How to bet on FIFA games
FIFA is a game that we all are fond of. But after all, if you are a fan of football it's only normal to be into the virtual equivalent of your favorite sport. On top of that FIFA provides us with a lot more possibilities on and off the e-pitch than just watching two sides duke it out. However, in this article we won't focus on the game itself, rather we will provide you with the necessary information to be able to bet on professionally played FIFA matches.
Interestingly enough, the world of FIFA has just recently been given the magic touch of professional players as well as gaming organizations. These two together with the sponsors and the event managers bring the much-needed professionalism to one of our favorite games. After the scene was set, and with numerous tournaments popping up year-long, the next thing in line is the bookies grasping the idea and establishing it on their platforms. Fortunately for us – bettors, the bookies have already done their job and we can now place legitimate bets on FIFA matches.
Okay, so where can I place a FIFA bet?
Here we will mention and briefly discuss the bookies that have already implemented FIFA betting in their books. If you are familiar with betting, there is nothing way too different from betting on a real sport. All you need to do is sign-up, deposit funds, and pick your bet.
When it comes to wagering on FIFA matches, perhaps bet365 is the most popular site where people head to. It is one of the biggest sports bookies in the world and provides its services in almost every country, which makes it very accessible. FIFA isn't the most famous e-sports to bet on bet365, as they also have listed CS:GO, LoL, and Dota 2 matches. Despite this, you can be sure that you will find fair odds here.
Betway is a popular betting site that is based in the United Kingdom but has a gaming license from Malta. Even though most of this platform’s users are from the UK and Europe, you can safely sign-up from all around the globe.
The advantage of this bookie is that it offers several FIFA markets that you will not otherwise find in the aforementioned books. It also gives you the chance to wager using Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies.
What events are there to bet on?
So, in the world of physical football, to wage you need to have two sides playing against each other. With the exception of friendlies, these matches don't simply come around like this – they need to be organized and be a part of a competition. It's the same with FIFA. Although the finalists at an event may have played each other on the online ladder of the game, there haven't been any bets for those games. What makes the bets is the event and the stage of it that the two-player is playing in.
Similarly, to the world of physical football, the FIFA eWorld Cup is the biggest competition there is. However, there are several differences with the greatest one being that players perform individually and aren’t obliged to use National squads. Essentially the FIFA eWorld Cup is a Club World Cup played online. Although there are much smaller competitions that pop-up on weekly, the real highlight is the eWorld Cup.
What should I bet on?
This is the part where it gets tricky. Betting on FIFA matches is at the same time both incredibly similar to betting on real football matches and totally different. In its essence, the e-game is the same, but the player takes the role of the squad as well as the manager. FIFA games tend to be very fast-paced and unpredictable, with half a minute enough to complete a comeback on certain occasions. A lot of goals get scored, and even if your pick is up 3-0 at halftime, you shouldn't feel safe, as we've seen even bigger advantages slip away in the past.
To make a successful pick you first need to be familiar with the player you bet on and preferably his opponent. Because you can compose your own squad filled with stars, it’s not the names on the pitch that decide who has the advantage, rather the players holding the joystick. When making a bet you need to understand how both players’ skill and most importantly style of play and tactics match-up. If they both are extremely aggressive wagering on the Over X goals market might be a good idea. If a player is known for his defense, and his opponent for his attack, you might seek to place either a possession advantage bet or a corner handicap one. Also, as we mentioned previously, comebacks are a regular occurrence, so if you happen to catch a game live, you might bet on a side to turn things around, as this is where the juicy odds come into play.