When playing odds, there are many different odds markets to choose from, but there are two different types of odds that can be played.
The are the two variants: Normal odds and Live odds.
The difference between these two types of odds is when you can bet on them. Otherwise, they are pretty much the same.
Regular odds or pre-match, are the odds you can bet on before a sporting event starts. This means that the odds are fixed and can only be played until or close to the start of a sporting event. Such a game can be the end result of a football match or a ski race. You can bet on this type of odds in a given time window before the event begins. After it has started, it is too late.
When a football match or a downhill race in alpine skiing has begun, it is too late to bet on normal odds on this, but that does not mean that the train has gone for betting on the sporting event. Then you must bet on live odds or in play. This is called live betting, and there are odds bets on the outcome of a sporting event that takes place.
If a football match has started, you can play for much of the same as you could before the match began, but that does not mean that you have the whole match on you.
Here, too, there is a time limit in the form of whether an incident has occurred or not. If the first goal is scored or the referee blows for a break, it is too late to play on these outcomes.
Thus, you have to make sure to play while you can, but you can get other odds conditions on a live bet, since live odds change in line with what happens in the sports arena, and are not determined in advance.