We are continuing from part 1 of the football betting guide. By now you should have a basic understanding of football betting. Here we are going to discuss some helpful strategies you should be aware
We are continuing from part 1 of the football betting guide.
By now you should have a basic understanding of football betting. Here we are going to discuss some helpful strategies you should be aware of.
Back the outcome, not the odds
Don’t let the odds sway you to back either team. Low odds can put you off backing the favourite and high odds tempt you to back the underdogs, these odds are set like that for a reason. Odds are a way to influence you to back a team and to not back a team. Do not be influence by odds; instead do you own research and back whichever team you feel is likely going to win.
Stick with what you know
Specialism and niche is key: don’t be a jack of all trades. Sticking to only games, leagues and betting markets that you know a lot about and avoid those that you don’t know. You will be tempted to explore other areas but don’t allow yourself to do so because that is a quick way to lose your money. Focus on just your area and improve on it… stay consistent.
Do your research
The best way to predict the further is to analyse the past and familarise yourself with the current landscape of the game, including player behaviours etc. Do as much research possible, whether that by studying a team’s performance history, or searching for general information about the form of the team and it’s players. The more information you can arm yourself, the smarter your bets will be.
Familarise yourself with the most common betting markets
Match result, Over/Under and Btts are the most common betting markets and also the easiest to understand. Almost all bookmakers will offer these markets. Our advice is to become most familar with these markets. Also, whenever bookmakers offer special promotions, most of the time it wil involve one or a combination of these markets.
Choose the right bookmakers
There are literally a ton of options out there when it comes to selecting a bookmaker. But not all bookmakers are created equally. If you want bookmakers that offer you the best odds whilst keep your money safe, we advise to stick with the larger or publically traded bookmakers, such as William Hill, Paddy Power, Bet365, Sky Bet, Coral, Ladbrokes and so on. Avoid the smaller and unknown bookmakers. The biggets and best bookmakers offer the widest choice of betting markets for football, smaller bookmakers will lack options when it come to football betting.
You are not going to win every bet that you make but every bet is a learning curve and a chance to improve. Every bet you make, whether you win or lose gives you extra information on how to improve next time.
Avoid betting on friendlies
Friendlies are unpredictable because there’s no real consequence to the outcome, so it is hard to guess the level of effort the teams and players will put into the game. They might play a more gentle game so as to avoid injuries and leave their serious efforts for bigger games.
Trust your instincts
Basically, if you have done all the right things: done your research and developed your experienced, your instincts will naturally set in. Your instincts are your compass to tell you whether you are placing the correct bet or not. Simply put, trust your instincts and they will serve you well.
Hopefully, this guide has given you a better understanding of football betting and you are able to explore this area more confidently and comfortably.