Betting on football, as with any other sport, is riddled with risk. However, there are punters who know how to make a profit and reduce the loss, effectively beating the bookies at their own game.
Football predictions are by far and away the easiest way to win money as there is always a knowledge of current form, team selection and league position to guide us in making the right winning bet.
Football Predictions and Why You Should Avoid Goalscorer and Score-cast Events.
Every time you walk on by the bookie’s shop front window, you will undoubtedly see something like, “Kane to score first, Tottenham to win 2-0 – Get 12/1”. The advertising display may even give you a sample bet of, say, £10 down and win £120. These events rarely come off and it is a bet the bookies want you to back because they know there is only a remote chance of both selections actually happening.
To get your soccer predictions spot on, you will need to know the game and its current status inside-out. This means following the every Premier League team and working out the form over the last six games.
• How fragile are the defense looking in recent games
• Are there any key injuries in the squad
• Is the team playing with an in-form striker?
One of the best bets to place on soccer predictions is the “Under or Over 2.5 goals” selection. If there has been no goal action in the first 20 minutes or so, you could cash out and have your stake returned and make a portion of your potential winnings as a profit!
Today’s Match Prediction
Arsenal v Chelsea (2000 GMT, live on Sky Sports)
The League Cup semi-final stage arrives tonight at the Emirates Stadium. But don’t bet on a goal feast tonight, just as the first leg failed to produce goals, tonight’s action is likely to be a nervous approach from both sides.
This suggests a cagey start to the game. Moreover, Alexis Sanchez has now left Arsenal and his replacement, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is cup-tied, having played for Manchester United in earlier rounds.
Giroud and Wellbeck are both injured, so Arsenal’s goals will need to come from Lacazette or Ozil.
Prediction: Arsenal 0 Chelsea 1
Eden Hazard is in the form of his career at the moment and another outstanding display from him could see the Blues through. Also should be worth punting for under 2.5 goals.