1- Seek news about the team
This is the most basic point that every punter should consider. They should always be on the lookout for news about their teams. They can check the best news websites on the internetand should never just rely on hearsay only for placing their bets.
Some players are very important for their teams. You can be sure that the team will not play at the same level if their best player is missing. For example, Manchester City will not be the same team if Kevin de Bruyne is not playing. The same is true for Chelsea if their star-player Eden Hazard is not playing in the team. It is extremely important that a punter keeps himself informed about the teams.
2- Know the team’s recent form
It is a big mistake if a punter places his bets on the basis of a team’s reputation. Still, there are punters who make this mistake. If you have a favorable opinion about Chelsea because they won the 2016-17 Premier League season, then it does not mean that they would do well in the other seasons too. In fact, Chelsea gave a terrible performance in the 2017-18 season when they finished fifth in the table and lost 10 games.
Therefore, it is very important that you consider the recent form of the team before placing your bets. Looking at the team’s previous five or six matches will give you a fair idea about the current form of your team and how they are expected to perform in the next matches.
3- Consider the motivation level
A punter should also take into account a team’s level of motivation to win a match. A team chasing after Champions League glory would not be much motivated to win matches near the end of the season if their premiership ambitions are over. Teams often prioritize matches and hence make preparations accordingly. They will rest their star players in less important matches so that they can save those players for the important matches.
Before betting, one should always look at the next match of the team. This will give them a good idea about the motivation level of a team to win the match.
4- Take into account the weather
Considering the weather is also important for a punter. This is especially true if someone is choosing Under/ Over 2.5 goals. In winters, heavy rainfall and snow can really affect the goal-scoring abilities of a team.