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If there is one area of sports betting that will win backers more money than any other - it's spread betting.
Typically, over a period of time, the successful 'traditional odds' may have to invest large sums of money to make fairly modest profits, but in spreading that same investment could produce profits five or ten times greater.
The basic idea of spread betting could hardly be simpler. The spread betting firm will make a prediction on a particular sporting event, and you have the choice of betting higher than the 'high' figure, or lower than the 'low' figure. In the end that's all there is to spread betting.
Spread Betting scares some people - but it is based around the same basic principals of Fixed Odds Betting. You have:
* An event
The Bookmaker will choose the event, make a prediction of what he thinks will happen, set a 'spread' - then the bettor will decide to bet higher or lower than the spread.
So basically, you are betting against the prediction (or 'spread') of the Bookmaker.
But whereas a Fixed Odds bet will allow you to win a pre-determined amount relative to your stake - with Spread Betting the more right you are with your prediction, the more you win.
BUT the more wrong you are, the more you can lose.
So while we advise that caution is exercised, the potency of our statistics does give us an 'edge' that can prove very lucrative.
Here is a summary of some of the most popular football Spread Bets, how they look and how they work:
Bet Guide: This bet is similar to a straight forward Over/Under 2.5 Goals Fixed Odds bet, but with a variable pay out - depending on the final score.
Betting Under, or SELLING
If you believe the game will produce LESS than 2.4 Goals (i.e, end 0-0, 1-0, 2-0 or 1-1) you would SELL (bet low). Whatever margin UNDER 2.4 the Total is in the match - you WIN this amount multiplied by your stake.
So, if you SELL @ 2.4 for £10 and the game produces 1 Goal, the outcome is:
2.4 minus 1 = 1.4 multiplied by £10 = you win £14
However, whatever margin OVER 2.4 the Total is in the match - you LOSE this amount multiplied by your stake.
So, if you had the same bet and the game produced 5 Goals, the outcome is:
5 minus 2.4 = 2.6 multiplied by £10 = you lose £26
Betting Over, or BUYING
If you think the game will produce MORE than 2.6 Goals (i.e, end 2-1, 2-2, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, etc) you would BUY (bet high). In the same way, whatever margin OVER 2.6 the Total is in the match - you win this amount multiplied by your stake.
So, if you BUY @ 2.6 for the same £10 stake and the game produces 5 Goals - you WIN this amount multiplied by your stake.
Note: Some Spread Bets can have a 'negative' outcome, so make sure you always know your 'risk' (or 'liability') before you bet.
So, if you BUY @ 2.6 for £10 and the game produces 5 Goals, the outcome is this:
5 minus 2.6 = 2.4 multiplied by £10 = you win £24
However, whatever margin UNDER 2.6 the Total is in the match - you LOSE this amount multiplied by your stake.
Corners and Bookings
Exactly the same principal is applied to betting on Corners and Bookings. So a Corners bet might look like this:
Bet Guide: So you would have the option to BUY @ 11 if you thought there were going to be more that 11 Corners. Or SELL @ 10.5 if you thought there were going to be less than 10.
Again, this is similar to a straight forward Under/Over 10/11 Corners bet - but with a variable payout depending on the total number of Corners.
Total Booking Points markets work in exactly the same way:
Bet Guide: If you thought there would be more than 40 Booking Points, you would BUY @ 40. If you thought less, you would SELL @ 37.
This is just an introduction to spread betting - below you will find more in-depth articles on how you can profit from these lucrative betting markets...
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