All good sports bettors in Ireland have a strategy. Employing a good live betting strategy is essential if you want to come out ahead.
One of the best uses of live betting is to hedge your bets. This involves placing a pre-game wager, then using in-play betting to secure a profit.
Here’s an example. You place a pre-game bet on Brighton to beat Manchester United at 5/1. With 30 minutes gone, Brighton has taken a shock 2-0 lead. But with 60 minutes remaining, anything could happen.
This is where you can use the live betting markets. You notice that the live in-play odds are now 4/1 for Manchester United to win the game and 3/1 for the draw. You can take a small wager on the Red Devils to make a comeback and ensure a profit either way.
When you make a 1X2 bet pre-game, the wager has been made and there’s nothing you can do about it. However, the beauty of live betting is that you can continue placing wagers while the game is going on.
Fast markets are a good way of making bets in a hurry. You can bet on events happening within the next minute like a point to be scored or a corner to be won. These are good if, for example, it’s late on in the soccer game and one team is hammering the opposition goal looking for an equalizer.
It’s also wise for you to recognize the potential patterns of a player or team during a game, which can manifest in several ways. For example, a tennis player may tend to buckle under pressure when having the lead. Another might become frustrated when failing to break serve. A player who begins to get worn down may struggle distinctively. The signs may be there for you to read, so be on the lookout to jump on them in Live Betting as they are opportunities that can lead to profit.