Betting can be easy and a fun way to spend your time, especially if you are a football lover, most people will tell you. This is not entirely true. As much as it’s fun, for most people, it’s like having another job. The planning that goes into is quite intensive, and it stops being fun at that point.
Sports betting involves predictions, which is a risk altogether. You are not assured of a win, and sometimes, losses are inevitable. It’s all just gambling. Therefore, it’s not for the faint hearted. Did I mention that betting is also quite addictive? You will find yourself giving it the first try and before you know it, its six months down the line and all that comes to mind when watching football, is how you can make some quick money out of it. I love watching football. Quite frankly, there is no other way I would rather spend my afternoon. For most of us, football is a tradition in our families. And what’s better than making fast money from doing what you love the most?
Which player should you watch before placing your bet?
When you decide to place a bet, there are many factors that come into play. I can’t say that there is a specific player you should watch before betting. This is because; you mostly look at the whole team. In football, a player might have the skills to influence the game. What you should keep in mind, however, is that winning a game is a team effort. The individual players come together to play as best as they can by combining their skills.
The only time you should watch a particular player is when you want to place a bet that targets the player himself. For instance, when betting on a player to score during the match. In this case, you have to look into the player before the game starts to ascertain whether he is fit to play. Does he have any injuries? Will he be included in the first team or will he be a substitute? These should be some of the questions you ask yourself when analyzing a player. Making these considerations also comes in handy when analyzing the whole team because you would not bet for a team to win, if most of its key players are injured.
Each team has one or two key players. They are the players with really good skills and the most experience. Before placing your bet, it’s essential that you also analyze the key players in each game. Their absence may not necessarily mean that the team will lose. However, since they play such a major role, you may consider looking into other games and leaving that particular match alone. Instincts are key when it comes to betting successfully. There are hundreds of matches each day. Why bet on a team you are skeptical of and risk losing?
Top 5 football betting tips
This is the first rule to successful betting. You have to analyze your games before placing any bets. Look at the players involved, any injuries, the teams’ history in terms of performance, and any other vital information regarding the teams. Most of my friends bet every day. It’s like their second job. I see them doing their research every chance they get and not one of them can even dream about betting without a prior analysis. Betting is much like gambling. But the best part is, you have the power to influence how you do at it. You might do your analysis but still lose. That is so much better than placing bets carelessly and losing. At least when you do your research, you know what you are dealing with.
- Be critical
You cannot afford to play favorites when it comes to betting. Being biased will only have you making losses. I have encountered people who would rather bet on their favorite teams, regardless of the odds. This may work a few times but not always.
Go for the matches that have good odds. Betting is about making money, and nothing else. Being objective will only make things worse. I have been told that you cannot bet with your heart, use your brain instead.
- Go for the site with the best odds
There are so many betting platforms out there today. Before embarking on this journey, look into different sites and compare their odds. These betting sites all have different odds even when it’s the same game. Since you want to make more money, you should go for those sites with the best odds, to get maximum returns. This is the only way you will flourish.
- Don’t be greedy
Many people will not tell you this but you would rather bet for one sure game than three. If you have bet before, you will bear me witness that it’s always that one game that spoils everything.
And if anything, this is the most frustrating moment when it comes to betting. Knowing that you could have won a lot of money and having just one game make it all go away.
- Manage your expectations
Always keep in mind that this is just a gamble. It’s not a sure thing that things will go your way. On that note, do not bet with money you cannot afford to lose. I have seen people using their rent or tuition fees to bet and only end up losing all of it. At this point, you only have yourself to blame.
When you know that it’s a risk that can go either way, you are now able to manage your expectations. Despite what the outcome is, you shrug it off and move past that.
Do football betting systems work?
We all know that betting is a risk at this point. Risks do not offer guarantees in any given scenario. It’s only a matter of waiting for the outcome without knowing what it might be; a win or a loss. Therefore, betting systems do not work. You might have come across people who try to convince you otherwise. This is always to convince you to buy one of their systems that according to them, will guarantee huge returns. There are different betting systems out there. These include accumulator general, football hedging system, laying the draw, profit maximizer among many others. All these systems offer you high chances of a win and subsequently, even higher returns. They will tell you that you are in big trouble if you don’t use systems to manage your betting. That just relying on your gut feeling is not enough. That the systems will enable you make more money than you could ever think of, and even when you are losing, these systems will limit the loss.
According to me, this is just but a fallacy. In the end, the bookies benefit so much more at our expense. You would rather conduct your own analysis and lose instead of putting your hopes in a system that assures you of a win only to make big losses. You will realize that most of these systems look good only on paper. When it comes to putting them in practice, they prove to be less than useful. Their weaknesses outweigh their strengths and this is precisely why I do not advocate for their use. A good example is the Martingale System. This is one of the most popular systems we have out there that just doesn’t work that good in real life.
