Betting on the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

All football fans are familiar with the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It is the country’s primary football league that is contested by 20 clubs. It operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

Due to how big Brazil is, it was only relatively recently that nationwide football competitions began. The Taca Brasil tournament was created in 1959 and it was only made possible due to the advancements in civil aviation and air transport. In 1967, the Torneio Rio-São Paulo was expanded and teams from other states were able to take part. It became the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, which is a national tournament. The first Campeonato Brasileiro took place in 1989. Before that, only the seasons that took place after 1971 were regarded as Campeonato Brasileiro.

Today the Campeonato Brasileiro is regarded as one of the best leagues in the world. It is home to the most club world champions titles, with 10 championships won by six clubs. It also has the second-most Copa Libertadores titles with 20 wins from 10 clubs. In fact, the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) ranked the league fourth in strength for the period of 2001 to 12, after the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. It is also the most watched league in the Americas and the games are broadcast to 155 countries. Furthermore, it is one of the richest leagues in the world, ranked sixth overall with a value of more than $1.43 billion.

Palmeiras is the most successful club in the Campeonato Brasileiro having won it ten times. They are followed by Santos and Flamengo both of which have won it eight times, and then Corinthians, which has won seven times. The state of São Paulo is the most successful state, with 32 titles from five clubs.

Betting on The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

You can bet on every single league game and there are a vast number of ways of betting on each game. Here we will take you through some of the most popular types of bets to help you get started.

Match Result

This is the most basic bet. You are betting on a team to win or the match to end in a draw. For example, you could bet on Corinthians to beat RB Bragantino.

Double Chance

This bet allows you to reduce the risk as you are betting on two outcomes simultaneously, giving you double the chance of winning. For example, if Corinthians are playing Bragantino, you could bet on Corinthians to win or a draw, Bragantino to win or a draw, or Corinthians or Bragantino to win.

Draw No Bet

This is a bet that has a bit of safety built into it. You bet on the winner of the match, but if the teams draw, then your bet is returned.

Total Goals

This is a bet on the total number of goals to be scored in a game. With the example of Corinthians vs Bragantino you could bet on the total number of goals to be more or less than 1.5. You can also bet on the number of goals the individual teams will score, e.g. Corinthians to score more than 1 goal.

Correct Score

This requires you to predict what the score will be at the end of the match. For instance, you could bet that Corinthians will beat Bragantino 1-0.

Goal Handicap

If you want to bet on a team but the odds are not very big, then you could use a goal handicap bet. It gives the favourite team a handicap that they have to overcome. For example:

Corinthians -1.5                 Bragantino +1.5

If you wanted to bet on Corinthians to win, then you would win your bet if they win by at least 2 goals. If you bet on Bragantino, then you will win the bet if they win or if they lose by no more than 1 goal.

Half Betting

There are several bets that you can place on the individual halves. For instance, you could bet that Corinthians will win the first half, that both teams will score in the second half, that a team will win the second half but lose the match, and so on.

Player and Game Prop Bets

You will find a number of proposition bets for every game and they can be a lot of fun. They are very basic bets, such as the first or last team to score in a game, on whether the total number of goals will be an odd or even number, and so on. Some games will also offer player prop bets allowing you bet on individual players to score, be sent off, take a penalty, and so on.

Many More Options

As mentioned, there are a huge number of markets for every single match. They all use principles explained above, such as handicaps or over/under, so you will have no problem understanding them and making full use of them all.