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Top 5 Tips for Betting on Football Online

From Milorad Matejic.
March 2016.

Betting on football, or soccer as it is commonly known in Australia, is something that anyone can do. Whether you're a total beginner or an expert in sports betting, you can have fun and maybe win a bit.

For some, they wager a small amount in order to add an extra bit of interest in weekend football matches. Once they have had their bet there are several sites where they can keep up with live scores and commentary or even watch live streaming of the games.

Here are our top five tips to remember when betting on football.

1) Always study recent form

Football is an unpredictable sport, where the team that is higher in the league doesn't always win against lower placed teams. Before placing a bet, always take a look at recent form. You can find out which teams are playing well, who is struggling, who has the better home or away record and even which team has scored or conceded the most goals.

Although you may have already decided whom to bet on, looking at the form beforehand may give you a better chance of making a profit.

2) Work out who needs to win the most

Some matches, especially smaller cup competitions or as the season draws to a close, can pit a top team against a lower team.

This may make you plump for the bigger team, but you should hold off and determine if that would be the right bet.

Sometimes, teams will rest star players if they have a more important match coming up or may not be fully motivated.

This can lead to surprise results, which means it's best if you know the importance before the kick-off.

3) Remember that you can bet In-Play

If you are unsure of who to bet on you can always wait for the match to kick-off. This will enable you to see who starts the better and who seems to want to win more.

Although it may lower the odds and allow you to make less profit if you win, it can also boost your chances of picking a winner and placing the right bet.

You can watch or listen to commentary and then place your bet when you feel it's the right time.

4) Keep it simple

This is a tip aimed more at beginners than the seasoned professional gambler and it's simply to keep things simple.

Only bet on what you understand, keep to what you know and don't try to beat the bookie by being clever. It is much more fun if you bet on teams you know with bets you fully understand.

5) Don't chase money

One of the most important factors in any type of betting is to always bet only what you can afford and never ever chase your losses.

This means that before you place a single bet, you need to set yourself a budget and stick to it. If you lose, move on from it and try again next time. If you still have a little left in your budget, you can place another bet but make sure you stick to your limit.

In Conclusion

You should have fun, place a bet you understand and then sit back to watch the live scores coming in to see if you are about to be quids in.


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