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If you were to take a look at the DraftKings NBA betting you’d have to scroll some way down to find the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA Championship odds.

Is that fair though? Do the Hornets actually have a great chance of going further than the Eastern Conference semi-finals and succeeding in the play-offs for the first time in their history? 

 

The Hornets’ Season So Far

It has been a while since the Hornets featured in the postseason reckoning, so it has come as a surprise to many outside of North Carolina to see the team fourth in the Eastern Conference standings.

With plenty of games left to play, many are suggesting that the Hornets’ performances thus far have more to do with the underperformance of teams like the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat.

However, that’s a somewhat reductive argument that does not take into account the talent in the Hornets team and their potential staying power. 

The Hornets have looked solid, if not spectacular throughout the majority of this season thus far and are on an upward trajectory. Terry Rozier and Devonte Graham have been putting in steady performances and Gordon Hayward has injected an element of class into this team after joining on a four-year $120 million deal in the offseason.

However, that said, when the Hornets have come up against on-form sides this season they have unfortunately come up short. Their performances against weaker sides have propelled them to their current position in the standings, but they will need to improve against tougher opponents to maintain a playoff push.

 

Areas for Concern

Cody Zeller is not the type of player that you would associate with a Championship winning side, but Hornets fans were left dreaming of the big man earlier this season when he was injured and Bismack Biyombo stepped into his place.

During that period, Biyombo averaged 6.3 points and 6.5 boards which made Zeller’s 9.2 points and 8.4 boards in nine games look amazing. What that tells Hornets fans though, is that their team is incredibly weak at center rotation.

If that were the only area of weakness in this Hornets team, an argument could be made that they could overcome this and sustain a successful playoff push. Unfortunately though, the injury to LaMelo Ball has raised further concerns.


LaMelo Ball’s breakout season has been setback by a wrist injury


Ball, who has performed solidly in his rookie season has only just undergone surgery on a damaged wrist. Last week he made his return, watching from the bench as his side fell to defeat against the Phoenix Suns.

It doesn’t take an expert to figure out that a wrist injury in basketball can be a big problem, particularly for a young player who is trying to make his mark on the game.

Without Ball, the Hornets offense has looked labored and predictable and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Ball will not only need to return to full fitness, but he will also need to readjust to the pace of the NBA.

This will take time, and for a team that needs to be firing on all cylinders to feasibly make the playoffs, Ball’s injury could be terminal to those hopes.

 

Areas for Optimism

Although there are considerable hurdles in place for the Hornets in the remainder of the season, it’s not all doom and gloom in North Carolina. After all, they are sitting fourth in the Eastern Conference and that’s not the position of a bad team.

In our areas for concern we pinpointed the center rotation as a weak point for this team, but it could equally be seen as an area for optimism. There’s no doubt that Bismack Biyambo is no Joel Embiid or Rudy Gobert, but the fact that the Hornets maintained decent form with him in the team is impressive.

If the Hornets form had fallen off a cliff following the injury of Zeller, few fans could have complained, but it didn’t and that’s commendable.

Looking at more tangible positives, the performances of Gordon Hayward have been pleasing for Hornets fans. The former Jazz and Celtics man has looked worth every cent of his multi-million deal thus far this season.

At one point in January he was averaging 27.1 points per game and whilst he may have dropped off from those heights, he is still averaging 19.9 points, almost 5 points higher than his career average.

The Hornets have won a number of games this season by slender margins and Hayward’s performances have been key to that. The injury suffered to Ball will heap further pressure on Hayward’s shoulders, but he’s more than capable of handling that.

Especially with players like Terry Rozier – who is playing the best basketball of his career – stepping in to shoulder the burden. Prior to this season, Rozier was averaging 10.9 points a game, but this season he has been hitting 20.7 points per game. 

If these two can keep the Hornets ticking over whilst Ball returns to match sharpness, then Hornets fans have every right to start dreaming of the playoffs.


Terry Rozier has been a standout player for the Hornets this season


What’s Success?

The Charlotte Hornets’ chances of finishing the season with an NBA Championship are slim to none, no one can deny that. But that doesn’t mean that their season is doomed to failure.

No one expected the Hornets to be featuring in the playoff reckoning at the beginning of the season, so to even be involved in that conversation at this stage of the season must be seen as a success.

With the extended route to the playoffs this season there’s also no reason to think that the Hornets will miss out on the playoffs. After a good couple of years of mediocrity a trip to the playoffs will help to energize the fanbase as well as providing a platform for progression next season.

