10. How To Win At Soccer Betting
At the end of each season, the majority of soccer Bettors are poorer off than when they started. In view of this we are now going to make what we consider to be the single most important statement in respect to "Betting to Win":
To achieve even a modest return on your bets, you need to develop a worthwhile Betting Strategy for yourself.
A worthwhile Betting Strategy incorporates both a reliable Selection System and a sound Staking Plan. You can't buy a good Betting Strategy, although it is true that the individual components themselves can be purchased (but the quality will be suspect in most cases).
The acceptance of the need for a worthwhile Betting Strategy and the will to apply it properly must emanate from within you!
Once you have acknowledged that satisfying the need for a good Betting Strategy is vital to your betting success, you then have to work hard at (i) finding a good Selection System and (ii) deciding upon an appropriate Staking Plan that best suits your particular style and budget (and which won't bankrupt you - because many have the potential to do so).
On its own, no Staking Plan ever devised will consistently allow you to increase the amount you started with. Playing roulette will show you that, because inherently it doesn't allow the possibility of a Selection System to operate, since any given number or colour (red/black) can come up at any time. So on your night out at the casino, you are simply in the hands of Lady Luck!
To allow you to emerge as a winner at soccer betting, we strongly recommend that you should approach your gambling just as seriously as you would when investing in shares or purchasing a house. In respect to buying a house, remember that the three prime considerations to ensure a first-class investment are Location, Location & Location. This means that if location fails on any single point, you have not found a "star" property.
There is a very similar rule applicable to soccer betting: before you decide to lay out your money, the three most important considerations should be Selection, Selection & Selection!
Remember therefore that you won't go far wrong if you always follow the 2 Cardinal Rules of Gambling:
- Only Quality Bets will bring Quality Results, so apply the test of Selection, Selection and Selection to all your bets.
- Employ Sensible Staking at all times.