Top Tips When Betting On Football

Every football bettor who’s ever attempted it has fantasized about hitting the jackpot at least once or on a large scale. But guess what? It’s not that easy. There is more to being a successful punter than simply having good luck. Reading the match previews is one way you can better your chances. We’ve put together a list of ten more suggestions for how to win on football bets so you can start your gambling journey with confidence.

1. Follow a Tipster and get rewarded.

Following a tipster will not guarantee you winning wagers, as it is true. Following a decent one, on the other hand, will improve your chances. Why? They provide betting strategies based on thorough study and analysis, allowing them to identify ‘value’ in a gamble with greater ease.

2. Try Matched Betting

Matched betting is a well-known betting method among bettors with considerable experience. It makes use of free bets provided by online bookies before ‘building’ your wager on the betting exchange to ensure a profit. In a match result bet, the way it works is that your wager protects one possible outcome of the bet, such as “I bet team A will win,” whereas the lay side protects the other two possibilities: “I bet team A will not win.”

3. There are plenty of arbitrage opportunities.

We’ve just covered the fact that profit is king. Arbitrage bets are ways to make money without putting in any actual work. In general, arbitrage bets produce a profit of around 5%. For those of you who are unfamiliar with percentages, that translates to a £5 profit for every £100 wagered.

That may not seem like much on the surface, but with arbitrage bets, you don’t put your money at risk, and you could have that £5 back in your bank within 90 minutes – it’s pretty simple cash.

4. Take the little profits.

Argh! The number of individuals I hear talking about high potential returns makes me furious. A lot of people like to wager on long shots that have a big payout, but it’s meaningless unless your bet wins. You won’t find many skilled bettors that take big odds. Why? Because the odds are so large for a reason: they aren’t likely to happen.

Don’t be a victim of bad luck. Recognize that no matter how little the profit is, it’s still profit. This implies you’ll be more likely to win if you start tailoring your wagers to those that are more likely to succeed, such as markets like ‘double chance’ and ‘overs and unders’).

5. Learn About All Betting Markets

It may seem to be a no-brainer, but understanding the markets that exist is critical if you want to bet seriously. After all, you’ll be opening yourself up to make silly mistakes and lose out on fantastic money-making possibilities if you don’t.

The most popular football betting market is the ‘match result’ category, in which you predict the outcome of a match, such as a home victory, an away victory, or a draw. There are several more to discover, however. We don’t want to provide you with an exhaustive list, but rather provide a taste of the variety available. A few have been briefly outlined below:

Double chance – this is a play on the match result in a bet in which you wager on two potential outcomes, such as a home win or draw. It’s a little simpler to win, yet the odds are worse.

The BTTS Result is an extra wager on the away team winning or both teams scoring. It’s similar to a match result bet, but in addition to correctly predicting the match outcome, you must predict that both teams will score. Odds are longer and it’s a more difficult bet to win, but it’s also – again – a double

Goals – in this market, you don’t mind who wins the game. The only thing that matters is how many goals are scored.

6. Choose a different bookmaker.

If you’ve spent any time in the betting world, you’ll be familiar with how odds vary from bookmaker to bookmaker. This may come as a surprise to you if you’re new to football betting. Consider it this way: You wouldn’t go shopping at Waitrose expecting their items to be priced like those from Lidl. Bookmakers are the same – they price an event based on their own opinions.

Take the Carabao Cup semi-final between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford as an example. The odds on Tottenham to qualify range from 1/5 to 3/13 in this case. This means that if you put £25 on the outcome, your profit would be £5 or £5.77, which is a difference of £25. The second possibility is to wager on Brentford’s qualification where you can make £87.50 profit and lose just £80.

When you bet regularly, taking the best odds for every wager you make might make a significant impact on your earnings. Furthermore, why would you pass up the opportunity to earn money when you can avoid a similar hazard for free?

7. Keep track of your bets.

Right, we just covered using various betting markets and changing who you bet with. If you follow that advice, the next thing you’ll want to do is keep a bet record. The reason for this is two-fold.

To begin with, keeping track of your bets prevents you from convincing yourself that you’re doing well when the reality is that it makes money. How? When you combine all of your ‘data,’ you’ll be able to tell which bets and markets are contributing the most to your profit. If you keep losing money on a market, it may be time to leave it alone. If you’re making a lot of successful bets in a market, consider increasing the number of such bets.

8. Don’t Put It All on the Line

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, “hunch” punters get when placing a wager, it’s because they receive one. Forget about following yours if you’re serious about making consistent money from football betting. In betting, your gut instinct means little and your heart is better than your head. So, what’s the opposite of putting faith in your instincts? Conducting thorough research.

Many of our prior suggestions have focused on taking advantage of existing resources and procedures. To improve your gambling skill, you should also do your research. Checking out the current form of the teams you’re betting on, how many goals they score, how they differ at home and away, and how teams perform against one another in head-to-head matchups are all good places to begin.

9. Observe Rolling Accumulators

Forget everything you think you know about the word “accumulator.” A rolling accumulator is not the same as a conventional accumulator. Instead of making numerous bets on the same bet slip, pick one event to wager on. You proceed in this manner until your final single event is a winner.

The appeal of this approach is that you may start with a smaller stake and work your way up to a larger pool to wager.

Here’s a brief rundown of how the plan snowballs.

£5 on Liverpool to beat Southampton results in a £15.50 profit (event will occur Monday)

Tottenham to win at home against Brentford returned £22.39, with the odds improving from 4/1 to 6/4 after their away victory over Aston Villa (event happens Tuesday)

Man City/Man Utd Under 2.5 Goals – £22.39 on Manchester City / To beat Man United and make a profit of £44.78 (Wednesday event)

League One return of £87.32 on Wolves to beat Crystal Palace is a huge profit at odds of 1/2 against the Eagles (event takes place Friday)

Of course, following this technique might still result in you losing a significant amount of money – and yes, it is real cash – but your actual bank account has only dropped by £10. Another strategy is to alter your approach and take a smaller stake – or a portion of it – off the first victory to safeguard your funds.

10. Don’t be concerned if you lose a bet.

Unfortunately, except for a few of these suggestions, we’re talking about full-fledged gambling, which means you can and will lose bets. Sometimes, everyone loses bets. However, if you stick to a set strategy, your chances of coming out ‘up’ over time are considerably greater. It’s also crucial to note that your loss can happen at any time.

You may have an excellent system in which your first wager loses, but you could also discover that the loss doesn’t occur until much later down the road. Why do we bring this up? It’s all about staying level-headed. After the first sign of a losing bet, don’t give up on your plan; but don’t be overconfident and start throwing money you can’t afford to lose on a strategy that has won you ten out of ten bets. Even the most successful business will have a losing wager eventually.