Football Betting Strategy: Transfer Specials

SHARE

Football Betting Strategy: Transfer Specials

Towards the end of the football season, speculation regarding players’ and managers’ movement inevitably starts to grow. Although the summer transfer window doesn’t officially open until 1st July in England, clubs often announce their signings before then, so gamblers looking to bet on potential transfers should stay alert throughout the latter stages of the season if they want to secure a good deal.

Rumors

Thanks in particular to the internet and social media, the number of rumours surrounding potential deals each year has exploded, and transfer specials have consequently become some of the most popular football betting markets on offer. While these markets can provide a fun break from your usual football betting strategy, it is important not to get lured in by the tabloids' transfer headlines, given the gossiping media’s love for hearsay.

Information Is Power

The key to success in the 'transfer specials' markets, as with most types of sports betting, is knowledge. Read as much as you can – be it newspapers, football websites or official club pages. Rumours will fly around, so do your research into which of the stories could have an element of truth - one of the best resources for this is actually the player's personal Twitter account.

When considering a rumour, read up on the history of the player or manager in question, their agent, and the clubs involved in the story. Does he really want to move, or is his agent just trying to push his club into offering a new contract, as was the case with Wayne Rooney in 2010? Agents have a habit of creating hype around their player so be careful not to get sucked in without doing your homework.

Timing

Timing is also an important factor in successful transfer betting. As a deal nears completion, odds will shorten significantly. It's therefore a good idea to look around at different bookmakers to keep an eye on which transfers are being offered, and any promising shift in prices.

Player Performance

A player’s performance will also often lead to an increase in speculation. For example, rumours surrounding Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski were rife for many years before the 2012-13 season, but the striker always ended up staying put. Then, following his incredible performance during his team’s demolition of Real Madrid, the media pounced on the story once more. While there's a chance of him staying at Dortmund again come the end of the season, a betting market concerning the frontman’s next permanent club has been priced up nevertheless. The bookmaker’s favourite is for Lewandowski to remain in Germany; at the time of writing, Paddy Power Sports is offering 2/5 on him jumping ship to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.

'Next Permanent Club' Market

This 'next permanent club' market can be a good option if you feel that a star player will eventually outgrow his current club, but aren't exactly sure when he will make his move - this market lets you bet on the next team he will play for, rather than on him moving in a particular window.

If you want to take a punt on some transfer specials, remember to stay well informed, and time your wagers right. If you keep one step ahead of the pack when it comes to transfer rumours, you could land yourself a substantial profit, so visit Paddy Power Sports today for a range of player and manager markets.

Recommended Betting Sites

Terms and Conditions apply for all bonuses. Must be +18 to participate.

Betting Strategy Articles


Why You Should Be Wagering the ATP World Tour Finals 2017
Why You Should Be Wagering the ATP World Tour Finals 2017

The 2017 ATP World Tour Finals are shaping up to be an intriguing week of tennis, with several new faces and a new sponsor to spice things up. Time to take a look at the runners and riders and see whe ... Read More

Hamilton Securing Title Means Betting Value in Brazil 2017
Hamilton Securing Title Means Betting Value in Brazil 2017

The penultimate race of the Formula One season takes place this weekend. The drivers’ championship may be over but there's still plenty of interest in the Brazilian Grand Prix, and time to place your ... Read More

Top Horses Experts are Backing at the Melbourne Cup 2017
Top Horses Experts are Backing at the Melbourne Cup 2017

The weather at the 2017 Melbourne Cup is expected to be less than sunny, though the real storm clouds have gathered above the stables of Harlem and Jon Snow. With the AU$6.25 million Emirates Melbourn ... Read More

Experts Make Picks for Best Bets of The Breeder’s Cup 2017
Experts Make Picks for Best Bets of The Breeder’s Cup 2017

America's Breeders' Cup is back this weekend, offering bettors a challenge. One thing's for sure, though, betting on these races is exhilarating, challenging and potentially rewarding if you're able t ... Read More

Bettors Should Look Past Aussies at Rugby League World Cup
Bettors Should Look Past Aussies at Rugby League World Cup

The nights may be drawing in for the European punter, but it’s a very different situation for the fast-approaching Rugby League World Cup, which kicks off on the other side of the globe. The competiti ... Read More

MLB World Series Odds You Should be Backing in 2017
MLB World Series Odds You Should be Backing in 2017

It’s time for the Fall Classic, and the potential is there for this year’s version to be an all-time classic. Two teams that were among the best in the league from start to finish have claimed suprema ... Read More

Betting Navigation

Newsletter

Sign up for the free Gambling.com Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!
We will never share or misuse your personal information. Privacy Policy

Latest Betting Strategy

BettingGuides

Country Guide