There are 64 fixtures in the 2018 World Cup in Russia over June and July. If you are an England supporter on past form you will only get excited about their three matches in the group stage. The winners, losing finalists and losing semi-finalists will play seven matches. The 3rd/4th playoff match must be the most meaningless and least anticipated fixture in international football. There will be plenty of the 48 matches before the knockout rounds that will involve teams that have no interest to British viewers. The point is most of the World Cup will be boring.
However, any match can be livened with a bet and there will be a massive amount of choice, both in pre-match and live betting. Customised betting allows customers to combine a match outcome and other facet of a match. The 2018 World Cup will be a betting bonanza because the kick-offs are punter friendly. The betting strategy described below can be applied to any league or tournament as long as the relevant statistics are available. Betting on the number of corners is timeless.
The aim in any football match is to score goals. The other events are secondary because the team that scores most goals wins a match or progresses to the next round in a knockout tournament. However, corner counts is one of the areas in which you can win money as long as you have the relevant statistics available. By recording or finding records related to the number of corners a team wins or concedes you can generate some profits in the second half of a league season or during a tournament.
If the system is applied to a tournament which is played in a neutral country you can examine the numbers of corners won and conceded during qualifying. Any European Championships or World Cup can be made to be more interesting when you bet on the number of corners in a match. In domestic football you should use the first half of the season to record the number of corners a team wins and concedes home and away. A match brings together teams that might have a combined high corner record, a low corner record or a mid range record.
The system is simple but effective but your records must be accurate. Many leading bookmakers don’t use all the available statistics but if you have them to hand the field is open to make money. Over the first half of the season a comprehensive corners record will be built up which can be used for betting on the number of corners in subsequent matches. This system can be used on league fixtures and matches in tournaments. The theory is to note corner totals and apply the data to upcoming matches, both in leagues and tournaments.
You can add a further element to the analysis by taking into account the following factors that help to determine total corners:
Size of pitch
With this information in hand after the first half of the season and qualifying matches for tournaments the next stage is to start betting which you can do with confidence. Bookmakers offer odds on Over/Under corners or bands of which there are usually three. If the statistics indicate a match involves teams with low corner records bet low or under. If the statistics indicate a match involves teams with a high corner count bet under. If the statistics are inconclusive bet on the mid-range number of corners.