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Date of Tips: 01/12/2023
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There are many different football betting markets available these days. You don’t just have to pick the winner of the match any more. One of the options is to bet on corners, and many people are making a very nice profit from doing exactly that.
Betting on the number of corners in a football match isn’t the type of bet the average punter makes and are considered a novelty bet by many and one which you may wish to use your free bets on. Most will consider winning these type of bets ‘pot luck’ but this is mainly due to a lack of experience in the market as corner betting can actually be extremely profitable for some bettors who are willing to dedicate the time to researching and carefully selecting matches and teams to bet on.
In this article, we’ll be taking a look at what corner betting is, the different corner betting markets available to bet on, the best bookies for corners betting and a few tips and strategies to help you win more bets on corners.
There are various corner betting markets available which you can place bets on at bookies. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen bookmakers increase the number of markets they have made available on football matches and corner betting is just one of those.
Corners betting is available for the majority of football matches in the top leagues such as the English Premier League & Championship, Italian Serie, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1. You’ll find corner betting predictions for all of these leagues on WhichBookie as well as World Cup tips and predictions for other major tournaments such as the European Championships and UEFA Champions League.
Some corner betting markets include:
Over / Under / Exact: This is when you predict either the exact number of corners in the match or if there will be over or under a certain number. For example, an ‘Over 10.5’ corners bet would win if there were 11 or more corners awarded in the match. An ‘Under 8.5’ corners bet would win if there were 8 or fewer corners in the match. The total number of corners is based on the corners awarded to both teams combined.
Corner Match Bet: This is when you bet on which team will receive the most corners. The outcome of your bet isn’t based on the number of corners awarded, just the team which received the most before the final whistle.
First/Second Half Corners: You can bet on the number of corners which are awarded in the first or second half. Similar to the first example, you can either select an ‘Over’ or ‘Under’ bet or bet on the exact number of corners.
Corner Handicap: If you think a team will be awarded a lot more corners than the other team, you may wish to look at the corner handicap market. An example of this type of bet would be ‘Liverpool -4 corners’. Your bet would win if Liverpool receive 5 or more corners more than their opponents during the match. You essentially have to subtract ‘4’ from Liverpools total corners and if it’s more than the other team received, you bet would win.
Time of First Corner: Some bookies allow you to bet on the time of the first corner. This is usually whether there will be one awarded in the first 10 minutes or so.
Corners Race: If you think a team will start strong, the corners race market may be a good bet. This is when you back either team to receive a certain number of corners before the other team.
First/Last Corner: You can bet on which team will be awarded the first or last corner of the match.
Asian Handicap Corners: This market is similar to ‘Corner Handicap’ as explained above except that you will receive your stake back if the number of corners is equal. For example, if you bet on Liverpool Asian Handicap ‘-4’ and Liverpool received 10 corners with the other team receiving 6 corners, the result would be a draw and you would receive your stake back. You can also bet on the Asian Total Corners market where there is no chance of a draw. Again, this is similar to the standard corner handicap except you will notice ‘.5’ has been added to the number of corners. If you bet on ‘Liverpool -4.5’, your bet would win if Liverpool received 5 or more corners more than their opponent and lose if they received less than this. An equal number of corners in this market is not possible.
Not all bookies offer corner betting but you’ll find markets available at the majority of top bookmaker sites. For those which do offer corner betting and the types of corner betting markets you are interested in, the main thing to look out for are the odds. Not all bookies offer the same odds and so it’s a wise choice to bet with those offering the highest. However, other factors may help you decide which bookie to bet with such as any betting offers which are available or the available deposit & withdrawal options.
For football betting, we recommend Betfred and Bet365. Betfred regularly run free bet offers on football matches and so you can often get a free bet for placing a corner bet on selected matches. These can give you a chance at winning and additional bet using your free bet and increase your overall returns. Bet365 are recommended as they regularly offer the best odds on football markets. They are a great bookmaker to have an account with and if you don’t already, you’ll be able to claim up to £100 in Bet Credits as a new customer. You can view details of both Betfred’s and Bet365’s welcome offers below.
