Football is the planet’s most popular sport and for many, having a bet on a game is a brilliant way to add a little extra excitement and interest. At the time of writing, a long summer of almost meaningless football is drawing to a close and the 2017-18 season is just around the corner for most of Europe’s big leagues.
Whether you are new to betting on football and the Premier League or not, our general tips and advice are sure to help you out. Whilst we’re looking primarily at the Premier League, the ideas and strategies we talk about are really just as relevant to other leagues and even other sports.
Nobody likes the bookies (not even their own mothers we reckon) but hopefully we can help you to take some cash from them. The only good bookmaker is one that’s handing over our money we say so here’s to a profitable season of Premier League punting.
Use a good football betting site
We don’t really hate bookies, we just hate losing. The most important step in making a long term profit from betting is to only use good sites. The best football bookmakers will have an easy to use site, better than average odds, a huge range of markets and loads of great freebies and promotions. The worst will be frustrating to use, have poor odds, offers that make it virtually impossible to profit and at the very worst may not even pay up.
Get the best odds
Whatever you decide to back, the difference between the best available odds and the worst could be as much as 30%. You wouldn’t gladly pay more than you had to for an item in the shops but accepting poor odds is like doing exactly that. It’s so easy to compare prices from different bookmakers these days and you maximise your value and long term profits by doing so.
Take advantage of welcome bonuses and free bets
In order to have access to the best odds you’ll need to open accounts with a number of the best football betting sites. The good news here is that you can claim a free bet or bonus at any bookie worth their salt when you join. These free bets or welcome promotions automatically put the odds in your favour and there are loads out there worth claiming.
Use ongoing offers and promos
As well as freebies when you first join, the best bookmakers, such as Bet365, Coral and Betfair, will also have brilliant deals and offers for their existing customers too. These vary from time to time and site to site but they always add a little extra value to your bets.
For example, some bookies have acca insurance for when one leg of an acca lets you down, whilst others have money back deals if the game ends 0-0. Such offers may only benefit you once or twice a season but even so, why throw that little extra edge away?
So, simple though our words may be, they are no less effective for that. Good luck and here’s to a season full of winners!
The tips and advice in this article come courtesy of FootballBettingHub who have the details of loads of great football betting offers.