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March 2021 | Top Horse Racing Tipsters Of The Month https://punter2pro.com/march-2021-top-horse-racing-tipsters-of-the-month/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=march-2021-top-horse-racing-tipsters-of-the-month https://punter2pro.com/march-2021-top-horse-racing-tipsters-of-the-month/#respond Tue, 06 Apr 2021 00:08:12 +0000 https://punter2pro.com/?p=12297 Here’s the top 10 Horse Racing Tipsters for March 2021. I’ve used Tipstrr to produce the list. All records are thoroughly proofed. To learn more, check out my Tipstrr Review. ...

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Here’s the top 10 Horse Racing Tipsters for March 2021.

I’ve used Tipstrr to produce the list. All records are thoroughly proofed. To learn more, check out my Tipstrr Review.

The following stats assume a flat £20 stake was placed on every horse racing tip.


Rank

Tipster

Tips

ROI

Profit

1 Underdog Racing Tips 87 171.10% £2,977.13 SUBSCRIBE »
2 The Banker 81 103.90% £1,683.19 SUBSCRIBE »
3 WannaWin BM 67 85.00% £1,138.50 SUBSCRIBE »
4 Tip Tip Hooray 33 112.90% £745.00 SUBSCRIBE »
5 AG Tips 85 52.80% £277.33 SUBSCRIBE »
6 The Morning Tip 30 60.80% £365.00 SUBSCRIBE »
7 Onyx 39 54.30% £423.79 SUBSCRIBE »
8 OnTheNose 29 52.30% £293.38 SUBSCRIBE »
9 Improvers 65 48.20% £626.60 SUBSCRIBE »
10 Parabola Bets 147 59.10% £1,456.48 SUBSCRIBE »

Also see the Top Football Tipsters for March 2021.


Best Tipsters

Best Tipsters

You can also find more tipsters using one of the Best Sports Tipster Sites.

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March 2021 | Top Football Tipsters Of The Month https://punter2pro.com/march-2021-top-football-tipsters-of-the-month/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=march-2021-top-football-tipsters-of-the-month https://punter2pro.com/march-2021-top-football-tipsters-of-the-month/#respond Mon, 05 Apr 2021 22:42:49 +0000 https://punter2pro.com/?p=12295 Here’s the top 10 Football Tipsters for March 2021. I’ve used Tipstrr to produce the list. All records are thoroughly proofed. To learn more, check out my Tipstrr Review. The ...

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Here’s the top 10 Football Tipsters for March 2021.

I’ve used Tipstrr to produce the list. All records are thoroughly proofed. To learn more, check out my Tipstrr Review.

The following stats assume a flat £20 stake was placed on every football tip.


Rank

Tipster

Tips

ROI

Profit

1 German High Limit 34 72.20% £491.00 SUBSCRIBE »
2 ROI Hero 61 28.40% £346.80 SUBSCRIBE »
3 Major 1x2x3 78 22.30% £348.12 SUBSCRIBE »
4 SoccerSoda 30 17.90% £107.10 SUBSCRIBE »
5 Bet Supplier 90 15.40% £277.33 SUBSCRIBE »
6 Betting Superstar 22 14.90% £65.60 SUBSCRIBE »
7 Araya 58 14.60% £168.90 SUBSCRIBE »
8 Akka Master 40 14.20% £113.53 SUBSCRIBE »
9 Asenlv 305 13.90% £847.43 SUBSCRIBE »
10 AASportsinvesting 190 13.30% £527.40 SUBSCRIBE »

Also see the Top Horse Racing Tipsters for March 2021.

 

Best Tipsters

Best Tipsters

You can also find more tipsters using one the Best Sports Tipster Sites.

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An Introduction To Online Betting Bonuses (Casino & Sports) https://punter2pro.com/introduction-online-betting-bonuses/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=introduction-online-betting-bonuses https://punter2pro.com/introduction-online-betting-bonuses/#respond Wed, 24 Mar 2021 18:00:09 +0000 https://punter2pro.com/?p=12236 Bonuses and free spins might sound too good to be true (and in some cases they are). But new and existing sports and casino players should be aware of the ...

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Bonuses and free spins might sound too good to be true (and in some cases they are). But new and existing sports and casino players should be aware of the potential benefits to claiming promotions offered by reputable betting sites.

 

Why Bonuses Exist

Gambling sites attract new and recurring business through the bonus schemes and rewards they provide. So casino and sports betting promotions are basically customer incentives.

Most bonuses boost players’ winnings or reduce their losses, making it more enjoyable — and less expensive — for gamblers that opted in. Naturally some gambling sites are more generous with their promotions than others.

 

Types of Promotions

Promotions come in various formats and are rewarded to players depending on their eligibility criteria. For instance, to new players, or to those most loyal to the site.

Players can save time finding safe places to play by exploring the Top10casinos.com portal. In addition to listing the best online casinos, the site also makes it easy to find a wide range of promotions — whether you’re keen on spinning reels or prefer old school table games.


Free Cash

Free cash is mainly offered by online casinos and appears as regular cash balance in your account. The free cash can’t usually be placed on Progressive Jackpot slots — but players can use it on the vast majority of other games.

