The underdog in sports betting is a sportsman or the Team who is predicted to have a lower probability of winning than his opponent. Popular sports for underdog betting are football, basketball, tennis, and hockey.
How to find the bookmaker who allows betting on underdogs?
Many bookmakers on the Internet offer to bet on underdogs, as 22Bet does. Generally, several types can generate different odds. The most classic style of underdog bet is probably the three-way bet.
In this, you can bet between the victory of Team a, draw, or victory of Team b. You can recognize the underdog by the higher odds since he is expected to be less likely to win. If you want to take a little less risk, you can reduce it with a double chance bet.
Such a bet works as a three-way bet, except that you can bet on two of the possible three outcomes. So, you can bet on the underdog and the favorite or the underdog and a draw. In addition, both of the mentioned bet types are also available as half-time bets. So, you are not forced to bet on the full 90 minutes but can also bet only on the first or second half.
Furthermore, there are handicap bets on underdogs. In handicap betting, the selected Team starts with a fictitious disadvantage, such as one goal less, which is counted in the chance. Such underdog bets usually achieve high odds, as they are associated with a very high risk.
Tips for bettors who bet on underdogs:
1.Timing is important.
This tip applies mainly to live to bet, but it can also be used for regular betting. If there is news shortly before the match, such as that one or more of the star players of the favorites will drop out, it is more worthwhile to bet on the underdog. You can follow the whole thing even better in the live betting area.
If a player of the favorites gets injured or is sent off due to a red card, it opens up a perfect moment to bet on the underdog. Therefore, it is essential to wait for these critical moments and then bet directly before the odds adjust again.
2. Choose a suitable game to use this betting strategy.
In addition to the choice of time, it is also crucial on which league or competition and which game you bet on. As a rule, it is worth looking for fun at the end of the season when a club that has already become champion plays against an underdog that still has to fight to stay in the league. In this match, the underdog is more likely to be well prepared and experienced for the game, while the top club might rather play its b-team to give the substitutes playing practice.
3. Suitable sports for underdog betting
As already alluded to, the sport on which bets are placed plays a role, especially for the odds. The most popular sport for betting in Europe is football. The thrill lies predominantly in the fact that an unexpected goal can turn the whole course of the game. Underdog bets are worthwhile in football because many factors come together in a game.