Football is the most watched and practiced sport in the world, it is a team sport in which two teams confront, each of them formed of eleven players using a round ball within a rectangular play field with two football gates. The objective is to score as many points as possible (called goal or net), by passing the ball through the two posts of the adversary’s gate.
Most important tournaments:
The most important football competition disputed every four years under the auspices of FIFA, the most important authority of world football. This is the sports event most watched in the world.
Before the final stage, the qualification games are organized to reduce the range of national teams playing to win the cup.
The current format of the final stage of World Cup stipulates the participation of 32 teams fighting in a tournament that lasts for approximately one month in a host country. There are two parts:
One group stage followed by quarters with direct elimination.
This is the biggest competition for clubs in the world and reunites the best teams of the European continent. After an elimination stage, the tournament foresees a stage of 8 groups formed of four teams each. The first two that classify go into the round of 16 up to the final.
It is the second European competition in terms of importance and it was created in 2009, replacing the former UEFA Cup. 48 participating teams (10 coming from Champions League) play in a group stage. The first two, joined by the teams occupying the third position in Champions League groups, go into the direct confrontation stage, which extends until the cup is won.
The Italian football championship is one of the most watched championships in the whole world and the third most important in Europe in accordance with the UEFA classification. The last three are relegated in Seria B, while the first four enter the Champions League. The fifth and the sixth classified, apart from the winner of Italy’s Cup, participate in Europa League.
The Italian championship starts in the last week of August and ends at the middle of May.
It is the most important of the English football, considered by many as the most competitive in the world.
Primera División, known as Liga, is the most important competition in Spain, renowned for its spectacularity, and it is at the top of world championships.
it is the most important competition for South American clubs, the equivalent of the European Champions League. The formula is the same, with groups of 32 participating teams and with home and away matches.
1-X-2 FINAL RESULT
In football, one may bet on three results at the end of the 90 regular minutes of play: 1, X, 2. These selections include the recovery time reported by the referee, but they do not include the extra-time or the penalty shoot-outs.
1 = Victory for the host team (or victory for the team indicated in the left side, if the event is played on a neutral ground).
X = Tie, no winner – in some competitions with direct elimination, in case of draw at the end of the 90 minutes of play, the game continues with extra time and, possibly, with penalty shoot-outs.
2 = Victory for the guest team (or victory for the team indicated in the right side, if the event is played on a neutral ground).
Example A | Juventus - Rome: 2-0
Winner result 1
Example B | Empoli - Fiorentina: 1-1
Winner result X
Example C Udinese - Parma: 1-2
Winner result 2
ANTE-POST OR COMPLETE EVENT (OUTRIGHT)
This type of game allows players to bet on who will win a certain event, tournament or championship. The outright also allows betting on the goal getter of a tournament.
This type of bet, apart from football, is used in many other sports like Formula 1, tennis, cycling, motorcycling, gulf and ski.
For every football match, in addition to the classical selections of result 1, X, 2, one may bet on double combinations: 1X, X2, 12.
As implied by the notion of "double chance", this type of bet allows the doubling of chances to foresee the correct result, but the odd will be smaller.
PARTIAL / FINAL
This type of bet allows players to bet on the result foreseen both for the first half, and for the entire match.
The combination possibilities are: 1-1, 1-X, 1-2, X-1, X-X, X-2, 2-1, 2-X, 2-2.
Example Lazio – Cesena: First half 0-0, second half 2-0
Winner result X-1
ONLY THE FIRST HALF
This type of game allows players to bet on the result 1X2 of the first half.
Only the goals scored before the end of the first half will be considered valid for this type of bet: the choices are the classical ones, 1, X, 2.
ONLY THE SECOND HALF
This type of game allows players to bet only on the result of the second half. In this case, only the goals scored after the break between the first and the second halves are considered valid. Also in this case, the possibilities are the classical ones, 1, X, 2.
This type of game allows players to bet on the exact result of an event at the end of the 90 minutes of game. The odds for the exact results are usually higher and it is more difficult to guess the winning selection.
Stanleybet offers the possibility to bet on the exact result even if only for the first half. The manners of the game are simple: one may bet on the exact result of the first half, regardless of the subsequent final result.
1-0 2-0 2-1 3-0 3-1 3-2 4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3
0-1 0-2 1-2 0-3 1-3 2-3 0-4 1-4 2-4 3-4
0-0 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 others
MINUTE OF THE FIRST GOAL
This type of game consists in foreseeing the moment when the first goal of the match will be scored.
The possible choices are set at intervals of 10 minutes:
1-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-end, no goal.
In order to bet, it is enough to select the minute of the first goal of the match between the provided sections, except when the match is foreseen to end without goals (in this case, number 0 must be selected).
NUMBER OF GOALS
This type of game allows players to bet on the exact number of goals scored during the match. The possible selections are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, => 7.
Handicap betting – also referred to as the 'spread' – is where one selection in an event is given a virtual deficit – defined ‘handicap’ – in order to overcome and win the event.