When using this technique, you will be required to double your next bet, for every loss you make. In this case, if you place a bet for $10 and you lose, your next stake should be $20.this should continue until you win a match. Well, ask yourself, what if you end up not winning any match? You will have lost so much money I the process. Is this what you want for a betting system?
Why do some football teams win almost every time?
If you are an avid football fan, you know that there are some teams which seem to win almost every game they play. A good example is Barcelona, a team from Spain. They win most of their games regardless of who they are playing with. Without getting into details, I think that such teams win most games because of the tactics they use. Good tactics would not be efficient were it not for good coaches. A tactical coach is the best thing that can happen to any team. It’s the coach who directs the players on what to do on the pitch and without this; even the most skilled players would lack a sense of direction.
In addition to a good coach, you will need good a few above average players. Good players really influence the game and this in turn affects the team in a positive way. They turn out to be players who are looked upon to help the team. In the long run, they become the cornerstone of the team. A good example is Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo. They play a huge role in their team’s performance. Moreover, some teams manage to be good due to financial power. These teams normally have financial advantage over the other less ‘rich’ teams. Financial muscle enables them to attract top talent, facilities, players, coaches and many more. This leads to better results in the field and they end up winning most of their games. A good example is Paris St. Germaine, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Lastly, some teams win almost all their games due to their leagues being less competitive. There are certain leagues which are very poor due to the low standards and the stronger teams end up winning most of the game. A good example is the PSG in the French Ligue 1 and Celtic in the Scottish League.
How to start making money by using a football betting system
Betting systems may only be good on paper, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t make some money out of it. There are many ways that you can try use these systems to make money. Only keep in mind that profits are not guaranteed. Matched betting is probably the most popular way to make money. With matched betting, you are required to bet on both outcomes. In a nutshell, if you place a bet for Chelsea to beat Arsenal, you place a subsequent bet for Arsenal to win. This ensures that you earn money even if one team loses. The best part is, sometimes you don’t even need to use your own money for the subsequent bet. You take advantage of the bonus offers given by bookies for beginners.
These offers are given for free in an attempt to lure you to open an account with them. You may lose money in one bet, but this only means you’ve earned a free bet on the site, that you can use to earn more money. There is so much that is involved with these kinds of bets but once you wrap your head around it, you are good to go. This is just an example of a system you can adopt. With so many systems being out there, it’s up to you to try a couple and settle for what works for you.
Is betting on football better than other sports?
People have been betting for a long time now. This was mostly on horse racing and other sports. However, it is football betting that has taken the world by storm. It has gained rapid popularity and most people have switched gears and started betting on football. Being a football lover, I can understand why this is the case. Football is fun to watch. The anticipation for interesting games makes it even more worthwhile. I can confidently say that football is one of the most watched games in the world. This is what makes it easier to bet on football. You know how the game works; you know the coaches and the players. I have tried betting on basketball and always seem to lose with one or two baskets. How frustrating!
With football, it’s much easier to predict the outcome. There are more options for one match as compared to other sports out there. You can either bet for a team to win, lose or draw. There is an option to bet for a player to score, and for the number of goals per match. The options are limitless. And that’s not all. Today, you can watch the game and bet at the same time. Live betting is also becoming so popular in the football betting world and more sites are now providing this feature. What’s more, you can earn money during the game and keep betting with the returns. I can’t say for sure that betting on football is better than other sports. At the end of the day, it all comes down to your preference. For football lovers, however, betting is one sure way to keep enjoying the sport.
How to make your first football bet
If you are a football lover and would like to make money out of it, then betting is just the way to go. However, you should keep in mind that betting is just not for fun. You should be ready to make long term profits in the end. There are a few things you should know.
Betting for beginners
Some of us have heard about betting but have no idea of what really goes on. If this is you, then you should begin by learning the basics. This includes understanding how the odds work, and their value, the different types of bets and just general betting terms.
There are various platforms on which you can use to place your bets. Since you have understood the basics, you now know how to pick the method you find most suitable, and which is available in your country. The most popular is online betting sites. This is the most convenient way because you can bet anytime you want, as long as you have a smartphone. Always go for the sites with the best odds.
Placing the actual bet
You have familiarized yourself with the basics, and have chosen a betting platform. What’s remaining now is for you to create an account and place your first bet. Use your football knowledge coupled with an analysis of the games to make your decision. Also, always take advantage of the bonus bets offered on various sites for beginners. This is another way to earn fast cash. You are bound to make mistakes along the way. But that’s how you will learn and improve your betting skills.