Sports Betting

Do you know how to bet on penalties in a football match? At Luckia we teach you how to bet on penalties to get the most out of your football bets .

How to bet on penalties in sports betting?

Those who approach the world of sports betting do so attracted by the excitement that betting on sports events provides. However, they do not always know all the possibilities offered by the bookies and in many cases they settle for betting on the traditional markets of the winner of the match, the difference in goals, sets or points, etc.

There are many markets that you do not always know how to take advantage of: cards , corners, last minute live bets , etc. And within that section, the markets dedicated to penalties stand out. These bets are possible in almost all football matches and, if they know how to take advantage, they can generate significant benefits.

There are a multitude of bets available that have to do with penalties, but one important fact must be taken into account: as in almost all football bets, when betting on penalties in a match, only what happens is taken into account in the 90 minutes of the match, so if there is extra time it does not count towards the main bet.

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What types of sports bets can be done with penalties?

Penalties are one of the most important moments in the world of football: when a penalty is awarded, both the team that suffers it and the team that will take it face a very special situation that can mark what happens in the game. That is why the penalty market is very specific and you have to know how to use it to get benefits .

  • Will there be a penalty in the match?
    It is the most common bet in the penalty market, to guess whether a penalty will be taken during the game or not. This is a type of bet that offers very interesting odds , normally above @ 2.5, if you are able to get the forecast right. Matches in which there are many actions in the area are more prone to penalties, although it can happen in every minute of every football match.
  • Will one of the teams shoot a penalty?
    That is the next step: it is not only necessary to determine whether or not a penalty will be awarded during a match, but also which team will take it. As it is twice as difficult to hit as the previous market, the share is also usually more than double, above @ 5.
  • Will the goalkeeper save a penalty?
    If guessing the existence of a penalty is not easy, predicting that a goalkeeper will stop a maximum penalty is much more complicated. The bookmakers usually offer this market with very high odds: you have to guess that there will be a penalty, which will be awarded in favor of a certain team and that the rival goalkeeper will stop it. Very difficult … but with very juicy odds that can be around @ 15.
  • There will be a penalty shootout
    The maximum penalties that are given throughout a match are one thing, but when there is a knockout match that ends in a draw, penalty shootouts are taken to break the tie. Before the game begins, you can bet that the tie will be decided in the penalty shoot-out and, even, which of the two teams will qualify in that way.
  • Goals in penalty shootouts
    When those penalty shootouts come, you can bet live on whether each penalty will be scored or missed or whether more or fewer goals will be scored throughout the shootout. The normal thing is that the line is located on the 8 goals, reason why analyzing the shooters we can also obtain winning bets.
  • Live betting
    When a match is being played live, we always have the possibility to bet on whether that shot will end up in the back of the net or not. The odds vary between the goal, which is around @ 1.25 and the shot is missed, which is usually paid about @ 4.

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Tips for betting on penalties

Getting the penalty predictions right is not easy, so you have to take into account three factors that can mark the success or failure in this type of bets.

  • Analyze the game : the longer the ball is in the area, the more chances there are of a penalty, so preparing for each event is important if we want to be successful.
  • Study the statistics : there are teams that are more prone than others to commit penalties, but also to be whistled in favor of their constant attacks. That is why it is important to review the statistical data if we want to make winning forecasts.
  • Think 90 minutes : Penalty bets only take into account what happens in 90 minutes, unless otherwise specified. Do not forget it.

Betting on penalties is one more possibility than those presented to players and the odds in these markets are very interesting. If you want to get winning bets, enter Luckia.es and place your  sports bets to experience the sport with an extra thrill.