These promotions are excellent because there’s a chance to win real cash without making a deposit. This makes it the ideal bonus for newcomers wanting to try out a casino without the risk of losing money. Or even for experienced players looking to try out new games before playing with their own money.

Free cash tends to have the same sort of value as free spins (around £5-15).


Free Spins

Slots are the biggest gaming category at online casinos, with more than £2bn wagered on them from UK players alone in 2019. As such, free spin bonuses are among the most common no deposit promos players can claim, and come as stand-alone special offers or are thrown in as part of another promotion (e.g. a welcome bonus).

Unlike ‘Free Cash’ bonuses, Free spins aren’t usually credited as part of your account balance, but can be redeemed at eligible machines — such as the ‘Age of the Gods’ slots by Playtech.

Free spins are frequently used by betting sites and software developers to promote new games, and enable players to take fresh releases for a test drive to find out how they stack up graphically, and in terms of gameplay.

Unlike deposit bonuses (see below), Free spins generally already have a preset wager (i.e. 1x wagering requirement) and all you have to do is make the Free spin and wait to see whether it generates you a profit.

Free spins are worth a relatively modest sum, often around the £5-15 mark.


Free Sports Bets

Many online casinos also have a sports betting platform where players can claim free bets as part of a welcome package. Occasionally free sports bets are tied to a specific event — such as the Cheltenham festival or Champions League final.

Free bets can be used on any market, provided the minimum odds requirement is met. The terms aren’t anywhere near as strict as those attached to casino bonuses.

While the majority of players simply place their free bet on the sport they follow most, others choose to take full advantage of the promotion by extracting a guaranteed from it. This can be achieved by backing one outcome of a sports event using the Free bet, while simultaneously betting against it at another sports betting site (usually a betting exchange). This is known as Matched Betting.

Learn how Matched Betting works

Remember that Free bets come with no downside when you lose. So you always have the option to bet on a long shot that you wouldn’t usually chance.


Tournament Bonuses

Casino Tournaments can be dangerous — so proceed with care, or simply stay away.

Gamblers who enjoy playing slot machines can participate in tournaments. The objective is to win the most money on a specific game or slot by the end of a given time period in order to claim a prize. Typical prizes include free spins, cash, or items such as gadgets and merchandise.

If you ever decide to enter a slots tournament, it’s strongly advisable to maintain a sensible, fixed stake size and to refrain from betting any more than you usually would. That way you stand a chance of winning a prize at no extra expense. Otherwise, you stand to lose a lot of money by attempting to ‘race’ towards a profit.


Deposit Bonuses

Deposit bonuses are offered to new and existing casino (and some sportsbook) players. These almost always require a minimum deposit amount, as well as entering a promotional code (or opting in) to claim the bonus.

For instance, the casino might offer to double the initial deposit up to certain amount. In this scenario, depositing £100 will show £200 in the account balance.

Other casinos offer a fixed welcome bonus. So for example, whatever amount you deposit, so long as you meet the minimum deposit for the bonus, your account is credited with an additional fixed amount (such as £50).

It’s worth noting that majority of deposit bonuses are aimed at slots players, because other games (such as blackjack) are not eligible during bonus playthrough, or otherwise count very little towards it. Players must thoroughly check the bonus terms and conditions to ensure the offer is suitable.

 

Meeting T&Cs & Cashing Out

There are certain conditions that need to be satisfied before completing a bonus and/or cashing out.


Wagering Requirements

Players can’t just immediately cash out a bonus, otherwise online betting sites would be literally giving money away. And the single biggest hurdle to overcome is the wagering requirement.

The wagering requirement is the total amount of wagering required, expressed in terms of the bonus’ value, before a withdrawal will be accepted. For instance, a “30x bonus” requirement means a £10 bonus requires £300 in total wagers (on eligible games).

Obviously the lower the wagering requirement, the more chance you have of withdrawing at a profit. And that’s precisely the problem; occasionally you’ll find a ludicrously high WR (200x bonus, for example) which drastically erodes the value of the promotion, rendering it completely worthless.


Eligible Games

Casino bonuses, in particular, restrict which games bonuses can be played on. Only certain games are eligible.

It’s vitally import to check this before accepting a bonus. You don’t want to be betting through your wager requirement, believing that you’re clearing it, when really you’ve already voided the terms of the promotion, or have simply been draining your own bankroll the whole time.


Withdrawal Caps

Look out for withdrawal caps. This limits cash outs from a bonus to a fixed value, such as £100.

Most special offers feature this type of restriction — although the limits aren’t consistent between different sites.


Time Limits

Most bonuses expire after a given time frame (e.g. 30 days) after it was claimed. Therefore its important to assess whether you’ll have the time to play through it.

