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Betting Academy: How to bet on football outrights

Updated on 7:05pm GMT 1 August 2022
Betting Academy: How to bet on football outrights

Before becoming a Sports Journalist for Free Super Tips, Aaron spent three years studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland while taking in the Black Cats' 'glory years' under Martin O'Neill. Now back in Northern Ireland he turns niche stats into predictions for FST, while he's one of the few people on this island who is equally comfortable at Windsor Park and the Aviva.

There are so many ways to bet on football matches, most of which we’ve covered for you. Now that you’ve read all there is to know about placing bet builders, how about something a little longer-term?

As excited as we all get to predict the outcome of a match, the end goal is always about where a team will end up come May. That’s where football outright betting comes in, while there are other specials which creep up over the course of the year.

So let’s dive into the world of outright betting and go through all you need to know before you place your first bet.

What is outright betting?

While match betting takes in the 90 minutes (or longer in cup competitions) of the game, outright betting can cover an entire season. The most popular market tends to be the title winner, but bookmakers price up a wide range of markets during the season.

You can back teams for relegation, promotion or to finish in a certain position in the table. These markets tend to run through the season and shift based on results week-to-week, but they’re most popular ahead of the start of the new season.

Given their popularity, you won’t be surprised to know that we have outright markets covered. You can see who we’ve backed in our outright tips section, while we have an in-depth analysis of each league ahead of them kicking off.

What kind of football specials are available?

You can also back a range of other football specials, from transfers to manager sackings. During transfer windows, major players and those rumoured for big moves usually have markets around their next club, while you can back the next manager to leave their job in the Premier League.

Can I combine outright bets?

Outright bets can be combined across leagues, although some bookmakers won’t let you combine bets within the same market – say a treble on teams to be relegated.

However, you can back the winners of multiple leagues or bet on a range of teams to be relegated from their divisions.

Of course, you’ll find plenty of outright betting tips here on FST, which feature in our year-round football coverage. However, just who are the FST tipsters? In case you want to know more about the people behind the tips, you can read all about them here.

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Introduction to Football Betting

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Best niche football betting markets

How to claim betting offers

How to research football bets

Best football betting resources

Bet Builder guide

Football outrights betting guide

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