Corner Betting Explained - Guide & Tips

Corner kick betting is a type of betting that involves selecting the team that will end up with the most corner kicks in a single game. As a bettor, the corner betting system allows you to do more than predict the total number of corners in a match, as you can also bet on in-play and first and last corners.

How Corner Kick Bets Work

Corner kick bets allow you to place bets on the occurrence and outcomes of corner kicks. Corner kicks are taken when the ball passes over the goal line, on the ground or in the air, having last touched a defending team player.

Before we get into the different bets you can make, let’s talk about what to consider before making corner kick bets:

  1. Play Style: Teams that play a lot of crosses, long balls, or take more shots from outside the box tend to win more corners compared to teams that play a possession-based game with short passes and dribbling.

  2. Quality of Teams: Stronger, more dominant teams tend to have the talent and style of play that forces corners, compared to teams with weaker squads or ones that sit deep. However, this is not always the case, given that some teams may concede more corners when under pressure or chasing a game.

  3. Motivation: Teams with more reason to win tend to apply more pressure and play more aggressively than teams that are safe or out of contention. Compare motivations to try and predict where the pressure will be.

  4. Weather: When it is windy, raining, or snowing, the number of corners is directly impacted as the ball becomes harder to pass, shoot, or control. Typically, you get more deflections, mistakes, or saves that result in a corner kick.

    Now, let’s get into the kinds of bets you can make on corner kicks:

First and Last Corner

You can bet on which team will win the first and last corner. You can also bet on which half will have the first and last corners. For your bet to win, the team you chose to win the first corner must get it first, and the one you chose to win the last corner must get it last to win. Given the context, it may be easier to guess which team might win the first corner depending on what the game means to the team and their style of play.

Total Corners

This is a bet on the total number of corners you expect in a game. Total corners can be for both teams combined or for each team individually. You can bet on an exact number or an over/under market where you set a threshold.

For instance, you can bet that a game will have over 9.5 corners, meaning there will need to be at least 10 corner kicks to win. Alternatively, you can bet that a team will have under 5.5 corners, which means the team can only have up to 5 corners for your bet to win.

In-Play Corners

In-play corner kick bets are those placed while the game is in progress. They are known as ‘corner kicks in running’ or live corners. In-play corner bets can be placed on:

  • Who will take the next corner - You can place this bet anytime if there is no corner in progress.

  • Total number of corners.

  • Handicap corners where a certain number of corners gives one team an advantage or disadvantage.

  • Race to X corners - a bet on which team will be the first to reach a certain number of corners in a game.

    While placing in-play corner kick bets, it is worth noting that the odds and markets may change as the game progresses and more corners are taken.

How to Place a Corner Bet on LeoVegas

To place a corner bet on LeoVegas, you need to be up and running with a verified LeoVegas account. The rest of the steps are as follows:

  • Select the LeoVegas ‘Sports’ tab, choose football from the list of sports, and browse the available matches and leagues to find the game you want to bet on. Use the search bar tool if you have a match already in mind.
  • Click on the game and go to the ‘More Bets’ option. Here, you’ll find all the corner bets.
  • Select the corner bet you want to place and click on the odds. The bet will be added to your bet slip. Then, enter your stake amount and click 'Place Bet' to confirm.

Note: You can combine multiple corner bets into an accumulator or system bet.

Good to Know

Let’s look at some pros and cons to offer more context when it comes to corners betting:


  • Corner kicks offer higher odds and low variance and don’t depend on the overall match result or goalscoring.
  • Corner kicks add a level of interest and engagement to football betting by providing access to more markets and options.
  • Corner kick bets can allow you to use your own observation and analysis to recognise opportunities and trends which are not evident in the pre-match odds or stats.
  • These bets can allow you to hedge your stake or cash out early if you lose confidence in your predictions.


  • Corner kick bets can be hard to predict, as they depend on many factors that can change during the game.

  • Corner bets are risky as human error and random events such as mistakes and deflections can influence them.

  • Corner kick bets require a lot of analysis and research as you need to understand how each potential factor could affect the game.

  • The bets may need a quick and alert reaction to be placed as odds change during in-play betting.


Corner kick bets represent a chance to enjoy the beautiful game even more. They allow you to flex your analytical skills, diversify your bets, and get even more invested in the game you love. As with anything, do not depend on blind luck to guide your decisions. Make the effort to analyse the games to give yourself the best chance of getting it right.

Good luck!