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November 2018

Essential Options for the Perfect Software Now

All players, even experienced ones, sometimes make mistakes in sports betting. When playing for real money, this can turn into a serious blow to the budget. Nevertheless, such mistakes help develop their skills, and are taught to learn from them.

Of course, you should always strive to minimize their number. To help you with this, we have listed some of the most common mistakes in sports betting, and also provided tips on how to avoid them.

Set often and thoughtlessly

This is one of the most pernicious causes of failure for both beginners and regular players. Most of the bookmakers have a lot of sports events with an extensive list, so it’s tempting to place bets one after the other without really thinking about it.

Too often, it is peculiar to professionals in pursuit of arbitration situations. Bookmakers do not tolerate such players, as they threaten their prosperity. The player always loses a certain share of its bets, but remains at a distance in the black. Bookmakers are well aware of this, and they do not need positive customers in the long term. If a player is suspected of arbitration, his account is restricted, or even closed, in pursuit of his own profit.

If you are betting for fun, this is not necessarily a serious problem if you have a dedicated budget. However, if the goal is to make money, then regularly making a large number of bets would not be a great idea. A much better approach is to place several well-designed rates.

Trust the head, not the instinct

This is another mistake common to most regular players. Many play large, always betting on your favorite teams or athletes, without thinking about the correctness of the act.

If you seriously intend to succeed in sports betting, then you really should try not to trust your instincts. There is no place for emotions, and you should always try to be objective. This does not mean that you should never place a bet on a team that you sympathize with, but you have to be absolutely sure that this is done for logical reasons. Having a look at the sportsbook software makes the whole process easier.

 

Attempt to recoup

This is perhaps one of the most dangerous mistakes that are characteristic not only of sports betting, but also in all forms of gambling. This is also one of the most common mistakes, and many players lost their entire bankroll in an attempt to recoup.

Gambling should always be in control. A series of failures is very unpleasant, especially if you actually do everything right, and it is tempting to assume that your luck should change at some point. This usually happens, but there is no way to know when this turnaround will occur.

That is why you should never chase after your losses. If you continue to increase rates, and the series of failures will continue, then you can just lose all the money. It is important to keep your head cool and keep the amount of bets at a reasonable level.

Real Madrid after Ronaldo – Can Bale step up?

Real Madrid cashed in on Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, and without making any household name signings, could be looking for Gareth Bale to step up in the Portuguese superstar’s place.

Incoming manager Julen Lopetegui has bought back striker Mariano from Lyon, whilst teenage Brazilian Vinícius Júnior has finally arrived from Flamengo after the club agreed a deal two years ago when the left forward was only 16.

Juventus agreed a €112 million deal with Real Madrid for the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo this past summer. The 33-year-old was a key part of the side that have won four of the past five Champions League titles.

The manager is still embedding his new attackers, with Mariano only making three substitute appearances in La Liga, totalling 117 minutes to date, whilst Vinícius’ two cameo appearances have combined for only 12 minutes of action so far this season.

Ronaldo’s presence has certainly been missing in recent weeks as the Spanish giants have failed to score a single goal in their past four matches in all competitions. A run that will be almost a month long by the time they return from the international break to host Levante on Saturday 20 October.

Karim Benzema leads the way with four goals in eight league matches, whilst Gareth Bale is next on the list with three in seven. Fans will at least be grateful that he has managed to maintain his fitness so far this season after a battle for fitness during his first five years at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

The Welsh international was a big deal at Tottenham Hotspur, winning the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in both 2011 and 2013. The latter prompted Real Madrid to splash out a then world record €100 million (£85.3m) fee for the full-back turned winger.

Injuries have certainly hurt his career in the Spanish capital, only once playing more than 27 matches in a single La Liga campaign. However, his goals to games ratio has remained very good considering he’s been playing alongside Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Bale currently has 73 goals in 133 league matches for Real Madrid and a further 14 in 46 Champions League matches, where he has made a habit of scoring in the final. This does mean he has only featured in two-thirds of the possible La Liga games Real Madrid have played since his move from England.

It’s unlikely that the 29-year-old will be able to stand up to Ronaldo’s records, having never scored more than 19 La Liga goals in any of his previous five campaigns, compared to Ronaldo never scoring fewer than 25 in his nine seasons.

Captain Sergio Ramos is the only other player to have netted more than once for Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight so far this campaign – twice. For them to be successful you have to imagine it’s a team game, and so far they’re not doing a very good job at it.

Real Madrid are as far back as 4.3 to win this season’s La Liga according to today’s football odds on Betfair, whilst Barcelona are the 1.69 favourites, despite an inconsistent start of their own to the new season.

The 12 goals in eight La Liga matches so far for Lopetegui’s side gives them an average of just 1.5 goals per game – significantly fewer than any season when Ronaldo was at the club.

However, it’s certainly an opportunity for Bale to shine in the spotlight now that Ronaldo has headed off to Italy. If the winger can find some consistent form and goalscoring then he could help force Real Madrid into a title race, that so far, mainly believe is unlikely to happen.

So far it’s not happened for the former Tottenham man, as his goals have only been the second in a 2-0 win over Getafe, the fourth in a 4-1 win at Girona and the opener in the 4-1 thrashing of Leganés.

Failure to help his side beat the likes of Athletic Bilbao, CSKA Moscow and Alavés in particular hasn’t impressed the fans. And with Isco pushing hard for a place in the starting lineup, as many believe he deserves, only adds pressure on the manager to drop Bale if he doesn’t perform. Real Madrid also have the likes of Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos and Lucas Vázquez on their books, as well as teenager Vinícius Júnior breaking through.

It’s early days for the new manager but the signs aren’t looking so promising. Real Madrid have failed to break down Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Alavés in their latest fixtures, and they have El Clasico to look forward to at the end of the month!

The Pep Factor

He guided Manchester City to success last season, claiming a record breaking points total as the Citizens won the Premier League for a third time in their history. In winning England’s top flight, City also broke the record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season, finding the back of the net 106 times.

Pep has experienced success everywhere he has been, with his most successful job being at Barcelona, where he won 3 La Liga titles, 2 Champions Leagues and 2 FIFA Club World Cups in four seasons. Pep guided Barcelona to victory in 179 of his 247 matches.

He later moved to Bayern Munich where he experienced similar levels of success, although could not find a way to win the Champions League, as Bayern crashed out of the competition in the semi-finals in all three seasons of Pep’s reign.

At Manchester City, Pep has been faced with a situation where more than two clubs are in serious contention to win the league each season. In Guardiola’s first season as City manager the club struggled to challenge for the title, as Chelsea finished as league champions, some 15 points clear of third placed Manchester City.

His fortunes changed in the second season, as City ran away with the league, finishing 19 points clear of runners-up Manchester United. Despite claiming the league title and the League Cup last season, they were still unable to experience European success, with Liverpool knocking City out of the Champions League in the quarter final.

City have continued on from last season, remaining undefeated in their opening 9 games and putting in some dominating performances. They remain the favourites in odds to win Premier League 2018/19 at 4/7.

If the blue side of Manchester are to maintain their title challenge, they will need to remain focused and ensure they win maximum points. After an impressive victory away to Shakhtar Donetsk, City look to be firing on all cylinders and Kevin De Bruyne’s return from injury makes City that much tougher to play against.

With Guardiola maintaining his success, the infographic below has been created to revel in the success of the Spaniard, with a look at his trophy cabinet, success against rival managers and his best transfers.