Another weekend is here again. As with all weekends, there’s the scramble for games to bet on by bettors the world over. Why not? A weekend can serve up to a thousand games to bet on. And that’s if we’re only considering the football market.
The sports world has not offered busy weekends on TV of late, no thanks to the summer break in football, the once-in-two-weeks format of racing in Formula 1 and the short pre-season friendlies which kind of flew by. But that is not to say football action has not continued in the Americas while the basketball season rolls on in Australia.
As we discussed in an earlier blog post, August is a sports month. So, starting this weekend, the sports jamboree – which never stopped in the first place – continues.
As a punter/bettor, this is great news as it means you’re presented with many betting options to choose from, starting this weekend. From plenty of football to basketball – and not forgetting the world of virtual betting which never sleeps – you’re spoilt for choice this weekend. Lucky you!
Before you run off to start selecting games to choose for your bet slip this weekend, how about a couple of tips from us? As a bettor, you know how weekends can be, especially those ones that have a whole lot of games in them. The more games you pick, the higher the risk level.
While it’s totally impossible to eliminate the risk of losing while betting, you can reduce it by identifying which market best suits your style of play. What does that mean? It means you should be able to figure out which betting market is suitable for you, not just bet randomly. To help you with this (if you’re still struggling with it), here are 6 betting markets you can try this weekend:
- 1 X 2
This is quite straight forward. You make your selection based on which teams you think will either win/draw/lose the game. For some other sports like Basketball, you either back the home team or the away team. The odds in this market vary, depending on which team you’re backing/event you’re predicting to occur.
- Double Chance (1X, X2, 12)
For those who like to ‘play it safe,’ this is the one for you. If you’re also looking to make the most of those huge odds that you see around, you can use this market to your advantage. You can back a hugely disadvantaged team to either win or draw a game. The odds will be fairly good enough, a good thing for your bet slip.
- Goals: Under/Over
If you’ll be betting on football games and you’re not interested in backing a team, you can bet in the goals market. You can predict the amount of goals that a game will have. But the goals market is not limited to that. You can also predict the number of goals that a specific team will score.
You can also look out for the “Both Teams to Score” option in this market.
Playing in the Handicap market is also another way of playing in the “goals” market. It’s all inter-connected, really. By giving a team one goal ahead and still predicting them to lose, you’re indirectly saying that the opposing team will outscore them, which is, in a way, still related to the goals market.
- Half-Time/Full Time
This option is available both in the football and rugby market. Here, you can predict which of the teams will win the halves. Your idea of how much a team scores and when they score those goals/tries will give you a fair idea of how well you can fare in this market.
- 1st Half or 2nd Half
In sports, anything can happen. A team winning until the 89th minute in football can end up losing the game. A rugby game can see minnows run the top dogs over. It’s usually not over until it is over.
But this doesn’t need to stop you from betting because on a sports betting platform like NairaBET you can choose which half to predict its outcome. You can decide on events in the first half or the ones in the second half. It’s your choice.
Now that you’re armed with these betting markets, which market will you be playing in this weekend? Share your thoughts with us as we’d love to hear from you.
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