How to learn to navigate in the types of sports betting and choose the most effective strategy.
Types of sports betting and their features.
For many players around the world, betting is not only a hobby, but also a great way to make a steady income. But for sports betting to be profitable, the player needs to understand the specifics of each of their types. Experienced players often have their own well-established system that allows them to regularly make money on sporting events.
Beginners gain their own experience through trial and error as well as by studying the examples of sports bettors who have turned sports betting into a profitable profession.
Single, Parlay or System – what is the difference?
Betting varies according to the number of events on the betting slip. The single or single bet is a very popular bet among beginners. In such a bet, the bettor makes a prediction on a particular outcome of a particular contest. The main advantage of the single is its simplicity. Popular bookmakers offer the function of making such a bet in one click. The lack of complexity and the need to analyze just one event to make a bet make this type popular among both beginner bettors and regular players.
Express is a more complicated betting system where the player is offered to predict the results of several unrelated events. The advantage of this type is the higher odds. It is obtained by multiplying the odds of each individual match in the express. This method allows you to get a higher one-time winnings, but the risk of losing is also much higher, because the bet will not pass even if just one of the predictions turns out to be wrong. Expresses are more suitable for experienced bettors who can analyze a large number of matches and predict the most likely outcome of each of them.
A system is the most complicated type of betting, in which several expresses are included in the betting slip. Different bookmakers offer their own versions of systems with their own methods of calculating odds. In this case, if one of the parlay fails, the other parlays may turn out to be winning and bring the player a profit.
Main betting markets
All leading bookmakers offer their players several basic types of bets, among them:
- P1 and P2;
- 1X and 2X;
At P1 or P2 the player predicts a victory of one of the teams participating in the event. At the same time, 1X and 2X differ in the inclusion in the forecast for the victory of a draw result. That is, the bet will pass if the team selected by the bettor does not lose. 12, on the contrary, excludes the possibility of a draw – to win the bet either side must necessarily get a score advantage in the match. As for the last two types, then:
- A handicap is a type of betting in which one of the participants before his match gets an advantage or penalty points. For example, when betting on soccer, one of the teams may count the goals not yet scored or, conversely, put up a negative score. A bet on a team with a negative score will play if it scores more goals, enough to override the negative handicap.
- Total is a popular type of bet in which a player predicts the total number of points in a match or half-time by both opponents or one of the sides.
- These types of bets are the most popular among players, so they can be found in any bookmaker’s office. At the same time, there are additional markets that are widespread among bettors.
Popular types of betting
Among the non-mainstream types of bets are very popular:
- exact score;
- Bets on the account of a particular player.
As the name implies, an odd/even bet involves predicting the number of points scored in a match or part of a match to be even or odd. The difficulty with even/odd is that it is impossible to reliably predict the result based on statistical data. The player has to rely mostly on luck, hoping that the situation will work out favorably for him.
Exact scores usually have high odds, but are also difficult to predict. In order to predict the exact outcome of the match with a high degree of probability, the player must:
- Have sufficient experience in the field of betting;
- Use a lot of additional information to analyze the opponent’s game.
- And even then, the probability of winning is small, although in the case of a win the bettor can count on a solid piece of money.
Betting on whether a particular player will score, usually have low odds, because the betting is often made on the clear favorites.
Winning strategies for betting on popular sports
Among sports betting, soccer, hockey, basketball and big tennis are the clear favorites. To increase the odds of a bet, experienced bettors study the features of each game and the conditions under which the bookmaker accepts bets.
In tennis betting, the bettor has to carefully study the characteristics of each of the athletes, namely, take into account:
- The statistics of his matches;
- the current form;
- On what surface he prefers to play;
- received information about recent injuries, illnesses, etc.
In addition, in tennis there is no draw, so the most successful strategies are those that work at equilibrium odds close to 2.0 (for example, a fork).
In basketball, hockey and soccer there is a possibility of winning in extra time. Bettors should be especially careful about how bookmakers accept bets on winning after the end of the main time and what conditions they offer.
Boxing bets vary widely, but bookmakers usually only offer bets on big fights. Bettors can bet not only on the victory of a particular fighter, but also predict the number of rounds, the way the athlete will get the victory (total score, knockout, disqualification of the opponent), in which round the match will end, regardless of its outcome, etc.
How to make betting profitable?
With the help of the information obtained, even a beginner will learn how to bet on sports with the least risk of losing and the greatest benefit to himself.