5 football betting questions that will spark your interest action

5 Football Betting Questions That Will Spark Your Interest

By Zac L - Aug 23rd 2022

Football betting is a curious and exciting world. Its population is made up of a wide variety of people. From casual bettors to tipsters, most people who delve into the world of football have one thing in common – They love the beautiful game. 

Below we’ve written an article answering some of the more niche questions that are asked about football betting. These are the less obvious questions that people ask but hats off to you if you already know the answers to some of them.

1. Can Footballers Bet On Themselves?

The short answer to this question is no. If a player bets on themselves they are then opening themselves up to altering the outcome of a game in a self-orientated way. Typically, it is stipulated in a player’s contract what they are allowed to do regarding betting on football. 

This could come in the form of purposely putting in a poor performance, such as intentionally getting sent off or getting a card at a specific point in the game. 

Recently, and this is by no means a confirmed allegation and we are references here rather than agreeing, Granit Xhaka has been under investigation regarding a booking he received in December last year.

While Arsenal were 4-1 up in the match, the Swiss international took too long to take a free kick and was booked for time wasting. While its not unusual to waste time when your team is dominating a game, what has created the suspicion is that £52,000 was staked on Xhaka getting a booking in the final 10 minutes of the game.

In addition to this, Alban Jusfi who was given a 5 year ban for match fixing by Swedish courts in 2017, made huge sums of money from Xhaka’s booking.

These allegations are not proven but they do give an insight into the darker side of football betting. It is clear to see why there are stringent rules on football players betting on themselves. 


Xhaka celebrating

Xhaka was fined for this celebration


2. How To Make A Football Betting Board

A football betting board is a grid that allows you to get creative with your betting and have a little fun between friends.

On the top row you have the home team and on the left you have the away team. Each row is given a value from 0 to whatever you like but it is unusual to see more than 5 goals scored by one side during a football match. Something like this:

0 1 2 3 4 5
0 0-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0
1 0-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
2 0-2 1-2 2-2 3-2 4-2 5-2
3 0-3 1-3 2-3 3-3 4-3 5-3
4 0-4 1-4 2-4 3-4 4-4 5-4
5 0-5 1-5 2-5 3-5 4-5 5-5


With you chosen or recruited people, you can then sell/choose squares that you think will represent the final score. 

The uses for a football betting square is up to you. One way to use it would be to do one for each fixture of a weekend and a group of you contributes to a pot that is won by the player with the most number of correct guesses. 

3. How Much Money Is Bet on Football Each Year?

The estimated amount of money spent on legal betting globally is estimated to be worth around 100 Billion dollars. Not only is this such a sizable figure but it is an estimate of the legal side of betting. 

If you’ve taken the time to read the referenced daily mail article above, you’ll be aware that there is an illegal side to betting. Unsurprisingly, this is an unknown area of betting that is hard to realise the actual size of. 

Estimates state that the global illegal betting industry is 3-4 times the size of the legal one. 

With the number of different betting sites and markets available, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that these numbers are so high. Which leads nicely onto our next question. 

4. How to Make Money Daily on Football Betting

With such a range of football leagues and markets being so well documented and discussed, making money daily on football betting can be done by following multiple football leagues and betting on them accordingly. 

If you follow a select number of football leagues from around the world, it is then possible to bet everyday. The hard part is to have enough money and knowledge to make profit while betting on multiple leagues. 

Building up your own knowledge would take years of study unless you’re already in tune with a league and know how to repeat the process. However, if you’re not already an expert, you can take advantage of the services we offer. 

At Kick Off you can view our daily predictions from every major league in the world. Each market has a schedule of upcoming matches along with our most up to date odds. While there is never a guarantee that you will win better, taking advantage of Kick Off’s services enables you to have some guidance and to be more likely to make money daily betting on football.  

5. Is football betting haram?

Haram is a word that is strongly a part of Islamic faith. It is an adjective that means something is forbidden by Islamic law. 

With many famous players being Muslim, most notably Mohammed Salah, it does make you wonder if football betting is permitted within Islamic law.

Interestingly enough, betting is generally considered Haram and is therefore discouraged. However, archery, camel and horse racing are the only sports that are permitted and not haram as they are manly warrior sports that were actively encouraged by the prophet Mohammed. 


There you have it. 5 football betting questions that may or may not have sparked your interest. If you enjoyed this article you can read other curious and informative articles on our blog page. 

This article was written by Zac Marley on behalf of KickOff, where smart betting is made simple.

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