At AccaDoo we understand betting can be complicated so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you a quick run-down of some key terms in the football betting world in our football betting guide. If something confuses you and it isn’t here, just contact us.

10 minute bets – An AccaDoo favourite because it gets you winnings in the first 10 minutes of a game and you can reinvest it on an in-play bet. You can bet on goals, corners, cards and winners all in the first 10 minutes. As soon as it turns to the 11th minute, your bet has settled.

Both teams to score (BTTS) – A cracking bet, and an easy one for the AccaDoo football betting guide to explain. Simply, you can place on both sides either scoring or not scoring. Either way, if you stack up a few of these you can guarantee good returns.

Clean sheet – Does your team have a tight defence or do the oppo have a terrible defensive record? You can bet on whether a side will let any goals in or not on most games.

Correct Score – If AccaDoo had a quid for everytime someone asked us what we thought the score would be tonight, we’d be a lot richer! You get great odds and huge returns on these types of bet because the likelihood of landing them is rare. Great fun to do and keeps the conversation going at a dinner party.

Double chance – AccaDoo often call this a Michael Dooblay chance but that’s because we’re immature. This is backing two outcomes from one bet, such as a draw and a win for one team. So if we said Man United to win or draw, that would be a double chance. It offers lower odds but can secure an acca nicely, especially if a team is playing away.

Draw No Bet – This eliminates the draw from the available selections so it will lower the odds on the outcome being a result for either side. If it is a draw, your stake will be returned, which sometimes feels like you have won!

Half-time/full-time – Sometimes you get a hunch that a team might start well but fade out or that a team will absolutely dominate the whole game. This bet allows you to be on the half-time outcome and the full-time outcome but you need both to be right to win.

Handicap bets – If a side is an absolute banker then it might be a good idea to use a handicap such as -1, which is essentially starting the team you are backing on minus one goals so in order for the bet to win they need to win by 2 clear goals. This will give you much better odds on those nailed on bets.

Over/Under – There are so many bets you can place on goals in a game and usually the bookie will offer you a betting line to bet under or over. For example, the most common line is over or under 2.5 total goals in a game, which offers good value either way you go. AccaDoo like to stack up a load of teams in an over 0.5 goals acca and hope there’s no bore draws!

You can also bet over/under corners, cards, first half goals, team goals and even goals plus a team to win. We like that last one because it can ramp up the odds of a banker. A good example is Barcelona to win and over 3.5 total goals.

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