Football betting FAQs
Can you make money betting on football?Yes. But you probably won't make money. There are some people who make money betting on football, many more who claim to make money and millions who lose money.
Is it better to bet on an exchange or a bookies?It depends on the odds and the direction (Back or Lay) of the bet - you can't lay a bet with a bookmaker. Bear in mind that you will need to pay most Exchanges like Betfair or Betdaq a commission of 5%.
Why are spread and liquidity important?Spread and liquidity are important to ensure that you get a properly made market with good value prices. If you are intending to trade bets spread and liquidity also ensure that you are able to place a bet when you need to and that you don't lose too much money on the difference between the Back and Lay prices.
What sort of research is important?The most useful thing is to be familiar with what the real probability of certain outcomes is. That way you won't take on a bet at worse odds that needs to be the case. Having your own way of looking at football and odds statistics is requirement.
Is it better to bet in play or before a match?They both offer different opportunities. If you bet in play you need to be concentrating hard on the game with a clear idea of what to do when - including what to do if the match doesn't go as you hoped it would.
What type of football betting systems are there?A huge number - that's what this website is about.
Shouldn't you just bet on the favourite?Some people have employed profitable football betting systems where they only ever bet on the favourite - but that doesn't mean they always bet on the favourite: they'll only bet when the circumstances and the odds are right.
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