 

The Importance of Licensing and Trust

Lastly, before claiming a bonus, consider that online betting has never been more competitive — so there’s a vast array of casinos and sportsbooks to choose from.

Sports and casino players alike should always look for sites holding the United Kingdom Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority licences, which are two of the top authorities in the world. This alone doesn’t guarantee a seamless service — but it’s certainly a good starting point.

Take the time to delve deeper into a site’s online reputation, too. While no gambling site will have perfect reviews (as losing bettors often post negative feedback), multiple stories of non-payments and voided winnings reeks of foul play. Indeed most major gambling sites value customer retention — but others, unfortunately, regularly make highly dubious decisions (e.g. voiding a winning F1 bet if a driver starts from the pit lane).


By all means, take advantage of online betting bonuses. But don’t just jump at any promotion you see. Instead, be selective with the sites you use, and always check the fine print. 

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The 2020 Masters getting postponed until November turned out to be a blessing in disguise for golf fans. Just a few months later, and the world is about to descend on Augusta National Golf Club once again, as the 2021 tournament is preparing to kick off.

 

2021 PGA Masters

This year’s event takes place between Monday, April 5 and Sunday, April 11. Unlike last year’s event, which was held behind closed doors, spectators will return for 2021, although there will still be changes.

For the second year in a row, the traditional Par 3 Contest won’t be played. But luckily, everything else that makes the master’s so iconic remains in place.

The tournament remains the most prestigious in the golfing calendar, with only a select few invited to participate. And the prize remains the same – to get the famous green jacket and become part of the most exclusive club in the golf world.

Just five months after winning with a record score of 268, 20-under-par, Dustin Johnson is hoping to keep the title for another year. But what are his chances – and who are his biggest rivals?

 

The Top Players To Look Out For This Year


Dustin Johnson

According to the latest odds provided by American sportsbooks, Dustin Johnson remains the favourite. It’s the quickest time any Masters champion has had to return to defend their title, and nothing has changed out of his favor in the last five months.

His closest rival according to several online sportsbooks is Jon Rahm. He’s second to Johnson in the world rankings but has never pulled off a major tournament win.

This could change this year, with his 10-1 odds average placing him second to Johnson’s 6-1. He has five PGA tour victories to date, but his best Master’s score was his fourth place finish in 2018.

Last year, he came seventh – could he pull off a shock victory just a few months later? The odds don’t want you to rule it out.


Bryson DeChambeau

Another comeback you’re advised not to rule out is that of Bryson DeChambeau. Just months after winning his first US Open, he disappointed, ending the Masters in 34th place.

He blamed that on fatigue, and his standing in predictions for this year has quickly recovered. But he was also favourite to win last year, so let’s see how this one turns out.


Rory McIlroy

Another player who we’ve been holding our breath for over the past few years is Rory McIlroy. For the sixth consecutive year, he’s been coming to the tournament in the hopes of his first Masters win to complete a career Grand Slam.

But the question remains the same. Is this finally going to be the year?


2021 PGA Masters Tournament Tips — Who To Look Out For


Justin Thomas

Former world number 1 Justin Thomas is also leading the pack when it comes to Bookies’ predictions. In 2020, he scored his best ever Master’s result, coming fourth overall.

He has forward momentum coming into this year’s tournament (more on that below), but will that translate to a green jacket? Each of his Master’s performances has improved upon the last, so 2021 could well be his year.


Brooks Koepka

Finally, a comeback for Brooks Koepka could be on the cards. After tying for seventh place in 2020, an impressive result after a year off due to sustained injury, he has momentum behind him.

 

The Key Wins Before The Masters

With only five months between the two tournaments, there haven’t been major changes. But enough has changed to give Dustin Johnson some serious competition.

The aforementioned Brooks Koepka had his first post-injury tour win at the Waste Management Phoenix open in February, his second win at the tournament. And other Masters favourites have pulled off their own impressive PGA tour victories too.


But the question remains the same. Is this finally going to be the year?


Bryson Dechambeau has also pulled off a PGA Win in the past few months, the first player to achieve more than two victories this season. His March win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational saw him back in top form after his shaky Masters outing in November.

Meanwhile, Justin Thomas is only continuing to impress in recent tour appearances. In January he came third (behind Harris English and Joaquin Niemann) at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

But it was his March win at the Players Championship that has made many speculate that now could be his time. As with The Masters, he has improved on each of his previous outings, and many believe his Players performance was nothing less than a masterclass.

Now with 12 PGA Tour wins to his name, tied with Dustin Johnson, all he needs is a first Master’s to seal the deal and prove he’s one of the world’s best. The odds are very much in his favor.

 

This year’s Masters is set to be one of the closest in recent memory, with several players carrying serious momentum into the tournament. Millions of bets will be placed, and the green jacket really could go to anybody.

