The Championship is a huge league nowadays. Reports in 2015 alone showed that only three leagues had more attendance in Europe. It is a big league, with a whole lot of people betting on the matches. Too many of these people will lose money in the long run, so here’s a few tips on how to be well-equipped for the new Championship betting season.
1. Follow every local journalist and newspaper for each club
For betting, every snippet of information is vital. In the Championship, you will need to have every single bit of information available as quickly as possible. Being updated with every bit of news from the local newspapers that follow the clubs closely will give you the latest news ahead of every match. The journalists writing for these papers can usually be found on Twitter. Follow them. Twitter is where you will get the quickest updates on team selections, injuries and other important news.
2. Have accounts with multiple bookmakers
If you want to succeed with betting you MUST have accounts at several different bookmakers to ensure that you always have the highest odds available to bet on. If you are constantly getting shorter odds than the leading odds in the market then making a profit will be near impossible. The more the merrier, essentially.
3. Be updated on injuries
With 24 teams in a single league there is a lot of players to stay updated with. That is why it is important, as I stated earlier, that you follow journalists who keep a close eye on every club in the league. Having the privilege of knowing if a player is injured only hours after an incident in training, for example, gives you a potential edge over the bookmakers. Many bookmakers will pick up on this rather quickly, but there are always a few of them who won’t notice as quickly. You’ll have this information before these bookmakers so you can bet on their odds, which will be higher than the rest of the market, and therefore have a great value bet.
4. Find out who plays well against who
Do Ipswich have a good record away to top six clubs? Can Barnsley muster a win away to promoted sides? These are questions few bother asking themselves, but can be of great importance. Did you know that Reading only have one loss at home to top six sides in their last ten matches versus top six? Their opponent in gameweek two, Fulham, have seen six of their last ten away trips to top six sides being losses. Naturally, a lot of other important factors matter, but information like this can often help you win money in the long run. A few different services offer information like this, but you can always find it for yourself.