Feel free to use this free service to cap your first games using the tips provided on this page, the viking banks that you will find that it´s rather fun!

Tennis specific tips:

 

  • What surface is the game being played on, does the bookmaker base the odds on this surface (how long was it since the last time the player played on the surface).

 

  • In even games look for over 2 sets instead of picking an outright winner, if the over/under games can be covered in 2 sets at the same odds as over 2 sets then pick that instead.

 

  • Dig around in sportnews to determine how long time has passed since the player arrived at the competition, some times players will only have a day or so to rest in between flights.

 

  • Tennis is a precision sport, ridiculous value odds on unkown players usually have some value that can be hedged after the first games of the match

Capping sportgames

Using the strategies mentioned here is a great way to start your sports betting career, but how do you cap games to bet?

 

Capping a game is of course a different procedure from sport to sport but some ground pillars are always the same:

 

 

  1. Look for the players/teams shape using a head to head service, usually the 5 latest games will give you a good overview.

 

  1. Research the teams/players position/points, how important is this game for them? Usually here is when homefield advantage should be considered the most (Some teams will play out of their minds when they have the fans support in a pressured position

 

  1. Research injuries/resting players, this is easily done scanning through some sportnews websites.

 

  1. Research the teams statistics for the prime positions of the sport (in tennis compare clay/hard/grass to find value), in basketball this would be the starplayers and in hockey it would be the goalies and so forth

Basketball specific tips:

 

  • When capping games always read up on the teams biggest stars, basketball is in the words of Michael jordan himself: "The sport where the stars makes the biggest difference".

 

  • Stay clear of the "public line" (the handicap which you first see) unless you consider the handicap to be way over/under what it should be. Try to play teaser handicaps instead, these come at a lower odds but will usually lead to long winning streaks.

 

  • For teams that tends to blow out the first two quarters and then doesnt cover the handicap, look for 1st/2nd half instead

 

  • Look for back to back games where one team is well rested vs a worn out team

 

Soccer specific tips:

 

  • Look at the current standings to try and determine your first leans, which team needs to win the most and will a draw cut it?

 

  • Check out the alternatives to the classic 1x2 bets and see how much value that you will lose if you pick draw no bet instead (or an asian handicap/regular handicap). This is especially important if you want to play big coupons.

 

  • Soccer is the sport where home field advantage is a big factor to consider (mostly due to the amount of spectators at the arena).

 

  • The starting line-ups can tell a lot about the game e.g if a team is going for offence or defense. Use this to your advantage when betting.

 

Hockey specific tips:

 

  • Almost always pick Moneyline when betting on the NHL, to many games goes to overtime so why risk it.

 

  • If you´re looking at the -1.5 puckline then consider picking regulation instead, if the price isnt that much worse.

 

  • The goalkeeper is basicly the pitcher in hockey, look for the latest news about the goalies and compare their save percentages.

 

  • When picking over/unders in hockey consider if any of the teams are B2B, if both teams are B2B then go with the under in most cases

 

Livebetting tips:

 

Livebetting is a lot harder than prebetting since the value changes continiously, one ball in tennis or a 2 pointer in basketball can turn a good bet into a mediocre bet. When you´re starting your livebetting career make sure that you choose a market where you can determine if the odds are good or not. You need to know the players/teams inside out and even then you will likely need some good tools before placing the bet. Here are some of the basics to get you started:

 

  • Make sure that you livebet on your best market (if you livebet for value and not because you didnt have time to place your bet before the game started).

 

  • Bookmark your favourite head to head tool to get a quick overview on the play. Most head to head services will also list the prebet odds, use this to your advantage to determine if there is value or not.

 

  • Make sure that you have your livebetting bankroll ready before betting, there is nothing worse then the odds dropping while you´re depositing. The key here is that you have good discipline and bankroll management, if you continiously try to find value where there is none and lose your bankroll over and over then go back to prebetting for a while.

 

  • Try to research the way you would on a normal bet In sports where the value wont change unless there is a quick goal such as soccer or hockey.

 

  • Always research plays where you´re sceptical about the odds. Even if this means that you will lose some value on these plays it will help you avoid traps like when a tennis favourite is injured and the odds are way off what it was prebet.

