Soccer Betting – The "Asian Handicap"

A draw, or tied score, is a frequent outcome in soccer. In the 2008-2009 season, almost a quarter of all Premier League matches resulted in a draw. Because such an outcome is so common, traditional betting usually involves betting within the context of three different outcomes: a win for one team, a draw, or a win for the other team. The “Asian handicap” is a means of changing this by “handicapping” the underdog by a certain percentage, meaning that a draw becomes impossible.

Most handicaps are made at intervals of one half or one quarter, meaning that there has to be a winner since it is impossible to score a half or quarter goal. The purpose is to make the odds as close to 50-50 as possible and eliminating the draw as a possible outcome. Because the odds are almost half when a handicap is applied, the payout is usually even money, or very close to it.

The primary benefit is encouraging punters to bet on matches where there is a clear favorite. For example, if Manchester United (winner of the Premier League in the 2008-2009 season) were to play West Bromwich (the bottom team of the Premier League during the same season), few punters would be interested in betting. This is because Manchester United is a much better team and the odds are strongly in their favor.

However, if West Bromwich was given a handicap of +2.5, it would mean that they would be effectively starting with a lead of 2.5 goals. This means Manchester United would have to score three goals more than West Bromwich to be the winner as far as the bet is concerned. If West Bromwich scored one goal, then Manchester would have to score four to win. Handicapping obviously changes the odds significantly.

An interesting aspect of handicapping is the push. If an even number is used for the handicap, and the actual score plus the handicap equals a draw, then this is a push. For example, if in the example given above West Bromwich was given a handicap of 2 and failed to score any goals, and Manchester United only scored two goals, this would be a push. The result of a push is that all the punters receive their original wagers returned as there was no winner.

The “Asian Handicap” adds an additional element to soccer betting that can be both fun and profitable. This form of betting can be helpful for those punters that have a personal favorite that they intend to bet on, but are not confident that their favorite will win a particular match.

Betting Strategies in Roulette

Are betting strategies in roulette effective? Firstly, lets look at the history of the game which has some considerable bearing on the answer to that question.

Roulette is a game that dates back to 1655. It was created by Blaise Pascal and means ‘small wheel’ in French. To begin with it was only played in monasteries for entertainment but was soon adopted by French casinos where it soon caught on as a popular game of chance. There are many legends about roulette, the most widely quoted one being that if you add up all the numbers on a roulette wheel you get the number 666 – the sign of the beast. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that the game was played in America and they introduced a slightly different version. So does it make a difference to the players which one they play? You bet it does!

Now back to the betting strategies and what to do. Firstly, the two variations of roulette. European is the most popular one, mainly due to it’s lower house edge at 2.63%. The other, more modern variation, is American roulette which has an extra slot numbered 00. It was introduced by the US casino owners who liked the profit generated by the original version, but wanted to increase their return, and by adding the 00 they lifted the house edge to 5.26%. So the first way to improve your chances of winning at roulette is to simply avoid American Roulette tables like the plague!

Now lets looks at the actual bets and odds (all figures are for European Roulette). A Straight Up bet (betting on just 1 number) offers a 35-to-1 payout but the actual odds of the ball landing on the number you pick are 1 in 37. The gap is where the casino makes it’s profit. Whilst a return of 35/1 looks good on paper it is a risky bet to place so use it sparingly. Other bets are available and they range from betting on two numbers (called a Split Bet) to betting on red/black, even/odd or low/high and these last three options offer the shortest odds of Evens (1-to-1). So if you concentrate on these three, along with Column Bets (covering 12 numbers) or Dozen Bets (also 12 numbers but in different blocks) you will be increasing your chances of getting a return. This doesn’t mean you should completely ignore the longer-odds bets though, just adopt a strategy that will see you get a small return often, rather than a big return but infrequently. The latter route is sure to send you broke!

One thing to remember with roulette is that it is a random game. Therefore the results of one spin have no bearing on future spins. Just because the last 5 spins have landed Red, doesn’t change the odds of the next one being Red too. The roulette wheel has no memory!

If you place most of your bets on the short-odds ones, with just a small percentage of your cash on the long odds bets, you will see a steady return, but not much of a profit. You do need to mix in a few of the Straight Up, Split and Street (3 numbers) bets to try and get a profit boost, but not too many. And remember, only play on tables with one 0 – avoid the 00 at all costs! So there are betting strategies in roulette that work, just remember to use them next time you play at a casino.

Horse Betting Racing System that Uses Form Only to Quickly Pick Out Winners

Introduction

The most basic information supplied at any horseracing meeting in the world will be all the horse’s form. Form is simply the result of the 3 to 4 races the horse ran.

