Betting on football – or soccer as we English call it – is one of the most popular gambling markets in the world. Increased access to new betting markets and the speed and simplicity of online betting has increased this popularity even further. But is it possible to make a profit betting the football markets on Betfair?
Over the past few years I’ve tested many systems designed to produce profits on Betfair. Sadly, very little has delivered other than in the short term. I remain convinced there is great potential to make money on Betfair in football betting since there are so many what I term ‘mug punters’ and ‘fan punters.’ These are the people who, in spite of everything the form and statistical data is there to tell us, will back their favourite team in the hope they’ll somehow snatch a win. This creates a strong market for those of us ready to lay their ‘no hope’ team for a good price แทงบอล!
The sheer number of football games on which we can now bet on Betfair opens up a huge potential market all year round. Very often you won’t even recognise the team names or even their countries of origin! This doesn’t matter of course as the internet contains all the data you need to see to make sound betting decisions on and make a profit on these obscure games. These may be less ‘liquid’ on Betfair meaning there is less money flowing around but this can also work in your favour in finding value bets.
The variety of betting exchange football betting isn’t just about the worldwide coverage, it’s about the variety of outcomes we can bet on. Forget who will win the match, we can bet on the score at half time, who will score first, the number of bookings and even the number of corners. These ‘fringe’ markets open up great opportunities for those of us wanting to make profits in football betting. They may be ignored by many other gamblers but with the right strategy and access to some data it’s easy to spot trends and build winning systems for Betfair around these.
As well as the traditional way of placing a bet before kick off we can also now bet in play on many matches. This opens up another dynamic as we can respond to and trade off bets as the game unfolds. A note of caution here – as always, a sound strategy and system is required or your risk and exposure can get out of hand betting this way!