In this article, we are going to explain how you can make good calculated tennis bets to give you the best chance of winning. Tennis is one of the most exciting sports in the world and there’s always a match that you can bet on, no matter what time of the day it is. But it’s only ever worth betting when there’s value to be found.
Sometimes you will find that Novak Djokovic will be available at odds of 1/50 to beat his opponent in the first round of a major tournament. There’s simply no point in making this bet as he is very unlikely to lose but you don’t want to be placing £50 to only win £1 back. But, where can you find this value?
A lot of the time, it’s useless placing bets on someone simply to win the match as the odds will be very unfair and won’t have any value. However, you may find there are other markets you can explore such as handicap betting. Here you will be able to bet on an opponent having an advantage of one or two sets before the match has even began. You will find the odds on Djokovic winning suddenly improves because his opponent only has to win one set and the bet has failed.
To find out whether it’s worth using this type of bet, it’s important to research recent form and results for both players. Check if Djokovic has sailed through early rounds of previous tournaments without dropping a set and if he has, it’s worth placing the bet. Alternatively, you can choose to bet on the number of sets being under 3.5 or over 3.5.
Another great bet that can be had, as long as you research form, is the correct score market. Here players can bet on the exact score at the end of the match – so Djokovic 3-0. This is great if you can use previous results to predict a specific outcome and see there is a likelihood of a certain scoreline. These odds are usually pretty generous and you can gain great profit if you can detect a patter in recent results.
The one thing that you have to do is specify in one area that you are knowledgeable in. Don’t try and be an expert in all areas of tennis. Maybe just focus on men’s major tournaments, or women’s. There is no need to dissect every area of the game but you must make sure you keep up to date with the latest form. Additionally, always set yourself a certain amount you’re going to put aside for betting every week or month, and never bet more than you can afford to lose. Betting shouldn’t be addictive and shouldn’t be a way of making money.