One of the most common questions we are asked about betting is whether there is a strategy that can be used to consistently beat the bookies.
Some punters like to bet consistently on short-priced favourites, but even the top teams such as Manchester City have been known to throw in a dodgy result or two during the season.
Our favourite strategy is a mathematical system that takes advantage of the draw odds in the match betting market and guarantees a profit if you stick to it.
The draw odds in Premier League matches are generally 2/1 or higher, which makes them ripe to utilise for this betting strategy.
Using West Ham United’s 2021/22 league fixtures, we start by placing a £10 draw bet on their game at Newcastle United. They won 4-2, so the bet is a loser.
The next wager on a draw in the second game against Leicester City would be doubled to £20. The Hammers won 4-1 – another losing bet.
Game 3 against Crystal Palace would therefore require a £40 bet. The game finished 2-2, generating a £120 return assuming odds of 2/1.
Having wagered £70 to this point, this represents as £50 profit. You would then revert to your initial stake of £10 for a draw in West Ham’s next game.
While a long run without a drawn game could make a significant dent in your bankroll, the system guarantees a profit due to the supporting mathematics.
As we mentioned above, betting on short-priced favourites does not always guarantee you will make a profit from wagering on the Premier League.
Before placing bets, always take into account factors such as team news, recent form and the previous record between the two teams.
What to Avoid
Many punters love placing multiples on the Premier League, but this can be fraught with danger given the competitive nature of the competition.
While a long list accumulator has the potential to deliver massive returns, the odds of every selection coming in a pretty slim.
If you want to place multiples on Premier League markets, stick to two or three selections to secure more consistent returns.