 

  • Always watch the game live for a few moments when livebetting. If you know the players and the sport then this is key to determine if there is value in your play or not.

 

  • Look for opportunities to hedge the value out of your bet to guarantee profit when you´re betting on underdogs. Comebacks do happen and when they do it´s much more satisfying to get a 500% ROI then to lose a 1000% ROI.

 

Welcome to the world of online sports betting!

 

Sports betting is a sport within the sports where skilled players have to possess knowledge about sports, psychology, tactics and always keep an eye open for good and valuable odds.

 

The Viking is always out there looking for golden odds so staying updated is crucial. If you think that you have what it takes to succeed, the first thing will be to choose a couple of bookmakers to get started, bookmakers which feels comfortable and trusted.

 

The most trusted bookmakers are the ones which are listed on the stockmarket because of the fact that the shareholders would drop out of the company if they misbehave. It is also important to check in which country they are licensed for example Malta and U.K are trusted places.

 

Make your deposit and get started but be aware of your bankroll which is the amount that you can afford to loose, a good advice from the viking himself is to not bet the whole bankroll immediatly be clever and with patience you will succeed in the long run.

A top advice is to start betting on banker odds, which is a bet based on high likelyhood of success and expectations of the player/team. They give less profit but a well choosen Banker odds usually always pay off.

 

Reading other peoples predictions could be a good start but your own gut feeling makes the final decision when placing the coupon, making sports betting an art where self-control, sense and timing are important.

 

Celebrate your winnings and never bet for "fun", treat sports betting as a serious business. Fun is winning and feeling the sense of success, the great feeling of being able to predict the future based on your knowledge and skills.

 

Sports betting strategies

 

In sports betting there are several strategies that can be used with different amount of success. Here´s the vikings breakdown of the most common strategies and the pros/cons of said strategies.

 

  1. Systematic betting

 

Placing systematic bets is one of the most commonly used strategies, in short: the player uses a system where the bets must abide a couple of simple rules. One of the most common way of sports betting is using the 1.10-1.20 system which as you might´ve guessed relies heavily on low odds with high stakes. Most players using this strategy will go all in on 10-20 subsequent 1.10-1.20 games and then bank the profit and start over in new series of 1.10-1.20 bets. This does actually work if you know what you´re doing, our best tips when using this strategy is to look for livebets where one team scores really early which opens high under lines that are in the 1.10-1.20 range. NOTE: When doing this, be sure to research the bet extra carefully as you most likely have a large amount of money at stake, just because the odds is low doesnt mean that it´s 100% secure UNLESS you research very carefully and find the best 1.10-1.20 bets.

 

  1. Livebetting at winning plays

 

Now this is actually a strategy that the viking doesnt recommend, even if you know what you´re doing. We´ve come across players that only bet on basketball/soccer/hockey games where the handicap quickly is in a winning favor of one team, or where one team is already winning. Now what we mean here is that of course some of these bets might be good, but only playing in this manner will kill your bankroll in a matter of minutes, ending your sports betting untill you can put up a new bankroll. For example: Look for 3 soccer games where the underdog is up by 1 and place a experimental bet of 0.1 unit. You will in most cases loose. Again, dont do this.

 

  1. Systematic rankings

 

Now this is a far more interesting strategy of sports betting which if done right can create quite a lot of profit, especially in some of the more obscure basketball leagues. What you do is that you rank the teams yourself, giving each team a certain score. Then you follow this score and bet on the games according to your rankings. Each point in the rankings equates to a certain score number (depending on the sport).

 

  1. Research + predictions

 

Researching a game is the best way to sucess in online sports betting, no question about it. If you combine your own research with that of someone else, then you can reach great sucess. It can help you from making the wrong decisions and it can inspire you to make some great plays. If you are leaning on a game but are uncertain if you want to place a bet on it then search for some finished predictions (Bettingviking is a good place to start for inspiration). Research injuries, news, rumors, h2h stats and goal stats. And then when you´ve done the research do some more. After that you should be able to find a comfortable pick for the game.

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