Basic Advice for Novice Football Punters

It’s time to finish what we started last time – helping you find your way around the world of betting and getting ahead of what you even expected of yourself. Now it’s time to get into the more advanced topics. Let’s continue!

Number One: Learn How Odds and Expected Values Work

There’s no way of going around this – there’ll be some math and calculations involved in your ventures. You’ll have to read up on some statistics and you’ll come across the term “probability” sooner or later. You need to analyze the things you find and evaluate what the chances are of Barcelona to win for example. Another key thing here are the odds – find out how the 3 different types of odds work and how to calculate your winnings according to them.

Number Two: Think analytically

Compare the factors that may play a role in a match. Is Messi injured? What’s the weather like? Did everyone show up to practice yesterday? Researching all these things and taking your time to imagine what they’d mean to you is super important. It’ll make the difference from a successful bet to a bunch of cash lost. Another thing you’ll have to learn to analyze is your own performance. Keep track of your bets and monitor your mistakes. That way it will be much easier for you to identify your potential weaknesses and you’ll be able to correct them.

Number Three: Put Quality over Quantity

Remember that going hard on gambling is not the best way to make a lot of money. Just the contrary – the key to success is to discover the best opportunities to bet on, and not to stake money on every match this Sunday. The same goes for odds – shop around and don’t go for the 20, 2 odd for a team you’ve never heard of. Yes, the winning may be substantial, but chances are you’ll just lose your money.
In conclusion, betting on football is really not that hard, you just need to be smart about it. Research, compare, always learn and don’t forget to have fun doing it!