Soccer is one of the most exciting sports and betting on the Mexican Liga MX, in particular, is as exciting as the league itself. There are various betting options in Liga MX, and each has its own variables. It is important to understand how these variables work and it will help you decide to place your bet.

Like in the English Premier League, the Italian Serie A, and the Spanish La Liga, there are a number of different kinds of bets, from moneyline bets, props bets, futures bets, half markets, and parlays, there are many different options a bettor has to wager on a match. The mechanics are also the same in the European Champions League, the French Ligue 1, and the German Bundesliga.

This guide will help beginners understand how to bet on those betting options, how to read soccer odds, and which type of betting option may be the safer choice in your wager as we continue our series of Sports Betting and how to bet on each soccer league.

Liga MX Moneyline Bet

Alex Ibarra (left) of Atlas fights for the ball with Adrian Aldrete (right) of Cruz Azul. (Getty)

A moneyline bet in soccer is basically who of the two clubs you feel will win the matchup outright. Odds are placed for each team and based on your pick, you will receive a payout. For example:

Cruz Azul vs Club Atlas

Cruz Azul +115
Tie +190
Club Atlas +270

* Odds by FanDuel

So if you bet on Cruz Azul to win at $100, you would be paid out $115, your original bet plus the winnings. If you bet on Atlas to win, you would win your bet plus $270 in winnings, but if you expect the game to end with no winner, the payout would be $190.

Over/Under Liga MX bet

Ventura Alvarado (left) of Atletico San Luis struggles for the ball against Juan Dinenno (left) of Pumas UNAM. (Getty)

Over/Under in soccer betting is a wager on the total number of goals. If you think a match will be over/under a certain that combined total, then you place your bet. For example:

Pumas UNAM vs San Luis

Over 2.5 +114
Under 2.5  -158

* Odds by FanDuel

Over 2.5 means that both clubs must score at least 3 goals combined. Anything below that and you lose your bet. On the contrary, Under 2.5 signifies that both clubs must score at a combined sum of 2 goals the most. Anything over that and you lose your bet.

Liga MX Prop Betting

Fernando Gorriaran of Santos (right) competes for the ball with Luis Montes of Leon (left). (Getty)

Prop bets in soccer are just like those of other sports. Here you bet on what could happen during the game, for example, who will score a goal, or how the game will end after the final whistle.

There are Player Props, where you guess the exact goalscorer of the game. It could be the first or the final scorer of his club, or during the match overall. Or you can try your luck by doing the Game Props. With the Game Props, you guess the correct final score or the correct score combination or even guess if the total score will be even or odd. For example:

Santos Laguna vs Club Leon

  Odd Even
Total Goals by Santos Laguna +102 -121
Total Goals by Club Leon +112 -132

* Odds by DraftKings

Liga MX Game Spread Bet

Rubens Sambueza (left) of Toluca struggles for the ball against George Corral (right) of Puebla. (Getty)

For this form of wager, points (or goals in the case of society) are essentially deducted, and points are awarded to the underdog. These variations in the points/goals are known as the spread. For example:

Deportivo Toluca vs Puebla

Deportivo Toluca pk -195
Puebla pk +148

* Odds by DraftKings

Since Puebla are favored, that means that they have to win or draw by a penalty-kick goal. Anything below that and you lose your bet. While if you bet on Deportivo Toluca, then they have to win or draw by a penalty-kick goal. Anything below that and you lose your bet.

Liga MX Futures

Guido Pizarro of Tigres lifts the 2018-19 Liga MX Championship Trophy. (Getty)

Just like other sports, there are futures, here you bet on who will win the Liga MX, or in what who will become the Liga MX champion for the season. For example:

Club América +400
León +500
Cruz Azul +750
Santos Laguna +850

* Odds by OddsShark

Liga MX Live Betting

Protocol during the 12th round match between Mazatlan and America. (Getty)

Liga MX is one of the most popular live betting sports leagues in the world. In addition, to the correct final score, the correct goalscorers and so, you can also bet on the total number of cards, the total number of corners, the half-time score, and more in live betting.

Odds change very quickly during a match, so you need to be quick to place your bet. As the game changes so do the odds. So, you need to make sure you bet quickly and follow the game perfectly to win your live bets. Every variable changes constantly.

Liga MX Parlays

A Liga MX bet is multiple bets on your ticket, here you bet that Club Atlas will upset Club Azul; Pumas UNAM and San Luis to score Over 2.5 goals; Santos Laguna to score odd goals vs Club Leon, and Puebla to win by a penalty-kick goal in the game vs Deportivo Toluca. You would need to hit all four combinations to win your bet.

We hope this article was helpful in understanding the different types of Liga MX betting options. It is important to become familiar with each before you start betting on parlays for example.