Football is the most bet on sport within the UK by far, where people are placing bets at their local bookmakers each week (online or in-person). The amount of money moving around when people are betting on football is unbelievable and outranks any other sport in the UK. The number 2 sport bet on within the UK is tennis.
There are many different things that people should look out for before they place a bet on football, and we have listed some of these below; however, before we begin we must remind you that you should never spend more than you can afford to list. Betting of any kind is gambling and your money is at risk.
You may not feel as if it makes a lot of difference but whether the football match is being played at the teams or ground or somewhere else does impact the result. When teams are playing at home not only are they playing at the ground that they are used to, but they will have a lot of fans behind them.
Generally, you will find that at a home match there are three-quarters of fans supporting the local team and only a quarter from the visiting teams’ fans. There is then loads of noise when the home fans can hear their teams’ songs being sung throughout the game. This all clearly impacts the morale and determination of the team and you will find that a team playing at their home side has better odds of winning than when they are playing away. This however is not true if you’re playing bingo games at home… The odds of winning are just the same.
It is always a good idea to have a look at the team statistics before making a bet. Things to look out for is the history of wins between the two teams and what the latest results have been. Also, have a look at any recent transfers from the teams to see how stable they are. If there has been a lot of transfers in the previous weeks, this could indicate a small level of instability as the team dynamic takes some time to stabilise. It is worthwhile looking at team statistics sites online and getting the latest, credible information to help let you make an informed decision.
When you are watching the TV or you are surfing online, you will see many different advertisements for betting and gambling. Some of these are good offers that are designed to try and entice people to place a bet. These are very well thought through by the advertising company and there is method in their madness, but if an ad appeals to you, it is essential that you do your due diligence to make sure you understand the terms.
As an example, for some online bets, they will offer you free money back on losses on a football bet – although this may be the case, there may be some small print you need to be aware of in relation to wagering requirements for cash bets.
Remember before signing up to any betting site, you MUST read through the terms and conditions, including the wagering requirements.