But will Dustin win his second Masters, or will somebody defy his odds and romp to victory? We’re excited to find out.

 

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An Introduction To Sports & Casino Betting Strategies https://punter2pro.com/introduction-popular-sports-betting-strategies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=introduction-popular-sports-betting-strategies https://punter2pro.com/introduction-popular-sports-betting-strategies/#respond Wed, 24 Mar 2021 01:06:00 +0000 https://punter2pro.com/?p=12226 There aren’t many approaches to gambling that’ll generate consistent profits over the long-term. In this beginner’s article I’ll run through some of the basic principles behind sports and casino strategies ...

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There aren’t many approaches to gambling that’ll generate consistent profits over the long-term. In this beginner’s article I’ll run through some of the basic principles behind sports and casino strategies in order to help increase your chances of success.

 

Why Do So Many Gamblers Fail?

Traditional casino games have a “house edge” built into them, which ensures the casino maintains a mathematical advantage and will profit over time. A similar ‘advantage’ exists in sports betting, too. Bookmakers’ odds carry an edge in their favour, known as the “overround”.

Despite the randomness and human factors ever-present in professional sports, the reality is that sportsbooks still operate in a very similar fashion to casinos: the odds, on average, are not at the required levels to bettors to earn over the long haul.

Sure, there are pricing errors, market misjudgements, and opportunities to be seized if you have the know-how. But by and large, regular sports bettors will not succeed in beating the overround.

Put simply: if you bet like an average gambler then the more you stake, the more you’ll inevitably lose.

 

Exceptions To The Rule

So how is it possible that gamblers can succeed without having any advantage in the casino or sportsbook?


Playing Poker in the Casino

Poker is one exception to the rule — because you’re not playing against the house; you are playing against other players. While luck plays a part in winning, as it does with any competitive game for that matter, Poker is largely a game of skill and calculation. Hence why professional Poker players exist, and earn a full-time living from it.

So Poker is certainly one avenue — albeit a competitive one — for keen players to explore.


Finding Value in Sports Markets

Finding value in sports odds is another avenue for earning in the challenging world of online gambling.

Whether it’s taking advantage of free bets, capitalising on risk-free arbitrage betting opportunities, or seeking overpriced selections, it’s all part of a bigger picture: finding a mathematical advantage.

I’ve featured all of the most profitable approaches to sports betting in my How To Win section.

 

Sports Strategy Basics

Before discussing any specific betting strategies, every bettor needs to appreciate some of the basic principles surrounding sports betting strategy.


Why Apply a Strategy?

The last thing any sports bettor wants to be doing is making random wagers driven by emotion; it rarely leads to long-term, consistent profits. Emotions, positive or negative, cloud your judgement and lead to making weak decisions based on unsubstantial factors.

The majority of successful sports punters employ strategies and systems to remain fully focused on what works. By tailoring a solid strategy driven by statistics, it takes guesswork out of the equation and makes it easier to identify new bets from applying the same working formula.


Betting Strategies vs Wagering Systems

Betting strategies and wagering systems may sound like the same thing but there is a clear distinction between them:

  • Betting strategies refer to tactics you can use to determine what bets to place.
  • Wagering systems are used to determine the amount you’ll place on each bet within your strategy.

A wagering system is typically integrated into your betting strategy with the view to help maximise your results. 

Learn about wagering systems.


Devising a Selection Method

Every profitable betting strategy requires a selection method to identify bets.

This selection method must begin with a sound reason. Because without that, you’ll be mirroring the very same random/erratic behaviours from generations of unsuccessful gamblers.

So, what’s the reason behind your selections?

Consider the two major contributors towards to any selection method:

  1. Risk (Bankroll), and
  2. Reward (value)

1. Risk – how much Bankroll can you risk?

Without a bankroll strategy bettors can end up going broke. To address this risk, bettors often limit themselves to stake sizes of a fixed percentage of their bankroll. For instance, no more than 3% of your starting bankroll on any bet.

While this approach reduces your potential returns on a win, this type of restriction will also limit your losses and reduce the chances of you making large, emotionally-driven bets to regain losses from a losing run.


2. Reward – what’s the potential value to your bets?

Value in your selections is what makes your strategy profitable over the long term. 

The bookmakers set their odds for events based around what they believe is the probability of that outcome happening. This is usually correlated to odds on the betting exchange.

For example, the winner of a tennis match could have odds of 9/1.

This fraction represents a probability, determined by replacing the odds of 9/1 with the letters “A/B”, so that the following formula applies:

  • Probability percentage = B / (A+B). 

For the 9/1 tennis example, the probability = 1 / (9+1), which equals 0.10. Therefore, the probability implied by the bookmaker is 10%. The bookmaker believes the player has a 10% chance of winning the tennis match.

