Betting on sports adds great excitement to events you perhaps have little interesting in seeing who wins. Thanks to the advancement in online betting, this has become much easier. It has opened new betting markets for punters to enjoy. One of these markets is the Winning Margin bet.
The Winning Margin bet allows you to bet on the margin of victory for a team at the end of a sporting event. It really is that simple and is a bet suitable for every level of gambler, from novice to expert.
A great example of the Winning Margin bet can be found in football matches. In this instance, we are looking at the winning margin in terms of the number of goals.
Winning Margin Bet Example 1: Manchester City vs Basel
For example, take the 2017/18 Champions League Round of 16 second leg match. The game was between Manchester City and Basel at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City comfortably won the first match. They should do the same in the second leg, making them massive favourites with the bookmakers.
With such short odds on a Manchester City win, it is best to look at other markets. As City are a team who tend to win games by large margins, this gives us an opportunity. Manchester City win many of their home games by 2 or more goals. You can get 3/1 for them to win this match by 2 goals.
Using statistics of former matches and how well teams are attacking/defending will help you make an informed choice when placing a Winning Margin bet.
Winning Margin Bet Example 2: Ireland vs Wales
The great thing about the Winning Margin bet is that you can find it in other sports, such as rugby union.
Using the 2018 Six Nations as an example, Ireland are expected to defeat Wales at home and therefore start the match as favourites with the bookmakers. However, the Welsh put in a good performance at Twickenham against England. They should have some of their best players fit for the match.
So, although Ireland may come out on top, the match could be close. This is where the Winning Margin bet comes into play. For example, you can get 15/8 for Ireland to win the match by 1 to 10 points. If Wales play well, that could make a great bet.
In addition to betting on a team to win by a specific margin, you can also bet on the winning Margin without having to specify a team.
Taking football again as an example. If you feel a match could be close but both teams must go for the win, you may be tempted to bet on a 1 goal winning margin. This way, if you are unsure of who will win the match, you can make a Winning Margin bet without nominating a team.
Winning Margin Bet and the Number of Goals
It is also possible to bet on the Winning Margin market and give yourself a little room for error. You can do this by betting on a number of goals and covering anything above that number. For example, you could bet on Manchester City to defeat Basel by 2 or more goals. This way, if Manchester City went on to win the match 4-1, you would still win the bet.
Your odds on this bet will not be as good as if you bet on the 2 goal winning margin highlighted above. However you have a better chance of the bet being successful.
The Winning Margin bet is also available on other sports including Baseball and Ice Hockey.