If you’re new to the world of futsal, don’t worry, it’s super easy to pick up, and even easier if you follow football. The word futsal comes from the Spanish phrase fútbol de salón, meaning “indoor football”, which sums it up pretty nicely. Similar to 5-a-side football, futsal is played between two teams of five players – including goalkeepers – and the aim of the game is to outscore your opposition inside the two 20 minute halves.
The ball is smaller, there’s no injury time or offsides and each team has unlimited substitutions and a one-minute time out period, but what really sets futsal apart from its more popular cousin are the skills on show. Originating in Uruguay back in the 1930s, futsal is no stranger to some South American flair, but it is becoming increasingly more popular in North America, across Europe and in Asia too.
In another link to the beautiful game, some of futsal’s most successful clubs are connected to football’s biggest teams, with Barcelona, Boca Juniors, Corinthians, AEK, Benfica and River Plate all having a futsal counterpart.
How to bet on Futsal
Again, futsal betting markets are very similar to that of football, but you’ll soon realise the faster pace of the game makes for much higher scorelines. That’s why one of the most popular futsal betting markets is the over/under goals total, which you can usually find greater odds for than football thanks to the higher brackets. On top of that, you can find the usual outright winner at full-time, or perhaps the outright winner of a competition, such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup, the Futsal Confederations Cup, the Futsal Mundialito or the Grand Prix de Futsal. If futsal’s on, you can be sure to find the best futsal odds at bwin.
In-Play Futsal betting odds
Like with most sports, we find our In-Play options are very popular with our customers. And this goes doubly for futsal thanks the fast paced, high action nature to the sport. With goals galore and limitless substitutions, a futsal match can turn on its head at any point. So, why not bet smart and place an In-Play futsal bet as you watch? We’ve got the best futsal betting odds, so don’t miss at out bwin.