How to Bet on Volleyball – Volleyball Betting Guide, Tips & Strategies
Indoor volleyball and beach volleyball are two hugely popular sports enjoyed worldwide. At Stake.com, you can bet on many men’s and women’s volleyball competitions, with pre-game and in-play betting markets available on desktop or mobile.
Whether you're a casual bettor, or the ultimate sports betting fan, learn all there is to know about volleyball and the premise of volleyball betting online at Stake Sportsbook.
Volleyball Rules & Gameplay
Volleyball is a team sport played on a court, with two halves separated by a central high net. Teams must serve and hit the ball over the net to their opponents with their arms without the ball touching the ground.
Teams rack up points for forcing the opposition into errors with unreturnable serves or plays.
Indoor volleyball teams generally play best-of-five sets, while beach volleyball teams play best-of-three sets. A set is won by being the first team to reach 25 points with a two-point margin.
There are no draws in volleyball due to the set format. This is the case across all professional versions of volleyball.
Major Volleyball Tournaments & Leagues
The biggest volleyball tournament on the planet is the FIVB World Championship. Staged every four years, it’s open to men’s and women’s national teams.
Featuring a preliminary round and a final round, the FIVB World Championship is a long and hard-fought tournament featuring the best nations worldwide.
The indoor volleyball games and beach volleyball tournaments at the Olympic Games also take significant precedence in the sport of volleyball. They’ve been part of the Olympic program since 1964.
The FIVB also established the World Grand Champions Cup in 1993, which is held in similar regard to the World Championship and Olympic Games. There’s also a wealth of international events like the Nations League, and even international friendlies and club friendlies played throughout the volleyball season.
Let’s look at some of the most popular regional and domestic volleyball tournaments, too:
Japanese V.Summer League: The V.League 1 features a men’s and women’s league, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators each season.
South Korean V-League: Founded in 2005, the South Korean V-League features seven-team men’s and women’s leagues.
CEV Champions League: Formerly known as the CEV Champions Cup, the CEV Champions League features Europe’s best male and female teams.
Italian SuperLega: The Italian SuperLega is increasingly considered one of the world's biggest and most talented domestic leagues.
It’s easy to scroll through the upcoming volleyball matches at Stake.com and view the latest odds for individual matches and the tournaments outright.
Simply pick the event and market you want to bet on, set your stake size and submit your betslip.
Once the hard part is out of the way, you can kick back and catch the game to see if your volleyball predictions come true.
Most Popular Volleyball Betting Markets & Types of Volleyball Bets
Are you looking to place a volleyball wager with Stake.com? If you’re wondering what type of bet you can make with us, here’s a list of the types of volleyball betting markets you’ll find when we cover the leading volleyball competitions – spanning beach and indoor volleyball matches – around the world.
Volleyball Bet Types
The outright market is one of the easiest to understand when betting on a volleyball match. Just pick which volleyball team you think will win the match. Here’s a quick example:
Poland (1.12) vs Germany (5.20)
In the above international friendly game, Poland are the clear favourites to win. If you think Poland will win, you could bet on their outright price of 1.12. Similarly, if you believe Germany can upset the form book to win, you could take their outright price of 5.20.
A successful $100 bet on Poland to win would yield $12 in winnings. A successful $100 bet on Germany to win would yield $420 in winnings.
Handicap markets in volleyball online betting are another way of finding value from volleyball matches. In handicap betting, it applies a handicap to the weaker team. They can sometimes give you a more appealing price on a pre-game favourite, so long as they can clear the handicap applied.
Italy -1.5 (1.50) vs Brazil +1.5 (3.20)
In the above example, Italy are favoured to defeat Brazil with a two-set advantage. In a best-of-five set game, if Italy win 3-0 or 3-1 in sets, the handicap is covered.
Over/Under volleyball betting markets allow you to predict how many points a team will score in a specific set or an entire match.
