One of the factors why millions of people around the world love sports is unpredictability. But fans of sports betting do not always share this “love”, because there is nothing worse for a bettor than an unexpected and unpredictable result. However, for some gamblers, unexpected results of sports matches, on the contrary, can become a “gold mine”. To do this, you need to correctly use one of the strategies for betting on outsiders. The odds of such markets are high and attractive, and a number of unsuccessful bets can be compensated by winnings from one or two underdog wins. We will tell you what is the benefit of betting against the favorite, how the underdog betting strategies work and which ones are the most effective.
How do betting on underdogs work?
One of the important principles in sports betting is that any winning or losing streak ends sooner or later. Past achievements or failures do not mean that everything will continue in the same way in the future.
For bets on underdogs to work, of course, you need not only luck and faith in the end of a particular series.
You will have to conduct a deep analysis of the matches – be prepared to spend a lot of time.
Why it is profitable to bet on underdogs
There are several reasons why it is profitable to bet against the favorites, which is the basis of this betting strategy. You can either hit the jackpot with a one-time bet, or make a profit at a distance. In any case, the strategy has many advantages.
When is the best time to bet against the favorite?
We bring to your attention a few fundamental rules for betting on an outsider.So, when is the best time to bet in favor of an underdog?
In a principled match or derby. Such matches are always full of excitement and desire to fight to the last. Underdogs with double diligence bite into every ball or point, because it is doubly prestigious for them to defeat the favorite in such a duel. And not always the difference in the class plays a decisive role.
Lack of motivation for the favorite. Let’s say that in the last round of the championship of England, Manchester City, which has already secured the championship, and a club fighting for survival (conditional Watford) will meet.
On the day of the match. The later you bet on an outsider, the more profitable. This is due to the fact that by the beginning of the meeting, an even greater number of bettors will have time to bet on the favorite, thereby raising the odds for the underdog.
Premium. The more modest the club, the smaller its budget. Good bonuses significantly increase the motivation of underdogs, give them new strength.
A protracted series of wins for the favorite or defeats for the underdog. Here, psychological reasons also intervene: after a long series of successes, football players may begin to look down on their opponents, which an outsider can take advantage of.
Types of bets and popular strategies against the favorite
Underdog Goal Betting
As part of this strategy, you need to bet live. Before the start of the match, the odds for the goal of the underdog can reach 2.0. It happens even higher, but we once again emphasize that you need to choose matches not with a hopeless outsider.
Betting on an outsider to win with a plus handicap
There are several types of possible underdog bets. The betting strategy for clear wins is not the most popular.Of course, the coefficient will be tempting, but the probability of passing such a bet is also reduced. But betting on plus odds against the favorite is the best option.
Betting against favorites in live
When using this strategy, the first bet on the underdog must be made in the prematch. You can bet both on a clear victory and on non-losing (with X). In the second case, you should choose a match with a more obvious difference between the teams in the class, so that the 2X bet goes for a high odds.
“Ladder” implies several steps, as can be seen from the name. The player takes a certain bank or a percentage of it and starts betting in such a way that the size of each next bet, if it passes, includes the amount of the previous one + winnings.
Combined bets are bets that contain two conditions. Double outcome (1X, 2X, 12) does not belong to this category. We are talking about markets where you need to predict the outcome of the confrontation (winner or draw) and the number of goals in the match, guess the outcome + the author of the goals, etc.
Combination bets always line up with solid odds, especially if you’re betting on underdogs. Your task becomes more difficult, but at the same time you can hit an even more solid jackpot.