The online sportsbook market currently has a fairly high level of popularity compared to other types of gambling. Betting on football can be a great way to add a little extra excitement while watching the game, some of you may bet on a regular basis and wonder what it would be like to bet on sportsbooks for a living!
However, the truth is that most football bettors lose in the long run and in this article, we will detail why that is and what you should avoid if you want to start earning.
Failure to Research Players/Teams
The professional football environment is always changing and if you are serious about betting, you should always keep up to date with the latest developments surrounding your football. Too many people rely on their prior knowledge of teams or players when making bets. The problem with this is that the human mind is imperfect and not only is information out of date, it can also be tainted with bias and can be misremembered.
If you want to bet on a match, it is important to look at the state of the team ahead of the match. Look for things like recent changes in form (good or bad), recent injuries or suspensions for key players, whether certain referees are officiating play, etc. All of these variables can have a huge impact on the short term outcome of a game.
Part of the fun of gambling is the thrill of winning and the agony of losing, but letting your emotions come into play when placing your bets is a recipe for disaster. Profitable bookie betting is all about analyzing information, using that analysis to predict a possible outcome, then placing a bet on that outcome if you can find a profitable line based on your prediction.
Nowhere in that sequence is there room for emotional thought. Emotional thinking clouds your judgment and makes you ignore important information because you feel strongly about one team or another.
If we do not allow ourselves to fully consider all available information when making decisions, our decisions will objectively fail to result in victory. Keep the emotions in check as you celebrate/sympathize after the game and let logic make the bets at your sportsbook agent.
Placing Too Many Bets at Sportsbook Agents
With hundreds of games on dozens of balls available to bet on every day, it’s easy to get stuck and start betting on everything that catches your eye! The problem with this is that by betting on a large number of games, you limit the amount of time you can spend researching each game.
When trying to bet profitably it is best to stick to one ball and limit yourself to a few games that you can research in full. Part of being a good soccer bettor is being able to quickly identify value when looking at the lines set by the bookie.
You don’t want to waste time researching games when the lines are second to none, instead look for games where there is value to be had and spend your time researching and betting on it. This will get easier with practice. Never get caught up in mix parlay bets, acca, or even the many very complicated bets available at sportsbook agents.