Thursday, 11 April 2019

8 Easy Steps To Win Football Betting


Football is the most gambled-on sport in the world, with over $500 billion wagered on it each year across the globe.
With so much money bet on soccer matches every day and so much information available to punters through the internet, you would think it would be easy to make money from the game.
Unfortunately though, there are very few people out there who actually make a profit from betting on the beautiful game. It’s all about finding the best value for money. Whether that’s the right prices, the right markets or even the best time to put your bet on, follow these tips from an ex-betting shop employee and see if you can make the most from your gambling experience.

1. Don't bet with your heart

You might really want your team to win. You want it so badly you even start to convince yourself it's possible. Before you know it, you believe it so much that you've put your money on it.
And bookies love it because each week they'll rake it in from all the home fans willing their soon-to-be relegated team to beat the table leaders.


Similarly, avoid important events like derby games. The unpredictable element is magnified because there's more at stake and players may elevate themselves for that extra degree of honour and pride.
If you must bet on these events, consider the other markets. They probably won't beat the table leaders but could they get a goal? Result and both teams to score could be a more sensible bet.

 

2. Know your sport inside out

It's not just about which football team has won their last six games but how well they have really played offensively and defensively. Were they good at keeping possession or were they lucky?
Which tennis player is having a spat with their coach? That golfer might have won two majors this season but how much experience does he have on a links course?
These are the kinds of details that will inform your betting and will better prepare you for spotting those good-value markets.
But rather than getting sucked in to losing money, you can be a shrewdie and take advantage of these offers to make yourself some risk-free cash week after week.

3. It pays to follow less popular sports

As bookmakers try and offer more and more ways for us to hand over our cash, they are forever expanding the list of sports and markets they cover.This undoubtedly means that they are covering sports they might not know as much about as they would like.

4. Pick your moment

It's difficult to pinpoint the right time to place your bet because, unlike with horse racing, it’s not ‘best odds guaranteed’ on sports bets but it's usually best to do it on the day.
But most bookies will enhance prices or have special offers ahead of a popular event.
Some will do this for the full day of the event itself. Others will boost a price for a set period at random points meaning unless you spend the day in the shop, you'll only come across these by chance.
If it's a particularly popular event, the bookies will almost certainly be promoting it with offers designed to persuade you to part with your cash.
It could mean money back as a free bet if the favourite scores first in a football fixture.
It could also mean that a shop may boost the price of a player to score anytime from EVS to 6/5 between 12pm-3pm, for example.


5. The fewer selections, the better This is something that, even though it seems like common sense, punters forget all the time. The fewer selections you include in your bet, the more chance you stand of winning.
If you're betting to make money think small, not big. One team or selection if you can stake enough. Three or four maximum. Once you find yourself putting that 20-fold accumulator on, you really are on cloud cuckoo land.
Bookies lose most of their money from singles. An extreme example would be some high-roller coming into a shop and putting £10,000 on a 4/6 shot.
Just one single at an odds-on price but the shop would have to turnover £6,666 to cover that payout alone.
If you do enough research, you should feel relatively safe putting £5 or £10 on one selection. But trebles usually offer a decent return if you really do want a higher payout.


6. Avoid the temptation of odds-on prices

If you do find yourself desperately wanting that long-shot bet on a Saturday afternoon, do not pad out your accumulator with odds-on selections. You're decreasing your chance of winning for next to no extra cash.
This is really easy to do in tennis. It's the opening week of a Grand Slam and you see the top players are all drawn against relative unknowns.
It would seem like a great idea to lump them altogether in a multiple to try and win some easy money. But this would be a mistake.
Tennis is notorious for offering terrible prices on match-betting and so you could put the world's elite in a ten-fold and still only manage to scrape returns at 3/1.
Is it really worth £10 to only treble your money when any single loss at a price of 1/8 (for example) would result in your entire bet going down? Probably not.It would make more sense to do some research and find an up-and-coming player who has a favourable draw and back them at a better price.

 7. Don't bet with your heart

You might really want your team to win. You want it so badly you even start to convince yourself it's possible. Before you know it, you believe it so much that you've put your money on it.And bookies love it because each week they'll rake it in from all the home fans willing their soon-to-be relegated team to beat the table leaders

8. Make sure you understand the markets

While we're on the subject of the less obvious markets, if you do pick an obscure one, make sure to check the terms with the betting shop staff.
A common mistake is the half time/full time bet vs to win both halves. If you put a HT/FT bet on, your team simply has to be winning at half time and then win the match.
If you back your team to win both halves, you are betting on them to win the first half and the second half separately. The team must score more goals than the opposition in both halves for you to win your bet.
It's a subtle difference but frustrating for punters who come looking to collect winnings when they're team was leading 2-1 at half time and won the match 2-1. The second-half score must have been 0-0 and so the bet goes down.
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