Betting on the correct score is a tricky business. It is very difficult to guess with what final result a sports match will end. And even more so in hockey. In a hockey game, on average, 4-6 goals are thrown, and there can be a lot of options for the final score. And yet, you can try your luck if you analyze well the potential number of goals scored by one and the other team. Let's consider how to do it correctly.
- What matches should I take for analysis?
- What are the odds for the exact score?
- Correct score betting strategy
What matches should I take for analysis?
It is no secret that there are more chances to guess the final score in a match in which a minimum of pucks are thrown. To do this, you need to analyze the BC line and find championships and matches in which a few goals can potentially be scored (3-4). Moreover, one of the teams must be much stronger than the other. Those. potential final score of the match: 2: 0, 3: 0, 3: 1, 2: 1, 4: 1. In total there are 5 options for the final account. Considering that for each of the outcomes there will be a high coefficient (approximately 8-20), then if out of 5-6 bets on the exact score is correct, then the player is guaranteed to be in the black if he makes bets with the same amount.
Excellent situations for betting on the correct score in hockey are the grassroots championship playoffs, or betting on teams that play strictly TM in tough, very defensive hockey. Examples are SKA and CSKA matches in the KHL playoffs, Amur's matches, matches between Yunost and Neman in the Belarusian championship.
You can find suitable matches in any championship in which the average total of pucks per game is no more than 4.5-5.
Read about the features of betting on total in hockey in a separate review.
What are the odds for the exact score?
The quotes for the exact score in hockey are very high. The minimum odds are at the level of 9-10, the maximum can reach 60-70. Very tempting.
But such high odds are given by bookmakers for a reason: there are more options for the final score in hockey than in football, so it is not easy to guess it in hockey.
Speaking of football, you can learn more about the specifics of betting on the exact score in this sport in a special note.
Correct score betting strategy
One of the main tasks when betting on the correct score in hockey is finding the right match to analyze and then bet. To increase the chances of a successful prediction, you need to find a match in which potentially few goals will be scored. The forces of the teams competing in the match must either be equal, or one of the teams must be much stronger than the other. In the first case, there is a high probability of a draw or near-draw score: 1: 1, 2: 1, 1: 2, 2: 2, 3: 2, 2: 3. Six options. Given the size of the odds, guessing the match score of one of the bets will lead to a positive result from the match. In the second case, the final score of the match is likely to be in the region of 3: 1, 4: 1, 4: 0, 5: 0, 5: 1. It is necessary to narrow down the number of options as much as possible in order to have a plus from the match.
It is profitable to bet on the exact score of a match with the participation of a team that plays very poorly in attack: usually scores no more than one goal per game. Accordingly, we have a weak team that most often loses. There are not so many options for the final score of the match with the participation of such a squad: 0: 2, 1: 2, 0: 3, 1: 3, 0: 4, 1: 4. Again 6 options, you can expand the circle to 7-8, if the odds allow (the minimum odds for the exact score in this case should be at least 8).
You can also bet on the exact score during the match. For example, to do this during the 2nd period, when the balance of power in the match is visible, the teams have already scored one or even several goals, and the number of options for the final score is not so great. However, the odds for the exact score in live will also be much less attractive.
Guessing the score in hockey is an extremely difficult task. However, if you simplify your task and narrow the range of options, then the chances of a successful forecast increase. For a bet, you need to select matches where both teams practice defensive hockey: they throw themselves a little, do not allow the opponent to do this, hold grass-roots face-to-face meetings.
You can also look for teams that end their matches with roughly the same scores. For example, in the KHL SKA and CSKA like to win 3: 0 or 3: 1. If we calculate the number of pucks that each team can score in a match, then we get no more than 6-8 combinations of the final score. This is enough if you place a bet on the exact score before the match and make a profit based on the outcome of the match. We wish you success in such a difficult craft as predicting an accurate hockey score.