What Is Corner Betting?

Corner bettingWhen it comes to betting on football matches, the majority of markets are well-known to punters. The likes of the 1X2, First Goalscorer and Correct Score markets are the kinds of things that the majority of bettors will look to bet on for their chosen match, so it can be a good idea to look at the markets with a bit more value in them, such as Corner Betting.

Of course, the value comes because it is a much more volatile market than some of the others, with plenty of variables likely to have an impact on its outcome. There are also a few different ways that you can look to bet on corners, which need to be borne in mind.

It’s a Market with Some Value

Goals are at a premium when it comes to football matches. Whilst the games where a team wins four or five nil stick in our memory, the reality is that 1-0 and 0-0 is a much more likely outcome in a lot of games. As a result, looking to a market where something is more likely to happen regularly can offer a touch of fluctuation in the odds. There is also the fact that bookies aren’t always across the finer details of certain matches, so you might be able to find some games where the odds on offer don’t seem to correlate with the knowledge that you have from your research, which is the sort of edge that we’re always on the lookout for.

Depending on your bookmaker of choice, you will likely find that there are a few different options when it comes to Corner Betting. Here is a look at some of the more popular things you can place a wager on with corners at their centre:

Total Corners

Total corners over/under market example

Arguably the most obvious thing to bet on when it comes to corners is the Total Corners market. It is an Over/Under market, rather than you naming a specific amount. Bookmakers will look to see how many corners they think there will be in a game, with punters then deciding whether there will be more corners than that amount or fewer. As you might imagine, the odds tend to start of low for the Over and increase, being high for the Under but then decreasing. Here is an example of what it might look like:

Over / Under Figure Over Odds Under Odds
4.5 1/200 12/1
5.5 1/20 7/1
6.5 1/8 21/5
7.5 2/7 23/10
8.5 4/7 5/4
9.5 19/20 3/4
10.5 8/5 4/9
11.5 13/5 1/4
12.5 21/5 1/8
13.5 13/2 1/18
14.5 10/1 1/80
15.5 16/1 1/200

This is the market that you want to spend some time researching, given the fact that you can get a very good sense of how a team is likely to do when it comes to corners by the information that is available on their previous matches. If you know that one team tends to win a lot of corners as they attempt to score from set-piece and you are aware that their opposition concedes a high number of corners, you can place a bet on the Over market with relative confidence. Similarly, if your research shows that one team doesn’t have much height and therefore tries to avoid conceding and winning corners, you can bet on the Under.

Some bookies will make it a lot simpler and just offer something like this for the Total Match Corners market, which is often referred to as Three Way Corners by some companies. It looks like this:

  • Over 9 – 10/11
  • Under 9 – 13/10
  • Exactly 9 – 11/2

You will also find some bookmakers offer Home Total Corners or Away Total Corners as markets, which will again be Over/Under in nature but specific to just one of the two teams. There are also some bookies that will offer Corners Handicap betting, which works in a similar way to other handicap markets but is specific to corners.

Corner Race Market

Racer to Corners example

Another option open to punters is the Corner Race market. This is where you’re betting on which team will reach a given number of corners first and will look something like this:

Race to How Many Corners Home Team Odds Away Team Odds Neither Odds
2 8/11 5/6 125/1
3 4/5 10/11 22/1
4 10/11 11/10 15/2
5 5/4 7/5 11/4
6 15/8 11/5 6/5
7 16/5 7/2 8/15
8 5/1 6/1 2/9
9 9/1 10/1 1/12
10 14/1 16/1 1/40