Securing the biggest football odds

After choosing the selections and betting markets for your chosen football tip, it can be frustrating to see that you’re only getting a small price from the bookmaker you’re betting with. If you’re backing a bet which consists of selections with small odds, it’s likely that your bet won’t be much stronger elsewhere, but it’s always best to shop around before placing any bets you make to assure the best price.

Any experienced punter will tell you that taking the biggest price on what you’re betting on is key, and that there’s not much worse than avoiding this, clinching a winning bet, and finding out that you would have got a larger selection of returns elsewhere. Another reason why it’s important to get the best price is that you’re more likely to bet with a higher stake if you only get short odds for your bet, meaning that you’ll be more tempted to gamble irresponsibly.

Before backing your bet at the odds provided, consider:

Betting with another bookmaker

While it sounds like an extremely simple solution, it can be a deciding factor in identifying the right bookmaker for all of your betting needs. If the bet you’re looking to make doesn’t come with the best odds, you could start placing bets with a different bookie who provides the biggest available price. This is something you’ll find with Team FA, who always include their betting tips with the best football odds on the market, and it’s equally as important that you do the same.

You don’t need to waste loads of time going through every bookmaker to assure the biggest football odds but even by checking up on a few different options, you’ll be able to determine if you were being given an unfair price or if the specific bet you’re making is priced up poorly with every bookie.

Similar markets with stronger odds

Bookmakers now provide every possible outcome when it comes to football in order to match the demand of what surely ranks as the UK’s most popular sport to bet on. With this being the case, you could take a better price through choosing a marginally more specific market which comes with better football odds.

The best example of this is with Match Result markets, where if you’re only getting a 1/3 price for a favourite to beat an underdog, you’ll be given odds of just under evens if you backed your chosen team to win by a -1 Handicap instead. While this means that they need to win the game by at least two goals for your bet to be classed as a winner, this is a likely outcome if you thought the team you were backing would win with ease anyway.

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