Betting Suggestions And Cash Management In Soccer Betting

Betting Suggestions And Cash Management In Soccer Betting

Soccer consultants give you betting tips, the media publishes the latest news about the opponent groups and their key players, bookmakers help hundreds of betting methods. However, whenever you finally place your big wager on a certain favourite, this is the time to begin praying. Sadly, the world of soccer betting is sort of unpredictable. There are literally thousands of factors enjoying towards us. How can we cut our betting losses? The only strategy to do it's by utilizing money administration strategies. This article summarizes the strategies and strategies of betting money administration and provides a statistical comparison of their performance primarily based on betting odds and match results of high European leagues.

The most typical betting cash management strategies in our days are: Martingale, Row of numbers and Kelly criterion. While the first do not require any prior information, Kelly criterion requires the punter to know the chance of a win.


Earlier than presenting the efficiency analysis, a brief description of the above-mentioned strategies is critical:

-- Martingale strategy means doubling the stack after a loss and returning back to the beginning stack after a win. This strategy is the most well-liked at this time and guarantees constructive profits, however requires intensive money investments.

-- Row of numbers means planning a sequence of fixed profits. Given betting odds, the punter calculates each stake in a manner that can allow him to make the deliberate profit. In case he loses, he ought to improve the following stack in such a means the profit will return each the cash already lost and the deliberate income for the lost games. This strategy is less aggressive than Martingale but nonetheless dangerous.

-- Kelly criterion: mathematically proven to be the very best strategy in the lengthy run. Nonetheless, it requires knowing the likelihood of a win. The stacks are calculated in proportion of the scale of your funds and based on the relation between the likelihood of a win and the betting odds. When likelihood and odds are high, a high stack can be placed and vice versa.

Data and Strategies

With the intention to consider the efficiency of each strategy, we analyzed the betting odds set by bookmakers for the highest European leagues. Imagine that bookmakers are punters who place a stake on a favourite with minimal betting odds. One can simply estimate the probability of a win by dividing the typical number of residence/draw/away outcomes by the total number of games in a season.

The betting odds and results are taken from the 4 European top leagues enjoying in the 2008/2009 season: English Premier, French Ligue 1, German Bundesliga 1 and Spanish Primera Division.


-- The outcomes show that Kelly criterion is the very best cash management strategy of the three with a mean revenue of +5% compared to +1% (Row) and +1.2% (Martingale).

-- The most revenueable was the French Ligue 1 with a betting profit of +22% (Kelly), +9% (Row) and +10% (Martingale).

-- The least revenueable was the English Premier League with a betting loses of -10% (Kelly) ), -9% (Row) and -8% (Martingale).