If you like a flutter on your favourite sport and why wouldn’t you, it is fair to say there is more to winning than just luck. Although the odds are stacked in favour of UK betting sites, if you have a strategy and refine and deploy your betting skill set, you should see a greater return on your bets. So, let’s look at how you can improve your betting skills and success.
Know the Game You’re Betting on
It is vital that you know all about the games you wager on. This is not just knowing the rules but who are the in form team and players, their positions, why the favourite is the favourite, and recent results. Through conducting this analysis, you may spot something the bookmakers have missed and as such, you may find an aspect to exploit.
At the very least you should have at least a solid idea of who is going to win, even between two evenly matched teams. Should you like to do live or in-play betting, this analysis will put you in a better position on whether to take a live bet when offered or leave it alone.
Keep Calm and in Control
Betting is an emotional experience and it is easy to lose your head and bet recklessly. A classic example of this is chasing losses which should never happen as it is the road to disaster. Whether you have a brilliant winning streak or a terrible losing streak keep your head and heart cool. This way you can make rational decisions.
No matter how good you become at sports betting you will always have sessions you’d rather forget.
Choose Your Bets With Care
There is little point in betting on a match where the winner is certain. For example, if the world’s number one tennis player, plays the 168th seed, it is clearly going to be the world’s number one who will come out on top. Odds will be low in a match like this, and opportunities for big wins even lower.
A match between the 12th and 15th seed, however, will offer far better odds, be far less predictable, and because you know tennis backwards and analysed the match you’ve got a good idea of who is more likely to win. Because of your analysis, you’re in a far better position to take a favourable live bet when offered.
Use Your Instincts
There are times in sports betting when you have little choice but to bet on the favourites. This will give you little returns and can make the whole endeavour a little boring. When the opportunity comes up thanks to your analysis, make sure you have the confidence to trust your instincts and make the bet.
You are not always guaranteed to win, but even if you lose, the experience will be worth it. It may even show gaps in your analysis which you can close for your next betting session.
Betting is more fun when your bets win, and now you have a strategy to adopt, you are now in a position to take your skills to the next level.