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Virtual Football Tips & Betting Guide

See our virtual football tips and betting guide, helping you to improve your virtual bets. 

What is Virtual Football?

One of the biggest annoyances of being a football wagering aficionado is the fact that you have to wait for games to kick off before you can see how your bets are doing. If you fancy a football flutter at ten in the morning, it can be a real pain in the proverbial to have to wait until the evening before you can get in on the football betting action. 

The solution to this is virtual football. Many sports books now have virtual football matches that last only a few minutes and kick off 24/7. These are computer-generated games and some even have FIFA or PES-style graphics. You can place your wagers on such games and satisfy your need for a little responsible betting action.

Why do players like Virtual Football?


As mentioned above, Virtual Football games kick off around the clock. If you like online casino play, then you can play your favourites slots game whenever you want. If you prefer sports betting, then you have to wait for an event you want to bet on to start, or for at least some football matches to be available. With Virtual Football you can bet on a football match anytime, anywhere.


Because the sides in a Virtual Football match are, well, virtual, it is much harder to predict the outcome of games as opposed to real matches, as with a real game you have genuine form and information to analyse. With Virtual Football it's a case of crunching the numbers and make the best choices.

Virtual Football Betting Guide

Here we give you some important information that should allow you to get the most out of your Virtual Football wagering experience.

What types of virtual football bets can be placed?

Do not expect the same level of bets for Virtual Football to be available as you would the top EPL or UCL games. There will still be a fair number though, although the exact number will be dependent upon which sports book you are using, and the Virtual Football software that the site uses. 

You will be able to back 1X2, number of goals (total and per team), correct score, total goals over/under, handicap (including Asian handicap) scores, BTTS, double chance, result/BTTS, winning margin, team to score first and half time/full time at the very least. There are of course no in-play bets, as only 'highlights' of the game are shown. 

Unfortunately predicting all this will usually have to be done via guesswork alone. Most sites offer you little-to-no information about the virtual teams playing, so you'll have to gauge the best bets via the prices that are offered.

Tips for winning virtual football bets

The most important thing about virtual football betting is to keep your stakes low and enjoy the pursuit for what it is and what it is designed to be – fun! No one has ever become a millionaire betting on virtual football matches, and no one ever will. 

Avoid the kind of 'can't lose betting strategies' you find for sale on the internet. These are never more than Martingale (i.e. double your bet if you lose) systems that have long been proven to be disastrous in the long term. 

Use your virtual football experience to get used to placing the different types of bets available and see what works for you. This is especially useful if you're a seasoned '1X2' bettor and are looking to get into more niche markets such as BTTS and over/under 2.5 goals.

Virtual Football vs The Real Thing

Perhaps one day virtual football will be as big as the real thing, but that day seems not to be looming upon the horizon, just yet. Virtual football matches currently are simply a three-minute collection of match highlights repeated in an endless loop, and it's very hard to get as excited by 'Merseyside Reds' v 'Trafford Park Devils' as it is about Liverpool v Manchester United. 

There's nothing particularly wrong with Virtual Football, especially if you treat its existent in the correct manner – as just a bit of fun and a time filler before the next round of real football matches kick off. You shouldn't risk anything higher than a few quid on Virtual Football games – not because they are 'rigged', but because successful football betting on them would be more down to luck than judgement. 

There really is no substitute for the real thing, and Virtual Football does not even make the bench in this regard.

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