Football is one of the most popular sports to bet on and this is partly due to the sheer volume of markets you can bet on. In this article we are going to look at in-play betting and what that means for bettors and how you can approach having a bet in-play.
In-play betting as the name implies, comprises of making bets on football matches as they happen. With the increase in the number of games being shown on tv, fans are now better placed to make use of these markets by reacting to the events that are unfolding on the pitch in real time.
Just like normal pre-match betting you have a variety of markets to bet on. The difference is you can make these decisions once the game has started and continue to do so right up until the final whistle.
As you are betting during the game, the odds will change throughout the match as the game gets closer to finishing, odds may be higher in some markets.
This market allows you to pick the team you think will score the next goal in the game. You may be watching the game and the favourite to win might concede the first goal. You might then choose to back them to score the next goal in the match. This bet is settled upon the next goal being scored and the final result or total number of goals are not taking into consideration.
Unlike pre-match betting where you are selecting first, last, or anytime goalscorer this market relates to the next goal that is scored in a game. If you are watching a game and a team brings a player off the bench who you think will score, this is the market for you to place that bet.
This market is very simple as you are choosing the team you think will win the match. Where it adds complexity is the ability to do this in-play allows you to react to the events of the game. This market is very popular when it comes to backing teams to win who have gone behind in the game. If the favourite for the match goes behind, you might still fancy them to win the game and betting on them to do so having gone behind in the match will give you greater odds.
Budget – This is crucial when it comes to placing bets in-play. At BettorMind we strongly advise having a budget when you are betting. In-play betting is popular and there are a lot of markets for you to choose from. This increases the opportunities for you to bet and if you are going to have a bet, make sure it takes into consideration the budget you have set yourself for betting. This can be helped by using a staking plan which allows you to control your budget and ensure you are getting the most out of the money you have allocated for betting.
Watching the game – In-play betting allows bettors to react to events as they happen and when done properly is a great tool for betting. If you are going to have a bet in-play we advise you to do so on the games, you are watching. There is so much information to be gained through watching the game that will put you in a position to make the best decision when placing an in-play bet, doing so when you are not watching the game increases the risk and is something we do not advise.
In-play betting continues to grow in popularity with the number of markets increasing all the time. It can be a great tool for bettors who can react to the events as they unfold. Above is some key advice on how you can get the most out of in-play betting and some things you should consider before having a bet.
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