Three Tips For Football Betting Success
In this article we want to talk about some tips to use so you can make a success of football betting. Of course, sports betting has become hugely popular since the sportsbooks started opening websites but while most bettors might get the odd winner it’s a well-known fact that most gamblers end up losing in the long run. We’ve come up with some useful tips to help you develop your own strategy when it comes to betting on football.
Do Your Own Research
There are literally thousands of websites when you can see football betting tips that have been calculated by some secret formula. Well, you should know that these sites cannot be trusted. If you come across a betting website that has ads for bookmakers, or worse, multiple bookmakers then you need to know that that website cannot be trusted.
They make their money from affiliate marketing and not from their betting knowledge. If you click on one of the ads on their site and open an account with that bookie then the owner of the website gets a kickback every time you deposit money into the account or when you lose a bet.
To become better at betting on football you really need to learn as much as you can about the sport and about the teams and the players. This will mean that you need to have some patience, we’ve all heard of the 10,000 hours rule and it certainly applies when it comes to betting. You need to know all about the teams playing against each other and you need a good knowledge of the betting markets too. Thankfully there are plenty of good resources on the internet that can help and Bet Dynamo’s Insights page is one of the best resources for looking at the implied percentage of event occurring. Armed with this and a knowledge of betting markets and odds movements and you’ll go a long way in the world of sports betting.
Discipline is sports betting is a tough skill to master. Indeed we’ve written more indepthly about it in a previous blog post which you can read here. It can be very hard to resist making extra bets when you’re on a good run, it can be even more tough to not try to chase losses and win back what you’ve lost. However, with experience comes discipline and so long as you keep in mind that you should only bet with value on your side this skill will develop. But be careful, just keep in mind to remain objective when it comes to your bets and don’t ever chase losses and it only leads to one ruin.
Shop Around for Better Prices
If you had to make a large purchase, let’s say your oven breaks down and you need another one. You do some research and find the one you want but do you buy it online for fifty quid cheaper than the outlet across town? Of course you buy it online because you’ve gotten better value for your money. As bettors we need to start thinking like this when it comes to placing wagers. Look around for the best prices because the better the odds the more money you can win.
Learn too about how bookies make their money, for example in this article because once you see how much a bookie takes as a commission on each bet then you can look for the bookies, or exchanges, that ‘charge’ the least so you can maximise your profitability.
One website that will help alot here is Oddsportal, as you can see in the image, you can quickly see which bookies give the best prices:
Of course there are plenty of other things you need to do to become a better football bettor but if you follow these tips at the beginning they’ll be a great help.