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Final Score Wager

This sportsbook certainly is one of the most popular ones available, as there is currently not a single bookmaker who doesn't offer this type of bet for major leagues and competitions. Although the exact denomination might vary between different bookmakers or countries – e.g. correct-score-bet in some English speaking countries – the gist always remains the same.

 

Suspense and excitement until the very end

 
As opposed to the conventional three-way bet, where a correct prognosis of the general tendency of a game suffices for a payout, this type of sportsbook requires players to predict the exact final score of a game.
Since luck is a decisive factor for this type of bet, bookmakers generally provide very tempting odds in this area, which might be one of the reasons that it is an extremely popular type of sports betting.
 
Brazil
Odds
Draw
Odds
Japan
Odds
1-0
7,00
0-0
17,00
1-0
26,00
2-0
6,50
1-1
10,00
2-0
51,00
2-1
9,00
2-2
21,00
2-1
29,00
3-0
8,00
3-3
67,00
3-0
126,00
3-1
13,00
4-4
451,00
3-1
67,00
 
Table: conventional betting opportunities for a final score bet in international soccer
Especially when compared to the conventional three-way bet on the outcome of a game, the final score bet offers many possible combinations of wagering, all of which come with a relatively high risk.
Although the result of this type of bet remains unclear until the game is over, attractive odds are regularly available particularly for the most common scores, e.g. with the mother of all soccer scores, a 1:0, where bookmakers regularly offer appealing odds between 5,0 and 7,0. Consequently, major deviations to the top may occur for results that are less common as well.

 

The higher the risk, the better the odds

 
For those players who are keen on pushing their gambling luck to the limit, selections of final scores that contain extreme differences between the number of goals of the participating teams can lead to extraordinary figures due to the three-digit lines that usually accompany these kinds of sportsbooks.
 
The only way to minimize the risk for bettors is to rely on the statistical tendency. An example of this can be seen with regards to the Spanish national soccer team, which almost always provided for a lock in case players decided to wager on a 1:0 result during major tournaments like the World or European Championships in the past.
Although it is generally common to place exact score bets before a game has even started, the growing popularity of live betting has motivated some bookmakers to offer the possibility of wagering on the final score even after kick off. Thus, in a slightly different context, it can be regarded as a safe bet to predict that this type of sportsbook will be offered by even more bookmakers for live betting purposes in the near future.