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Handicap Draw in Football Explained

TLDR A handicap draw is when the score is drawn after the handicaps are added. Eg, Team A -1. Score ends up 2-1 to Team A. Handicap score is 2-2. Whether you win or push (money back) is whether you did the 1x2 (three way handicap) or Asian Handicap. There are two main types of...

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An introduction to scorecasts.

A scorecast is a football bet where you attempt to predict the first goal scorer and the correct score. For example in a match involving Manchester United in the Premiership, you could have Giggs to score first and correct score of 3-1. Scorecasts are priced up separately. The novice bettor might think that if Giggs...

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Odds and Probabilities, The Monty Hall Problem and The Hole-In-One Gang

Recognising Value - the Key to Gaining a Betting Edge. Read about the Monty Hall problem and the Hole in 1 gang. Risk is part of everyday life, more so than most people probably realize. From crossing the road to the more obvious financial decisions such as buying a house, or starting a business, all...

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Guide To Odds Pricing

Ever wondered who sets the odds when you place a bet, and how they do it? An odds compiler, who wishes to remain anonymous, reveals all… Successful betting is not just about picking winners: it's also about whether it's worth backing them at the odds you are offered. The question to ask yourself every time...

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An Introduction to Asian Handicaps.

Confused about when I talk about Asian Handicaps? Here's a primer. The most common way to bet on football in the UK is with 3 way betting (sometimes called 1X2). The three options are home win, draw and away win. Working out whether you win a bet is straight forward. If you bet on a...

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Betting Glossary

A guide to common football betting terms. Accumulator. Sometimes called a parlay. A bet where the winnings from one bet are placed on the next bet. The winnings accumulate, giving a large theoretical return. In reality, not very profitable as it only takes one to lose and your whole bet loses. Arbitrage. A combination of...

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Football Betting ‘How To’ – Correct score betting

Correct score betting is notoriously difficult to predict, but you should use science to get it right. Here, Frederick Steiner explains how mathematics can bring you a winning formula.It's 1 October 2003, and it's Champions League night. You might recall it. It was the night that Manchester United travelled to Stuttgart, while Chelsea entertained Besiktas...

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Fixed Football (soccer games)

This is a topic that generates a lot of discussion in certain parts of the internet. Most notably in Telegram Groups and Discord servers. It's mainly people trying to sell you fixed games. I've never actually followed up with actually buying one of these fixed games, but I strongly suspect that they are a scam....

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Is Soccer betting for living possible?

Betting for a living is something people dream of. For most, it's an unrealistic dream. For others, it's hard but possible. In theory, it's quite easy, just win more than you lose. The bookies have a built-in edge but with some knowledge and the ability to select which bets to take should be able to...

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