Experienced online players believe that it is better to place live bets in sports that are highly transient, where the course of events can change dramatically as soon as possible. If you take football, where events on the field do not change so often, which allows bookmakers to adjust the line with maximum accuracy for the current confrontation, then with frequent abrupt changes in the situation on the ice arena, distortions may occur in the line at a certain moment, which is what the pros use.
How to make live hockey bets correctly, what points to pay attention to, we will carefully analyze in this review.
- Catching a draw in the period
- Total bets
- Against an empty goal
- Analysis of the current situation
- Against a draw in the 3rd period
- Summing up
Catching a draw in the period
One of the most popular strategies for many hockey bettors. But such a theory requires a careful approach and careful preparation.
At the heart of the “catch-up” to a draw in a period is one hockey pattern: clubs from among the strong middle peasants, which focus on playing on defense, most often draw in periods.
Such clubs are not distinguished by excessively high performance, not allowing the opponent to throw too many goals into their own goal.
The picture shows how often draw results flash in matches with Salavat Yulaev's participation, which makes it possible to use the tactics of “catching up” for a draw in the period in a promising manner.
One of the main conditions for success in playing catch-up is to bet at a high odds every time. In hockey for a draw in the period, bookmakers usually bet from 2.2 and above.
It is worth seeing how much bookmaker analysts gave for a draw in the first period of the Salavat Yulaev – Avtomobilist match.
For a draw in the first period in the presented match, Winline gave 2.52. The first period ended with a score of 0: 0. And the BK analysts set such a high coefficient, knowing that Salavat Yulaev, in comparison with many other clubs, has a lot of periods for hockey that end with a world result.
The main task of the bettor is to find such a strong middle peasant with not the highest performance indicators and start betting on him “catch-up”. At the same time, the effectiveness of the championship itself is not of great importance. There is a stereotype that in a poorly productive national championship, strong middle peasants will often draw in certain periods. You can see how the middle peasants play in the NHL, but this tournament is distinguished by increased performance.
The NHL also has clubs that fit the category.
There are a lot of draws in the periods, where bookmakers also set high odds.
Experienced dogon players, in addition to recommending betting on high odds significantly exceeding 2, even more strongly recommend using one effective safety net – to wait until the designated category of teams in 2-3 matches will not have a draw in any of the periods and start catching up.
The main distinguishing feature of hockey battles is its high performance, where points are not scored with the help of hands, as in basketball, handball, etc. For this reason, online gamblers actively bet on “totals”.
There are enough working theories of the game in the indicated direction, each of them is based on a certain pattern. Many bettors want to place bets purely according to an independently developed strategy, personally “experienced and tested”. In such a situation, the user needs to find a pattern and build a theory around it. Let's consider one of these regularities: if in the first period of the match of the not the most productive championship 5 or more goals were scored, in the second period you can safely bet on TM 2.5 or TM 2.0 according to the “ladder” tactics.
In the match “Barys – Admiral” in the first period the teams scored 6 goals for two, after which in the second period the spectators did not see a single goal. This tendency occurs in the overwhelming majority of cases within the framework of not the most productive championships. After the rivals demonstrate a “fun” and productive game in the first 20 minutes, the coaching staff of both teams during the break requires their players to pay more attention to defense and stop playing “Russian roulette”, who will score more.
Each bettor, picking up several working online theories on “total”, then begins to use them in a real game.
A good strategy for betting on total in football is detailed in a special review.
Against an empty goal
There is one common stereotype among novice hockey bettors: if a team losing with a difference of 1-3 goals shoots 2-3 minutes before the end of the goalkeeper's meeting, then the score will certainly increase by at least one goal. This is a big misconception. It is clear that in such a situation the puck is thrown by one of the sides, often into an empty net, but more often the score after the goalkeeper is removed from the goal remains unchanged.
When one of the teams removes the goalkeeper, the online bookmaker immediately lowers the odds by “total over”, thereby sometimes greatly increasing the odds by “total less”, which some bettors use. They wait for one of the teams to remove the goalkeeper from the goal, wait for changes in the online line for such a match, and if the “total less” odds have risen too high, they bet on it.
In the NHL, goals fly into an empty net less than 50% of the time. This can be easily verified by taking note of the results of matches where the teams won with a difference of 1-2 goals.
Particular attention is paid to fights where a team with a strong defense and leading with a difference of two goals has to defend, in such a situation the club defends more than tries to catch an opponent on a counterattack and throw the puck into an empty net.
Analysis of the current situation
It is much easier to place bets according to a pre-developed game strategy based on a certain regularity in comparison with placing a bet, based on the current situation on the ice rink. When playing according to the strategy, the bettor simply waits for a certain situation and quickly places a bet. When playing according to the situation, the user has to constantly be in suspense, conducting every second analysis and keeping a large layer of information in his head. For this reason, success depends on such qualities of the bettor as:
- Ability to think competently and analytically;
- Be able to make decisions quickly;
- Be psychologically stable, because it is with this approach that the user often breaks down and starts betting on everything.
Against a draw in the 3rd period
If the beginning of the review was devoted to bets on a draw in the period, then it is worth ending this material with the exact opposite rate to show how versatile the game is online. Once again, the theory is based on a frequently repeated pattern: if in one match the first two periods ended in a draw, in the final 20 minutes you can bet that there will be no draw.
It is clear that in some matches all three periods may end with a world total, but this rarely happens. This allows some users to use an effective safety net: wait for a draw in the selected championship in one of the matches in all three periods, and put it against a draw in the next suitable match.
Bookmakers in such a situation do not set the highest coefficient, but here you can effectively use the “ladder” of 3-4 steps, at a distance it will lead to a good plus.
Experienced bettors over time identify several working theories of the game and, closely following the current hockey matches of the selected championship, analyze them and quickly “take out” one of these theories, making a promising bet.