One of the basic rules of a football game is that it is divided in two 45-minute halves. This means that a regular football game lasts for 90 minutes plus the stoppage time that the referee gives when necessary.
If it is an elimination stage of a tournament or a knock-out tournament and the game finishes in a tie, then, two 15-minute extra times are played. If the score is still tied, then the penalty shootout is deciding the winner of the game.
The football odds are given for the regulation time of 90 minutes. Unlike most sports, football moneyline odds consist of three options - team 1 wins, draw and team 2 wins.
If one of the teams is an obvious favorite, based on the team’s quality, home court advantage, recent form, injury report and other factors, the odds for that team’s win are much lower than those for the other one. In these cases, the odds for the draw are somewhere between the odds for the two teams.
In cases when the teams are close given their quality and other factors, the odds for each team to win are pretty close one to another. When this is the case, the odds for the draw are higher than the odds for any team to win.