Sports betting, just like any other investment, requires that one do some research on the competition and team you want to bet on. If you are betting on a sport without doing some research, then you are taking the wrong direction, and these are the people bookmakers love, as many of them do not win the bets they place. If you have looked at the available games and identified the one which looks like the markets are favourable, and there is a high chance of winning the bet, these are the things to look out for when doing your research, before placing your stake.
This is a pretty obvious one, but you can’t imagine the number of people who just rely on what other individuals are saying about the team. The first-hand information should be obtained from the team’s website or other reliable sources. Some athletes are known to play a big part in a game, and if for example, a top player is injured, then this will affect the team’s performance.
Head to Head Statistics
Head to head stats will give you an idea of how the previous meeting between the two teams has been over time, which will, in turn, direct your bet towards the team with the best record. In football, for example, there are teams which are known to have better chances of winning against weaker opponents.
Recent Team Form
The form of a team is another important factor to consider before placing your bet. When betting on sports, make sure you look at the results of a team for their last four or five games in the same competition, and if the team has played at home or away. Some teams are known to perform better at home, as compared to when they play away games.