on Liverpool to Win or Draw if you are not 100% sure of either result happening. While the odds for Double Chance can be lower, this market is great for covering against losses. 

Draw No Bet works in a similar way but actually takes the game being drawn out of the betting. If you were to back Liverpool in the Draw No Bet market, you would get your stake refunded if a Draw happens. Lastly, we come to Over/Under markets. These allow you to bet on their being Over or Under a certain number of goals, corners or cards happening in a game. These are sometimes worth taking on as it doesn’t matter what the final result is to win your bet.

Choose your market and take your time 
Betting on football is a superb way to spice up any Liverpool game and possibly win extra money to save or treat yourself with. It really is worth getting to know the basics of how to go about it and taking your time to find out about the most common markets to bet on. This will not only help you bet with confidence but also have more chance of success in the long term. 

Written by Alan Spencer


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