“Betting the Opposite” is one of the bets that you can find in BetPractice concerning basically the most popular bets with high value that produce a positive return on investment (ROI).
Keep in mind that "Betting the Opposite" is not a tip or a prediction of a final result to bet on it. The logic is simple: based on our "real odds", the statistically favourite bet of the market is different than the one the bookmakers offer.
"Betting the Opposite" is valid in any betting market, and more specifically is valid in the markets with two possible outcomes (Over/Under markets, BTTS, etc). "Betting the Opposite" is also valid in Match Odds, HTime match Odds, HTime/FTime markets where the favourite, based on pure statistics, is different than the bookmakers' offer (i.e. the bookmaker offers the Home win but statistically the favorite is the Draw or the Away team).
"Betting the Opposite" may produce a profitable result and is based mainly on psychology. Moreover, you must have a pretty good knowledge of football and study the specific match in-depth. The public loves to bet favorites and “overs” and the media, which over-hypes winning teams that score a lot of goals, further inflates this human tendency. However, just because the public studies the games doesn't make them educated. Sportsbooks understand this and shade their lines accordingly.
For a punter, it is very hard to find the specific bets through a football coupon and betting on these bets is even more difficult. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it and the bookies would be out of business. Bets that are especially popular with the public will also move the odds by a half-point or more, offering even more value to those "Betting the Opposite".
An astute punter does have to have a pretty good knowledge of football and has to follow a simple strategy:
- Compare our real odds to bookmaker's odds
- Study the match in-depth using Odds Compiler Platform
- Bet the Opposite in that particular game
- Don't even watch the game (avoid stress)
You can find an in-depth analysis of "Betting the Opposite" by clicking here.