Tips on how to make the perfect bet

We take a look at the ever expanding sports betting market and what you can do to boost your hopes of beating the bookmakers

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Do you know how to make the perfect sports bet? Photo: The Sport Review

When trying to make a winning bet, the first thing to remember that risk is always involved.

Sometimes, no matter how well-planned and researched you are, even the perfect horse racing betting featuring the favorites can turn into disaster. So, the first thing you must do is carefully read the list of bets and calculate the possible outcome.

For example, if you have already decided that you’re going to try some NHL betting, the very first step is to understand what kinds of bets exist. Single (bet on a certain outcome in a duel), Express (multiple outcomes betting) and the system (a set of express betting) are all different types of bets available with most bookmakers.

You should also remember that the bookmakers themselves are not standing still. They are constantly developing and changing, meaning that there are a variety of interesting and gambling options for new players to win from.

So for example, bets on the Asian Handicap have become very popular recently. And live betting (bets placed by gamblers during a match) has also become very popular, mainly because of the higher value on offer. Live betting is also considered to be slightly more risky (and more fun), so expect some adrenaline boosts. Nevertheless, many gamblers enjoy making bets in this niche.

So, which type of sports should you choose? You must understand that betting on sports which are unfamiliar to you is absurd. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t bet on cricket, and only bet on football! The fact is, every fan today thinks that they understand football (when it comes to important games, leagues, and championships), but simple the truth is that the bookmakers understand it much better.

And to get even a small steady profit from betting, the gambler must understand the game better than the bookmaker. That’s really the key. So, if you want to beat the house, start by choosing а less popular sport, and read everything you possibly can about it. In other words, become an expert and know more about it than the bookmakers.

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