Sports betting is a versatile pastime, which is about much more than just betting on the winner. On the Mr Green website, you can find a wide range of different bet types, so there are exciting opportunities for both beginners and more experienced bench players alike, from simple result bets to slightly more challenging futures bets and multi-bets.
Although just betting on the winner of the match is both exciting and rewarding, you can make betting even more interesting by trying other types of bets. It is indeed possible to implement different betting strategies by combining different bet types.
Often in some sports, certain types of bets work better than others, and bets can always be placed according to the situation.
Since there are a large number of different betting types, the offer may seem confusing at first. It is worthwhile to familiarize yourself with the different options before starting betting, in order to get the most out of betting as much as possible. Below are the most popular draw types in a nutshell:
The most common and at the same time the simplest of all bet types is the moneyline bet, i.e. the result bet. It’s about betting on the winning team or athlete. If a bet is placed in ice hockey, for example, for the Lions to win and the team eventually finds its way to victory, the player wins the bet according to the coefficient defined at the time. Similarly, if the team loses, the bet also loses.
Point spread bet
The point spread, also called a handicap bet, is not so much about the final result, but about the profit margin. In this bet type, one of the sides is given a so-called handicap, which allows it to get, for example, one goal more compared to the actual number of goals. The purpose is to give help to the underdog of the match with the bet, which evens out the power relations between the teams, at least in theory.
Over and under bets are bets on whether a certain score will be over or under during the match. This bet can concern, among other things, the total number of goals, corner kicks or cards. The goal is to succeed in correctly assessing whether the final score is higher or lower than the specified number. If the player bets on the result of the match, for example, less than 1.5 goals and at most one goal is scored during the match, then it is a winning bet.
Prop bets are typically popular with more experienced bettors and they bring a very special kind of excitement to watching a sports event. In this bet type, the focus is on specific areas during the match instead of the whole. Typical examples of a prop bet are, for example, placing a bet during a soccer match on who will be awarded the first penalty or who will manage to score the first goal.
Future bet / outright bet
In future bets, i.e. outright bets, the gaze is directed a little further into the future. In them, bets are placed on the final overall results, such as, for example, the championship of a tournament. A typical example of a futures bet is betting on the driver’s or team’s championship of F1 races or, for example, the championship of a CS:GO tournament. Most of the time, futures bets have slightly higher winning odds, because especially at the beginning of the tournament, it is not necessarily clear who will end up having the best success during the tournament.
Multibet / parlays / combination bet
If betting requires a challenge, various multiple and combination bets are a viable option. If you bet correctly, there are usually quite nice winning odds, but at the same time, it is a type of bet where success is by no means self-evident. A combination bet contains several bets at the same time, and in order to succeed, all the choices must be correct. An example of such a bet can be mentioned, for example, betting on three football teams winning their matches.
-in the game format, the tie is completely forgotten by focusing on the difference between the two teams, in which case the advantage of the stronger team can theoretically be removed with the help of an equalizer.
There are many different types of handicaps in Asian handicap betting, from a quarter goal to a goal and a half, but all of them work on the same principle. In general, the bookmaker’s winning margin is smaller in Asian Handicap bets, so perhaps you should also consider trying this form of play.
The European handicap bet is the more familiar form of handicap bet in Finland, which is placed somewhere between the Asian Handicap and a regular match bet. In the European handicap bet, one team is determined to be better than the other by a certain number of goals, but in this case the handicap is determined as a whole number. Then a draw is still a possible outcome.
The European handicap bet is often a good option when you want to bet on the favorite’s big win or the underdog’s performance better than the betting market’s estimate. This kind of betting comes naturally to Finns.
In the Flexi bet, you can bet a certain percentage of the game unit instead of betting the usual, full bet. This form of betting is usually available in exotic combination bets as well as in betting markets that use pari-mutuel profit sharing, where the entire winning pot is divided between all winning bets. In the same way as combination bets, flexi bets also work well in riskier destinations and are excellent for those playing with a small bankroll.
Spread betting is significantly different from regular, fixed odds betting. In spread betting, the player bets on a larger or smaller spread than the market offers and places his bet in points. In theory, the winning amount can be as large as you want in spread betting, but the same can be said about the risk associated with the bet. So it can be a risky type of bet if you don’t fully understand the possible losses. However, for those players who can learn the secrets of spread betting, it is an exciting and profitable way to utilize their sports knowledge, especially in live betting.
In previous years, bookmakers only accepted bets before the start of the match, but in recent years, live betting, which is extremely popular and offers unique excitement, has risen to an equally important position as traditional betting. Today, all good betting sites offer their players live betting.
Betting live, i.e. while a match or other sports event is already underway, is one of the most exciting forms of betting. Successful live betting requires unflinchingly following the match from start to finish and reacting quickly to changing situations and odds.
A live bettor must be able to think and make smart, proactive decisions quickly. In live betting, it is also an advantage that the bettor has comprehensive and well-updated, latest information about teams and individual athletes, for example in terms of fitness, injuries and pressure tolerance.
Tips for betting
Betting has changed and developed a lot in recent years, but certain things still remain the same. There are still a few golden rules and working tips to keep in mind.
Whether the result is a win, a draw or a loss, always keep track of your bets so that you can analyze your own strengths and weaknesses in the long run to improve as a bettor. A consistent betting plan is the best way to start betting, as it reduces risk and keeps your bankroll safe. However, the most important rule for every bettor is this: never bet more than you can afford to lose.