Four beginner’s mistakes in sports betting

Alisa Barladyan
28 Mar 2021
14:31
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In sports betting, the price of a mistake is very important. The one who makes fewer mistakes earns more. Even professional sports analysts and tipsters have an unsuccessful series of bets, stupid mistakes, and inaccuracies. But the probability of error in a professional player is minimized. This is the difference between a professional, who keeps a cool head and careful thought in sports betting, from a beginner. In this article, we will talk about the most common mistakes of beginners. 

1. Stake all

Betting all your money on one event is never a good idea. As we said before, even professionals make mistakes. So even the most correct predictions can lose. And your funds should not depend on one such mistake. Try, especially at the beginning of the bettor’s way (bettor is a player who bets on sports) not to bet more than 10% of your betting bank in a bookmaker’s office.

2. The wrong attitude to betting on sports

Sports betting is a business. If you treat it differently, the result will not be what you expect. Many gamblers treat betting frivolously, as entertainment. This is why most of them lose. A professional player takes this activity seriously; he considers betting on sports to be his job. Therefore, the results will be positive, bringing great profits.

3. Using parlays

You can use parlays, but not that often. Beginners in sports betting like to put 5-10 odds in a parlay. And the odds for each event can be equal to 2-3 and higher. That is, the winning of even one event with such high odds remains questionable, let alone a parlay with 5-6 such events. Most likely, the parlay will lose. And so it will go on until the player understands that something needs to be changed in his game system. Professionals like to place single bets (single bets on sports), it is more reliable. Even if 2-3 events do not pass, at the expense of other winning bets your loss will not be as significant. And if you are a good predictor, you can get a stable profit from playing single bets.

4. Trying to win back right away

Failures happen to all players, including bettors and cappers (a capper is a player who not only bets but also sends out sports bets for everyone (paid or free). And a professional usually takes a break in such situations to gather his thoughts. But a beginner immediately begins to study the line of the bookmaker’s office to make another bet. And he can increase the bet amount several times to win back. But you need to bet with a cool head. Many players suffer from such rash decisions. Do not repeat these mistakes.