Mistake 1: Posting too many tips
Almost all beginners try to rush everything from the start. They look at experienced and successful tipsters’ history, how many tips in their history they have. And want to catch them fast – this is one of the common mistakes. Each tip you are posting should be based on quality, value, your knowledge and information only. Do not try to get lucky. If you want to make a good bet, you need to collect a lot of information, compare bookmakers odds and find value etc. Hard work pays off in the long run.
Mistake 2: Tipping on too many sports/leagues
Similar to the first mistake – if you want to be really good and consistent, you need to pick few or even one sport/league and concentrate on them. Don’t try to be good everywhere. Pick one sport, or even one league and be the best in what you know the best. Try to look from the reader’s point of view. Let’s say one day you post a tip from Estonia women football and another day Peru men’s volleyball. It looks suspicious and shows that most probably you are not a specialist at all. Either you are copying other tipsters or just shooting in the dark.
Mistake 3: Not getting the best odds
It is a very easy problem to solve, however lots of bettors and tipsters still keep missing it. If you find your bet on Unibet with odds 1.85, always check all others companies and maybe you will find the same bet at Bet365 with odds 1.90 and then even 1.92 at Betfair. Little difference in odds like 1.85 to 1.92 makes huge difference in the long run.
Mistake 4: Getting too emotional
Most professional bettors avoid betting on their national team or teams they support the most. With emotions involved, it is harder to predict value of the bet. You should have a strict plan and always stick to it.
Mistake 5: Chasing losses
All tipsters, even the best ones, have bad runs from time to time. Sometimes just a few days, sometimes a month or even more. You have to be disciplined and don’t ever let bad run change your routine. Remember, you are not trying to win every bet, not trying to to make every day into profitable one. It does not matter at all. Only long run matters and in the long run right decisions and discipline will pay off. Basic rule – one made mistake it is not the reason to make another. So here we had 5 common mistakes for many tipsters. If you avoid or fix them in your future betting career, you are on the right track.
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