Corners predictions: Latest betting tips for corners

Our top corners predictions

Here are our top three picks for corners betting on the upcoming fixtures.

Viborg vs Midtjylland: Over 8 corners

We kick off our corner predictions with this Superliga match up and we're betting on there being over eight corners in the match. Viborg have averaged 8.7 corners per game this season whilst Midtjylland have averaged 10.4 corners per game, which puts them towards the top of the ‘most corners per game' ranking in the league. Over two thirds of their games have gone over the 8 corner mark making this bet look like a good deal.

Man City vs Inter Milan: Corner before 8 mins

The Champions League final is the pick of the games this week and, as such, it only feels right  to feature a tip for it here. We're expecting Man City to come flying out of the blocks early doors – much as they did against Man United in the FA Cup final – and whilst that offensive mindset might not immediately lead to a goal this time round, we do fancy them to force an early corner or two as Inter look to keep them at bay for the opening period.

Spezia vs Verona: Under 5 1st half corners

Unlike the previous match up, this game sees two struggling sides face off with this game being a relegation playoff from Italy's top tier. The game is going to be lacking quality and loaded with nerves. In our view, that will lead to an exceptionally cagey opening with little action in the respective final thirds. As such, it feels like betting on under 5 corners in the opening 45 minutes is a good value wager.

How do corners predictions work?

With football betting markets nowadays you can take a punt on pretty much any aspect of the game and making corner predictions is no different. How though does corner betting work? The truth is there are loads of ways you can bet on corners within a game.

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Total Corners

Total corner betting is similar to the total goals markets where you simply bet on whether or not there will be over or under a certain threshold. For goals, you might see this as over 3.5 goals or under 3.5 goals. Corner betting is the same. The bookmaker will provide you with a series of thresholds and your job as the punter is to back over or under. Depending on the way you choose to bet, you’ll either be left with a simple over/under bet or, if using whole numbers as opposed to decimals, you will have an ‘exactly’ option to consider.

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For example, Bet365 are offering a total corner market for Tottenham vs Crystal Palace with a 9.5 benchmark. If you bet on ‘over’ then to win the game must feature 10 corners. If there are nine corners of fewer then an ‘under’ prediction would have been needed.

There are variations to this sort of bet where you can bet on the number of corners a particular team might get or you can look to predict over/under corners within a particular time period e.g. within the first 10 minutes of a game.

Corner Match Bets

Corner match bets isn’t a catchy name but that is what this market is called. The reason for this naming convention is because the bet you place follows the exact same principles as the match result market. Your job is to bet on the outcome of the game in respect of which team wins the most corners.

Like with the 1X2 markets, you have three betting options – home, draw or away. The team the earns the most corners in a game would be determined as the winner. The actual match result of a game has no bearing on the bet outcome.

Like with the total corners market we have just touched on, there are variations of this bet type offered by bookies. Most common are handicap markets. Again, this follows the same principles as match betting. Sticking with our Tottenham vs Crystal Palace example, Spurs are favourites with Bet365 to win the Corner Match Bet with an 8/11 (1.73) price. If, however, you bet on Spurs to win -1 corner then the odds grow to 11/10 (2.10). By contrast, if you back Palace to win with a positive handicap then your odds will shorten.

Corner Match Bet Handicap Example

First Corner/Last Corner/Next Corner Betting

This corners betting market probably doesn’t need much explanation but it’s worth touching on as the markets do exist and, more importantly, are popular. You’ll find bookies, such as Bet365, offer this as three separate markets. The ‘first corner’ market is where you bet on the team you expect to win the first corner of the match with the ‘last corner’ being where you predict what team will earn the last corner of a game. These bets can be placed both ahead of games and during matches. The ‘Next Corner’ market, as you might guess, is betting on a team to win the next corner and is widely available as an in-play bet.

Corners Race

The last corner betting market worth discussing is the ‘race’ element. The bookmaker will offer a laddered approach here with a defined number of corners offered. As the bettor, you decide on the threshold – or the number of corners in question – and then place a bet on the team you expect to reach that number of corners first.

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Why is Corner Betting popular?

There are two main reasons why corner betting is popular amongst punters. The key reason is because it’s seen as a risk averse betting option. Consider more ‘mainstream’ markets such as match result or total goal markets as an alternative. A team can absolutely dominate a game of football and not find a breakthrough courtesy of poor refereeing decisions, great goalkeeping or a result can be undone through a moment of madness at the back. Most football fans will have seen that scenario play out hundreds of times. It is very rare to see a game of football like that where the team in the ascendancy don’t earn corners though – it’s a market that has much less interference within it.

The other big reason bettors like corner betting is because it’s really intuitive to in-play betting. Imagine you’re watching a game of football and a team is chasing a game with 10 minutes left. Your widely expecting them to ask all of the questions in the closing stages but scoring a goal is a big ask. The idea of that team winning the next corner and/or the last corner of the game though is much more likely.

Of course, odds will be reflective of that probability but, generally speaking, the value on offer will be better.

Corner predictions FAQ

Is corner betting widely available with bookmakers? Yes, most well known bookies will offer some form of corner betting markets.

Can corner bets be placed in-play? Yes, corner betting is perfect for in-play betting.

What is the most popular corner betting market? There are many different markets but the most commonly used market is the over/under format.