Winning football bets: How the masters do it

Find out how the masters have success when it comes to betting in the football market

The Tipster
By The Tipster
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Football bets are like investments: before any successful investment, you must make serious preparations.

The concept of hoping for the best and preparing for the worst should not apply here. Business is definite and streamlined so when you do the necessary mathematics, you win. The same thing is obtainable in football betting.

There are some formulae that professional punters use to win wagers day in day out. When you get your hands on those, you will have the same results.

This, however, does not take the risk away from gambling. But with a sensible approach, it could add to the excitement people enjoy by viewing sports activities.

The question is how to make the best of your bets in football matches? It is all about beating the tricks posed by the bookmakers and making sure the money goes into your pocket.

Value for money

The most important aspect of sports betting is discovering the best value for money. This is the act of knowing the right price, the right markets or options to choose, and the appropriate time to bet on any game.

You must know the teams

If you cannot review a football game and say the reason why a team won or lost, do not ever try to forecast or predict a match. You must really know the sport, in and out. The previous outcomes of games involving a team are not enough. How do they play and how will their plan pan out in the next game against a different opponent? That is the question. If you can’t do this analysis, get some sport​ betting tips online and bet wisely with them.

Quit betting on the favourite teams

Upsets are real bets and some upsets are imminent if only you will see the handwriting on the wall. The favourite teams are always under pressure in football games and that affects most of them. The bookmakers will always tempt you on this by placing odds that seem ridiculous. Do not let this deter you from betting. If you don’t have the liver to make straight bets here, double-chance it.

Understand how the markets work

You have to start this by first of all not being too attached on the obvious markets. It is much easier to predict that teams will score than to predict the actual score. Betting on what will happen in the halves, what the away and home teams will achieve, and who will score, will be easier in most games than who wins or loses. Choose them. However, you must ensure that you understand the meaning and terms of each of the bets before you place. The less obvious markets could be confusing.

Bet at the right time

It is always a very big problem for one to get addicted to football betting. That means betting even when the coast is not clear. No, don’t set up an amount to bet every week. Only look forward to the right football matches.

Whenever the right games are available, place huge bets and retreat when the games are not promising.

Choose few matches

If you are making accumulator bets, choose the fewest. You will be tempted to select more games to bring up the odds, but this is often a recipe for a loss. The best will always be four to five sure games. Betting slips that involve up to 10 and 20 games are difficult to win. It is always advised that you think small if the purpose of your bet is to make money.

Search for the best odds

When we mean searching for the best odds, we are referring to bookmakers. You don’t need to stick to one. You have to search around and find the bookmakers that are offering the best prices for the markets you’ve chosen to bet on.

Observe these rules and you will be closer to getting your winnings.

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