What Does Corners Match Bet Mean?

Sportsboom zeroes in on the match bet and what it means in the world of betting.

Claudia Hartley
Claudia Hartley

Last Updated: 2024-05-29

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There are almost endless different football betting markets that you can choose, on all of the best betting sites. From cards to corners, outright winners to half time goals, there are dozens of options.

If you’re wondering what does a corner match bet mean, then it’s actually surprisingly simple. It’s just a prediction of which team will get the most corners in a match. You can make full time and half time bets, as well as over/unders or totals on corners too.

Ready to understand a corners match bet meaning, as well as how to place one and the different types of corner bets? Let’s get to it.

Corners Match Bets Explained

A corners match bet is a wager on which team will be awarded the most corners during the entirety of the match. 

It’s a simple bet to understand, which makes it appealing for beginners. Plus, unlike many other types of football bet, there’s no pressure to pick the winner of the game. 

Types of Corner Kicks Bets

Corner match bets, meaning a bet on which team receives the most corners in a game isn’t the only kind of corner bet that you can place. You can also place the following types of corner bets:

  • First Half Corner Match Bet: meaning a corners match bet on which team will receive the most corners, for the first half only.
  • Total Corners Bet: meaning a bet on the total number of corners that will be awarded throughout the whole match (to both teams).
  • Over/Under Corners Bet: meaning a bet on whether the number of corners awarded in a game will be over or under a number set by the bookmaker.

Best Strategies for Corner Betting

While there are no certainties in corner match betting, there are some strategies that you can use to improve your chances of securing a win.

Take Tips

The first (and easiest) option is to take tips from those who are in the know. Following successful football tipsters is a good way to find good-value corner bets. Many tipsters will also explain how they reached their tips, enabling you to use this information for your own research.

Watch the Weather

It might sound a little unusual, but rainy weather often brings about more corners. This is because a wet and slidy pitch can lead to a lack of control over the ball. If players can’t control the ball properly then it goes off the pitch more easily. Windy, snowy, or icy weather can have a similar affect.

Consider Play Style

Corners tend to happen more often when teams play aggressively. If you know the team’s play style well then you can make a more informed decision about whether their attacking style of play will lead to more corners. This is also sometimes more pronounced in high-stakes matches.

Make Use of Bonuses

The final tip is to make use of bonuses. Good football betting sites will always give you a welcome bonus. A free bet welcome bonus can be a good bonus to use on corner match wagers. This is because you can place riskier bets than you normally would, without a risk to your own money.


Do corners given in extra time count toward corners match bets?

Generally speaking no. However, some football betting sites will give you the option to make specials bets which do include extra time corners.

Why are over/under bets given in increments of 0.5?

Most sportsbooks will make the over/under score a 5.5 for example. This means if you bet on the under there could be 5 corners and you’d win, or betting on the over there could be 6 corners and you’d win. It enables a tighter degree of accuracy.

Can I combine corners bets with other bets?

Yes, in fact, a lot of people combine a corners match bet with a total goals bet. If you think a team is likely to get a lot of corners, and they’re good at scoring goals from corners then it can be a good strategy.

Can I bet on no corners happening in a match?

While this is possible, it’s very unlikely to happen. For context, the average number of corners in an English Premier League match is 10.

Claudia Hartley
Claudia HartleySports Betting Writer

With a decade of experience in the sports betting industry, Claudia can spot a value bet from a mile off. She prides herself on not just being a sports writer, but a fastidious researcher too.