A couple of years ago, in Nigeria, the notion of ‘riding’ huge amounts of money on soccer games would have been called ambitious, unwise, or downright foolish.
But ofcourse, with the accessibility of the internet, came this stunning reality. In recent years, more and more online punting sites have surfaced.
Leading this charge is Bet9ja. Renowned for being able to payout up to 20million naira, with a stake as little as 100 naira, its no wonder people(young and old) flock to it. Bet9ja offers various services, like in-play betting, virtual betting, casino, lottery and more.
Now, it may sound like some sort of made up fantasy, but it’s real, and people win it. But, people also lose, too.
Just like in everything in life, you have to know/understand the rules to play(and win) the game.
It’s not uncommon to see a novice walk into a Bet9ja outlet, armed with a pen and paper, and start randomly picking odd.
It’s all luck, yes. But, you can control your luck by narrowing down your chance of failure.
Here’s a list of common markets (betting codes) on bet9ja, and their meanings.
- THE MAIN TAB
The main tab in bet9ja contains some of the classic markets people chose from.
1×2– In a soccer matchup, there’s always two teams. The home and the away team. In this market, there are three possible outcomes:
1–The home team wins.
X– The game ends in a draw.
2–Away team wins.
DC (Double Chance)
Ofcourse it’s not easy to know if a game would produce a winner, or end in a stalemate. That’s why DC was ‘invented’. DC simply means double chance. It covers a wider range of possiblities under three outcomes:
1X– The home team either wins or draws the game.
12–This means that either the home or away team must win the game. That is, there must be a match winner.
X2– This means that the away team either wins or draws the game.
O/U 2.5–This is simply predicting the minimum/maximum number of goals in a match. O(over), and U(under).
O 2.5– This means that, in a game there would be a minimum of 3 goals. That is, there must be atleast 3 goals.
U 2.5– This means that there must be a maximum of 2 goals. That is, in the game, the total goals score would not be more than must not be up to 3.
These are the options in the main tab. Now, in other tabs.
This means that you need to predict the outcome of the match during its halftime and fulltume periods.
1/1– This means that the home team wins both the half time and the full time.
1/X– This means that the home team wins at half time, and draws at full time.
1/2– This means that the home team wins at half time, while the away team wins at full time.
X/1– In this, the game draws at half time, and the home team wins at full time.
X/X– This means that the game is drawn at halftime and fulltime.
X/2– The game is drawn at halftime, and away wins at full time.
2/1– The away team wins at half time, and the home team wins at full time.
2/X– The away team wins at halftime, and draws the game at fulltime.
2/2–The away team wins both the first and second halfs.
- TOTAL NUMBER OF GOALS.
You also get to predict the total number of goals score in a match. You can predict between 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6+ goals.
You can also predict which side wins in both halfs.
H WIN BH
Yes– It means the home will win both halfves.
No– It means the home doesn’t win both halves.
A WIN BH
This is the same as above, except with the Away team.
- HALF TIME
You have the chance to predict who wins at the end of the first 45 minutes.
1HT– It means the home will win at half time.
XHT– This means the half time ends in a draw.
2HT– This means the away team wins at half time.
- Goals HOME/AWAY.
This tab shows the the option of predicting the number of goals scored by either the home or away team.
G Home/ Away
0 G–The team doesn’t score at all.
1 G–The team scores just one goal.
2 G–The team scores only 2 goals.
3+ G– This means the team scores 3 or more goals.
- Goal/no Goal.
This is an important and popupar market. Written as GG/NG.
GG– This means both teams score in the match.
NG– This means both teams do not score in the match.
ITS FUN TO BET ONLINE, BUT ITS EVEN MORE FUN TO WIN. THESE MARKETS LISTED ABOVE ARE THE MOST POPULAR, AND MOST LIKELY TO PLAY.
Remember, in betting, trust your head and not your heart