Correct score bets require the punter to accurately predict the outcome of a football match. This can be difficult with the wide range of scores available, but it is much easier to do so in a football game compared to other sports such as rugby or cricket where a much wider range of final scores can be reached.
As the punter needs to be 100% accurate with the result, these bets will give better odds than a generic win/lose bet or similar. Due to this high degree of accuracy needed and the range of scorelines available, it can greatly add to the excitement of a game. The majority of bookmakers will back these bets, but most will have to be requested due to the wide range of outcomes available, with odds being calculated individually.