If you have an experience with live bets then you know that it’s a really interesting way to bet. It’s full of exciting moments and adrenaline because many times it can be quite risky and exceptionally tense. Luckily though, there are a lot of ways to reduce the in-play risks just by using the best In-Play betting tactics that we have for you in this article. Because as fun as it is, your main goal is still to win the bet. So let’s see the best tactics on how to make a profit on live football betting.
OVER 1.5 LIVE BETTING TACTIC
This one in particular is not that popular yet, but you can still use it to make a nice profit and quickly. You should know that this live betting tactic is considered to have high risks, that’s why it’s important to use live betting tips and tricks wisely so you don’t lose your money. It’s best to choose a game where many goals are expected to be scored and then just wait for an early goal, ideally in the first quarter or something like that. As an example, let’s say that it happened in the 16th minute, so if the underdog scores first the odds for over 1.5 will be about 1.5 or more. Here is when you make your bet. Let’s remember that we already said that this is a risky tactic, so it’s best if you don’t bet more than 10% of your bankroll.
This can happen in the second half over 1.5 as well and it’s believed to have more risk because it depends on the game. For decreasing the risk it’s best if you bet at over 1.5 for the full time, but bear in mind that odds should be 1.2 or higher. Then you bet on another game and so on until you double your initial profit. After that you choose if you want to withdraw the money or continue betting.
IN-PLAY CORNER BETTING TACTIC
This betting tactic is really simple and particularly useful when the favourite team is losing (and even more so, at the knock-out stages). Before you start betting you need to know two things about it. First thing is that the attacking team has to have an absolute need for scoring, meaning to win for the league title or to qualify for the next round. A useful information for us is whether they are strong attacking from the wings.
Let’s illustrate it with an example. For the third round of the FA Cup, Liverpool are hosting Tottenham. The Spurs are winning 1-0 at half time. On many betting sites the Reds are the favourites and considered winners. By now 3 corners were given, 2-1 in favour of the home team. So, what do you do? We know that both teams are eager to qualify, but Liverpool might attack more because they are the home team and considered favourites. So what we do in this situation is check the race to 3.5 or 7 corners option. This is a special market that not all bookmakers have. Normally, only bookies with expanded sportbooks offer it (like, for example Novibet). They also offer great odds for corners during live play.
Let’s proceed by saying that the Reds increased the pressure, meaning that more opportunities for corners are created and like that a real possibility to win is created, as well. There is another, more traditional option here – the total corners. You have two choices. Either you choose the three-way market (over-exactly-under) or a handicapped two ways (over/under 8.5, for example). You need to focus on the game and see how it is going forward and then choose one option which is more suitable for you and your style of play. The over line can easily be exceeded if Liverpool are pushing, but if the Spurs are good at controlling the tempo and are keeping them away from the goal, then the best thing to do here is reconsider. The odds for the over 8 three-way line will be about 1.80, similar to the over 8.5. What you will do next is up to you, of course.
LIVE ARBITRAGE BETTING TACTIC
These arbitrage tactics are actually similar to the previous ones that we have already mentioned. The only thing you need in this one though, is a bookmaker that won’t limit your account. That’s why the arb punters like to bet on exchanges. The most popular globally is Betfair, but you can also choose from Matchbook, Smarkets, BETDAQ or even bet365 because they offer great odds and normally don’t limit your account. So if you want to make a profit you should find a two-way bet, for example and over/under in corners or goals and find a mistake between the two sets of odds. For example, on bet365 you found the over at 2.00 and on Novibet the under at 2.10, which means that one of them made a mistake and priced the odds wrong.
You should always pay good attention before you place any bet. What arbitrage betting is about is the so-called sure bet. The timing is really important as you need to bet when the odds are synchronised, so you can have a sure profit. If the odds change in one bookmaker then you might lose. Let’s see this example: if your first bet is on the under 1.5 goals and a goal gets scored just after your bet is confirmed, your tactic is not paying off. In situations like this it’s advisable to place the over bet first and then back the under. Just pay attention that the odds haven’t changed. Another thing we have to mention is that, because of the arbitrage betting, the bookmakers could place limits or even close your account. That’s why you should be very careful.
