Five strategies to help you make money from betting on football

Betting on football is notoriously difficult, because the margin for error amongst footballers and football teams is so thin that it takes just a slight dip in player performance for a team to let you down.


But how can you keep the odds in your favor, whilst also negating the prospect of teams letting you down? In this blog, we take a look at five strategies that we think will help you make money from betting on football.

1) Bettingmetrics’ data-driven predictions


On the whole, statistics don’t lie. You can, of course, have the occasional anomaly, but when it comes to betting on football, stats are your best friend. At Bettingmetrics, we have developed a highly sophisticated data-driven prediction model that delivers premium football betting tips based entirely on statistics and data.

The model digests a huge amount of data on a daily basis, and our self-learning win-expectancy algorithm makes betting on football a breeze. In addition to providing our win-expectancy calculator, we also keep you up-to-date with value betting opportunities. In short, this means if you are betting on football and think that the odds offered by a bookmaker are better than the odds you would’ve made them, then that is a potential “value bet”. The Bettingmetrics software is fully driven by data, meaning that are value bet opportunities are derived from facts and figures, and not gut feelings.

2) Tracking your bets


This may seem like an obvious one to many of you, but at Bettingmetrics we are never surprised to hear about punters that have been betting on football for years and haven’t kept track of a single bet.


Why should you track your bets? Well, first and foremost, it makes it incredibly easy to manage your bankroll, which can soon get out of control when you are betting on football in different countries and markets. In addition to bankroll management, it is absolutely essential that you are tracking your bets in order to optimize your performance when betting on football. Where are you yielding the most success? Have you developed an eye for profit when betting on football in the Spanish Primera Liga? Are you a dab hand at picking out games with a large amount of cards or corners? The only way to know the answers to those questions is by tracking your bets so that you can identify those all-important winning trends when betting on football.


At Bettingmetrics we can take care of all of that for you with our Betting Tracker. If you are an Excel-phobe or worried about the time-intensive process of logging bets in a notepad document or on pen & paper, you have come to the right place. The Bettingmetrics bet tracker requires absolutely no technical knowledge of Excel’s fiddly mathematic equations and formulas, and our Betfair integration means that betting on football and tracking your bets goes hand in hand.


3) Betting on football with the best odds


When you’re betting on football it can be easy to stick by the same bookmaker you have been punting with for years, but a reluctance to diversify means you could be missing out on a lot of money by neglecting to shop around for the best odds. Over the course of hundreds of winning bets you are missing out on thousands if you are betting on football without making sure you are doing so via the bookies offering the best prices.


Once more, this is where Bettingmetrics comes in. We offer a state-of-the-art betting comparison tool that refreshes more often than the other leading competitors, which means you have an extra edge when betting on football before the game starts and also during the match itself via our live in-play feed.