The World Cup kick-off is very nearly upon us now. All preparations have been finalised and now it is time for action. On the 14th June, hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the first match of the 2018 World Cup. 32 teams will be competing for the biggest football prize of them all.
Unsurprisingly, sport betting sites are offering a whole host of World Cup betting markets for sport betters. There are many different options available and at some sportsbooks, you are really spoilt for choice! Whether you want to bet on the top goalscorer, the team to score the most goals or the top performing team in each continent, the options are out there.
Throw Ins In Football World Cup 2018
The throw in odds and bets are probably not the first you think about when looking at the World Cup betting markets. We haven’t found any World Cup 2018 bets directly relating to throw-ins, but we suspect that these markets will become available later in the tournament.
Throw ins can seem somewhat ordinary. But there have been teams who have used throw ins as one of their principal forms of attack, Stoke City anyone?
Indeed, sometimes throw ins can almost act as corners when they are taken deep enough into the opposition’s half. Those teams who rely on set pieces to create chances and score goals will usually take full advantage of throw ins, and they can be a nightmare for the opposition to defend.
We can make a vague prediction for the amount of throw ins that will be taken in an individual match by looking at the number of corners that have been taken by the particular team in question in previous matches.
There are sport betting sites which provide some World Cup corner betting markets. The best sportsbooks we found for this particular type of betting were:
- Sky Bet
- William Hill
- 888 Sport
These sportsbooks are some of the very best out there for those betters looking for variety and a lot of options within individual matches. For example, William Hill is currently offering 204 different bets for the Russia v Saudi Arabia match, 40 of which are in the section of ‘corners/cards/stats’.
If and when betting markets become available for throw ins at the World Cup, it seems likely that a sportsbook such as William Hill or Betfair will be the one to offer these markets.
Furthermore, if you are really wanting to bet on throw ins in some kind of way, you could always bet on the assist markets. Throw ins can sometimes lead directly to goals. So, if you place a bet on the player who takes the throw ins for a particular side to get an assist and he assists a goal directly from a throw-in, you have essentially won a bet by placing money on a throw-in indirectly.
It is difficult for us to provide you with more advice considering the lack of throw in World Cup betting markets around. Still, the information here should point you in the right direction.
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