We all want to be better gamblers. For many people, gambling involves betting on football each weekend of the season, in the hope of landing a memorable win.
While the process of betting may be very simple, when it comes to actually making a profit and winning on a regular basis throughout the season, things are much tougher.
Many are happy to put their bets on each week, in the hope of one big win. Some make their own selections while others follow some big name football tipsters.
However, even if you enjoy betting and don’t mind losing the small amounts you do each week, think how much more fun it would be to win on a regular basis.
There is no easy path, otherwise everyone would be on it, but there are small, quick fixes you can make to your betting which will give you more of a chance to win.
Here are three you can implement to get you started.
3. Shop Around
The betting industry is one of the most competitive in the world. When was the last time you changed bookmaker, or looked around to see what others were offering? The chances are, you are not on the best deal right now.
Changing your bookmaker can make the world of difference to your betting. For example, are you an accumulator punter? Do you have every accumulator offer available with your bookmaker? If not, change.
The latest betting offers on football can be the difference between making a profit and making a loss across the season.
Something such as accumulator insurance, or an acca bonus may not seem much, but additional pay outs or money back a few times a season does add up to a great amount.
It’s not just accumulator betting where you will find these. Look for offers on goals scored, first scorers and much more, these are out there and can definitely help you.
2. The Long Game
There isn’t anyone out there who only bets one weekend a year on football. The vast majority of us bet almost every weekend. If you lose on Saturday, there is no rush to try and win that back on the Premier League games that take place on Sundays.
Leave things, regroup and come back stronger the following week. Betting to try and win back your losses is the biggest mistake any gambler can make, and it all comes because people are short-sighted, and they don’t see the long game.
Judge your betting across a period of 12 months, or maybe even longer, and you will cut out these short-sighted mistakes from your betting. You may get lucky with a handful of these, but on the whole you will be better off leaving them and not betting in these situations.
1. Continue Your Learning
When we first begin placing bets on football, many people try to learn what they can and pick up some knowledge. Few continue with that though, and this is a mistake.
Betting as a whole, and in particular betting on football, is constantly evolving. New ways to bet are being created, new markets are being formed and new statistical analysis is available.
All of these can pass you by if you don’t continue to learn. If you are a losing punter then this will mean you never get out of the position you are in.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always get what you’ve always got”
This famous quote is perfect for this. If you always bet in the same way as you always have done, then you’ll always get what you have in the past. For losing punters, this means continuing to lose.
Get out of this by learning and trying new things to give you the edge over other punters.