How Do You Beat The Bookies?

How do you beat the bookies? That question must have been asked millions of times by bettors all over the world and probably typed into Google billions of times. In fact, Google is probably where you found this page while trying to find the answer. Well unfortunately there isn’t really a clear cut answer to that question as there is no easy way to do it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible! Some people really do make a living from football betting but these people, not only have a sound understanding of the sport, they also possess the one thing you need more than ANYTHING (other than money!), they have DISCIPLINE!

How Do You Beat The Bookies?

There are numerous factors involved in being able to beat the bookies but the main one is discipline. If you don’t have that quality in you then you should not expect to make a lot of money from football betting, unless you get extremely lucky of course. When i say discipline i mean you need to make discipline your middle name. Not only be disciplined on a weekday because you will lose any profit during the weekend most likely but be disciplined 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The slightest of lapses could cost you your weekly or monthly profit in a single day. I cannot emphasize enough how important this is.

Factors To Consider

After discipline you really need to make sure you research EVERY bet! This alone should increase your win-rate. We are all guilty of not properly researching our bets, even me sometimes, and i have noticed my poorly researched bets do not have as high a win-rate as my fully researched bets. Coincidence maybe, but i’m not about to accept that as a valid excuse.

You should NEVER bet on impulse! By this i mean you get in have a quick look at Bet365 to see which games are about to start and you see a team who is top of the league playing at home against a side who are mid-table. This is one of my weaknesses! Sometimes you just can’t resist a little wager on the team that ‘should’ win, without you even checking the team sheets. The times i have done this and the bet has lost is astronomical. Without these losses i would likely be a very rich person. These are never bets i tip however. If you can avoid doing this your win-rate WILL increase.

You should also never place multiple bets on the same match. This doesn’t include there being an obvious cover bet when your 1st bet is almost home and dry and you are getting huge odds on a last minute game changer for example. For this i am referring to the times your 1st bet looks all but doomed and you feel like trying to be a hero by finding other bets to recoup your losses. This will not end well in the long run so do not do it. If your only bet looks to be a loser, simply write the bet off and move on to your next well researched bet.

As you may have realized, all of the above require discipline so that’s why it is such an important trait to have. You will never be a successful football bettor if you don’t follow the above, i am confident of that. However, the above is only my experience of football betting and my take on how you beat the bookies so how you interpret all of that is up to you.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.