SportsSpread offer a wide variety of bets on Rugby from Season Points to Team Performance. SportsSpread have provided an explanation and some information on each type of bet to help you understand and decide which bet is for you. If you have any questions regarding any of our bets on offer please do not hesitate to contact our trading desk.
Tournament/ Championship Index
SportsSpread offer bets on all major rugby events such as The Six Nations, The World Cup and The Heineken Cup. We offer bets on how well or how badly teams perform. Different points are awarded for teams who finish in certain positions. For example for The Six Nations Championship, 60 points may be awarded for 1st position, 40 points may be awarded for 2nd position, 20 points may be awarded for 3rd position, 10 points may be awarded for 4th position and 0 pointed awarded for any position thereafter. Clients can buy or sell according to how they think each team will perform.
During The Six Nations, we might predict that Ireland have a good chance of going far in the Tournament. In that case we might predict 27 - 31 points. If you believe Ireland will go well you would buy at 31 points with a stake of say £/€5.
Ireland played exceptionally well but couldn’t break their opposition at the final straw and came in 2nd position. In this case you would have won 9 times your stake, (40 - 31 = 9 x £/€5 = £/€45). You would have won £/€45.
If Ireland had not performed as well and ended up finishing in 3rd position you would have lost 7 times your stake, ( 27 - 20 = 7 x £/€5 = £/€35). You would have won £/€35.
Similar to our other popular sports such as soccer , SportsSpread offer supremacy bets on rugby. This is where we predict how many points one team will beat the other by. This gives the client the opportunity to either support a team to win or to oppose a team and hope they will lose.
Say Ireland take on Wales and we predict Ireland to beat Wales by 5 - 8 points. If you believe Ireland are on form and will beat Wales by more than 8 points you would buy at 8 points for say a stake of £/€5. Or if you believe Wales will win you will sell Ireland at 5 points, for say a stake of £/€5.
Ireland put on a strong front and lead 7 - 3 at half time but Wales come back out to beat Ireland 16 - 13.
In this case if you decided to sell you would have won 2 times your stake. The winning margin was 16 - 13 = 3. So (5 - 3) = 2 x £/€5 = £/€10. You would have won £/€10.
The Total Points market predicts the total amount of points scored altogether in a particular match.
For a match between Leinster and Toulouse we might see this as a pretty low scoring game and as a result predict a total of 32 - 35 points altogether. If you expected a high scoring game you would buy at 35 points or on the other hand if you believed the game would be tight and low scoring you would sell at 32 points, at say £/€5 per point.
Both Toulouse and Leinster shared two tries and each, converting both but this concluded most of the scoring. Both teams came back with a drop goal each but Toulouse secured the win with another drop goal in the last minute of the game and it finished 20 - 17, with a total of 37 points being scored. If you had decided to buy you would have won 2 times your stake, (37 - 35) = 2 x £/€5 = £/€10. You would have won £/€10.
If you had decided to sell and predicted a very low scoring game you would have lost 5 times your stake, (37 - 32) = 5 x £/€5 = £/€25. You would have lost £/€25.
Shirt Numbers is a prediction of the total number of try scorer’s shirts in a particular match. For example number 10, 5 and 8 score tries during a match so the total shirt numbers is 23, (10 + 5 + 8) = 23.
For a match between Harlequins and Clermont we might predict the total Shirt Numbers to be 45 - 49. There are many scores in the game with Clermont beating Harlequins by 40 - 26. There were a total of 6 tries throughout the game with number 10 scoring two tries, and number 13, 7, 14, and number 3 all scoring a try each with the Shirt Numbers totalling (10 + 10 + 13 + 7 + 14 + 3) = 57.
If you had decided to buy you would have won 8 times your stake at say £/€5, (57 - 49) = 8 x £5 = £/€40. If you had chosen to sell you would have lost 12 times your stake, (57 - 45) = 12 x £/€5 = £/€60.
Time of First Try
The Time of First Try is a bet on when the first try will be scored in a game. This is measured in minutes. If you were going to sell you would hope that a try would come in the first minute to have your greatest outcome. If the match concludes with no tries being scored the make-up would be 80 (80 minutes). The client has the opportunity to bet on the first try of the match scored by either team, or the first try scored by each individual team.
In a match between England and Italy we predict that the first try from either team will be scored in 20 - 23 minutes. If you believe there is a possibility that a try will be scored inside the first 20 minutes you would have decided to sell at 20 minutes. Whereas if you believe that both sides will find it hard to score a try you might buy at 23 minutes.
England manages to beat the Italian defence early on and score a try in the 12th minute. If you had chosen to buy you would have lost 11 times your stake of say £/€5, (23 - 12) = 11 x £/€5 = £/€55. You would have lost £/€55.
On the other hand if you had predicted that a try would be scored inside the first 20 minutes you would have chosen to sell and won 8 times your stake of say £/€5, (20 - 12) = 8 x £/€5 = £/€40. You would have won £/€40.