If you determine that the tennis player has a 20% chance of winning the match (i.e. the bookmaker has significantly underestimated the chance), then you have found value in that bet, and it could be worth pursuing.

While this isn’t an entire strategy by itself, it is always worth keeping in mind; this principle must provide the basis for many of your bets.

 

Popular Betting Strategies

Let’s take a closer look at some basic sports betting strategies that you may come across, or be tempted to use in future wagers. I’ll give you my honest views on them.

It’s worth noting that systems like these are perfectly legal and can be used at popular sportsbooks and casino providers such as 20Bet. Check out the 20Bet review on Casino.Guide.


Backing Heavy Favourites

This strategy is well-known and may seem intuitive to beginners: why not bet on the most likely outcome?

Sure it’s simple to back a favourite. You don’t need any skill or knowledge of the sport you’re betting on. All you need to do is find events where there is a clear, heavy favourite to win and place your bet on that favourite.

But that alone doesn’t produce profits. The main downside to backing a heavy favourite is that the return for each bet will be very small — so even though you’ll win a lot of bets, your losses will be proportionately large.

The poor risk-to-reward ratio means backing heavy-favourites doesn’t work — unless the favourite’s price is still undervalued.


Backing The Underdog

This strategy is just as well-known as backing favourites.

Unfortunately backing the underdog doesn’t guarantee success, either. While there are certainly great opportunities to be found in underdogs — i.e. high odds horses that have been severely overlooked by the betting markets — there’s also a lot of accurately priced long odds selections, too.

In addition, the typically high number of consecutive losses before hitting a substantial win can be far too much for the average punter to handle. In other words, you need a large bankroll to cope with a strategy based solely around underdogs.

Due to the high risk, backing underdogs isn’t the best starting point for a strategy. Nonetheless, value can often present itself in long shots; so keep that in mind.


Arbitrage Betting

Arbitrage betting also called “arbing”, is a fairly simple concept: you place a bet on all outcomes of a sporting event, and guarantee a win. Of course, this only works on some events — because betting on both teams isn’t usually profitable.

For arbitrage betting to be successful you must seek different bookmakers offering opposite odds of an event, and place both bets to guarantee yourself a win.

Finding these opportunities takes a lot of research, since you’ll need to continually compare the odds at different bookmakers. You’ll also need to act fast whenever you spot an opportunity, as bookies tend to correct their prices very quickly.

To make arbing a success, bettors require dedicated arbing software to find opportunities.

This system is mathematically sound, and absolutely works.


Focus on One Team

While this might not sound like the most exciting strategy, numerous bettors use it to improve their performance.

By focusing all of your efforts on a single team, you’ll become very familiar with team selections and patterns of play. This helps you to develop an area of expertise and to make more informed decisions. In time, you’ll find it easier to seek out value.

The downside is you’re somewhat limited to betting only when your chosen team is in action, which may just be once per week (during seasons only). You may therefore need to broaden your horizons to a couple of teams — or alternatively just concentrate on a single league or market.

Whether it’s a team, league or specific betting market, it’s important to develop your own speciality in order to discover something that the rest of the public doesn’t already know. That’s how you gain an advantage.


The Martingale System

The Martingale system is an extremely well-known staking plan that can be applied to sports betting and more commonly to online roulette. It rarely has a successful outcome.

The system works by doubling up your next bet after a loss. So if you lost a £20 bet, your next stake would be £40. The idea is that you’ll eventually hit  a win, and the doubled stakes will recoup all your previous losses.

The biggest downside to the Martingale system is that you need to make sure you have enough bankroll to cover long losing streaks, as doubling your stakes can quickly add up. You also need to make sure the odds of each wager are enough to recoup the losses. 

It’s never advisable to use apply the Martingale in your betting system: the long-term impact to your bankroll will be devastating! Instead, focus on strategies that seek some form of advantage over the market, rather than merely relying on luck. 

 

For more on sports betting strategy, check out my Prediction & Analysis section.

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Best Rugby Tipsters | Top Tipster Services 2021 https://punter2pro.com/best-rugby-tipsters-top-tipster-services/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=best-rugby-tipsters-top-tipster-services https://punter2pro.com/best-rugby-tipsters-top-tipster-services/#respond Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:22:33 +0000 https://punter2pro.com/?p=12144 Looking for a profitable Rugby tipster? Having difficulty finding Rugby tips? Considering the popularity of Rugby — particularly Rugby Union — across various parts of the world including New Zealand, ...

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Looking for a profitable Rugby tipster? Having difficulty finding Rugby tips?

Considering the popularity of Rugby — particularly Rugby Union — across various parts of the world including New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, the UK, Ireland and France, the sport doesn’t attract many tipsters. This is especially true in Europe.

