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The answer is pretty simple they make the wrong selections or do the wrong type of bets.

Football betting is the most popular type of sports book gambling and with plenty of coverage on TV throughout the season we all have access to the stats and pundits views on nearly every game. So why is it that so many people who bet on the outcome of football matches end up losing regularly throughout the season?

There can only be three outcomes of a match, win-lose-draw and we all like to think we know a bit about the game, so where does it all go wrong?

Poor Value Bets

If you’ve ever walked into a betting shop ยูฟ่าเบท at the weekend to place your football bets you will be surrounded by large posters with “Offers” like “Newcastle to beat Wigan, Owen to be first goalscorer £100 return for a £10 stake.” Now you might think Newcastle will beat Wigan and because you know a bit about football you know Michael Owen is more than capable of knocking in a few goals, but the chances of both these things happening in the same game are pretty slender.

If the bookies thought it was such a great bet do you think they would be plastering it all over their walls so punters could back it? Of course not! It’s just a way for bookmakers to lure people in to get them to spend their money on a bet that will put money in their pockets nearly every time. It’s a poor value bet and one that should be ignored if you want to increase your chances of winning. Do yourself a favor and avoid them!

If I had a pound for every time I’ve watched someone fill in a football coupon and pick nine or ten selections in an accumulator I’d be a millionaire. Not only is this a poor value bet it’s a sure fire way to lose your money.

It may be tempting for a lot of people to try and get the big win by picking an accumulator but the bookmakers love them. If you’ve placed a bet like this, how many times has one result let you down? More than once I suspect and that’s because the odds are heavily stacked against a bet like this coming up.