Gambling can be an easy way of getting quick money that doesnâ€™t require a lot of hustle. However, at sometimes winning is only by chance. Itâ€™s a fun and enjoyable way since most gamblers stake only on the teams which they are aware about and have clue about injury updates of the players and teams.
Successful betting is all about using the information available to you to your own advantage, and itâ€™s no different in football. There are many important factors to look at before parting with your money.
â€“ A team is only as good as the players that are on the field. Check for injuries, suspensions etc. Bookmakers do their research in order to set odds, so you need to counteract this by making sure you know what is going on before they do.
A quite number of gamblers place their bet without ever checking if teamâ€™s top players are fit. An injured first choice keeper or top goal scorer will dramatically reduce the chances of continued success.
One of the best resources for finding team news is via Twitter. Up to an hour before kick-off team news will start flooding social media. Clubâ€™s official Twitter accounts will post this information for every game.
Injuries and suspensions can be found via official websites for each team as well as football sites or apps like SoccerWay
Just like horse racing, you have to check the form. Recent form is the most important, say each teams last 5 games. Check how many goals are scored and conceded. Check who is scoring the goals. Check the strength of the opposition. It sounds labour intensive but it really does take seconds.
Head to head
This isnâ€™t as important as the above factors but if you want to win at football betting, itâ€™s something you need to take note of. Many teams have opposition that they just never seem to have any luck against. This may be down to contrasting tactics, a psychological barrier or something else, but is certainly exists.
NB: Odds for a particular football betting market can vary by up to 20% from bookie to bookie, so it always pays to maximize your potential profit by taking the best price available.