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Corner betting markets are available both pre-match and in-play. There are different strategies which you can apply to both type of bets which we will be looking at below.
Pre-match corner betting is when you place a bet on a corners market before kick-off. Therefore, you don’t have any insight as to which team will be attacking most or other in-play stats but there are a few things you can look at to increase your chances of winning your pre-match corner bets.
The first thing you should look for when deciding on a football match to place your corner bets on is the previous stats for the teams playing. If they have a consistent record of receiving a large number of corners, then they may be a good bet in their next match. If they are playing a team who are also awarded a lot of corners on a regular basis then betting on a high number of match corners may be a good bet.
The more shots there are in a football match, the more corners there are likely to be. Shots are made towards the goal and if they come off an opposing player either trying to block the shot or if a goalkeeper deflects it out of play, a corner will be awarded. Analysing the number of shots made by a team can give you an idea of the level of corners there will be in a match. You will be able to view the number of shots made by a team in previous games on various websites. For example, if two teams were playing each other who both had a record of taking a large number of shots per game, an ‘Over’ bet on the number of match corners could be a good bet. Similarly, if ‘Team A’ had a record of a high number of shots per game and were playing Team B who had a low shot record, betting on Team A to receive the most corners may be wise.
Goalkeepers are responsible for a large number of corners awarded during a football match. If a goalkeeper tends to palm the ball away around or over the goalposts rather than catching the ball, there is a greater chance of more corners being awarded. You may not be able to gather stats on this area but if you are knowledgable about football and aware of this factor, you may be able to build your own stats and keep record of them.
Some defenders are more inclined to put the ball out of play when under pressure whereas others have the confidence and ability to compose themselves and send the ball upfield or to another player. Players who put the ball out of play more often are more likely to give away corners. Similar to with goalkeepers, you may need to record your own stats with the defenders but it may come in useful when betting on corners.
If you have collected data on players who tend to give away more corners than others, it is important to check whether or not those players will be featuring in the match you are betting on. Lineups for the Premier League are usually announced one hour before kick-off and so it may be sensible to wait until after this time to place your corner bets if you are using these factors when deciding on your bets.
Football leagues around the world have different styles of play and produce more corners than others. League which generally play an attacking style of football such as the Bundesliga are more likely to see a lot of corners in matches whereas more defensive leagues such as Serie A will produce less.
Betting on corners is actually quite straightforward, providing you do your research.
There are plenty of statistics which you can use to help you, most of which are available for free. If you’ve followed our recommendation and joined the top corner betting site, bet365, you’ll see they offer some statistics of their own. But there are other resources available as well.
A good place to start is the official Premier League stats section, which is updated after every match. For more in depth stats, you could also try a site such as footcharts which also has a section on corner statistics. This covers Champions League, Championship and other competitions as well.
Using this data, you can analyse each fixture in any competition and see if you can spot a good betting opportunity.
The following guidelines will help you devise your own system to pick winning bets regularly.
Predicting the number of corners in a football match, or the number of corners that any one team will receive takes research and knowledge. However, it can be time well spent to find value in the market and odds offered by the bookies. However, you can also follow certain football tipsters who do this work for you. Of course, some tipsters are better than others and we would always advise following the tipster for some time before actually placing the bets that they recommend so that you know if they’re successful in the long term or not.
WhichBookie football tipster Liam Johnson provides betting tips on a daily basis for various football markets including corner betting. Liam incorporates bookmaker betting offers such as free bets, enhanced odds, refunds and others into his selections to extract the maximum value possible and to increase the overall returns from his bets which is one of the best ways to beat the bookies.
You’ll find Liam’s corner betting tips for football matches taking place in various league and competitions at the top of this page.
The advantage of in-play corner betting is that you’re able to see how the game is going before deciding on your bets. If one teams tactics are to push forward and attack, they stand a good chance of receiving corners. The bookies may not update their corner betting odds as frequently as other markets which allows an opportunity to get value in your bets.