For Example: 0X624 Joyjoy

The horse Joyjoy above came fourth at its last race, second at its second last race, sixth at its third last race, had a break from racing (as indicated by X) and came either 10 or above just before it took the break.

The Codes Explained, Briefly:

Read the numbers and letters from right to left, with the first number or letter on the right being the result of the latest race and second number or letter on right being the result of the second most recent race, etc…

X – Means ‘Spell’ and simply means the horse took a break from racing

O – Means the horse came 10 or above in the race

F – Means the jockey fell in the race

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 & 9 – Represents the position the horse finished the race

The System

Now that we know how to read form, let’s plunge into discovering this system!

Look for horses that are peaking with form. We do this by glancing through the latest three starts a horse has had.

Here’s what we are looking for…

The horse must have come second and third in its last two starts therefore the last two form should look like this:

32 Horse’s name

For its third last start the horse must have come either 4,5,6,7,8 or 9. We don’t care what it came for its fourth start and onwards.

So we are looking for horses that have their last three starts looking like this:

432 or 532 or 632 or 732 or 832 or 932

Horses with the above form are simply peaking and will run very well. However there are many other variables that affect the outcome of a race so do not expect to win or place every time. But… if I were to use only form to select winners, this is exactly what I’d use. In fact if you glance through any form guide, you’ll see a number of horses with form that’s 321.

These horses have already peaked and won but now will face tougher competition because of the recent win. This is why you have to get them just before they win…

— that is when the last two digits of the form are 32.

I have recently received feedback from some of my clients reporting to have used variations of the system described here with exceptional results. They bet on horses with improving form over the last three starts, irrespective of whether the latest two numbers are 3 & 2.

Example: 642, 863, 752, etc…

How you end up using my system is entirely up to you! I would suggest you experiment with the various combinations and stick to the one that works best for you.

By the way…you can use this system for gallops/flats, jumping events, harness racing and also greyhound racing.

I recommend you use the same amount to bet for a win and place (Eachway Betting) so you collect something if the horse or dog comes in first, second or third.

Now just by using this simple betting plan you’ll be way ahead of the majority of the punters out there…but wait, there’s still more!

Next I’m going to show one of the secrets that professional punters use to grow their betting bank into thousands of dollars, QUICKLY!

The Absorption Staking Plan

The first thing you need to do before placing a single bet is to establish a betting bank. Your betting bank has to be self-sustaining and once established you cannot add any more of your ‘own’ money to it.

Now, use 5% of the bank to bet for a win and 5% for a place/show for all your betting from now on. Reinvest all your profits back into the bank and let it absorb the losses as well.

So whether your bank increases or decreases in size, your bets remain in proportion all the time – 5% for a win and 5% for a place/show

Example: Betting Bank $100: Win bet $5 Place Bet $5

OR

Betting Bank $75: Win bet $3.75 Place bet $3.75 (Round them off to nearest whole number if need be)

How You Can Sustain 30 Straight Losses

Even though this Peaking Racing System is no where as robust as my main selection system “How to ‘Place Bet’ on Favorites for a Living”, you still shouldn’t get 15 straight losses in a row – let alone 30!

However the staking plan I have recommended that you use can withstand up to 30 straight losses without totally breaking the bank.

A betting bank of $100 will be $4.18 after the 30th loss – not completely wiped out.

The greatest thing about this staking plan is that it magically minimizes the impact of losses while capitalizing tremendously on winnings.

Try it and see for yourself!

How to Make Over $1200 in 3 Hours in Soccer (Football) Live Betting

I play a round of mean soccer with my MALE soccer buddies every Wednesday night. I’m the only rose among the thorns. During each game, I simply forget that they are guys. I just concentrate on the game of eleven players against eleven players.

You may be curious to know which position does this rose cover? As I’m extremely nibble, agile and have excellent reflexes, I ‘man’ the goalposts. Yes, I’m the goalkeeper.

Mind you, the job of goalkeeping may be the most difficult job on the soccer pitch because the actions can come so fast and quick.

The goalie needs to possess the capacity to be razor sharp in concentration at a moment’s notice even though he/she may not have much to do for the last 89 minutes.

Now, why do these thorns trust their rosie goalkeeper… simply because I made a mean goalie. My defenders have absolute confidence in this “last woman standing”.

The great Brian Clough once said a good goalkeeper could be worth 15 points a season. It has been 360 minutes without my conceding a goal and I’m proud of this humble record.

I realized that playing a soccer game and placing a soccer bet have a lot of similarities. There are ups, there are downs, and sometimes there are turnarounds in the game or bet.

However, I’ve found that in soccer live betting, most of the “unpredictables” in the game can be decoded.

The odds provided by the bookmakers are a reflection of the performance of the teams on the pitch from the bookmakers’ point of view. So when we go along with the bookmakers’ reading of the game as reflected by the odds, we cannot be far off.

