2022 World Cup Strategy: What Is the Three-Way Line in Soccer and How to Bet It?

Qatar 2022 World Cup soccer ball
A ball with the logo of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

The main three-way line has different permutations to be aware of during the 2022 FIFA World Cup and this guide will help you distinguish between the different variants that are subject to change throughout the tournament.

Full-Time Result (Moneyline)

For soccer betting, the standard option for placing those bets is the three-way line where you can bet on:

• Home Win

• Draw

• Away Win

Listed Full-Time Result on the sportsbooks portal where the three-way line, the first option tops the list for World Cup 2022 bets on a particular match.

The next step is to choose the team you fancy to win, click on their name and they will be placed in a bet slip. Those bets placed on one soccer side or the other to win the soccer match are often otherwise known to some bettors as the moneyline.

Remember, those wagers will lose if the match ends in a tie or draw. Equally, any backers of the draw only will take the profits available from the soccer match.

Before placing a bet on the three-way line in the 2022 World Cup of soccer it would be prudent to check at which stage of the event the match is being played.

Group Stage

Put simply, if you are betting on the group stages of the 2022 World Cup, the three-way betting line will be settled according to the published result after the soccer match has finished its ninety minutes of playing time.

The group stage begins next Sunday’s opening match, on the 20th of November at 11:00 AM when host Qatar faces Ecuador. The group matches of the World Cup 2022 run continuously until the games finish on December 2nd.

Knockout Stage

Once the group stage concludes, the round of 16 games onwards starts on the 3rd of December at 10:00 AM. At this point as bettors, we need to change our thinking, to take into account the different permutations of the sportsbooks will bet on.

Firstly, be aware that any bets placed after this time on the three-way line will be settled by the score after 90-minutes. If the result after 90-minutes is a draw then the match continues to find a winner, using firstly, 30-minutes of extra time and if the soccer match is still tied, then it progresses to a penalty shootout.

The penalty shootout sees five regulation penalties for each side and if they are still locked in a tie, the penalty shootout then becomes sudden death.

The knockout stage runs from the 3rd of December until the final on the 18th of December.

Knockout Stage of World Cup – “To Qualify”

At this stage of the 2022 World Cup, the best sportsbooks prepare two alternative markets and usually list them as the “Full-Time Result” and “To Qualify”.

That keeps options simple for bettors who can use the “To Qualify” market if they bet on a side to progress to the next round.

Progression to the next round and the term “To Qualify” will then be broken down while covering three categories in betting portals and listed as:

• Full-Time Result

• To Win After Extra Time

• To Win After Penalties

Be aware the Three-way Line on the 2022 World Cup has a half-time alternative throughout. This means we need to be careful how we place the bet though it can only be brought to prominence in your sportsbook portal if you click the “half” option.

Final Thoughts

At TheRx, we have all the sportsbooks you need to cover your soccer picks for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar so take time to search out the best World Cup odds to make your soccer betting as profitable as possible.