Sports betting is a fun and why not say risky way to try to win money and add excitement to sporting events.
But to win by betting it is necessary that you follow a series of guidelines and advice that will significantly increase your chances of victory. If you are a casual bettor, this may not interest you, but if you want to win long-term sports betting, you should keep reading.
Gambling is a true exercise in self-control. A lot of people who lose money gambling do so because they get carried away. A bad streak, a bad decision and the intention to recover what was lost in a short time ruin our bank.
If you are sure bet soon
It is evident that as the date of a specific event approaches, the quotas go down. The causes are obvious. There is a little less uncertainty about what can happen since there are fewer surprises in the form of last-minute injuries, for example.
This is applicable to any sports specialty, but if the favorite is very clear or it is a predictable sport, it pays to bet soon.
In motor sports such as MotoGP or Formula 1, in recent years we have witnessed a great domination of Marc Márquez on the one hand and Lewis Hamilton on the other. Nothing suggests that this domain will be interrupted in the short term.
The motorcycling world championship is anything but predictable, the problem is that Márquez is far superior to all his rivals and makes the difficult easy.
In the case of Formula 1, it is a predictable sport because only one or two teams dominate the season and that reduces the chances of winning each race to a maximum of only 2 or 3 drivers.
Watch the start of each new campaign and analyze what can happen. But keep in mind that both Márquez and Hamilton usually win at least half the races each season and if you bet before the weekend starts, the odds will be significantly higher.
Make sure you understand the markets
A lot of people get confused when they bet on certain markets like half-time/final or “X team will win both halves”. Is not the same. If you bet on the half-time/final market, the team you bet on must be winning the game at half-time and ultimately win the match.
On the other hand, if you bet on the “Win both halves” market, you are betting that the team will win both halves of the game but separately. That is to say, they have to score more goals than the rival, both in the first and in the second half.
There are also often a lot of mistakes in Asian handicap markets. Be careful, make sure you know what you are doing and take a look at our post on how to bet on soccer to improve your results.
Bet with your head and not with your heart
Betting with the heart in the long run is not profitable. It is a fact. Many people bet with their hearts in favor of their team and mess it up, especially when these are teams from the lower-middle zone of the table.
In the same way, we could recommend you not to bet on important matches such as derbies or classics if things are not clear. In this type of match there are usually surprises since there may be extra-motivated players and that can lead to surprises in the final result.
And if you bet, it is not in the 1×2 market but in other secondary markets such as Over/Under. Your team may lose, but how much is paid to score at least one goal?
Beware of tipsters
The network has been filled in recent years with forecasters or “tipsters”. Some of them have thousands of followers on social media and are quite successful.
They provide you with bets to follow along with a detailed analysis of the event and you decide whether to follow that bet or not.
However, you have to be careful since some falsify their statistics so that you think that they are really profitable and winning tipsters. Even the paid ones do.
There are no infallible tipsters, that is clear to you, but at least look for some that have a certain reputation and that their statistics are real. Searching for opinions about tipsters on the net also helps.
It is better to follow less popular sports
Bookmakers are increasingly increasing the number of sports on which it is possible to bet. This inevitably leads to quotas that are not entirely real and that we can take advantage of. It is a classic case of “He who covers a lot does not squeeze much.” These types of markets are known as illiquid markets.
A good example of this occurred a long time ago, in the UFC 193 match between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. Rousey was the champion and was defending the title against Holm. This she gave him a severe beating and defeated her by KO in only 2 rounds.
Before the match, Rousey’s odds were very low, because she was blatantly her favorite. Meanwhile, Holm was at odds 10 before the fight and odds 7 when it began.
To anyone in the know, Holm’s share was of enormous value, as she was a multiple-time boxing champion as well as a kickboxer. The fight was not going to be as easy for Rousey as her odds showed and it was.
What we want to say is that the bookmakers do not always set the odds correctly and you can take advantage of it.
We hope that these 10 tricks to win betting have been useful to you and that you can obtain financial benefit in the future by forgetting about meaningless or heart-based bets. In the long run, your wallet will thank you.