3 Popular Football Betting Strategies

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world with fans in every continent including North America. In South America, it holds so much sway that entire cities literally come to a standstill during major football competitions such as the World Cup. This popularity has spawned a vibrant football betting industry. Many football better generally affiliate themselves with online gaming platforms such as Royal Vegas online casino who give them an opportunity to multiply and keep their pipe line of funds flowing. With this in mind, here are three popular football betting strategies that are popular and implemented:

Value Betting

The value betting strategy is hinged on a simple proposition, extracting value from odds set by bookmakers. This means placing a bet if you believe a team has a higher likelihood of winning a match than a bookmaker’s odds suggest. With this in mind, finding good value bet is a skill that you must hone over time because it requires patience and sound money management. It is advisable to watch keenly matches that involve teams you may want to bet on in the future. Alternatively, only bet on teams you have been following closely, preferably for several months.

One of the main things to note here is bookmakers usually assign odds based on a team’s strength. As such, favorite teams typically offer a lower payout than underdogs. However, this does not necessarily mean that you should always root for the underdog. Instead, you should only place your bet based on reliable information such as news of injuries yet to surface on mainstream media outlets.

In-game Betting

Unlike other betting strategies such as playing online poker where the bet is made before the cards are revealed, this approach would allow you to bet while a football match is in progress. The main benefit of in-game betting is that it makes it relatively easier to predict match outcome more accurately. You can bet based on factors such as performance of defenders, unexpected absences, and each team’s recent form. Moreover, you will be able to assess stadium atmosphere. Remember fans can influence outcome of a football match especially during derby games where players and fans alike come expecting to floor their bitter rivals. For novices or less experienced betting enthusiasts, in-game betting improves odds of winning higher payout as time ebbs.

Spread Betting

If the betting strategies discussed above do not seem appealing, try spread betting. It is similar to Asian Handicap strategy because the calculation of winnings or losses is based on the accuracy of a bet. Here is an example to illustrate how this strategy works:  Assume that you have a strong conviction that an upcoming game will involve more than 20 free kicks while your bookmaker thinks that the game will have less than 15 free kicks. In this case, you can bet $10 for every free kick after the 15th. If players end up taking 25 free kicks on match day, you will earn $100. On the other hand, you will lose $50 if players only take 10 free kicks. This strategy is highly flexible because it allows gamers to bet on a wide range of match day variables.

Conclusion

Betting on the outcome of football matches is becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the world. To improve your chances of placing a winning bet, employ popular strategies such as in-game, value and spread betting.

Read More

A look at Chris Wilder’s tactics at Sheffield United

It is perhaps no coincidence that the two in-form English managers were honing their craft in the Championship a year before, they now sit...

The Forgotten story of the Basque in South America

This article is sourced from a string of Twitter posts by Impedimento, translated by the author. Exactly 80 years ago, a French steamer called SS...

Manchester United’s biggest transfer mistake of last summer

Manchester United's disastrous run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starting after their famous victory in Paris can be explained due to a multitude of factors....

The tactical flexibility of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton:

  Hasenhuttl has certain areas of the first team’s play that he wants to improve before the Premier League kicks-off again in August. Having arrived...

How will Manchester City lineup in the 2019/20 season

Pep Guardiola will be looking to repeat on last year’s success and win the Premier League title for a third straight year. The Manchester...

Manchester City and the art of tactical fouling

Manchester City beat West Ham United 5-0 in their first game of the new season as the champions showed no signs of letting their...

Mason Mount: Chelsea’s Golden Boy

When Frank Lampard was appointed, Derby County fans everywhere collectively held their breath in the hope of whom his widely spoken about “contacts” might...

Football Tactics for Beginners

Introduction to the 3-5-2 Formation

The Back-3 defense was created as a way to counter teams built around an orthodox 4-4-2. Using three Center Backs created four distinct advantages...

Football Tactics for Beginners: Pressing and Counter-Pressing

Introduction: The idea of pressing is to put pressure on the ball with the intention of winning it back off of the opposition. By forcing...

Football Tactics for Beginners: The Low Block

What is the low block? The low block is generally referred to a football team's defensive shape without the ball. Generally the low block consists...

Why does English football not trust Zonal Marking?

After many years of threatening to clamp down on excessive grappling from set-pieces, this season has seen Premier League referees penalise holding and shirt-pulling...

The Diminishing role of the Stopper Center Back in the Premier League

Defending and its place in the modern game has spawned a quagmire of critical debate. Back in 2014, when Gary Neville’s article in the...

Football Tactics For Beginners:The Box to Box Midfielder

The Box to Box Midfielder and its decline. The Box to Box midfielder is a term which is used to describe a midfielder who influences...

Football Tactics for Beginners-The Regista

The rapid rise of the 4-2-3-1 formation over the past decade has seen the importance of the regista or the deep lying playmaker skyrocket....

Football Tactics For Beginners:How To Watch Football-Part 3

Read the first and the second part here and here   Attacking phase I talk about the exploitation of space purposely here as I'm about to talk about...

Football Tactics For Beginners: The 4-4-2 Formation

The classic 4-4-2 formation might have become obsolete in the modern game,but there remains a certain charm in this basic but effective formation When football...