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How to Make the Most of Football Tips for the Weekend

With every round of football matches there are countless numbers of pundits and betting professionals all making expert tips and suggestions on the weekends forthcoming fixtures. But there are some simple rules and tips to make the most out of any football tips for the weekend.

Perhaps the first, simplest and often most overlooked method is to consult various tipping sources instead of relying on one tipster. Whilst there are inevitably better soccer tipping websites than others the best form of practice is to garner expert reviews, tips and opinions from various tipsters. As well as increasing your overall knowledge on the weekends matches, including any vital statistics; using this method could potentially highlight a suggestion that has been independently  tipped up more than once, which adds substantial weight to the likelihood of that certain outcome.

Another method that should be considered is the avoidance of accumulator bets. Although successes are often banded round in betting shops, newspapers and betting folklore amongst friends, the likelihood of this ‘coming in’ and providing a return is quite unlikely. Anyone betting should always have confidence in their selections, so singles and doubles and nothing more than trebles should really be employed by anyone serious about making a likely return on their stakes.

Most people who use any football tips for the weekend often focus on the one or two leagues and competitions they are familiar with. Whilst this is generally a good strategy to have with extensive knowledge and understanding of one league or competition, the danger is if you place all or the majority of your bets on one league or competition, then one or two erroneous results and outcomes usually crop up. A much better practice is to spread your knowledge over about five or six leagues, where information, reviews and tips are quite readily available and the league itself is more predictable in nature. For example in the 2010-2011 season many professional football tipsters have stayed clear from leagues such as the English Football Championship and the French Lique 1 because of the unpredictability and the fact that the teams residing in these are all relatively close in terms of ability and can win against each other on any given day.

Lastly try to consider betting markets that are more than just win, draw and loss outcomes. There are now more betting markets than ever before, but some of the more popular recent markets are ‘draw no bet’, the goals market (over 2.5 goals or under 2.5 goals), both teams to score, anytime goalscorer, to win to nil market and to win at half time etc. There is now a plethora of information and a lot of which, perhaps the majority of which will not help you decide the outcome of a match. For example certain players have a ‘knack’ of scoring against certain clubs, so the anytime goalscorer market on that certain player would be a good tip to go for here. There are teams who although draw more than they should, rarely lose, so the draw no bet option here might prove fruitful. Certain sides are very open and attacking and you are likely to see goals in their matches so the over goals market or both teams to score option would be a decent strategy.

Whilst there is no guarantee with any football tips for the weekend, there are a lot of well researched and carefully thought predictions, which employed correctly can yield returns.

JD is a football betting expert in the UK, who writes football tips for the weekend on leagues and competitions around Europe on Sportingly Better.

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