Another Premier League weekend, another betting market to understand. Or at least that is how it feels in recent times, as there are an evergrowing number of ways to place a wager on your favourite team.
However, with more options now available, there is also the ability for increased confusion and if you do not know your Asian Handicaps from your Both Teams To Score markets, then football betting can become something of a minefield.
Thankfully, the minefield has become deactivated in recent times, and this is courtesy of a new concept called ‘Create Your Bet’ – one that offers a multitude of betting options within a single Premier League game.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF ACCUMULATOR
For those who are seasoned gamblers or even for those who are would not consider them au fait with a betting slip, the accumulator is arguably the most well-known of all the football bets that are placed.
Whether it be the 15-fold of low stakes matches or a risky treble, the ability to combine outcomes is one that has punters continually coming back for more and this same kind of concept can now be used in just a single match.
Because instead of placing Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool all your weekend betting slip, now the focus shifts to one game in particular and what better game to bet on, than a potential title winning clash.
If we take Manchester City vs Liverpool in April as the perfect example of how a Create Your Bet accumulator would work, we can select bets across all the individual markets and combine them into one overall bet.
Instead of being concerned about matches, we are concerned about the outcome within one and here we now get to look at our wager as something of betting buffet, where just about anything and everything is on the menu.
WHAT TO CHOOSE
So where shall we start? Everybody loves goals, so what about adding Over 2.5 in total to the slip. Although we should not stop there, because there is every chance that there will be at least a caution in the game, which means we can add over 0.5 cards into the mix as well.
Add the fact that Mohamed Salah will look to terrorise the Manchester City defence and therefore selecting him to have at least one shot on target at the Etihad, is also definitely worth some consideration.
Which means our Create Your Bet is taking shape nicely and with three individual legs to keep an eye on, 90 frenetic minutes in Manchester suddenly become all the more interesting. However, there is no need to stop there either.
Fancy a crack at some corners? Why not select more than 5.5 (six or more) and with this addition to your betting slip, it is now shaping up to be a tasty four-fold. Then again, we could just plump for one more to boost the odds further.
With Raheem Sterling set to face his former employers, he would love nothing more than to be a thorn in Liverpool’s side and as much of a goal threat that he is, he is also just as capable of making goals as well.
Which means backing Sterling to make one assist against the Merseyside men, would also be a good suggestion and if we add him to our Create Your Bet slip, we now have five different options within the one single game.
A QUICK RECAP
While for those who may just have lost track, here are all five selections once again:
Over 2.5 total goals
Over 0.5 total cards
Mohamed Salah to have at least one shot on target
Over 5.5 total corners
Raheem Sterling to create at least one assist
With the layout above, this is exactly how your own creation would look and when all the respective odds are combined together, it then offers up the odds in the same way as any standard accumulator.
IS ALL YOU CAN EAT A GOOD THING
However, there is absolutely no need to stop at five selections, you could double or even treble that number and if you were to pick 10 or even 15 correct entries on your betting slip, then the odds would only increase in magnitude.
Of course, like any accumulator that is working across a number of matches, there is always an element of risk versus reward and the larger you go, the harder the work required in order to beat the bookies.
Which is why five is usually the magic number in any kind of accumulator, be it in one single game or across the board, as this number of selections just provides the right balance between being too small or too big.
WHY CREATE A BET
For those who consider themselves traditionalists and have placed weekend accumulators for as long as they have been gambling, this new concept may be something that does not appeal and in fairness, there is no right or wrong way to approach your betting methodology.
However, with honing your focus on one single bet, you are not relying on different teams to come good and if you really know the players involved in a single Premier League game, this can be to your benefit.
Because we have all been guilty of placing an accumulator on random matches across Europe and that guilt is usually swapped with the feeling of frustration, as another losing betting slip is tossed into the bin.
On the flipside though, if you are an avid supporter of either Manchester City or Liverpool and you know what your favourite superstars can do each week, then this knowledge can easily be converted into betting nous.
Focus on the one game and the events within, rather than hoping that a number of teams will win. That is the motto that should see you right and if you like to build things yourself, then creating a Premier League bet is the best way to go.
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