Published: Saturday, 09 December 2017 13:11
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How often on a Saturday afternoon, after all the games have been played, has there been that little niggling voice which said "I thought that team would win" or "I expected it would be a draw" but that's all they were, remarks to yourself.
If you are interested in the outcome of football games, then perhaps now is the time to think about actually placing a bet what you think may be the result. Unfortunately, that's not really satisfactory. Although many of us are able to make educated guesses from time to time, in order to increase the odds in the favor of the punter, it's worth using the services of a firm which provides, for a fee, "reliable" football tips.
There isn't a footy tipster around who can guarantee to provide the right outcome to every game of football. What they can provide, however, are football predictions which take the results of previous games, and applies them to the next game and the teams which are playing.
There are many different firms which all offer their tipping services. Their prices vary considerably - and it isn't necessarily the most expensive tipster which gets the best results. There are several routes to finding a football tipster. It is always best, if you are able, to ask friends or work colleagues whom you know like to place a wager, if they can recommend a tipster or tipping service which they have tried out.
The sporting newspapers always have tipsters giving opinions about the results they expect from various sports, and many of them have private betting services which the enthusiastic amateur punter can join. Prices vary from a few pounds each month to services which provide a considerable amount of research and cost around one hundred pounds every month.
It is essential to remember that no matter how expensive or good your chosen footy tipster is you are highly unlikely to become a millionaire after a few favorable results. If you are fortunate, at the end of the year, the wins and losses may have cancelled each other out - but you have enjoyed the experience and it adds to the existing interest in the game of football.
Always start with a "betting bank" which is a pot of money from which you place your bets. This can be around one hundred pounds, as long as you only bet around five pounds each time. As the pot increases, hopefully on a fairly regular basis, the amount being placed on the result of a game can be increased. If there is a losing spell, reduce the amount of the bet until you return to the original position.
Whatever the amount of the bet, don't ever spend more money that you can afford to lose. Don't let the bet spoil the enjoyment of the game. Betting on the outcome should be something extra, but nothing which creates panic if you find that you've forgotten to place the bet. Have some fun with betting on the results of the football, but don't let it become too important.
Published: Saturday, 09 December 2017 13:14
Written by Administrator
Basic football handicapping is absolutely essential to long-term success when football betting. Without at least a basic knowledge of handicapping, you are doomed to failure. With Football Betting, you must hit 52.38% winners just to break even when placing equal bets.
Becoming a good football handicapper is not too difficult, but you must learn how to properly assess your money management, have a basic idea of how to determine statistics, and have a good amount of discipline when deciding on wagers.
Before the football betting season starts, make sure to determine your bankroll and bet sizes. This can make or break your season in a hurry. I recommend no more than 2-5% of your bankroll per bet. This is a good start for money management.
A good football handicapper knows they have an advantage over the average bettor when football betting. Most average bettors just decide that they like and team, and will bet on them for no good reason. By learning the tricks of the trade so to speak, you can become a consistent winning football handicapper if you set your mind to it.
Some handicappers prefer using statistical methods to pick winners, while other handicappers may rely on situational methods. There are also emotional factors for football betting that are used for handicapping.
I am the type of handicapper who uses all three of these methods when football betting. First and foremost I look at the stats of the 2 teams when handicapping to see if I can find a point spread winner.
Does either team have a big edge on defense, offense or special teams?
Home or away, divisional and conference records. Of course this is simplified handicapping, but you get the message.
You should develop a Power Rankings system like good football handicappers do to help with this. This allows you to compare the point spread that has been set by the bookmakers, and see if you have an advantage when compared to your numbers.
Next, I look at the situation of each team, like who they last played and who they play next such as divisional opponents. This helps you decide if there is an edge for either team because of their schedule and present situation.
Finally I look for emotional factors when football handicapping like a team coming off a big win or loss, possible letdowns, bounce backs and more. Football is a very emotional game, and you should never overestimate or underestimate this important angle.
You can become a good football handicapper using statistical, situational or emotional angles, or a combination of all three. Take the time to learn these skills and you will be rewarded. Soon you will know when to make the right wager, and when to lay off a game.
I wish you all the luck at becoming a good handicapper at football betting. Enjoy the football season!