Beach volleyball is the “little brother” of big volleyball. However, during its existence as a separate sport, it managed to earn a huge army of fans around the world. He attracts athletes with his passion, unpredictability and tanned bodies. Beach volleyball betting is not widespread among bookmaker clients, which means that bookmakers do not have a big advantage over players when setting lines.
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The traditional (competitive) version of beach volleyball is a two-on-two game on sandy surfaces. The site is open, which creates additional problems for athletes. This must be taken into account when conducting a preliminary analysis of the match. The recognized world leaders in this exotic sport are the national teams of the USA and Brazil. This is not surprising: in the United States, beach volleyball was born and developed, and the kilometer-long beaches of Brazil seem to be created for this game.
Types of beach volleyball bets
Beach volleyball, as in usual, is scored in batches. To win, one of the teams must win two games out of three.
Outcome betting. The simplest type is bets on the outcome. There are no draws in beach volleyball, so there are only two options: the victory of the first team (W1) or the second team (W2).
Handicap bets by sets . The maximum difference in the score for sets in beach volleyball is 2: 0. Accordingly, there are only two types of bets on handicap by parties: H1 (-1.5 / +1.5) or H2 (-1.5 / +1.5).
Handicap bets based on points scored. If the maximum difference in sets can be only 2: 0, then the handicap in terms of points scored can vary greatly. Experienced players prefer betting on points handicap.
Bets on winning by sets. To win the entire match, a team needs to win two sets. In the bookmaker’s lines for this sport, you can choose the option of winning one of the teams in each set.
Total bets. Beach volleyball has its own system of determining the winner: the first two sets are played up to 21 points, the last (decisive) set is played up to 15 points. Moreover, to win in each set, the difference in the score must be at least two points. That is, when the score is 21:21, the game will continue until one of the teams leads by two points. This system is reflected in the bets on totals. In the lines, you can find total totals at the level of 80 or 100 points.
Correct score betting. In beach volleyball, there are only 4 possible accurate scores in sets: 2: 0, 2: 1, 0: 2, 1: 2. Therefore, betting on the exact score in this sport is quite popular among players.
How to bet on beach volleyball correctly
To begin with, the player needs to firmly understand one fact: the bets on regular and beach volleyball have nothing in common. You can be perfectly versed in the classic version of this sport, but be completely ignorant of beach volleyball. Therefore, the strategy for betting on regular and beach volleyball will be significantly different.
There are several important details about beach volleyball that shape the rules for betting on this sport. Let’s talk about them in the theses.
– Beach volleyball, although it is a team game, is still played in a two-by-two format. If there is a low-level player in a pair, then such a team is unlikely to win.
– The factor of injuries and various injuries is of increased relevance. The sport is very traumatic, despite the sand under the feet of the athletes. All sorts of sprains may be in favor of betting against an injured athlete.
– Sand quality, climatic conditions. A completely unique analytics for beach volleyball is the study of the field for the match. The actions of athletes are influenced by weather conditions (too hot, it was raining, windy, etc.), the density of the sand, and uncomfortable conditions before the games.
– Beach volleyball tournaments are fleeting. Sometimes teams play several matches a day. Due to the fact that this sport is very energy-consuming, it is always worth paying attention to how many games the team played before the analyzed match.
– Team tactics. The longer a couple of beach volleyball players are together, the better their understanding, their teamwork. Always pay attention to how much the couple is playing together.
– Inconvenient rivals. In every sport, every team has its own awkward rivals. Beach volleyball is no exception. Even the strongest pair of beach players may have an opponent with whom it is most difficult to play.
Many of the above tips can help in beach volleyball betting. It is important to understand that the main emphasis when choosing a bet is, of course, on the study of the players. Only 4 volleyball players participate in a separate game, only a few top teams are usually present at the tournament. It is quite possible to study information about each athlete. This will become the backbone of beach volleyball betting.
Which bookmakers accept beach volleyball bets?
Beach volleyball betting is not so popular in Russia, so not all bookmakers offer lines for this sport. The following Russian online bookmakers offer a variety of colors:
- ” 1xBet “
- ” Winline “
- ” League of Bet “
- ” Leon “
Most often, bookmakers offer bets on World Tour matches, World Championships, European Championships and the Olympic Games.
It is worth noting the bookmaker Winline, which always tries to offer bets on all significant events in its line. It is also Winline that offers the widest range of beach volleyball.
Traditionally, BC “1xStavka” tries not to offend any kind of sport. Beach volleyball is also featured in this bookmaker’s line. The list includes all main bets, including set bets.
In BC “Leon” and “League of Bets” there are bets on this sport, but in a limited form.