To put it simply, futsal is football, only in the gym, and teams play 5 on 5. In this article we will analyze the main types of bets on futsal, the features of the game and give beginners some advice on betting.

How is futsal different from futsal? Many people think that they are one and the same, but this is not entirely true. In the lines of bookmakers, futsal matches are called futsal matches, the same wording is used in the press and in everyday communication. There is indeed a lot in common between futsal and futsal, but there are also differences.

Thus, futsal competitions are held by the International Futsal Association (AMF), while futsal competitions are held under the auspices of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA). There are also differences in the rules: futsal is a more contact game, where tackles are allowed, and the ball is thrown from an out-of-bounds hands, not feet, unlike mini-football. However, since the concepts of futsal and futsal have merged, in this material we will use them as synonyms.

Types of futsal betting

Currently, almost all bookmaker companies have a fairly wide line of futsal matches, so you can place bets on futsal at any legal online bookmaker in Russia . Just like in big football, there are several basic types of bets. Let’s tell a little about each.

For outcomes (time or match)

In futsal, you can bet that one of the teams will win the match, win one of the halves, or both. If the game is played in the playoffs of a tournament, there is also the option of placing a bet on the winner of the match (after regular time or a penalty shootout). A little more detail about the bets on the outcome is described in a separate article .

Total Goals (Over or Under)

Total is the total number of goals scored during regular time of the match. The total offered by the bookmakers depends on the class of teams and the level of the championship. In futsal, more goals are traditionally scored than in big football: bookmakers usually take 6 or 7 goals as the “main” total in matches of this sport (TB 6.5 / TM 6.5 or TB 7.5 / TM 7.5). Read more about betting on total goals .

Handicap of one of the teams

A handicap bet (on English-language resources – spread ) implies an advantage or an acceptable lag of one of the parties in a sports competition. The numerical values ​​of handicap in futsal are often analogous to the same bets on big football matches: if there is no significant difference in the opponent’s class, it can be zero handicaps ,   handicap (+1) or (-1) for a certain team. Read more about handicap bets (or handicap bets) .


The player made a bet “Team 1 wins with a handicap (-1.5)”. The match ended with the score 2: 0 in favor of team 1. The bet is considered won.

Additional offers of bookmakers

In addition to the main betting options listed above, there are additional offers in different lines of bookmakers: total goals in a certain half, even or odd total goals in a match (for example: 2: 2 – even, 1: 0 – odd), will both teams score, the exact score , on the winner of the entire tournament, etc.

Futsal betting strategies

In futsal, as in big football, you can use different strategies for betting, such as catch-up, exact score, d’Alembert strategy, “ladder” and others, which can be found  in more detail in a special section of our School of Betting.

As for the pre-match analytics in futsal, here you need to pay special attention to team lineups and tournament motivation. In futsal, there are 5 people in a team, and the elimination of at least one of the squad can play an important role. Also, the result of the team depends on the game of the goalkeeper. You should always look for information about whether the main goalkeeper will defend the goal in the upcoming game or the coach will protect him until the next, more important match.

Futsal is a dynamic game, and the situation on the court can change at any second. Therefore, in this sport, some players use several strategies at once to increase the chances of winning. We just remind you that none of the popular sports betting strategies guarantees permanent winnings.

As with any other sport, there are no win-win strategy games. However, the chances of more successful bets on futsal or futsal will be greater if you carefully study the lineups, statistics, and also thoroughly understand the rules of the game.