The ‘Handicap’ market is attractive when a match involves a strong favourite team: instead of placing a bet at short odds, a bet at longer odds can be placed with a 1 or 2 ‘handicap’ goals for the favourite team, to ‘even up’ to the opponent the selection deemed as the ‘underdog’ for that event.
A bet on a handicap market means that the selection must win with the handicap being counted, as Handicap bets are settled at the odds displayed using the actual score in the match adjusted for the handicap.
Please Note: The handicap always refers to the favourite team.
FINAL RESULT WITH HANDICAP
This type of game allows players to bet on the final result of a game where the favourite team starts with a "handicap" of 1 goal. Also, in this case, the possibilities are the classic ones of 1, X, 2.
Example: Juventus - Catania > 1X2 Handicap. Juventus is the favourite.
Handicap of 1 goal for Juventus (0-1). Results:
a) Juventus wins with the difference of 2 or several goals (2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-0, etc.) – The winner result: 1
b) Juventus wins with the difference of 1 goal (1-0, 2-1, 3-2, 4-3 etc.) – The winner result: X
c) Tie or victory of Catania team (0-0, 0-1, 1-1, 0-2, etc.) – The winner result: 2
Likewise, this game allows to specify the number of goals scored during the 90 minutes of play, however offering the possibility to choose between the different intervals: 0-1, 2-3, 4-5-6, => 7.
SCORES/DOES NOT SCORE
This type of game allows players to bet on the possibility that a team will succeed or not in scoring a goal during the 90 minutes of play. The possible choices are:
> 1 - the host team scores
> 2 - the host team doesn’t score
> 3 - the guest team scores
> 4 - the guest team doesn’t score
UNDER & OVER 1.5 (-U1.5-); 2.5 (-U2.5-); 3.5 (-U3.5-)
The total number of goals scored in a match may be predicted, having as reference point the value of 1.5, 2.5 o 3.5.
Under = 1 Less than x goals
Over = 2 More than x total goals scored during the match
In the example given, one may bet on whether more than 2.5 goals will be scored during the match: 3496 Sampdoria vs Udinese
> 1 - 2.70 / 2 - 1.80
TEAMS TO SCORE / NOT SCORE
Will both teams score during the 90 minutes of play?
There are two possibilities:
> 1 – Both teams score
> 2 – Only one team or neither of the two scores a goal
Example A | Catania - Cagliari: 1-2
Winner result 1
Example B | Atalanta - Palermo: 0-1
Winner result 2
This type of game allows players to guess whether the amount of the goals scored during one match will be an odd or an even number. Thus, a game ending 2 to 1 will have the aggregate number of goals 3 (odd), and a game ending 2 to 0 will have the aggregate number of goals 2 (even).
This type of game allows players to bet on the general development of a match, namely to foresee whether a team will be in advantage and then will win the match, or the other way round, considering, from among the various selections, the draw game.
Thus, one may bet on a match ending with the victory of the team playing away, even though the host team scored the first goal, or on the match ending in a tie after one of the two has taken the advantage, and so on.
Below are presented the different possibilities of development of the offered matches:
> The host team takes the advantage and the game ends 1
> The host team takes the advantage and the game ends X
> The host team takes the advantage and the game ends 2
> The guest team takes the advantage and the game ends 2
> The guest team takes the advantage and the game ends X
> The guest team takes the advantage and the game ends 1
Please Note: In case of a draw without goals in the regular time of play (0-0), all bets will be reimbursed.
Every day Stanleybet offers a special section with a maximum of six events in which the favorite team grew by 0.10 or more. These events may be related to football, tennis or any other sport. In football, bets may be placed only on the final result and double chance.
From the same section, maximum one event may be selected and associated with minimum other 5 selections which are part of the same section.
IN WHICH HALF WILL BE SCORED MORE THAN ONE GOAL?
This is about guessing during which half, first or second, more goals will be scored.
The bet foresees 3 results:
> 1 - means that several goals will be scored in the first half
> X - the same number of goals will be scored both in the first, and in the second half
> 2 - means that more goals will be scored in the second half.
NB: In case of a tie without goals (0-0), the winner will be every bet where X was indicated. In case of tie with scored goals, however, the final result is not necessarily X.
WHO SCORES FIRST
This is about guessing who will score the first goal. The possibilities are:
> 1 - The host team will score first
> 2 - The guest team will score first
The supergoal allows to relate the exact result of a match to the first scorer.
There are also several selections related to the Supergoal: the first scorer of a match may be selected and relate him to any exact result offered; one may also select the last scorer of a match and related him to any exact result offered.
STRIKER & SUPER STRIKER
Beside the scorer of the first goal, for the SCORER of the last goal and for Supergoal, one may bet on a player who scores at any moment of the match (Striker) or who scores even a double (Super Striker).
Please Note: We remind you that the scorer at any moment (Striker) and the scorer of a double (Super Striker) cannot be related to an exact result.