Three Sports Football Punters Will Enjoy Betting On
As the world’s most popular sport, there’s no shortage of ways to wager on football, from futures to props. Fans of association football often closely follow a specific league in order to make the most informed decisions—regardless of where their loyalty lies.
Some follow ‘gurus’ and other seasoned punters before wagering, while others may stick to analysts who work for certain sportsbooks. But those who know the ins and outs of major events, and how to wager on them, maybe looking for a new challenge.
If so, here are three sports that seasoned football punters will enjoy betting on.
Though a slow sport compared to football, golf has one major appeal: personality. As an individual sport, punters must decide which player has the chops to deal with pressure, slopes, and their matchup competitor. After betting on an eleven-man team, it’s an exciting challenge.
Those who aren’t sure how to bet on golf can look at the ample historical data available for each player before diving in. From there, the most popular bets include outright winner, finishing position bets, and matchups.
As mentioned above, golf has a long list of competitors with vibrant personalities, from Bryson DeChambeau to Phil Mickelson. Punters will enjoy getting to know each as they develop their skills.
Similar to golf, betting on Formula 1 will have football punters diving deep on individual driver stats. Additionally, they’ll also need to take a look at the manufacturer (with Mercedes and Red Bull at the top).
Those betting on F1 results can wager on the outright winner, podium placement, and prop bets. Similar to golf, podium placement (and finishing position) bets challenge punters to determine which athlete will end up in which final position, which adds depth and variation compared to the standard football Moneyline.
Even better, Formula 1 is a highly competitive sport with only twenty drivers each season. The high-risk and high-reward nature of the sport makes it a naturally compelling topic for punters.
As a team sport, certain elements of basketball betting will be familiar for football punters. For example, aspects like home-field advantage, coaching staff, and inter-team dynamics will have an effect on a team’s odds.
Additionally, the schedule that pro basketball teams compete under will be another element that football bettors will understand. Is there fixture congestion? At which point in a given season do certain players or teams tend to turn up the heat?
Leagues like the NBA also deliver on intense rivalries and nail-biting championship games. These offer punters the chance to dive deep into futures bets or even live betting, in the case of exciting matches.