What Does Win from Behind Mean in Football Betting? HowToBet.com

What Does Win from Behind Mean in Football Betting?

The meaning of a win from behind bet is exactly what it implies. You are making a wager that one team will fall behind and then come back to win the game. Although this type of bet can be found in a variety of sports, it is most commonly found in football, a.k.a. soccer in America.

Also known as a come from behind bet, a win from behind bet requires you to pick the winner as well as the fact it will be trailing in the game at some point. It doesn't matter if the team you pick falls behind in the first half or second half, or the number of goals it needs to come back and win. All that counts is for it to be losing at some point and bounce back for a victory.

When making this kind of bet, it is important to remember it is based on what happens in regulation play.  These types of bets do not apply to games requiring overtime (extra time) play or penalty kicks. Also, if you are making a wager on the second leg of a two-game series, what happens in this first game does not count in terms of a team coming from behind in the second leg.

When considering a win from behind bet, it's a good idea to do a little research. For instance, some teams are better at coming from behind because they have more attacking power and have shown the ability to raise their game when needed. Similarly, some teams rely more on counter-attacking soccer and their opportunities may be eliminated if they are trailing in the game.

An additional factor to ponder is that many games end in a draw. Obviously, in this case, a win from behind bet is a loser.  As such, you might want to consider combining a win from behind bet with a wager on another outcome of the game. This gives you an additional way to win some money and also the potential for some good odds. For instance, you can not only pick a team to win from behind, but you can also bet on which team will do it.

One time you might not want to make a win from behind bet is when a game is the second leg of a two-game series in cup play. In this instance, a team might be less likely to go full out for the win because it knows a tie will be good enough to advance based on the advantage it gained in the first leg.

An increasingly popular way to wager is what's known as in-play betting. In this form of betting you make wagers on the game after it has already started and the bookmakers adjust the odds as the game goes along. If you have a good feeling a team can come back and win after it has fallen behind, you can make an in-play wager with odds in your favorite. This particularly applies if a team is trailing in the second half, or the score is tied with the full-time clock rapidly winding down.

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