This may sound silly at first, but not many punters actually have a betting strategy. The sole purpose in many cases is for them to jump in and hope for the best.
While this optimistic approach certainly pleases the bookies, it is not always the best way forward. Finding an approach and standardising it and then sticking to it is usually the best way to make it through the gradual averaging out of your bets, wins and losses over the long term.
Unfortunately many punters will have a decent lucky streak and then jump straight into making uncharacteristically big bets, double or triple their usual limit and then finding that their luck has run out.
It is for this reason that people must learn to standardise their betting strategy and adhere to it religiously.
Do Your Research
Before spinning the wheel of random betting strategies, one should always research online first before making any kind of commitment. Also try to keep an eye on other people and what they are up to on the betting scene. Social media can be very helpful in this area with free tips popping up all the time. The wealth of knowledge that is available to people on the internet is truly striking, and it is from this relatively untapped resource that you will slowly be able to gather and collect information and strategies.
One such strategy that appears to work quite well in football involves betting on the worst performing teams in a division, the last 3 on the ladder. At this level of the competition, the likely hood of a draw is quite high as teams will be battling just above being relegated with little offensive capabilities. Some people have claimed a 45% profit plus their initial pay-in from such strategies.
Start a Betting Pool
If the thought of going it alone is too much for you to bear then you may need to look around for a few people to join you on your quest for the perfect bet. This insulates you from big losses as when you are able to pool your resources together you are able to cushion yourself from losing too much, as the burden of the bet is carried by everyone in your group.
The second part of the advantage is that with extra people and extra bets comes bigger slices of the pie for everyone involved. This means that for a smaller exposure you open yourself up to a bigger chance of winning your share of a decent jackpot.
Good places to start are office pools or even some mates from down at the pub if you are so inclined. It can be really fun if you do your homework as a group. There have been some massive prizes won by office pool groups in the past, and has resulted in some companies having to quickly find replacements as entire staff regiments have been known to walk out simultaneously after hitting a decent jackpot.
Wrapping it Up
So there we have it, some basic betting strategies that can help you get a bit of a leg up over the odds and get you started on your journey. There are sadly no guaranteed methods that work every time but there is no harm in trying.