Perhaps stating the obvious, each sport has its own format, structure and definition of winners and losers.
It stands to reason then that the markets, betting opportunities and things you’ll need to consider will be different from sport to sport, and still there is no such thing as a dead cert.
In match betting on Football for example, you’ll need to consider not only the relative strengths of the two teams, but also recent form and team news – is one of the sides missing their star striker, midfield maestro or defensive lynchpin?
In Horse Racing, has the horse you’re thinking of backing won over the course & distance before, and is it good on the ground? Have the jockey & trainer enjoyed recent success, or is the stable in good form?
The bigger races will often have information about previous winners such as age, and whether it’s a race where the favourite has a good record.
So you’ve made your pick, and now you want to get the best price.
There are several odds comparison sites which compare different bookmakers’ prices for events, the most popular of which has for several years been Oddschecker.
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Betting of course is supposed to be fun, but it’s important that you bet responsibly and stay within your limits.
You can set daily, weekly and monthly deposit limits, and even self-exclude (ban yourself temporarily or permanently) to make sure you stay in control of what you spend.
But when all is said and done it’s your money and ultimately the final decision on which player, team or horse to back rests with you – and therein lies the thrill!
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