The Internet and live telecasting of matches have made live betting immensely popular.
The main difference between live bets and normal bets is the punters can gauge the motivation factor of how the players will perform or the playing strategy – whether there will be three strikers or ‘a bus of defending players parked in front of their goalmouth’.
The greatest advantage in live betting is the punters have exactly the same information as the bookmakers as the matches are being played. There is also a chance for the punters to bet at better odds if the opening odds are too low. The punters can observe the development of the winbir game and make decisions as the match unfolds. This gives the punters an opportunity to make a ‘U-turn’ and reverse a bet when the situation necessitates.
Live betting requires great discipline and patience. Emotion can run very high during a match and your decision can be just a click on the optical mouse. The following 7 golden winning rules must not be overlooked :
1. 100% CONCENTRATION
Live betting requires a cool and sober mind. You need to be focused and decisive while the match is in progress. A joke among punters is that it is not easy to do this on a regular basis if you are not single.
2. KEEP A COOL HEAD
Watching a match is an emotional roller coaster. How many times when :
* we are winning – we hope the referee will blow the final whistle fast
* we are losing – we hope the clock will tick slower
When the chips are down, guard against being swayed by emotion. Stay calm and assess the situation objectively.
3. IF YOU CANNOT BE DECISIVE, DON’T BET
You must be totally convinced about your decision. Don’t bet just for ‘interest sake’ or to relieve boredom.
4. UNDERSTAND THE BETS CLEARLY
Make sure you understand everything about the market you are betting on, especially special bets like total goals, number of corners, number of bookings. etc.
5. BET ON WHAT YOU KNOW
It is easier to determine whether there’s value at any point of the game if you are familiar with the teams, for example, whether the team’s tactic is to defend deep or has statistically won many corners due to its style of play, etc.