As football fans the festive period is always incredibly hectic. Our social lives are also impacted during this time with things such as Christmas parties and getting together with friends and family. The festive period is packed with football fixtures and for those who enjoy having a bet, the increased number of games provides plenty of opportunities to do so. With that being said, it is worth keeping an eye on the current Covid-19 situation which has resulted in a number of fixtures being postponed. If you are going to have a bet during this time, there are some key behaviours you should adopt.
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Research: With so many games in a short period of time it can be very demanding on the players. This can lead to more injuries and even players being rested at certain times. Doing your research ahead of the games is crucial at this time to make sure you are in a position to make the most informed decisions when betting. Be sure to keep a look out for the Portsmouth match previews for all the latest on the Pompey squad for the upcoming matches.
Stick to your budget: When it comes to betting over the festive period it is best practice to set yourself some budgets. Whilst it is important to set yourself a budget for your finances, it is equally important to consider the amount of time you spend betting during this time. When it comes to the financials, the festive period is a time where you may have increased spending on social activities as well as things such as presents. All of these things should be calculated before you allocate funds for betting. You should also look at any social events you have planned and the time you will be spending with friends and family. If you are having a bet, it should form part of a balanced social life and not impact on your ability to enjoy those aspects of the festive period.
Set tools to help: If you have put the work in to identify your budgets it is a great idea to make use of the tools operators offer to help you. If you have a financial budget allocated for betting you may wish to set yourself a deposit limit on your account. This enables you to deposit the amount you have identified and no more. There are also some tools which can assist with your time such as a reality check which informs you of how long you have been betting for.
Understand your motivation: Emotions will likely play a big part during your betting experience and understanding how to control those is important. When placing a bet, you should always ask yourself why you have come to that decision. Is the bet adding value to your experience and what was your process in coming to that decision? Sometimes you will place bets based on an emotional connection you have with that team. Backing the team you support to win is a decision heavily influenced by your heart. If this is the case, you should think smartly about how much you wager on this. By removing the emotional element, you can make decisions which derive from research, and this is a much better strategy for responsible play.
It is certainly a busy few weeks ahead, with plenty of games to look forward to and the fast-approaching festive period for you to enjoy. If you are having a bet over this time, be sure to make use of our BettorMind resources. Here you will find information and advice to help ensure your betting at this time of year remains enjoyable.
Happy Christmas and Play Up Pompey!
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