If you have never placed a bet on a football game before then you will have no idea of how much fun it can be. If you make a bet on a sport then when you watch it, it can make it so much more exciting. You not only have fun watching it and supporting a team but you have much more to gain if a certain team wins.
It can make the game much more exciting and also exhilarating and you will find that you get much more involved in what is going on. Unless you try it out, you cannot imagine how much difference it can make to your viewing experience. Just talk to a few people who do make bets and they will be able to explain how much fun it can be and this will convince you. A good way to think about betting is that you are paying money to increase the fun of watching a game. If you win some money at the end of it, then that is even better. It is not something you should think of as a way of earning money or anything like that as you will only be disappointed if you do not win.
But if you see the win as a bonus then there will be no disappointment if the team you bet on does not win. If you avidly support a team, but do not think they will win, then bet on the other team and you could make some money out of your teams bad performance and it might make you feel a bit better about your team losing! It may seem a bit disloyal but it should make you feel better as at least you will have some money to have a few drinks by way of consolation.