Last Updated on:
Total corners is a betting term most commonly associated with football betting and is a popular market in which the punter places a bet based on how many corners they think will occur in total throughout the game.
A corner kick is a regular occurrence in football and is when a defender player or goalkeeper puts the ball behind their own goal line with out a goal being scored.
The subsequent corner is a method of restarting the game in which the attacking team possess the ball and have a number of options of play. These include playing a long corner kick into the box or a short corner to teammate who is stood close by and is a popular attacking option.
Total corners usually come in the form of an over/under corner market.
This is when a bettor may opt for there to be over or under a total of 12 corners in the 90-minute match.
Quite often a bookmaker will run individual team total corner markets in the same ilk of over/under but method of goal scored can often be bet on as from a corner.
Total corners see a lot of action and it is important to note that statistics such as shots taken, possession and goals scored can mean a team is likely to generate corners for themselves. For example, a match between Manchester City and Liverpool is more likely to attract a larger number of corners.
On the 13th November 1965, a First Division encounter between Leicester City and Manchester United saw 34 corners awarded.
Remarkably though, Leicester City went on to lose the game 0-5 thanks to goals from David Herd (2), Bobby Charlton, George Best, and John Connelly.