What’s 1×2 in Soccer Betting?

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Manchester City's Erling Haaland celebrates towards fans after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023.
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Nick Hennion @nickhennion Nov 16, 2023, 11:43 AM

Most sports utilize two moneylines in standard offerings. When it comes to soccer betting odds, it’s different. 

Standard soccer odds include three separate moneylines. These are commonly referred to as 1×2 odds. 

Within that parlance, each character represents a different outcome for the game. 

One (1) refers to the favorite winning the match outright, the “x” denotes a draw and Two (2) indicates the underdog winning the match outright. 

Here’s how that looks in practice using the Nov. 28, 2023, UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United. 

  • Paris Saint-Germain to Win: -135
  • Paris Saint-Germain & Newcastle United Draw: +290
  • Newcastle United to Win: +333

In this instance, bettors who wager $135 on PSG would return $100 if the hosts win. 

A bettor who puts $100 down on the draw moneyline wins $290 if the match ends level, while a bettor taking Newcastle’s moneyline wins $333 on a $100 bet if the visitors win outright. 

Should a bettor take either PSG or Newcastle and the match ends level, the bet would lose rather than push like in the NFL. 

What’s the Difference Between 1×2 Markets & Draw, No Bet? 

For those anxious about a draw, there’s an alternate market that takes it out of the equation. 

Draw, No Bet is exactly what it sounds like – if the match ends level, the bet is a push rather than a loss. 

However, bettors pay a premium backing favorites in this spot while losing a higher payout on underdogs. 

Here’s an example of a draw, no bet market using the same match. 

  • Paris Saint-Germain Draw, No Bet: -300
  • Newcastle United Draw, No Bet: +220

Simply put, it’s less desirable to take a draw, no bet market in a match where one side is odds on in the three-way moneyline. 

A better occasion to take advantage of this market is when oddsmakers rate teams closely. 

On Nov. 29, 2023, Galatasaray hosts Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League. The hosts are +150 to win, while United is +165. 

Given the close prices, here’s how oddsmakers price the teams on the draw, no bet line: 

  • Galatasaray Draw, No Bet: -125
  • Manchester United Draw, No Bet: -110

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Nick Hennion

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Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.

Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.