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What are the football betting strategies?

by Wang Lee

A betting strategy (also known as betting system) is a structured approach to gambling, in the attempt to produce a profit. To be successful, the system must change the house edge into a player advantage — which is impossible for pure games of probability with fixed odds, akin to a perpetual motion machine. The core difference between being a regular bettor and following a trading strategy is simply the fact that the strategic approach tends to follow a consistent set of rules. This approach won’t generally tee you up for a one-off payday but, over an extended period, you should be winning on a more consistent basis. That’s the logic at least. Top betting brands like แทงบอลออนไลน์   has been around for a long time. You always need to be sure to check reviews from different sites to establish what you’re getting yourself into.

Kelly Criterion

Here we look at a trading strategy that was developed to profit in the financial world. Its transition to football betting works seamlessly and, as football trading strategies go, it’s probably the one with the best grounding to help you build sustainable profit. It will take some getting used to though. The main reason for this is because the Kelly Criterion method is all about probability and bankroll management; this means you’ll need to master a few mathematical calculations before you can really set about using it. We realize that might not be uber appealing to a lot of people, but the flip side is that you can apply the strategy to pretty much any event you want.

Player trading platforms

The next stop on our tour of the best football trading strategies comes with somewhat of a twist; player trading platforms. Football Index were the first to market with this sort of ‘gambling meets fantasy football’ model; now though sites like Footstock and Sorare have also emerged in a similar space. What are they?

Well the specifics associated to each one depend on what site you look at because they are all different. The manner of making money is similar though. In really simplistic terms, player trading platforms allow you to buy real life footballers (in a virtual world) who are then rated based on their actual performances in actual games through data like that captured by Opta. Performance can be rewarded through the payment of dividends or prizes and, as with stock markets, capital appreciation i.e. buys low, sell high is the end game.

Matched betting

Matched betting guarantees you a profit. Interested? I thought so. So how does it work? You’ll probably be well aware of all the free bet offers advertised by the many bookmakers. Well, matched betting only works when a free bet is available.

First things first, you need to find a free bet – most bookies offer these on sign up. Then it’s a case of finding a suitable event to wager on; you’ll need something that doesn’t have a clear favorite. It’s then a case of using your free bet to back a winner whilst utilizing a betting exchange website to ‘lay’ against the team you’ve backed. A lay bet is simply saying I think team X will not win thus covering a loss and draw. You now have all three outcomes covered.

Of course, you need to calculate the relevant stake to lay whilst your amount at risk – called the lay liability – is higher than the stake as it needs to cover potential losses because of how betting exchanges work.

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