In Europe, Rugby Union is predominantly viewed as an “international sport”, with far less fans tuning into regular league competitions than the hugely popular and sociable — albeit less frequent — international fixtures. Outside of the internationals, there’s not very many high profile games throughout the season, when Football (Soccer) and other popular league-based sports dominate coverage on sports channels, radio stations, and social media accounts across the continent. So it’s no surprise that tipsters, many of which reside in Europe, rarely treat Rugby Union as their primary sport.

Nonetheless, there is one particular Rugby tipster service that boasts an excellent record to date, carving out a niche in what is perhaps one of the most overlooked sports in the betting world. Better yet, this tipster is completely free.

 

Best Rugby Tipsters

RankRatingTipsterProofed ByEstablishedTipsAverage OddsAll-time ProfitAll-time ROI(+/-) Units3-Month Profit3-Month ROI(+/-) UnitsEst. Weekly TipsUsual Publishing TimesTrial PeriodMonthly CostLast Updated
174.3%Ruck 'N' RollTipstrrSeptember 20191,0692.66£1,905.447.10%+76£186.083.20%+7148am-12pmFREEFREE08/03/2021

 

Ratings Explained

All Rugby tipsters are rated out of 100. Our ratings are entirely data-driven and incorporate many factors including:

  • Age — how long the Rugby tipster service has been running
  • Total bets — the sample size of ice Rugby bets
  • All-time performance — how well the tipster has performed since starting out
  • Recent performance — how well the tipster has performed over the past three months
  • Weekly tips — the estimated number of tips based on the historical average for this sport
  • Cost — how much the tipster costs on a monthly basis

Be sure to check back in to see how the top Rugby tipsters have changed.

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February 2021 | Top Football Tipsters Of The Month https://punter2pro.com/february-2021-top-football-tipsters-of-the-month/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=february-2021-top-football-tipsters-of-the-month https://punter2pro.com/february-2021-top-football-tipsters-of-the-month/#respond Wed, 03 Mar 2021 15:50:46 +0000 https://punter2pro.com/?p=12109 Here’s the top 10 Football Tipsters for February 2021. I’ve used Tipstrr to produce the list. All records are thoroughly proofed. To learn more, check out my Tipstrr Review. The ...

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Here’s the top 10 Football Tipsters for February 2021.

I’ve used Tipstrr to produce the list. All records are thoroughly proofed. To learn more, check out my Tipstrr Review.

The following stats assume a flat £20 stake was placed on every football tip.


Rank

Tipster

Tips

ROI

Profit

1 Gold Digger 114 25.80% £587.13 SUBSCRIBE »
2 Correct Score Daily 74 27% £406.17 SUBSCRIBE »
3 Alpha-Bet 23 27.80% £128.03 SUBSCRIBE »
4 Elite Football Picks 41 22.30% £182.61 SUBSCRIBE »
5 JS 42 22.40% £187.89 SUBSCRIBE »
6 Alexis Socerr 108 20.50% £442.19 SUBSCRIBE »
7 Zenith 209 19.50% £815.87 SUBSCRIBE »
8 WiLLyTfE 152 19.00% £578.30 SUBSCRIBE »
9 Footballer Tips 178 11.70% £416.37 SUBSCRIBE »
10 Asian Football Betting 43 11.30% £97.12 SUBSCRIBE »

Also see the Top Horse Racing Tipsters for February 2021.

 

Best Tipsters

Best Tipsters

You can also find more tipsters using one the Best Sports Tipster Sites.

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Cheltenham 2021: Can Willie Mullins Deliver Profit for Punters? https://punter2pro.com/cheltenham-2021-willie-mullins-profit-punters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cheltenham-2021-willie-mullins-profit-punters https://punter2pro.com/cheltenham-2021-willie-mullins-profit-punters/#respond Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:31 +0000 https://punter2pro.com/?p=12105 It’s just a matter of days until the 2021 Cheltenham Festival (16th-19th March) gets underway. And even though there won’t be any fans in attendance to deliver the famous “Cheltenham ...

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It’s just a matter of days until the 2021 Cheltenham Festival (16th-19th March) gets underway. And even though there won’t be any fans in attendance to deliver the famous “Cheltenham Roar”, it’s still a huge deal for punters in the UK and beyond.

The nature of the Cheltenham Festival means it’s not about one race, star horse, jockey or trainer. Even the most prestigious event, the Gold Cup, can be overshadowed by other races in a given year.

But if there is anyone ‘big’ enough to cast a shadow over the entire festival this year, then it is Irish trainer Willie Mullins. Already the most decorated trainer of the event’s history, he brings a clutch of brilliant horses with superb chances in some of the best races. No yard has better form in jumps racing than Mullins’ right now, and he might just break his own record of training eight winners at a single festival.

 

Al Boum Photo is Consensus Pick for Another Gold Cup

So, where do you begin with Mullins’ runners this year?

