On the face of it, betting on Football should be easy. With a quick look at the table and a scan of the fixtures on W88, in no time you’ll have yourself an accumulator that’s sure to win; on the face of it at least.
But there are some things you need to take into consideration before placing that bet. To give you the best chance of getting one over on the bookies follow these 5 factors that you take into account before betting on the Football.
It’s one of those factors that could swing both ways. Whether a team is on a hot run of wins or a bad run of losses, you should check the form sheet and get an insight into the players’ mind going into the game.
Form can be broken though, a giant killing at the hands of a lesser team is always on the cards so you should always combine the form sheets with the factors below.
Check defensive and attacking records
It sounds simple right? A squad with goal scorers are going to put more points on the board. But what happens when they come up against a great defence? And what happens when great attacks go up against each other.
Sometimes the safest bet is not on the outcome but the number of goals. If it could go either way don’t go with your hunch. Check the records, see what each team has to deal with and if you still can’t decide, look at the goals markets.
Home ; Away advantage
You must have heard of this. As a source of debate it’s always in the news and will influence all pundits and commentators pre-match predictions.
Nevertheless it’s real. A home crowd can will on it’s team as much as it discourages the opposition. Take this into account, along with form, you’ll be able to get a better idea of how the game will go.
One of life’s certainties unfortunately. If a star player is out then the game can drastically change and before you know it the one match you thought was a certainty will be the only one to let you down.
Don’t place a bet more than an hour before kick off, if you do, always check the team news beforehand. Some freak warm up injuries you can’t protect against but doing your homework will help
This may be the trickiest of them all. Trying to get into the managers head is never an easy task but it’s important to at least try as it could wildly influence your bet.
If the schedule is busy or there is an important cup match or even a rival in the distance, managers will rest key players to keep them fresh. Again, check the team news in the run up to the match, see what the manager is focused on and try to hold off a bet until the teams are announced.