Stake.com’s in-house traders set the over/under points benchmark. For example, you may decide to bet on the total points scored in the opening set of an upcoming match. If the benchmark is 46.5 points, you must choose if 47 or more points will be scored. If there will, you’d bet on over 46.5 points. If not, you’d bet on under 46.5 points.
Points total betting is like over/under volleyball betting, although these markets are typically used to bet on the total number of points scored in a match.
As with over/under volleyball betting markets, points Stake.com’s in-house traders set total benchmarks. In a contest between Slovenia and Argentina, the points total is set at 99.5. It’s up to you to decide if there will be 100 points scored or not. If you think there will, you will bet on over 99.5 points. If not, you’d bet on under.
Correct score betting is another alternative volleyball betting market worth your consideration. Here, you’re tasked with correctly predicting the final score of an upcoming or in-play volleyball match in sets. For best-of-five-sets indoor volleyball, the score can range from 3-0 to 3-2 for either team. In best-of-three-sets beach volleyball, the score can range from 2-0 to 2-1 for either team.
Set betting is just as popular in volleyball betting as it is with tennis bettors. This market is particularly useful if you’re confident in predicting the next set's winner but not the match's outright winner.
Prop bets allow knowledgeable volleyball enthusiasts to put their know-how to the test. These are less conventional betting markets, so it’s important that you understand the sport and the teams involved before getting involved. Let’s look at some example volleyball prop bets:
Odd/Even Total Match Points
First Set to Go to Extra Points
Will There Be A 4th Set?
Long-Term Volleyball Betting
If you’d rather take a longer-term view on a volleyball league or competition, most sportsbooks also offer futures betting markets. This allows you to wager on potential winners of events several weeks, months, or even years away.
For instance, you may be impressed with a team’s off-season recruitment ahead of the CEV Champions League. In this case, you could place a futures bet on them winning the whole competition next season. Long-term bets allow you to take advantage of higher odds before our traders readjust their lines.
Live Volleyball Betting
In-play volleyball betting markets are the most dynamic in all of volleyball betting. The odds can fluctuate with every point that’s played. Live volleyball betting allows you to react to what you’re watching in play rather than making a pre-match selection. At Stake.com, we offer live streams of all major volleyball matches, so you can place your bets while you watch the action unfold! Learn more about how to watch free live volleyball streams.
Typical live betting options in volleyball games include:
Now that you’re familiar with the range of volleyball markets available to bet on at Stake.com take on board our top volleyball betting tips to maximise your enjoyment throughout the season:
Familarise yourself with the sport. Take some time to understand how a volleyball match works, research the players of each team and their form, and any available head-to-head records against their opponents.
Manage your volleyball betting bankroll responsibly. Consider breaking your bankroll down into 100 units and bet one unit at a time. This means you’d need to have 100 losing volleyball bets to lose your entire bankroll!
You’re in complete control as to which odds format you use for volleyball betting at Stake.com. You can choose from fractional odds, decimal odds and American odds. As volleyball betting is particularly popular in mainland Europe, you’ll tend to find volleyball odds displayed in decimal odds as this is the most popular odds format among European bettors.
Decimal odds are easy to grasp if you’ve never used them before. The decimal odds displayed are the amount you would win from a single $1 bet.
If you back a volleyball team to win at 2.00, a winning wager will return $2 - $1 in winnings and your $1 stake.
You can cash out your winnings instantly at Stake.com.
Deposit & Withdrawal Methods for Volleyball Betting
Easily deposit funds into your account in order to bet on volleyball and other sports by following the steps listed below:
Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.
Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency to bet on volleyball and other sports online. For a full list of supported payment methods, please refer to the Moonpay documentation.
Stake.com is the ultimate online sports betting platform, offering a top-tier volleyball betting experience for sports bettors. Whether it’s the CEV Champions League, the FIVB Men’s and Women’s World Championships or the Brazilian Superliga, you can be sure of an unrivalled choice of pre-game and in-play betting markets on major events at our state-of-the-art online betting site.