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:
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.
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.
Example A Juventus - Rome: 2-0
Winner result 1
Example B Empoli - Fiorentina: 1-1
Winner result X
Example C Udinese - Parma: 1-2
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.
Example Lazio – Cesena: First half 0-0, second half 2-0
ONLY THE FIRST HALF
This type of game allows players to bet on the result 1X2 of the first half.
ONLY THE SECOND HALF
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.
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.
NUMBER OF GOALS
FINAL RESULT WITH HANDICAP
This type of game allows players to bet on the final result of a game where the favorite team starts with a "handicap" of 1 goal. Also, in this case, the possibilities are the classic ones of 1, X, 2.
NB: The handicap always refers to the favorite team.
Example Juventus - Catania > 1X2 Handicap
Handicap of 1 goal for Juventus
Juventus wins with the difference of 2 or several goals (2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-0, etc.)
Winner result: 1
Juventus wins with the difference of 1 goal (1-0, 2-1, 3-2, 4-3 etc.) The winner result: X
Tie or victory of Catania team (0-0, 0-1, 1-1, 0-2, etc.)
SCORES/DOES NOT SCORE
> 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-)
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
NB: 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
The possibilities are:
> 1 - The host team will score first
The supergoal allows to relate the exact result of a match to the first scorer.
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).
NB: 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.