FAVOURITE TO WIN THE FIRST HALF
If you really want to get acquainted with the best live betting tactics we need to talk about half-time bets too, or the favourite to win – to be more precise. Before you start betting it’s best if you wait for at least five matchdays. Like this, you will get the idea on how every team is playing. You will know if they score a lot, when exactly in the game, how do they prefer to attack, who is their key player, if they have a good defence and so on. When you have all this information is when you can place your first bet. You should decide how much money will you bet and patiently wait for the right moment. For example, if the home win pays at pre-game around 1.90, you can also find a home win at half time at 2.5 odds. When the game starts already, the odds will get more attractive as well. If by all the stats you have concluded that it’s your time to bet, then go for it and wait for your team to score. What makes this one of the best live betting tactics is that even if your favourite team accepts a goals, you can still back the draw in even odds or more. The most important thing is to study the stats and gather valuable information before you start placing your bets.
THE ADDED VALUE LIVE BETTING TACTIC
As you understand by now, why a punter normally chooses betting live is because of the odds. For those who want to chase goals there is one basic in-play betting tactic. What you should do first is choose the games that you think will have a high possibility for many goals to be scored. Or you can start studying the stats. Like this, your are half way there. Now you just have to wait for the kick-off and hope that an early goal won’t be scored in the game. So let’s say, if the pre-game odds for over 2.5 were about 1.8, after 15 or 20 minutes they should be at 2.00 or more. Here is when you should place your bet. But don’t forget that you have watched the game a little bit and you have some idea about the way the teams are playing. It would be best if you are sure that the teams will score, before betting. The important thing to do so you can win your bets is not to rush, but think and act slowly and wisely.
IN-PLAY BETTING TACTIC CHECKLIST
You should know that there are some angles that you need to analyse before placing a live bet. Here we will share some betting tricks that you can find useful. We will guide you concerning betting against the current outcome, but if you like to bet on under markets you can also take some hints to ensure your win. Before we start, you should remember that the best tactic is to follow your gut.
- It’s best if you try to avoid high profile competitions and cups because normally there are not that many goals scored in those games. Sometimes it happens because the manager makes a lot of changes in the starting eleven or after scoring some goals they try to pass time. Another reason is, because it’s a high competition, the players are very cautious and play very carefully because there is a lot at stake. So like this, not many possibilities for scoring a goal are created. There is one exception, you could bet on corners or on a game where the team is really desperate to qualify for the next round.
- It’s advisable not to back low scoring teams. For example, while studying the stats you might have found a team with a really bad defence. Their game is underway and it’s a draw at halftime with no goals. The over 1.5 might be at 2.00 odds or more but why? Don’t think that the bookmakers are stupid. They offer those odds for a reason and it’s because they predict that the other team won’t make it because it’s considered a low scoring team. It’s impossible for the players to always be at the top of their game, during the whole season as they play more than 70 games per year, in the mayor leagues. So what you should do is check every team, their average home and away goals and don’t bet on teams with poor results.
- You should always count on player substitutions, too. Let’s remember the example when Barcelona was facing Getafe at Camp Nou. In the second half everyone was surprised when the away team took the lead. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were on the bench because of an upcoming Champions League game. But because the Catalans needed the three points, what the manager did was put them both in. Here is where you should place your bet because over 1.5 or even 2.00 are great odds.
- By any means, you should avoid so called soft bookmakers. We recommend you to have various accounts with different bookies, but avoid the soft ones when you want to make a live bet, meaning the ones that have slow reflexes when it comes to adjusting the odds but are quick to limit your account. You can maybe use them during pre-match markets, but definitely not for in-play betting.