8 sportsbetting tips to get started and win (or lose less)
You decided to get into sports betting? You are quite right. I often talk about it on this blog and I really think it’s a good way to earn sustainable money.
Obviously, it’s like everything. If you want to win a lot, you have to know how to do it, avoid the mistakes of beginners and prepare the ground for future winnings.
To help you, I will give you some sportsbetting tips, story that you start on the right foot. Some tips are obvious, but listening to them again will help you avoid making mistakes.
Tip # 1 (most obvious) – Bet only what you can afford to lose.
If you are going to start, you probably say “you, I will deposit 1000 euros on this site and start betting”.
But it’s more complicated than that. There are plenty of sites with different ratings – so it is recommended that you sign up for many of these sites. In addition, each site offers a signup bonus to encourage you to join. Your first deposit must take this into account.
But above all, even more important: your starting capital. You have to decide how much will be your capital. Because it is this sum that will determine the amount of your bets.
In general, it is recommended to bet only 1% of the bankroll (capital). 1% it seems little, but it allows to cash losses.
And you will have losses, believe me. Sometimes weeks of continuous losses. So if you put 10% of your capital each time, it will melt like snow in the sun and it will quickly be the end of your career as a professional forecaster.
So, the first of my sportsbetting tips, and most importantly, is: create a bankroll that you can eventually lose.
And control your bankroll by only betting small amounts (1% or at least 2%).
Tip # 2 – Accept that you will lose bets. Many bets.
Losing bets is part of the bettor’s life. It’s normal. Some will lose more bets than others, it depends on the bets you make.
But you must be ready to lose. Quite simply. Because this will now be part of your daily life.
No professional bettor wins in the long run with 80 or 90% of successful bets. The pros turn rather between 40 and 60%, which is not bad.
Because unfortunately (or luckily), you can not predict the outcome of a match. It’s impossible. Unless you paid the sportsmen themselves. So many parameters come into account and will influence the outcome of the game. Parameters that you do not control. Luck, too, sometimes.
So much so that sometimes, despite all the sportsbook tips that you have read, you will chain losing bets. A lot. Maybe too much for you.
But that’s where you can go from amateur status to professional status. The amateur bettor will stop, while the professional bettor will understand that this is the result of the variance, and that if his betting system is good, then he will go back up.
This has a nice name by the way: variance. There are times when you will have more luck, and others where you will have less luck. And it does not depend only on you.
Remember, they are human beings you bet on. With their faults. With the pressure that goes with it. This is why sometimes Real Madrid will lose against a small club in the league when they are able to win the Champions League three times in a row. This is what makes small squeaks often reach the final of the Coupe de France.
Tip # 3 – Control your emotions.
A good bettor controls his emotions.
Even if you are a fan of Marseille, you will be able to bet on the PSG when the context will lend itself.
Even if you are a big series of losers, you will remember your first advice in sports and will only be able to recover from your bankroll instead of trying to recover and bet 10% of your money. a blow (which you will probably lose).
Controlling your emotions is one of the keys to making money in sports betting.
Tip # 4 – Choose your bookmakers
You were surely expecting this 4th betting advice.
Choosing your sports betting site is essential.
Seen from afar, all sites are similar to each other, where each site has its own specificities, sports where it excels.
There are sites with a welcome bonus more interesting and less restrictive.
Sites with a nice app for your smartphone.
Sites with excellent odds.
And sites that will continue to take you away if you’re still a winner. And on the contrary, some sites do you want to lose too much money?
Authorized sites ARJEL
If you live in France, you must register with an approved site ARJEL (it is the authority of regulation of the online games, it authorizes certain sites to operate on the French market, and others are refused). Trusted sites are reliable, answer to a long list of constraints and they will always pay you money. It is also possible that you are blocked if you win too much.
I recommend you for the site of paris sports ARJEL approved of the French Games, Parions Sport, and the Netbet site. These 2 sites will refund you up to 100 euros on your first bet if he is a loser.
The concern of these sites is that they are less interesting (because the taxes are taken at source, and therefore the ratings reflect taxes). And the first rule of the professional is to look at the odds.
Sites outside ARJEL
So to get around this, you can bet on a site outside ARJEL. They are also called bookmakers.com. Because these are accessible sites from all over the world. Like Betfair, Pinnacle, Bet365, 5dimes or Matchbook. They do not block players and offer excellent odds (much better than ARJEL sites).
These are the bookmakers who make the best return on investment. Moreover, it is to such an extent that the same situation can be found in an ARJEL site, and positive using one of the non-ARJEL sites. Indeed, a small difference in odds between two sites, multiplied by 1000 or 2000 bets, it quickly switches from positive to negative …
Paris Sports Council # 5 – It’s not just football in life!
I know it. You think you really know football and you bet on football.
But remember, you must ignore your emotions. You have to bet in a scientific and analytical way.
But football is a sport full of surprises (remember Greece won the Euro a decade ago).
It is also the most scrutinized sport by bookmakers, so the odds are very precise and very well chosen. (Unlike other sports where for lack of knowledge, bookmakers may not evaluate the various possible results and good business is possible).
Be careful therefore your predictions on football. Take the time to analyze everything well, measure everything …
Tip # 6 – Watch out for sports betting combined.
A recent fashion is to combine several bets. This is the combined bets.
On paper, it’s interesting. By taking some rather safe bets (with a lower odds for example at 1.30) and combining them, you can easily double your bet.
But, obviously, the multiplication of matches makes the result of the bet much more uncertain. It is enough that one of the matches on which you bet does not have the expected result, and it is all your bet which is losing.
It is therefore necessary to use the combined bets in an intelligent way, and without bet everything.
Tip # 7 – Start on paper.
Of all the sports betting tips on this list, I’m sure this one will surprise you.
Indeed. At first, I recommend you do not bet for real. Train on an Excel file or on paper. Your 100 or 200 first bets will allow you to adjust your technique, to see what went wrong and to measure your progress anyway and see if you really won something.
I tell you 100 or 200 first bets because I know you’re impatient. But you really should make your first 400 or 500 bets on paper. Just to be sure and to avoid the variance effect I mentioned above.
Tip # 8 – Follow an expert.
You do not have to analyze the matches yourself. After all, your goal is to make money, no matter the way.
So you can follow one or more professional bettors. That’s what a lot of people do. It will cost you a little money, since they often offer a paid subscription, but once you have found the right, your investment in the subscription is profitable.
Be careful however, all professional tipsters (or tipsters) are not equal. By the way, most are incompetent. Knowing how to choose a tipster is an art.
To choose it, you must rely on the following elements:
It has a verifiable balance sheet (and it is better if this report is on an independent site like Blogabet).
It has a history of at least 1000 verifiable wagers. Below this bar, their good results may be due to the variance.
It has an interesting ROI, higher than 5% if possible.
It is easy to follow. If he sends out 5 minutes before the match, it will be more complicated and maybe it does not suit you.
Sports betting tips: in conclusion
So, are you going to start soon? Tell me everything below!
If you are a little afraid of losing your money, I suggest you join the program 350 euros (in France), where you are guaranteed 350 euros of minimum earnings through sports bets (or the program 400 euros in Belgium). This will allow you to practice all these sports betting tips, without taking any risk.