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Football - Match Outright Rules

Please find below details of our Football rules regarding match betting markets. An example of a match market would be our Match Result or To Win Both Halves markets for a given football fixture

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General Rules

  • All bets are settled on the result after 90 minutes play unless otherwise specified. This includes injury time but does not include extra time or penalty shootouts. On some occasions we may issue special extra time betting which will be on the 30 minutes including injury time added in that period. The exceptions to this rule are in relation to situations where the referee ends the match before 90 minutes for reasons other than an abandonment, in these circumstances all markets will be settled based on the actual result when the game was concluded (excluding any extra-time), irrespective of whether the full 90 minutes was played.
  • All markets will be settled on the result of the game on the day that it is played. Any results that are changed retrospectively, eg. dubious goals panel reviews, results reversed for ineligible players, will not alter the settlement of the market.
  • If a match is postponed, bets on the match will be settled according to our postponement rules available here.
  • If a match is abandoned, any bets where the outcome has already been decided e.g. half-time result or first team to score will stand. All other bets will be made void regardless of the score-line at the time of abandonment. Abandoned games will be deemed to be games which do not reach their natural conclusion by midnight local time.
  • Games where a referee removes the players from the field of play for a temporary period, but resumes the remaining minutes of play on the same calendar date will not be deemed as abandoned.
  • Games or markets where a result cannot be found will result in bets being made void 24 hours after the game has kicked off.
  • When a venue for a match is changed after the publication of odds, all bets will be void.
  • Timing and match statistics markets will be taken from the information published by the official competition website or the Press Association. If there is any disagreement between these two sources then the result will be settled according to the Press Association's statistics.
  • Where PA statistics are not provided or there is significant evidence that the PA statistics are incorrect we reserve the right to withhold settlement for 30 minutes after the full time whistle.

Match Result

You're betting on: the result of the match, e.g. Team A, Draw or Team B

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To Qualify/Lift The Trophy

You're betting on: whether the stated team qualify from the tie or lift the trophy

  • Settlement will be determined for all "To Qualify" markets by the final result on the pitch.
  • Settlement will not be reversed if a team is subsequently suspended or removed from a tournament competition.

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Method of Victory

You're betting on: whether a match will be decided in normal time, extra time or via a penalty shootout and if desired which team will win in each format.

  • First leg scores (if applicable) should be taken into account when placing a bet.

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Asian Handicap

You're betting on: the result of the match after the stated Asian Handicap has been applied.

  • For full details on the application and settlement of Asian Handicap markets, please visit here.

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Handicap Betting

You're betting on: the result of the match after the stated Handicap has been applied.

  • For full details on the application and settlement of Handicap markets, please visit here.

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Double Chance

You're betting on: a match ending in one of the two displayed outcomes, e.g. Team A/Draw would require the match to end in a Team A victory or a Draw in order to secure a payout.

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Half-time/Full-time

You're betting on: the result of the match at half-time and full-time.

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Correct Score

You're betting on: the scoreline of the match, e.g. Team A 2-1, Team B 3-2 etc.

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Correct Score Group Betting/Double Chance

You're betting on:a grouped selection of the scorelines of the match

  • The bet will be a winner if any of the named selections is the correct result after 90 minutes.

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Draw No Bet

You're betting on: the result of the match with the condition that a Drawn match will result in stakes returned.

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Half Time Result

You're betting on: the result of the 1st half, i.e. the result at half time.

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Winning Margin

You're betting on: by what margin the nominated team will win by, e.g. Team A by Exactly 1 Goal

  • If match is drawn, bets still stand.

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To Win Both Halves

You're betting on: the nominated team scoring more goals than their opponents in BOTH the first half AND the second half.

  • This is different to the Half-Time/Full-Time market, explanation of which is available here.

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To Win Either Half

You're betting on: the nominated team scoring more goals than their opponents in EITHER the first half OR the second half.

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Win to Nil

You're betting on: your named team to score at least one goal and the opponents to score no goals during the 90 minutes.

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Come From Behind And Win

You're betting on: the named team to have less goals than the opposition any point and finish the match as winners.

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To Score In Both Halves

You're betting on: the nominated team scoring in BOTH the first half AND the second half.

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Clean Sheet

You're betting on: the nominated team not conceding any goals to their opponents.

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Team To Kick Off

You're betting on: which team will take the original kick-off, signalling the start of the match.

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Soccer Saturday/Soccer Special Price Boost

You're betting on: the stated teams to win their respective matches/markets

  • In the case of one or more postponed matches, the bet will stand as an enhanced accumulator on the remaining selections.

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Pundit Tips

You're betting on: the stated teams/sub-markets to win

  • For all Pundit Tips rules please refer to the general rule for the market offered.

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To Assist a Goal in 90 mins

You're betting on: whether a player will Assist a goal during the course of the match

For settlement purposes, games covered under the Free to Play game Sky Sports Fantasy Football will obtained from the Sky Sports Fantasy Football website.

Any game not covered by Sky Sports Fantasy Football will be settled under Sky Bet general terms and conditons.

What counts as an Assist?

Assists are awarded to the player from the goal scoring team, who makes the final pass before a goal is scored. An assist is awarded whether the pass was intentional (that it actually creates the chance) or unintentional (that the player had to dribble the ball or an inadvertent touch or shot created the chance).

Rebounds

If a shot on goal is blocked by an opposition player, is saved by a goalkeeper or hits the woodwork, and a goal is scored from the rebound, then an assist is awarded.

Own Goals

If a player shoots or passes the ball and forces an opposing player to put the ball in his own net, then an assist is awarded.

Penalties

In the event of a penalty, the player earning the penalty is awarded an assist if a goal is directly scored, but not if he takes it himself, in which case no assist is given.

In abandoned matches, any player who has already assisted at the time of abandonment will be settled as a winner.

If the named player does not take part in the match, bets on that player will be void. If the player takes any part in the match, bets will stand.

Please note:

  • In the event of a free-kick, the player earning the penalty free-kick is NOT awarded an assist if a goal is directly scored.
  • If an opposing player touches the ball after the final pass before a goal is scored, significantly altering the intended destination of the ball, then no assist is awarded.
  • A player cannot assist a goal scored by themselves.

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To Assist 2+ Goals

You're betting on: whether a player will Assist two goals (or more)

  • If the named player does not take part in the match, bets on that player will be void. If the player takes any part in the match, bets will stand.
  • In abandoned matches, any player who has already Assisted 2+ goals at the time of abandonment will be settled as a winner.

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To Assist and Win

You're betting on: whether a nominated player will Assist a goal AND their team goes on to win the match

  • If the named player does not take any part in the match, bets on that player/team combination will be void.

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To Score and Assist

You're betting on: whether a nominated player will score a goal AND assist a goal

  • If the named player does not take any part in the match, bets on that player will be void.
  • In abandoned matches, any player who has already scored and assisted a goal at the time of abandonment will be settled as a winner..

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