How to profit from in-play betting? As the betting industry continues to evolve, never have punters had more opportunities to line their wallets across as many different sports. And a particularly popular component within this new age of gambling comes in the form of in-play betting, which has been most readily embraced by Bet365.
Indeed, that firm offers well over 50 in-play markets on each and every televised football match, as punters are now probably well aware of in light of Ray Winstone’s frequent ringing endorsements. Whilst their advertising campaign may be somewhat incessant though, it can prove useful in displaying the latest live odds during football’s half-time breaks, odds which usually aren’t beaten, particularly in next goalscorer markets.
In-play betting It can pay to play the waiting game…
Although some punters will religiously place a first scorer bet prior to kick-off, and many like to be on a red-hot favourite horse before the race gets underway, patience can now more than ever prove a profitable virtue for punters. For example, the blistering seasonal form of the likes of a Robin Van Persie or Gareth Bale sees either player understandably short in the betting to open the scoring in almost any match they play in. Thus, waiting for match events to unfold can realistically see the prices regarding such players finding the net bolstered considerably, particularly if things aren’t going so well for their team. The type of players who can produce something out of nothing always appear tempting in-play next scorer options, particularly if 7/1 odds become available when the selection began the game as a 4/1 chance to break the deadlock.
And it can also pay to be attentive to early match proceedings in order to reap rewards, with a vast array of markets readily available, the most interesting of which are arguably cards and corners. If a referee sets the tone with an early booking, punters are advised to get on a red card as early as possible, before the next challenge goes flying in. Meanwhile, a team racing out of the blocks from the first whistle will appear tempting corner match-bet prospects, or appealing shots to win a race to any number of corners. Also, a noticeable flurry of corners in one side’s favour could lead to massive next goalscorer returns, with central defenders posing an obvious threat at prices often exceeding 25/1.
Similarly, in horse racing, it can be wise to see how a race begins to unfold before committing to investment. Betfair is a firm renowned for offering an appealing in-running exchange rate, as punters bet against other punters for financial gain. Therefore, it is not too late to get on the fancied paddock pick even after the race begins, whilst lengthy odds could still remain on the 33/1 pre-race no-hoper as he bounds into contention at the final furlong post.