The sports betting is no longer just an activity of digital entertainment designed to entertain with the option to earn money for it. They are much more and in this article we explain how to get the most out of it.
Everything you need to know to be the perfect bettor
The world of betting has taken a huge qualitative and quantitative leap in recent years, since it is a sector that can take advantage of all the advantages of the digital age. Now anyone can make the bet they want at any time because everything is easier and more accessible, but it is good to know all the tools that are at our service to get the most out of your sports knowledge. There is no doubt that chance is a real element, but you would be surprised to know to what extent margins of error can be reduced with the proper use of our resources.
Become familiar with fees
The odds are a basic element when making a bet, because it tells you the money you will get if you hit, depending on the amount you bet. There are several ways to represent this value that accompanies each market, but the two most common are those that use a fractional system (for example, 3/1) and those that have a decimal system (4.00).
The first one is used mainly in the United Kingdom and, in the example that we have put, it indicates that you will win three euros for each euro wagered. Its decimal equivalent, the most common in the rest of Europe, would be 4.00, and indicates that you receive four euros for each euro wagered. It must be borne in mind that in the fractional system the benefit is indicated (three euros) and that the income is shown in the decimal (the four euros you receive include the three euros of profit and the euro invested).
In this example it is easy to do the conversion, but it is more complicated when we find a share of 4/11 (four euros of profit for every 11 euros invested) or one of 1.36 (1.36 euros for each euro invested). Both quotas are the same, since they indicate that you will earn 36 cents for every euro wagered.
Therefore, it is advisable to use the quota converters that we will find on the Internet to be fully sure of how much money is at stake, since you can also find a quota in American format, whose appearance is +300, following the first example. As the fractional fee, shows the benefit, but with a centesimal value: 300 cents of profit for each euro (or 100 cents) bet.
The next step after becoming familiar with the different quota forms is to quickly calculate the money you can receive when you combine several bets. There are many ways to combine bets, as you can see in our extensive betting guide, and it is best to look for an online betting calculator.
The first step is to select the type of system bets you want to make (Trixie, Super Heinz, Lucky 31 …), enter the unit of the bet amount and the number of selections or markets that your bet covers. Then you have to enter the quotas for each of the selections and have the calculator do its job. In this way you will see the amount of money you can win and, the added advantage, is that you can modify the status of each selection (if you win, if you lose, if it is placed) to determine all possible options based on the results of your bets. Keep in mind that system bets are a special category that you can choose from your betting coupon.
Go to the specialized and local press
Clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona receive enormous media attention and every newspaper, channel, broadcaster or generalist website will report all the details. However, it is convenient to stop and look for the most specific or local news bulbs when you bet on teams with less coverage.
The information about training, previous statements or the physical state of the players will be very useful when predicting what will happen later on the pitch. In this way, you will get as close as possible to the approach of each coach for each game, which will be very helpful in order to make bets on players in particular, sensing whether or not they are holders, if they are in danger of being replaced during the course of the match or if they have options to be substitutes.
If you are thinking of betting on another sport that is not football, it is highly recommended to go to specialized magazines and websites, where you will find much more relevant and detailed information. With a little time you will know where to choose depending on what you are looking for and a new world of possibilities will open up for you. Do not forget that being well informed is the basis for any successful bettor. Therefore, to bet on motor sports it is convenient to go to broadcasts and press dedicated to this discipline.
Intuition like cherry
It will have happened more than once that you have an intuition or a hunch about a result that, in theory, does not fit into the most sensible forecasts. However, many times that intuition is merely the reflection of prior knowledge that comes to light at the most opportune time.
If the humble Leicester of Claudio Ranieri demonstrated by winning the Premier League title in 2016, perhaps the biggest surprise in the history of the sport is that everything can happen, even the most remote and unimaginable. And one thing is clear: he knows very badly not to have dared to trust in himself and to discover afterwards that this hunch was successful.
In any case, by managing a series of tools that are available to everyone, it will be easier for you to make a bet with money.