Getting into betting on World Rally Championship (WRC) might sound like a tedious task for those who have never before placed a bet on WRC. However, as many rally betting experts will tell you, betting on rally races is very straightforward and easy to learn, mainly because it’s not that much different from betting on any other motorsport.
How to read WRC Rally Odds?
Before you can place your first bet on rally, you need to know how to read WRC Rally odds, which should come as second nature to anyone with a basic understanding of betting.
Depending on which bookmaker you choose, the WRC Rally odds will be written in one of three formats – American (-200), Decimal (1.50), or Fractional (1/2). But you don’t need to learn how to read all three formats since all online bookmakers will allow you to customize the odds to your liking.
After you learn how to read odds and what they mean, you’re ready to explore the betting markets and take a closer look at the available bet types. Luckily, even that step is very simple, largely because, in contrast to football, or basketball, there aren’t that many bets available for WRC Rally.
Outright race winner is the most common one you will find, but there are also some versions of point spreads and a nice selection of proposition bets you can take advantage of. So even though you are relatively limited when you bet on WRC Rally, there are enough options for you to find what you like.
WRC Rally Betting Example
Assuming you’re using the American odds format, the race winner WRC Rally odds selection will look like:
- Kalle Rovanperä +150
- Elfyn Evans +350
- Thierry Neuville +350
- Ott Tänak +600
Priced at the lowest odds, Kalle Rovanperä is the favorite to win, and at +150, you can expect to earn $150 for every $100 you bet on him. Meanwhile, a $100 bet on Ott Tänak (at +600) will earn you $600.
Betting on the WRC race winner is the most common way you can bet on WRC Rally, but it’s not the only one. You will also find promotion bets which allow you to bet regarding an occurrence or non-occurrence of an event that doesn’t affect the final result, which can include a bet on whether a certain driver will crash or whether he will have a flat tire, and more.Follow us on Twitter