One strategy which some bettors use is to bet on the Asian Handicap market late in the game and specifically, the Asian ‘Over 1 corner’ market. If you bet on this market with 5 or less minutes left, the odds are generally just below evens and your bet will win if there are two or more corners and receive your money back if there is just 1 corner awarded. This strategy is best applied when one team is attacking aggressively towards the end of the match. This will most likely be when a team is losing and need at least one goal to get anything out of the game. Late corners are common in these circumstances and so an ‘Asian Over 1 Corner’ bet is wise. It is generally not recommended when two equally matched teams are playing each other and the match is a draw as generally, both teams are happy to settle for a point and will play the game out cautiously without attacking too much.
A similar strategy can be applied at half time should the favourite be losing. In this circumstance, the favourite is likely to start the second half in an attack-minded way as they will be pushing for goals. Therefore there is likely to be a number of second-half corners and so betting on the ‘Over’ market may have value.
Bookies that offer corner betting, often have several different markets available. We’ve listed some of the most popular below.
In this market you are betting on the total number of corner kicks that will be won in the whole game, by both teams. Typically, you’ll see five or six different options. For example:
You have to be quite precise to pick the winner, but that means the odds are usually quite generous. If you can find a game where the two teams are quite consistent in terms of the number of corners they win and concede in their matches, you should be able to make a reasonably accurate prediction.
This is a simple bet with only two possible outcomes. For example, Under 10.5 or Over 10.5.
Don’t be confused by the fact that the selections end with point five. They do this to create a market with only two selections. Obviously, it’s not possible to have half a corner, but you can have less than 10.5 (i.e. 10 or less) and you can have more (i.e. 11 or more).
Because there are only two possible outcomes in this market, the odds are lower. But on the flip side, it’s much easier to pick a winning bet here.
Similar to the total corners, but in this case you are just betting on how many corners there will be in the first half or in the second half.
This can be a useful alternative. For example, if you come across certain teams that tend to attack a lot at the start of a game, and then sit back and defend once they have a lead. In those cases, it’s reasonable to assume there will be a lot of corners in the first half, but less in the second.
In the match bet market, you’re betting on who will win the most corners during the game. There will be three options – home, away or tie/draw.
So basically it’s just like match odds, but you’re counting corner kicks instead of goals.
Similar to the match odds market, but in this case a handicap is applied (usually to benefit the weaker side). For example in a Premier League game between Man Utd and Bournemouth, the handicap might be Man Utd -3 and Bournemouth +3. When determining the winner, you’d add 3 to Bournemouth’s total or take 3 off Man Utd’s.
What this means is, if you think Man Utd will win at least 4 more corners than Bournemouth, you’d bet on Man Utd -3. If not, you’d choose Bournemouth +3.
In this market, you can decide on the number of corners that each team will win in the match. It’s similar to the Over/Under market, so you’re betting on whether a team will get more than or less than a certain total.
You can choose which team you want to bet on, so for example you might say that the home side will win more than 5.5 corners. You’re not obliged to bet on the away team as well, although you can if you want.
When in the game will the first corner be awarded? This is a simple market which usually only has two outcomes. The bookie will pick the time (for example, 10:00 minutes) and all you need to do is predict whether the first corner will be awarded before or after that time.
This is a very interesting market which you won’t find at too many sports betting sites. Here, you can choose which team (if any) will be the first to win a certain number of corners.
There are different options available, for example 3, 5, 7 or 9. So if you pick 3, the bet is which team will be first to win 3 corners.
You only need to choose one number, although you can bet on them all if you like. Then just pick which team will win the race to that number, or whether nobody will get there.
If you predict that one side will be putting a lot of pressure on the other early in the match, then this is a great opportunity to profit from that.
Corner betting markets are often overlooked by both punters and bookies but can be profitable if you make informed decisions on your bets based on the criteria mentioned in this article.
Always do your research into the teams playing when betting on corners and apply your knowledge of the game and players along with statistics of previous games when deciding on which bets to place.