Volleyball betting tips
What are the best volleyball bets? Well, the best bets are the ones that win. So, to help you create your betting strategy, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help boost your chances of success. No rule will guarantee you of winning 100%, but if you implement these volleyball betting tips, you can at least optimize the way you bet.
Research, research, research
The absolute best thing you can do before placing a volleyball bet – or any sports bet for that matter – is to research what you’re betting.
The primary advantage for players betting on sports rather than casinos is that nearly all outcomes are people-driven instead of pure chance. So, the more you know about players or a team, the more you’ll understand how they will react to certain situations or, indeed, certain opponents.
Many factors can impact a volleyball result. A new partnership between players can be especially challenging, while a gruelling tournament schedule or even a nagging injury could certainly hamper a teams’ chances of getting a positive result. On the flip side, a new partnership can also reap the rewards, such as after winning silver in the 2012 Olympics with Emanuel Rego, Alison Cerutti went one better in 2016 winning gold on home soil with Bruno Oscar Schmidt.
So, what is the best way of doing volleyball research? Well, for starters, watching a lot of volleyball and gaining a good understanding of the sport will be hugely beneficial. Likewise, following the results, even if you’re not watching the games won’t hurt either. Surrounding yourself in the sport and following tournament events closely, better places you to make an educated prediction about the outcome of future matches.
Get to know Volleyball Statistics
Even if you haven’t gotten around to watching a lot of volleyball, merely following the latest volleyball results will give you a clearer picture of the more significant patterns at play. Checking in-match volleyball statistics can also help you see a team’s strengths and weaknesses. For example, if a team with a strong service game is playing a team with a weak service return rate, you may well expect the strong service team to dominate proceedings – regardless of how their relative results and competitions have gone.
In the age of the internet, there’s no shortage of information out there – especially in the sporting world – so put it to good use and keep an eye out for underlining patterns that others may not yet have spotted. In men’s beach volley, for example, no pairing has ever defended Olympic Gold – so although the previous winner may be the favourite going into the event, they may be available at too short a price considering this information.
On the flip side to this, if you combine studying statistics with watching matches, you may spot other unusual patterns or even anomalies. A team that has been on a great run based on their statistics are likely to have quite short odds. If you’ve watched this team play, though, and have seen some flaws in their game or even spotted the team only getting lucky on occasion, it may be worth betting against them for better odds.
Give In-Play Betting a Go
You can also bet on volleyball live thanks to in-play betting. So, if you’re an avid watcher of volleyball, you could bet on the play as it unfolds before your eyes. Not only can this be a great deal of fun, but you also have the advantage of recognizing traits in the play as they’re happening.
In-play markets can be perfect for highly knowledgeable sports fans who can spot patterns of play and can see how situations may play out. You’ll find lots of in-play volleyball at Mr Green, most of which will be on the match result, although you may also find set handicap markets and next set winner markets on more significant events.
Remember: Even Favourites Get Beat
A common trend among sports odds is that the most famous or popular teams end up with odds that are too short. While some teams naturally tend to dominate the sport, it’s something of a fallacy that people think these teams always win. And when people start seeing teams as “dead certs,” bookmakers will naturally shorten the odds to limit their losses if the team in question performs as expected.
The best example of this came in 2013 when everybody was expecting Trentino to bag a fifth consecutive Club World Championship – with the team massive favourites in betting markets to do so. Instead, they stammered the entire competition, being comfortably beaten 3-1 by Novosibirsk in the semi-finals, which in turn were trounced by Sada in the final.
However, this may leave an opportunity for other bettors who are happy to bet on teams with longer odds. The reason is they know that while they may lose individual bets more often, they are still getting better value in the long term compared to these shortened odds on big sides.
Avoid Rose-Tinted Glasses
Similarly to the last point, you should always be cautious about betting on a team that you follow. While following a team is a perfect way of building knowledge about them, by actively supporting a team, you may become blinded by hope and not placing the best bets. Of course, it’s always possible for any organization to win but, where possible, you should weigh up a potential bet objectively and not while wearing your rose-tinted glasses for your team! Try and keep emotion out of betting on volleyball.
Go With Your Intuition
Our gut tells us a lot. Sometimes it’s right, and sometimes it’s wrong, but there’s usually a reason for your instinct, even if you can’t express it.
By being well-prepared with a good knowledge of volleyball, with statistics and lots of recent action in your memory, you should start to build an instinct about what is a good or lousy volleyball bet.
Like we discussed before, if you’ve seen a team on a winning run, but they’ve been less than convincing when you have watched them, follow your instincts as to whether you think they will win their upcoming matches or not.
Predict First, Bet Later
While it’s important to look for value when betting, you should try to avoid selecting bets purely based on the odds and the hope that it might happen. Wherever possible, make your volleyball predictions first and then set about finding the best odds based on what you already think will happen.
Letting the odds sway your thinking will effectively undo all the good work you’ve done through research and ignores your volleyball knowledge. That said, of course, it’s essential to keep an eye out for good value and overpricing – just make sure you can back the odds with a sound mind.
Don’t Chase Your Losses
The number one rule when placing a wager – whether that be in sports betting or in a casino – is never to chase your losses. Even if you’ve lost ten bets in a row, it doesn’t alter the outcome of the next bet.
Never, ever, bet more than you can afford to – and are comfortable with – losing. We all want to win when we gamble, of course, but just make sure that if your bet doesn’t win, you’re not really feeling the loss. This point is by far the most critical volleyball betting strategy out there. On the same lines, certainly don’t increase the amount you are betting to cover previous losses – this is a very destructive path and one that Mr Green would never recommend.
Betting – especially on sports – should be seen as entertainment. Get the thrill of having a bet on the latest volleyball action and – by all means – enjoy your wins, but just don’t be left out of pocket if your bet does not win.
How to Increase Your Volleyball Betting Value
One thing that all sports betting fans love is to get more for their money. Sometimes this means getting the best odds, but at Mr Green, you can also enjoy a plethora of bonuses and promotions on the latest volleyball action to boost your betting value.
Volleyball Betting Bonuses and Promotions
There are lots of sports bonuses and special offers available to both new and existing customers at Mr Green, with our free bet offer to new customers proving to be one of the most popular that we have.
After placing their first $20 sports bet on the site, new Mr Green customers will receive another $20 free bet for them to enjoy on any sports market they want – including volleyball! There’s no doubt that this is a fantastic way to get more value when betting online.
But don’t worry, if you’re one of our loyal existing customers, we take care of you too. We’re always updating our promotions page with new and exciting sports betting offers, ensuring that you’re always getting excellent value and enjoying your Mr Green experience. Also, make sure to check out emails from Mr Green, as we will often send you an exclusive reward or treat directly.