Special bets: Popular with online betting

Special bets

Anything that goes beyond simply betting on the outcome of the game is a special bet. For example, you can bet on the exact half-time or final result of a game with a result bet or give a team a fictitious lead with a handicap bet.

Online betting providers in particular have steadily increased their range of different types of bets in the past. With live bets you can place bets during the game or bet over several games with long-term bets (e.g. who will be the top scorer). The term special bet therefore refers to the objective of your bet(s). So you can place them as single bets, combination bets or system bets. The list of possible special bets is long and differs from provider to provider.

Result bet

Result bet

With the result bet you bet on a special result, for example Borussia Dortmund against Hertha BSC Berlin with a result of 2:1. This type of bet is associated with a high risk, because after all you have to predict an exact result. Nevertheless, it is very popular among many tipsters due to its high win rate.

Score bets are most common in soccer, where it is easier to predict the correct final score compared to basketball, handball or ice hockey. The five most common final scores in soccer are 1-1, 2-1, 1-0, 2-0 and 0-0. Typing higher final scores is therefore not advisable in most cases. You should also spread small bets across multiple outcomes of a game. If you are correct with a result, the high win rate often easily compensates for the lost stakes of the other bets. Result bets should only be placed as single bets due to the high risk involved.

Soccer betting tips


Soccer is the most popular sport in Germany. This also applies to sports betting. The advantage for bettors: Since there is still comparatively large coverage in the lower leagues, they can fall back on a large pool of information and statistics. You should take advantage of this and inform yourself as comprehensively as possible in advance. When it comes to football betting in particular, many people place their bets live. Goal bets are particularly popular. Above all over/under bets (i.e. whether more or less than x goals will be scored in the remaining time of the game) and bets on or against goals after the 75th minute of the game.

As a rule, however, live bets are more risky than bets placed in advance of the game. If you still want to bet in real time, you should at least not do without a live stream. Because with a live ticker, a lot of important game information is lost and the quality can vary greatly from ticker to ticker. In addition, in football, the game superiority of a team cannot always be measured using statistics such as ball possession or goal chances.

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