Perhaps it’s best to start with Al Boum Photo, the horse that seems capable of being the greatest headline generator this year. Gunning for a historic Gold Cup on 19th March, Al Boum Photo tops the Cheltenham Day 4 tips and predictions from a majority of experts. While his rivals have floundered in races leading up to Cheltenham, the lightly-raced 9-year-old has had the perfect preparation for his hat-trick bid. He is 3/1 for the Gold Cup, and it’s really hard to make a case for any of his inconsistent rivals.


In the opening race of the festival, the Supreme Novices Hurdle, Mullins has the hot-favourite, Appreciate It, generally available at 7/4. That seems like a banker in a race that Mullins has won six times previously. Later in the day, the Arkle looks a bit tougher for Energumene as it features odds-on favourite, Shishkin. Still, you’d think that plenty of punters will have a nibble on Energumene at 5/2.

Elsewhere on Day 1, Mullins will run Concertista in the Mares’ Hurdle, who seems like another banker at just over evens. While Mullins has neither of the two favourites for the Champion Hurdle, many will see each-way value in the likes of Sharjah for the feature race. 

On Day 2, Gaillard Du Mesnil will go off as favourite for the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, and the current price of 5/2 ante-post looks decent value. You could see plenty of punters going for a Mullins’ double for the first two races, as the brilliant Monkfish goes in the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase. The highlight of the day is the Champion Chase, a race that Mullins has never won. But he has the clear favourite, Chacun Pour Soi ready to change things.

Gaillard Du Mesnil, Monkfish and Chacun Pour Soi could be on many betting slips as a treble or patent on 17th March. 

 

Decision to be Made on Kemboy

Day 3, St Patrick’s Thursday, looks a bit quieter for Mullins, but he has still some big chances.

Allaho and Min, who are 5/1 and 6/1 respectively, could easily be the first two home in the Ryanair Chase. And, if he chooses the Stayers’ Hurdle, Kemboy at 20/1 might be the outstanding bet of the festival. We would advise you to wait until Mullins’ makes his intentions known with Kemboy, as he does retain an entry for the Gold Cup. If you do take those Stayers’ Hurdle odds, you should ensure there is NRNB (no runner no bet) applied to your wager. 

We have already dealt with Al Boum Photo in the Gold Cup, but Mullins does have other chances on the final day of Cheltenham. Stattler looks like good value at 7/1 in the Albert Bartlett. But the bet of the day might be the brilliant Elimay in the Mares’ Chase. This is a new race added to the festival, but nobody has had more success than Mullins with turning mares with potential into superstars. 

So, there you have it – the briefest of overviews on some of Willie Mullins’ best runners at Cheltenham 2021. If we haven’t highlighted at least six winners above, it will be nothing short of a shock. Sure, Mullins can be susceptible to a surprise loss as much as the next trainer. But the stars seemed to have aligned to make this a vintage festival for Mullins, and he might just put smiles on the face of punters who back him.

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February 2021 | Top Horse Racing Tipsters Of The Month https://punter2pro.com/february-2021-top-horse-racing-tipsters-of-the-month/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=february-2021-top-horse-racing-tipsters-of-the-month https://punter2pro.com/february-2021-top-horse-racing-tipsters-of-the-month/#respond Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:29:35 +0000 https://punter2pro.com/?p=12099 Here’s the top 10 Horse Racing Tipsters for February 2021. I’ve used Tipstrr to produce the list. All records are thoroughly proofed. To learn more, check out my Tipstrr Review. ...

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Here’s the top 10 Horse Racing Tipsters for February 2021.

I’ve used Tipstrr to produce the list. All records are thoroughly proofed. To learn more, check out my Tipstrr Review.

The following stats assume a flat £20 stake was placed on every horse racing tip.


Rank

Tipster

Tips

ROI

Profit

1 GV Early Alerts 52 142.00% £1,480.00 SUBSCRIBE »
2 WannaWin BM 31 60.80% £376.67 SUBSCRIBE »
3 CD Systems Daily Bargain 25 59.00% £295.00 SUBSCRIBE »
4 Each Way Value Tips 20 40.80% £326.00 SUBSCRIBE »
5 AG Tips 59 34.70% £409.88 SUBSCRIBE »
6 Horseforacourse 33 36.10% £238.15 SUBSCRIBE »
7 On The Money Tips 70 35.00% £490.00 SUBSCRIBE »
8 OnTheNose 22 25.80% £113.50 SUBSCRIBE »
9 Shrewd Tips 153 24.30% £742.66 SUBSCRIBE »
10 Clyde Shelton Turf Wars 95 22.40% £426.10 SUBSCRIBE »

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Best Tipsters

Best Tipsters

You can also find more tipsters using one of the Best Sports Tipster Sites.

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