The first thing to remember is to monitor the movement of coefficients. In sports, a lot depends on circumstances. Numerical values may change due to player injuries, court proceedings, the leader’s transfer to another team, even bad weather can have a significant impact.
Such a scenario can lead to unexpected changes in the opponents’ game, and if you react in time, you will be able to make money on it.
Another important point is that every novice player needs to learn how to convert coefficients into percentages, which independently assess the chances of teams.
For example, in the line we see the following data: Liverpool win – 3.05, draw – 4.5 Chelsea win – 2.00. To determine what probability the bookmaker sees in a particular outcome, you need to divide 100% by a coefficient.
As a result , we get:
Liverpool – 32.78% chance of winning (100/3.05);
Chelsea – 50% chance of winning (100/2);
Draw – 22, 2% (100/4.5).
The difference between the odds of bookmakers
Watching different bookmakers, you can notice how they may have different odds for the same event. The main factor of these differences is the already mentioned margin of the bookmaker, which can be read here.
Someone deliberately overestimates it in order to reduce their risks and increase profits, while someone on the contrary attracts players with high coefficients, working to increase profits by expanding the customer base.
So before making a bet, you should carefully look at the BC, carefully study its coefficients and compare it with competitors. After all, your possible earnings directly depend on this.