Since the legalization of online 토토사이트 betting, many have seen it as an Eldorado allowing them to earn money effortlessly, simply by following the more or less wise advice of sports consultants, of their colleague “who knows a lot because his brother-in-law works at PMU”, or any other well-meaning person. However, without the right tips, sports, or horse racing betting may cost you much more than it will bring back. We, therefore, advise you to be careful and follow these tips before you start.
Which sports betting site to choose?
A dozen bookmakers are authorized in France after obtaining their license from Arjel. Do not hesitate to compare the betting offers, the different features, and services offered as well as the welcome bonuses offered on registration before making your choice
If we are rational, the best tip for sports betting is to let you take advantage of the offers offered by the different operators when registering! PMU offers 100 euros, bet reimbursed on Betclic, Bwin bonus … Each site offers you very advantageous conditions when you join, not to mention temporary promotions or special offers.
In addition, being registered on all the betting platforms makes it possible to compare and choose the best odds on a match or a specific encounter: in some cases, the differential can be significant enough not to be missed.
Keep a cool head
Among the main tips for sports betting, this one is in a very good position: you should NEVER bet on bloodshed, or even on a drunken evening. Betting under the influence of alcohol is like desperate texting at 4 a.m.: you always end up regretting it.
In the same way, avoid live betting as much as possible, this technique which consists of trying your luck on live matches, with odds reassessed very regularly according to the score. It’s obviously very tempting, but you quickly let yourself be sucked into the gears, and you end up betting unreasonable sums without even noticing it.
Make only mature and long-considered bets, without rushing, and accepting the fact that luck is an essential factor in this area: if infallible bets existed, the operators would have all gone out of business!
Have a good foundation in arithmetic
If it is fortunately not essential to have the Fields medal to engage in sports predictions, notions of mathematics and probability are essential.
Knowing how much you can win, what you are risking, understanding odds variations … So many details that make the difference between losing and winning bettors.
The most obvious case is that of sure bets: this stratagem consists in covering all the possibilities offered by a match (for tennis, only victory or defeat, but for example for football you must add a draw) while being sure to make money. Such tricks are possible, but only by betting with several operators (it is obviously impossible to do this on a single platform, the odds are calculated to prevent this probability) and by estimating precisely how much to bet on each opportunity: knowing how to juggle with the numbers is then a definite advantage.
Avoid 3-way bets as much as possible
Beginner players usually bet in 1N2. It’s a prediction that is simple to understand, but difficult to win because the draw lowers your chances of finding the right result.
To boost your chances of success, make bets with 2 outcomes: Result of a tennis match, Over/Under, 1N2 refunded if a draw…
With bets with 2 outcomes, the profit is a little less important than if you bet for example in classic 1N2, but the risk is also lower.
Try your luck in system betting
System bets are often forgotten by players. However, they allow you to make a profit even if all the selections are not winners.
In the majority of cases, these bets are more profitable than if you combined all the selections. On the other hand, you have to be careful with the odds chosen, because it is possible to win while being in deficit.
Finding Value Bets
Value Bets are bets whose odds have been undervalued by bookmakers. To find them, you have to compare the percentage chance that a bet will be realized (given by the bookmaker) with the percentage you foresee.
Imagine the following case: Barca is given the winner against Sevilla at odds of 1.72.
The Blaugranas are at the top of La Liga but have chained 3 games without a win recently. The rating is logically high.
However, they recorded the return of 3 major players and the Sevillians have many injuries in their ranks. You think Barcelona has at least a 70% chance of winning.
To find a Value Bet, first convert the odds to a percentage using the following formula:
% chance of winning: 1/Odd x 100
Barca, therefore, has a 1/1.72 x 100 = 58% chance of winning according to the bookmaker. According to you, the team has at least a 70% chance of winning: you, therefore, have a Value Bet.
To flush out Value Bets, you will need to have a solid knowledge of the sport and especially of the news surrounding the event on which you are betting.