This makes soccer live betting a literal gold-mine IF we can possess the skill to “decode the odds” and place our winning bets. With so many live bets being offered on every match day, there’s plenty of profitable actions to be had.

(Live betting is also popularly known as bet in-play, in-running, in-game and running ball).

I was searching for a soccer live betting book which can teach me the techniques to decode the odds which is the integral part in profitable live betting. I found what I wanted in this 108 page soccer live betting system and let me show you what I’ve discovered.

1) Match Fixing At This Tail End Of The Soccer Season

The soccer season in Europe has reached the tail end. Games have been played and matches have been won and lost.

It is at this point of the season that the rumours of match fixing will rear its ugly head.

How could we ignore the gossips when completely unexpected results happen… especially when this is the crucial point of the season when teams are fighting for coveted places to play in an European competition, or to avoid relegation.

Of course, in soccer, just like in any sport, there are always freak results. Just one error in judgement by a referee or a linesman can make a difference between winning and losing.

For normal bets, unless the punter has access to the match fixing syndicate, it can be difficult for him to ‘smell out’ the suspicious matches. He has to be vigilant on any abnormal odds swings or prices too good to be true. The onus is on himself to be alert before placing his bets.

For live bets, as the odds are adjusted according to how the match is moving, if a syndicate has fixed a game, say the Home team to lose the match, their poor play would have been reflected in the odds movements. So you can say that this is one advantage live bets have over normal bets, provided you can decode the odds.

2) The Main Thing That This System Has Taught Me

This book opened up my eyes to look at the odds from a different angle – the angle which brought in the dole. I didn’t know the secret is hidden in the odds. Once you discover it, you’ll realize how easy it is to make money in soccer live betting.

I love the chapter on “Timing Of The Bets”. The author has meticulously explained the rationale in determining the best “profitable” times to place the bets. The screen-shots made it real easy to understand.

3) The No. 1 Tip I’ve Learned

For me, the No. 1 tip I’ve learned is the discipline to follow the criteria of each of the 10 strategies.

I realized the criteria form the foundation of the strategy and by following them strictly, I’ll not be tempted to deviate due to any emotion.

I’ll only place my bets when the selection meets the criteria 100%. This discipline makes me place each bet with utmost confidence.

4) The No. 2 Tip I’ve Learned

I realized a good betting system must be complemented with sensible money handling knowledge.

This book has an in-depth coverage on money management rules especially in staking plan and stop win/stop loss limit.

I once followed a system which recommended doubling up the next stake amount to cover the last loss. In one weekend, I lost 90% of my bank.

So knowing how to handle my betting money is the No. 2 tip.

5) Why Is This System The Complete System

I love to describe things in terms of hardware and software.

In this system book, the 10 strategies are the hardware. But to get the system going towards the profitable mode, it is necessary to install an efficient software to ensure consistent profit.

In this book, the author took pains to expound on the virtues of maintaining a winning mindset and dealing with emotions of fear and greed, every punter’s worst enemies.

The chapter on fear and greed is most valuable as the author painted a few betting scenarios to illustrate the point that the distinction between the successful punters and the unsuccessful lot is how they deal with these two emotions.

6) Which Strategy Every Punter Should Know

Out of the 10 strategies, I feel every live bettor should be well versed with the “Cut Loss Strategy” in order to limit any financial damage whenever needed.

Many things can happen in 90 minutes on the soccer pitch. To me, it is very comforting to know that there is a strategy of a “Plan B” when the original strategy is not working. This is my favourite strategy because I love back doors.

7) How Does This System Benefit You

With the 10 strategies, you’ll know exactly what to do when the betting opportunities present themselves.

You’ll not be led by emotion, or relying on luck, or by “guesstimates” to place your bets.

The odds which are a reflection of the performance of the two teams on the pitch will tell you what to do.

8) Can You Really Make $1200 In 3 Hours

Yes, you definitely can. There are so many live games offered on every match day. With the 10 strategies, you can generate regular profits easily.

Of course, your profit figure will depend on your stake amount. Always bet within your comfort zone.

9) What If You’ve No Experience In Soccer Live Betting

Do not fret. The system can be used even by an absolute beginner. Every strategy is described clearly. There are snapshots explaining each step of the strategy. So there is no guesswork. Every step is supported by the odds movement.

Conclusion

This system does not rely on injuries, previous match previews, weather condition, etc. It does not require hours of analysis on every match day.

You just need to acquire the know-how to read the odds movements.

Having the ability to “decode the odds” takes emotion out of the live betting equation. You bet based on what happens on the pitch, not whether Team A is your beloved team or Team X is your most hated club. This is the money making beauty of soccer live betting.