A frequent trap in football betting is that long odds can seem very attractive. 'First goalscorer' and 'scorecast' bets are some of the most popular football betting markets, and although these can have appealing odds, they may not provide punters with good returns in the long run. Similarly, backing big name strikers or betting on big matches can lure punters in, but the English Premier League, for example, is renowned for its entertainment value and frequent upsets - meaning worse value for gamblers.
Here’s a theoretical example of a football treble using lesser-known markets, heavy favourites and in-play leaders:
Judging by these pre-game odds, this team should win comfortably. This is in one of the lesser-known leagues (Swiss 2nd Division), where the prices can often be more generous than in more established competitions.
The odds on this accumulator might not look the most attractive, but with a reasonable stake the returns could be well worth it. Here is a list of reliable markets to include in your low-risk football multiples:
Using this system of modest returns from heavy favourites, you can start to build a series of bets to bring in larger profits. Using your returns from each bet, you can make the most of a combination of heavy pre-match favourites, in-plays and lesser-known markets to make similar trebles again and again.
Bet365 Sports offers a wide choice of in-play markets and lesser-known leagues, so head over today to put together your low-risk multiples.
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