When it comes to sports betting, it can all get a bit confusing: there are the tipsters, the bookies, the experts, the strategists and more – so who do you listen to?

Whoever you like, as it turns out: however, here are some tried and tested, timeless sports betting strategies and tips that will keep your head clear and your eye (hopefully) on the prize – just make sure you follow these!

Keep Your Edge

Yep – it's called ‘online sports betting’ for a reason – with online gambling, you're almost always playing against the house's edge; with sports betting, you have an edge.

A general rule of thumb is – don't do what everyone else is doing, just because everyone else is doing it. If you're a beginner, it can be all-too-tempting to want to go with the popular opinion. But, stick to your guns (and maybe even your gut feeling) and you could be winning bets in no time.

Watch Your Bankroll

It's an oldie but a goodie, but simply keeping one eye on your remaining money will certainly help you get ahead and stay ahead. Losing big sums on hopeless bets is always going to end in tears, so when betting, never go higher than 5% of your remaining bankroll. If you win – that’s great; if you lose, the loss is lessened.

Do Research Beforehand

Sports betting isn't a science, meaning that it's entirely possible to see who’s on a  roll, who's having an off-season, and who’s up and coming – just from a few online searches.

  • You can easily – Subscribe to a trusted online newsletter – either one which deals exclusively with the sport you're interested in betting on, or a general sports newsletter,
  • Check out a few stats beforehand for the type of sports betting you're looking into, or doing some searches online,
  • Keep updated with all of the latest sports news from a trusted online source

At the end of the day, it's your time and money, so putting as much research in beforehand could be very profitable for you in the long run.

Check Out a Range Of Online Bookies

This one is probably less obvious, but hear us out: not each and every online bookie is created equally. Some have better deals on certain sports and events than others, as well as huge variances in sign up offers.

Have a look around, for a trusted, generous online bookie who offers the sport you're interested in betting on.It’s also a good idea to check the sign up bonus’ terms and conditions before putting any money down, to prevent any misunderstandings later!

Bottom Line

Sports betting can be fun when done right – and it can all end in tears when done wrong. Make sure to have your basic sports betting strategy locked down, and you could be on a winning streak in no time! Keep one eye on the prize, and one eye on your bankroll, do your research – and off you go!