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What is a bet builder in football betting?

Stefan Budur in Soccer Betting Strategies 21 Feb 2024

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Bet Builder is a premium betting feature that only top bookmakers have in their offer. Many punters are asking what a bet builder in football betting is, hoping to diversify their betting game. In this article, I will break down all the variables you must consider before you build a bet.

What is a Bet Builder in football betting?

A bet builder in football betting is a multi-selection pick from different betting markets added to form a single bet. You can also view it as an Accumulator formed using single-match betting markets.

Although bet builders are considered high-risk gambling, punters favour this type of bet thanks to its possible high return. Building a bet may seem easy at first, but considering the large number of variables that come into play, I can say they are quite the opposite.

If in the early stages bet builders were mostly used by experienced punters, nowadays every bettor can build a bet.

What is a bet builder in football betting

Looking at the above screenshot, you can notice how easy it is to build a bet. All you have to do is select a match and press the Bet Builder button from the betting market’s menu. You can get very high total odds for building a bet.

However, consider that for your bet to turn out a winner, all the picks need to be accurate.

Bet Builder betting explained

Building a bet becomes easier after a few attempts. The process is rather simple. After you select a match that has the bet builder option, you can start adding picks. As seen in the above screenshot, you can build a bet using the most basic betting markets like:

If you are a newbie to this betting feature, build a bet using the most popular picks. This will have you getting more familiar with understanding better bet builders and the risk associated with this type of bet.

Once you master the basic way to build a bet, you can delve further into placing more complex bet builders.

Types of Bet Builder

Since a bet builder can be seen as an Accumulator bet using a single match, there are a few types of bet builders. From backing a player and goals scored to the final result, let’s have a look at the most common types of bet builders.

Before we do that, consider that many picks will get voided since you can’t select 2 options for the same market. For example, you can’t pick a player to be booked and the other pick, the same player to be sent off. You can only choose one option.

Keep that in mind when you are building a bet.

What is a Player bet builder in football betting?

As the name suggests, a player bet builder will focus on a specific player and his performance on the field. Depending on the field position and the previous performance, you can build a bet using the following player options:

  • player to score: the player you are backing needs to score at least 1 goal during the regular time
  • player to assist: the player needs to give an assist to one of his teammates to score
  • player to get booked: the player needs to get a yellow card from the referee
  • player to be sent off: the player needs to be sent off by receiving a direct red card or 2 yellow cards

When you are backing players to score or to assist, choose strikers like Haaland, and Salah (goalscorers) and very technical midfielders like Foden, and Pedro Netto to assist.

 What is a Match Result Bet Builder?

You can also build a bet using the match result market. Keep in mind that in this situation you will not have too many options to pick. This is because the match result in and of itself is a selection with only a few outcomes possible.

Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid will fight for qualification in the next round of the UEFA Champions League. Although the Nerazzurri are seen as favourites by the bookies, Diego Simeone’s side can pull a major upset.

Atletico Madrid to lead at half time and Inter to come back in the game for a final result draw is priced excellent. This pick is the same as the HT-FT result. Although they are the same thing, checking the odds for both bets came with a pleasant surprise.

The bet builder has enhanced odds (19.00) compared to the HT-FT bet (17.00). This is another reason why you should build a bet instead the choosing the regular wager. You get more value for the same pick.

Goals scored Bet Builder

If you like to place football bets using the goals market, you should try a goals-scored bet builder. Like in the previous cases, many of the selections picked from the same market will cancel automatically.

For example, you can’t build a bet using total goals, both teams to score and over/under 1st half.

The above screenshot describes a 1-1 final score scenario with Atletico Madrid leading at halftime. Although the odds are very high for a single bet, the risk is also matching the potential return. On top of that, Inter vs Atletico Madrid is a knockout Champions League game which further increases the associated gambling risk.

Bet Builder +

Bet Builder + is a premium betting option offered by one of the best bookmakers in the world, bet365. The UK-based company is giving you the option to add the most popular markets of different events into a single bet. How great is that?

You can also build a bet for in-play matches. That is another optimal feature you can use to boost your total odds.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stefan Budur


Former owner of Betting Mojo, experienced bettor and former punter at Betadvisor, Stefan has done it all when it comes to soccer betting. With more than 15 years of experience in the gambling industry, he gained a lot of knowledge that he'd like to share with SoccerNews.com readers so you can position yourself better every time you place a bet.

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