Welcome to UncleSamsBets Football Free Betting Guide where we will make sure you know everything that you need to before you jump into gambling on football.

Football Betting Guide


Each online betting website offers 1X2 betting on football, which is a 3-way market. Here you can bet Home, Away or Draw and every all has different odds. The bet is for 90 minutes only (does not include extra-time, or penalty shootout). The other market every single online bookie offer is over/under on total goals. Here the bookmaker sets a predicted amount of goals and you can bet whether the number of goals scored by the two team combined will go over or under this amount. Another popular choice (however not offered all around) is the Asian handicap. Different markets offered by most sites include:

Total Goals

This is a multi-way showcase where you can wager on what number of goals will be scored in the match. For instance browse 0-1 objectives, 2-3, 4-6, or 7+ objectives. Every choice has unique odds.


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Odds or Evens

This is a 2-route market on whether the number of goals scored in the match by the two teams will add up to an odd number or an even number.

Half Time/Full Time

Here you predict the result of both the first half and full game. You can select any combination of H-Home, D-Draw, and A-Away. Each market has unique odds.

Correct Score

This is a bet on the correct final score. Most options have enormous odds and this a decent method to have a possibility at a substantial payout for a little stake.

First Goal

This is a bet on which team will score the first goal in the match.

Last Goal

This is a bet on which team will score the last goal in the match.

Outright Markets

This is a bet on which team will win a particular league or tournament. For example, you can bet on which team will win the Premier League, or who will win the Champions League. There are odds for nearly every league and competition that will have a potential champion.

Request A Bet

Many bookmakers now let you request which bet you would like to place, whether that would be by twitter or be contacting customer support.


All bookmakers offer the possibility to combine different selections, this is a good way to enable a bet to have larger odds. Football Free Bets.


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Top Football Leagues

English Premier League

Current Champions: Manchester City

The English Premier League is the highest level of the English football league system. Where 20 clubs compete, it operates on a system of relegation and promotion with the English Football League. Formed in 1992.

La Liga

Current Champions: Barcelona

La Liga is the top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Formed in 1929.


Current Champions: Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga is the highest level of professional football in Germany and the football league with the largest amount of attendance at football games Worldwide. Formed in 1962

Serie A

Current Champions: Juventus

Serie A is a professional league for football clubs at the highest level of the Italian football league system. Formed in 1898.


Current Champions: Toronto FC

Major League Soccer is a professional soccer league in the US. This is the highest league with teams competing from USA & Canada. Formed in 1995.


Many betting sites also offer a ‘draw no bet’ market, which is a bet on the home or away side that will see your stake returned if the match finishes as a draw. European and UK bookmaker offer goalscorer bets including the first goalscorer, last goalscorer and anytime goalscorer. They also offer over/under on total corners and total bookings. This is just a small amount of example there are also many other markets to bet on.