Five Free Tips To Being A Better Punter
Stay In Control
Perhaps the most important point to keep in mind when having a flutter – only bet what you can afford to lose.
The safest way to enter the game is to set aside a sensible amount to play with. Betting is a hobby and should be treated as such – if you’re wagering more than you spend on a Saturday night out with the lads, rein it in.
For every last-minute winner, there’s a last-minute loser. It’s a rollercoaster ride, an enjoyable one, but don’t allow yourself to slip into a vulnerable position after a losing selection.
You think Bournemouth might make an immediate impact in the Premier League and you fancy backing them – fine. The local bookies have the Cherries quoted at 5/1 but further afield there’s 7/1 on offer – it’s a no-brainer, you take the bigger price.
If the exact same book, game, pair of jeans, holiday is priced up cheaper elsewhere, you take the better price. Betting should be no different so make Oddschecker your new best friend – their intuitive systems scour the markets to highlight (in bold) where the best odds are on your chosen wager.
Betting is big business these days and us punters have never had it so good. There have never been as many markets to bet and we’ve never had as much information to hand to assist with our football bets, ranging from statistics to team news.
SoccerStats.com and Statto.com are my trusted pals for checking everything from clean sheet records to recent form. The biblical amounts of numbers can throw up plenty of intriguing trends worth pursuing.
Take Advantage Of Bog-Standard Offers
The industry big-hitters are begging us to try the Cash Out facility whilst others are screaming at us to use their Accumulator Insurance and they’re spot on. We most definitely should be.
All the main players will offer to refund your losing acca if just one leg lets you down. And the introducing of Cash Out has saved punters from those dreaded late goals…
In Deal Or No Deal style, bookies will offer reduced winnings to punters who wish to cash out their bet early to avoid disappointment, putting you in even more control of the destination of your bet.
They say, ‘you’ll never see a broke bookie’, they quiff, ‘you’ll never beat the bookies’ and to an extent, ‘they’ are right. However, if you’re new to the game there are ways to maximise your returns from the above promotions.
This weekend you have all the tools to be sitting pretty come May. If you can’t split Aguero and Costa in the Top Goalscorer market why not back Agero enhanced at 10/1 with Paddy Power and then take Costa at the best standard odds (13/2 Sportingbet). By using these start of season offers you’re putting yourself in a strong position before a ball has even been kicked.