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Cheatsheet: Tips For Improving Your Chances Of Beating The Bookies

Football continues to be the dominant sport in the world, and as such, is attracting more and more interesting from would-be punters and bettors.

The English Premier League, the Champions League, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the German Bundesliga are some of the most popular leagues in the world, and all have a growing audience of people looking to make a profit from the sport they love.

Betway allows punters to wager on players from different clubs. But, some amateur punters have a murky understanding of football betting. Here are six tips for betting on football.

1. Record Your Bets

Keep track of each bet you place. Record the date, stake, and type of bet for future reference. Review the bets on a weekly or monthly basis to test your betting strategy. It helps you know which leagues you are not familiar with. Indicate the loss or profit you make from your bets. It is advisable to place small accumulators comprising of less than seven bets.

2. Research

Each punter should check the form and performance records of individual footballers and teams. Check whether any of the teams have sidelined any player due to injury or suspension. This all helps you make a more informed decision when you place bets on Betway to make a profit. For example, the top team is playing against a low-ranked side; they will be favorites in that game. But, the leading team can lose the match if most of the key players are missing or if they are preparing for an important match. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 4, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

3. Be Analytical

Some punters bet on impulse and get emotional when their teams lose. It is advisable to have an analytical approach when placing soccer bets. Consider the odds of different markets to place value bets. Impulsive betting results in huge losses especially if a punter has little information about an opponent.

4. Types of Football Bets

These are the most common soccer bets:

  • Match result: It has three possible options. They include a home win, draw or an away win. Match result bets are often called 1X2 bets. The weak team has higher odds than the strong team. 
  • Asian handicap: This market has gained popularity in recent years. It might be hard for some amateur bettors to understand. It involves giving a goal advantage or disadvantage to a team. Some bookies offer an Asian handicap of two goals. In such a scenario, the strong side will need to lead by three or more goals to win the game. 
  • Double chance bets: It has three outcomes that include home win/draw, away win/draw and home win/away win. Many gamblers normally place double chance bets when they predict the full-time results of a match. 
  • Correct score bets: They involve predicting the precise scoreline of a game at fulltime. It has a wide variety of betting options with varying odds. Even so, correct score wagers are hard to win compared to double chance or Asian handicaps.

Football betting is a popular practice worldwide. It requires you to research the form of individual players and teams to win bets at Betway. Also, compare the odds of various sportsbooks to place value bets. You can create an accumulator comprising of different types of bets. Avoid chasing losses when you are on a losing streak.

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