Sports Betting: Tennis Gambling Market Against Football
Tennis gambling market is currently the second only to football. We decided to define the outright winner between the both and single out all advantages and disadvantages of the markets.
The number of participants
Most troubles with football betting arise out of its difficult predictability. There are 22 players on the pitch and 3 referees who also influence the course of the match. One referee’s step may predefine the final outcome: counting or not counting the goal, awarding penalties, etc. To make a concise analysis of the football match, you have to take into account all these 25 active participants. Obviously, it’s very hard to predict all their behavior patterns. Add the substitutes’ bench and the coaches and you’ll have nowhere to start with.
In tennis there are only two players in action, and the chair umpire mainly ensures that the match is conducted according to the Rules. Sometimes it may seem that his or her main duty is to turn head left-right sitting on the high chair. There is also a team of one to nine line umpires signaling the ball out and calling footfaults. But at major events line umpires are supervised by the Hawk-Eye, a complex computer system tracking the ball from different angles. All players have several attempts to check the umpire's decision. So in tennis the umpire’s subjective influence is keep to a minimum.
Betting on tennis and football. Random factor.
In view of the above, we can’t neglect all possible scenarios in football. Someone can be injured, someone can be sent off the pitch, the coach may do the wrong substitution and the first team may simply be out of mood. Do not forget about the woodwork hits and misused goal chances in the rival’s area. All these factors can hardly be predicted. The only thing that causes not disputes (usually) is the number of the goals scored during 90 minutes. The rest is the Brownian movement. No simulation machine can predict it.
In tennis it’s much simpler. No matter how much tennis the match lasts, one of the players will win it. Playing scheme in tennis is rather transparent: serve and return. Every player tries to hold his service play and to produce a valid return. The number of sets is limited, while the scenario of the rally can’t be foreseen in advance. The referee’s participation is mediocre.
The number of possible bets on tennis and football
It’s a very important factor to take into account. When you start analyzing the English or Spanish football league, you’ll have a choice of about 10 matches a week, plus UEFA and national championships (cups) which will make a total of 50-60 potential bets per month. During the same period of time you may place 300 wagers in tennis. And it’s only about ATP tour, leaving aside WTA, Challengers and ITF.
Knowledge reguired for betting on tennis and football
In football professional football clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool has century-long rivalry. Of course, such long history gives a lot of information for analysis (sometimes useless and ambiguous). The team squad is not changed that often. There are players who play for 10 and more seasons and their playing styles are well-known. So in terms of the knowledge required to bet, football has an advantage. However, you’ll have to keep in mind 500 people at least (20 teams of 25 players each).
In tennis the main struggle is held between top 50 - 100 players. So you'll have to keep two times less information in your head!
In football one injury may predetermine the outcome, in tennis the injured player will retire and your bets won't pass. As for the coaches, in tennis and football they're equally imporant, but they can't affect the final scoreboard in tennis. In football, the coach may substitute any player and the question is how it will influence the score. No one knows.
Betting on tennis v betting on football: Bookmakers’ lines
Football is the undoubtful winner in this aspect. The lines published by the bookies offer to predict not only the outright winner, but the total number of goals, corners, penalty cards, time of ball possession. At some bookies' we can even try to predict the minute of the goal scored or a player to be substituted.
Betting market in tennis is more limited: outright winner, handicap and total markets. When betting live one may also choose the winner and loser. We hope that soon the situation will change and you'll get more betting options.
So we appeal to all football bettors: consider placing wagers on tennis. You'll have more matches to pick up from. The results can be predicted accurately as it's much easier to follow two players than 25. Join us and we'll support you.
And in conclusion: cheating in football is a routine job. Do you still bet on football?
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