Spread your wings to find profit
The World Cup is the biggest betting event you will ever see. Not only are there 64 matches to bet on, but 30-50 markets on each match depending on which bookmaker you use, and then there are all the specials markets as bookies strive for a bit of variety to draw in new customers. It is these specials markets where punters should look hardest - since they are lower profile markets, bookmakers will spend less time in creating them and are more likely to have a different price to other firms.
When it comes to match markets, all bookmakers use odds monitoring services - there are not going to be huge variations between odds. Match markets are heavily based on intelligent statistical models which, in the long term, are very difficult to beat. But when bookmakers cast their nets far and wide in order to lure a few more customers, they will offer markets which can't be analysed scientifically - just by personal opinions, and this is where an advantage can sometimes be found.
Take a look at some of the special markets being offered:
Highest Scoring Premier League Team
Match with the First Red Card
Player to Commit the Most Fouls
Stadium with Most Goals
Top Ligue 1 Goalscorer
Total 0-0 Draws
Best Young Player
Team to Concede Most Goals
Total Number of Own Goals
Number of Missed Penalties
and many more...
The key to profiting on major sporting events is to choose your targets well. There are so many opportunities to bet on, and bookmakers want you to bet where the percentage are most favourable for them. Don't fall for the trap - do your homework and capitalise on their weak points!