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We have plenty of specific football betting guides to give an introduction into the minutiae of what’s involved, how to research and how to be successful in betting on individual markets. Here we will run down the respective guides with a brief look at what they entail.
Guide to Different Types of Bets
Often there’s plenty of confusion around the language used for different types of bets and understandably so. This guide outlines 14 different systems of bets from doubles to patents to super yankees. Having the knowledge of these different methods not only increases the choices available to the punter but also allows for layers of insurance in their multiples.
Guide to Spread Betting
Many more recreational bettors may not have heard of the term ‘Spread Betting’ but it can open up a whole new world of markets and ways of betting. Here you ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ the spreads that the operators put out depending on your viewpoint. Markets such as booking points, shirt numbers, total goals and corners are just some that are available to get involved in.
There’s potential to win big but you also are liable to lose more than your initial deposit if your prediction is way off. It’s not for everyone but have a read of the guide and see if it’s for you.
Guide to Goal Scorer Betting
Many people will just back goal scorers who are in good form but there are other ways to try grasp some value from this market. Looking into expected goals (xG) to see the positions players are getting into will be another string to your bow. Researching player positions and changes in formation can also help you identify value prices, for instance if a winger has been player up front he may still be priced up as a winger in the goal scorer markets and you may have found a tasty price.
Betting in-play on scorers is also a popular option with punters as you can see with your own eyes a defence opening up or a player getting a high volume of presentable chances.
Next Manager Betting
One of the more volatile markets is the ‘Next Manager’ market. Bookmakers often don’t have the inside information so if someone in the know puts a decent sized bet on an individual then the price could be cut significantly. You’ll have often seen a rumour forcing a price down only for that rumour to be proved untrue, but it doesn’t take much of an investment to see odds moving in this market.
However, one other manager market is ‘The Sack Race’. You can use your brain a bit more here by looking at teams’ run-ins, could they suffer a losing streak which will put pressure on the manager? Is there a contract dispute with the manager and the club? Does a certain club have a track record of sacking managers?
Guide to the Player Shots Market
One market you’ll be seeing more and more is player and team shots on target and this guide talks you through what constitutes the difference between a shot on target and a shot, an often confusing theme for punters new to this market.
Without doing any research most people will expect there to be quite a high number of shots on target and some bookmakers seem to thrive on uneducated bettors who have done little digging into. In the 2020/21 Premier League season the highest average shots on target per game came from Manchester City (5.7) but the lowest in Sheffield United averaged just 2.6 shots on target per game.
If you looked at pure shot stats they range from 16 (highest) to 8.5 (lowest) on average per game. It could therefore pay to focus on shots instead of shots on target given how many are blocked or go wide of the goal as these count when it comes to ‘shots’ but not when it comes to ‘shots on target’.
Guide to the Corner Markets
Corner markets are an option some punters tend to specialise in, and you might be thinking how? You can look at the raw corner data but to get a better sense of whether a high corner count is going to be regular occurrence then you need to look into team playing styles and how often they get into the final third and take shots. Many successful corner bettors bide their time and bet in-play to strike and that makes plenty of sense because it can often depend on game state.
Guide to Card Betting
Card markets have been the talk of the town in the betting industry in the past year or two and with more cards likely than goals punters can have plenty of chance to profit. Whether it be team cards, card handicaps, both teams to collect cards, player cards, 1st half and 2nd half cards, there’s so much choice these days. This guide also runs down what ‘booking points’ actually consist of.
Taking into account referees, team stats, magnitude of game and a potential derby factor are just some of the things to consider when betting in these markets. When it comes to player cards don’t just look at an individual to be booked, look into who they may be coming directly up against and their foul stats. If it’s a Neymar or Adama Traore they may have their hands full and the chances of a caution are increased.
Guide to Picking a Winning Accumulator
Accumulator bets are always and always have been popular with the more recreational punter and this specific guide gives a run down on ways to go about identifying your picks and also keeping discipline when accumulators don’t win. Often these are longshots that require a fair bit of luck even if they are high value bets given the level of variance in a low scoring sport like football.
It’ll be a long term vision needed to be profitable on accumulator betting and another main factor talked about in the guide is the ability to get the best price out their in the market.