Betting on the outcome of a match is the most popular type of bet in bookmakers. But not everyone understands what this means and how to bet correctly to win. Now we’ll figure it all out.

## What is a bet on the outcome of a match?

A bet on the outcome is a bet on the victory of one or the second team/opponent or a draw. It’s very simple. This is usually the very first of all types of bets in the list for a match.

In bookmakers, you can usually see it without even opening the list for a particular event. The designations are as follows: P1 – victory of the first team, X-draw, P2-victory of the second team.

For example, if we go to the “Football” section on the Olymp bookmaker’s website, we will immediately see the symbols mentioned above. Just click on the odds to place a bet.

In order for the bet to play, the team you selected must win or draw.

## What other types of outcomes are there

Usually this type of betting applies to the entire match, but there are special subspecies of this type of betting. Let’s focus our attention on them.

### Outcome per minute played

This means that you do not bet on the outcome of the entire match, but on a certain moment of it, or rather, on a certain minute. For example, it can be the 45th minute, that is, the end of the first half. If the team you bet on wins at that time, the bet will be played.

### Exodus for the remaining time

This subspecies applies to live bets. You go to the list of matches that are being played right now. Let’s say you have 15 minutes of regular time left to play. You can bet that in the remaining time one of the teams will win or there will be a draw. From this point on, a new game begins-everything that happened before is not taken into account.

### Outcome of the halves

This type of outcome betting means that you only bet on one of the halves. That is, both halves are also divided into two separate matches. If you bet on the second one, everything that was in the first one is not counted, and vice versa.

## Example of calculating a bet on the outcome of a match

Let’s take an example of all the types. We will bet on the match Dynamo Kyiv-Slavia Prague in the qualification for the football Champions League. The game ended with a score of 2:0, Kiev scored one goal in each of the halves and won the meeting.

Let’s say we placed a bet P1. It will play, as Dynamo was the first home team in the match report. Accordingly, P2 and X will not play.

Set P1 for the 15th minute. This bet will also play, because the goal was scored in the 11th minute of the match. So, at the 15th minute there was a result of P1. But the bet P1 on the 1st minute would not have played.

For an example, we will also give the bet P1 in any of the halves. These two bets will play, because the Kievans won both halves as if by 1: 0 (if we assume that each half is a separate match).

Finally, let’s go back to betting on the remaining time. If we had gone to the bookmaker’s website in the 70th minute of the match and put P1 on the remaining time, we would have won, because the goal was scored in the 74th minute. But if we had done the same thing in the 75th minute, we would have lost. If we assume that the game started in the 75th minute, then the score in it was 0: 0. It turns out that a bet on X would have played, that is, a draw.