Betting in sports is something that almost gives us a purpose in life, we love the thrills and nothing beats the sensation of winning, especially if the odds were against us. But when we are just starting in this thrilling activity we should take it a tad slow.
The simplest type of bets are straight bets, we are sure you’ve made lots of these, even as a kid with your friends. But when you are betting through an online bookkeeper it’s a little different, because you are betting against the odds that the bookie gives to each result.
It’s a very basic concept, when two football teams face each other there is one that has more possibilities to win, so in order to entice punters to bet for the underdog bookkeepersgivethem better odds, and the favorite gets lower odds. You can always use an Asian Handicap to make the playing field more leveled, but we will talk about those types of bets in another occasion.
This is the reason football betting tips are so important. It’s impossible to be up to date with all the information surrounding matches, but with the right tips you can gain an edge over the bookkeeper and win some serious cash.
We like straight bets because they let us take better care of our bankroll. Maybe the odds are never as spectacular as they would be in a parlay, but we can still win big if we feel that the odds do not reflect the reality of the team, and happens a lot, you just have to know where to look.
But what about parlays? There is a lot we can say about them, the good and the bad. Parlays are very popular amongst punters because you can win a huge amount of money if you can hit on all the results.
A parlay is a bet where you can combine a series of straight bets to form a “super bet”. To win the bet you have to hit on all the results, and that what makes them a tricky bet. Let’s say you have a parlay with six games, you already won five and you lose the sixth one on the last minute. It all goes to waste, you end up empty handed.
Parlays are a huge temptation, but we think that they are better suited for the more experienced punter. If you are a beginner, straight bets are better for you, at least until you become a money making machine.