Discover our methods and advice for properly analyzing a football match and placing the most profitable bets possible.
1. Specialize in one or more championships
So you won’t have to constantly search for every match. A person who regularly follows a championship is much more likely to make good predictions. Therefore, even if you do not have a bet on a match, always be attentive to the news of the competitions you predict. Go to major sports sites providing football live scores, or even Google to follow sports news.
2. Don’t judge your sports bets by the odds
Don’t say to yourself, for example: “This team has fairly low odds on this bookmaker, I can bet on it, it should pass”. This may seem logical, but you still have to be careful. In football, teams known abroad such as Manchester or to a lesser extent London may have lower odds than they should. Blame it on the foreign bettors who take bets just for the name of the team without having studied its real performance.
3. Pay attention to statistics
They can be decisive as well as totally useless. For example, it is useful to know the number of goals scored by a team in its last 5 games but it is completely ridiculous to look at a statistical series on the goals scored for 10 years. In addition, know that the series always have an end. But remember: Statistics can be wrong!
The “stats” can give ideas about the possible results, but you should know that if it was enough to know how to interpret the numbers, everyone could predict the outcome of a match. Is the game important for the team?
Are there any injured players? Was there overtime in the last game (which could have tired the players)?
There are always incidents that might affect the performance of a team as a whole. You must be observant to examine every possibility that might occur.
4. Check which players are injured or suspended
A team without its best players immediately becomes less attractive. Choose teams with phenomenal players or at least popular because they are more predictable than teams with only standard players.
5. Check the type of match you are betting on
A friendly match is not going to be approached in the same way as a Champions League final. On friendly matches, be careful not to bet too much because a surprise can happen very quickly.
Ditto for the national cups which see every year a small team beating big teams. For small unimportant meetings, the favorite team will let its best elements rest. Above all, do not bet on virtual football, some bookmakers like Bwin offer this.
6. The championship is also an essential element
It will be easier to predict the result of championship matches with very big differences in levels than those of championships with teams having a similar level. Odds may be lower on league-dominating teams but the outcome is much more predictable. Pay attention to the lower divisions as well.
There the good shots are possible because it happens that big teams place pros in the reserve workforce. It’s up to you to follow the compositions in real-time to find the right moves.
7. The timing of the match is important
A resumption of a championship is very dangerous. Famous teams or having made good recruitment can be swept away by small unpretentious teams. It may be better to wait to see a general trend and to see if a team produces a good game.
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