Some of you may have been betting on soccer for some time now. Others may be just beginning. This section is basically for beginners, but there is no harm to refresh yourself with the basics of soccer betting.
There are various fundamentals you need to consider before placing your bets. These fundamentals are important as they differentiate you from one of those fool headed plunders who plunge into their bets base on hunches. Such form of betting is very dangerous. Get your foundations right.
Here are the basic fundamentals of soccer betting:-
1. Team Form Analysis
Team form analysis plays an important part in predicting the outcome of any match. You can usually determine the teams’ present capability to score base on their last 6 matches played. Take special note of their league standing and nature of games played. Premiership games, Cup games or UEFA Championship games? Team tends to perform differently at these games.
2. Strength Analysis
Home / Away statistics provides an interesting inside into the teams strength and capability in relations to their opponents. Some teams plays better at home, some plays better away. Some are draw specialist, and another a giant killer.
Compare the historical matches between the 2 teams. These statistics often gives us an indication as to the possible outcome of the game. A team that is performing well may suddenly under-perform due to psychological barrier from their past meetings
Look out for signals that would give an indication of the players motivation. These are important as they can adversely affect the outcome of the game. Are there rumors of domestic quarries between coach and players? Is the team fighting from the relegation zone? Or for a place in the UEFA? These are signals that can warn us weather to bet on the match or stay away.
5. Team News
What is the injury list of the team at this point of time? Will their star striker be playing or doubtful? Will their performance at this coming meet be better or worse than their last match? A team that does well on their last match may lose to an ‘underdog’ due to the absence of their key players to injuries. Gather as much information as you can from the news, local gossip and official websites of the teams before placing your bet. Believe me, it helps.
6. Team Schedule
Teams that are scheduled for an important meet such as the UEFA in three days time may rest important players. Teams that had just return from an international meet may also be resting their players. Take note of these schedules. They will help you make the right decision when betting on a team.