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There are more wagers placed on football than any other sport, with a vast number of betting opportunities every single day. There are leagues and cups in every corner of the globe, and within each competition you can dig down into individual games and find numerous football markets. For an event such as the Champions League, each match might offer hundreds of bets.
The most common bet is a wager on the winner of a match, but other popular options include the first goalscorer, the correct score or the total number of goals. You can place bets on specific elements of a game such as the number of cards or corners, while it can become more complicated when you come across scorecasts or Asian handicaps. There are also so many different factors to think about when placing your bet, such as the form and fitness of players and the styles of the respective managers.
Sports.net’s articles analyse these finer points of the game and offer exclusive betting tips, as well as picking out some of the stats and bets you may have missed.
There are just four teams still standing in the 2018 World Cup following a dramatic set of quarter-finals. Tournament favourites Brazil have been knocked out, hosts Russia have had to leave their own party, and even the mercurial Luis Suarez has had to go back to Uruguay with his tail between his legs.
As the 2018 World Cup reaches the Round of 16 stage, the tournament has bid farewell to star-studded reigning champions Germany, along with the likes of Mo Salah and Robert Lewandowski, as Egypt and Poland were among the teams to crash out at the group stages.
It has been a case of expect the unexpected for some of the favourites of the World Cup so far, with heavyweights Brazil, Spain and Germany all failing to get off to a winning start in Russia.
The Netherlands didn’t make it. Italy - four-time winners - fell in qualifying. Chile and Alexis Sanchez won’t be on the plane to Russia, and the USA failed to qualify for the first time since 1990.
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