Table tennis is not included in the cohort of the most popular sports, but it is a common discipline among bettors. Ping-pong provides many opportunities for earning money in bookmakers.
One of the most popular table tennis tournaments is Liga Pro. The project appeared in 2017. Ex-athletes, semi-professionals and amateurs take part in the fights. Since 2019, night tournaments have been held, as many want to test their strength, and this is possible only after a working day.
The main difference between the Pro League and other non-professional competitions is that the tournament was not seen in suspicious (contractual) fights. Matches are held in quiet Moscow halls at any time of the day. Participants differ significantly in skill level and age.
There are more than 1000 athletes in the league, so there are plenty of betting events. Moreover, some athletes play several games a day. Confrontations are rarely prolonged, so quick results attract bettors even more. High quality live broadcasts are available, and tournament records are posted on the Liga Pro YouTube channel.
There are enough advantages. Now let's look at the features of betting on Russian table tennis and figure out how to increase the chances of winning.
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- Matching players through matches against common opponents
- Accumulated fatigue
- Few defeats
- Losing favorite
- Set total bets
- Total even / odd in the game
Matching players through matches against common opponents
Due to the large number of games, tennis players often meet each other, even in a short period of time. They also regularly play with the same opponents. This factor should be used in the analysis.
For example, D. Ignatiev and D. Korneev meet. The first player played three times in 3 days with Zhurba N. (victory 3: 0 and two defeats 3: 1). The second player had one duel with Zhurba N. (defeat 3: 0).
Based on the results of upcoming opponents against a common opponent, it is clear who is stronger now. Additionally, it is better to review the matches and take into account other factors, and then make a final decision.
Athletes can have up to five fights a day. Naturally, physical condition, level of fatigue, concentration, psychological characteristics and other factors will differ in the first and fifth matches.
If late at night one player holds the fifth meeting in a day, and his opponent – only the third, then take this factor into account when assessing the chances of tennis players.
One athlete may be stronger, but due to the accumulated fatigue during the day, he will not show the best game, which will result in an unexpected result.
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If you look at the results of the Liga Pro matches, you will notice a small number of matches with a score of 3: 0.
Despite the different level of training of the participants, sometimes significant, they are still amateurs. Players are not able to completely avoid mistakes and flawlessly walk the entire distance of the match. Downturns during the meeting lead to the fact that the outsider wins at least one game.
The odds on the total are over 3.5 sets, usually around 1.35 (in games where there is no perfect favorite). Betting on such quotes at a distance is unlikely to be profitable. There are two options:
- Combining outcomes into an express. If we take two outcomes for 1.33, then the double's odds will be 1.77;
- Waiting for suitable situations in live. During a match, events change quickly and repeatedly, so the quote for total over 3.5 by lots is both decreasing and increasing.
A bet on TB 3.5 means that there will not be a dry set win in the fight. A fight is expected. As a result, bookmakers offer odds in the region of 1.3-1.5, but in live the value is much higher.
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Analyze 10-15 recent player encounters if they were less than a month ago. Find out which total they played more often.
In live, place a bet on TB 3.5 if from the first minutes you see a tense struggle and unwillingness to concede. Even if one of the athletes managed to take two games, do not refuse the deal, because you, in fact, need to predict whether the losing side will be able to win in the third set.
Zaitsev Y. easily won the next game, because failure in it would mean the loss of the entire match.
At the start of a match, an outsider may suddenly come forward. Perhaps the favorite underestimated the opponent or did not have time to enter the game. Over time, the stronger tennis player activates and wins.
The underdog may be more successful on a shorter distance, but over a longer distance, class and skill have a greater impact on the outcome (the chance of chance is reduced).
When the favorite starts to lose, bet in his favor:
- Winning the match or the next set;
- The total is less in the next game;
- Individual total: more for the favorite and less for the underdog;
- The total is more in sets.
The choice of the outcome depends on the odds, the degree of risk and the specific event.
It is required to understand that the successful start of an outsider is an accident or oversight on the part of the favorite, and not the poor readiness of a stronger athlete, which can cause defeat.
Set total bets
You should bet more on total in games of equal opponents who rarely give up, despite the current score. Equal probable total, most often 18.5.
Since a duel has been chosen in which the players are equal and fight to the last (this can be understood by studying the results and looking at the threads of recent matches), then one of the games will be quite effective. Which one exactly is unknown, so you can start betting on TB from the first set and use the catch-up in case of failure.
The total is less, bets are made in opposite meetings – there is an absolute favorite. If a tennis player is significantly higher in class and started the match well, then he should win 11: 7 without any special difficulties (a bet on TM 18.5 will play).
Be careful with such a bet in the third set when the score is 2: 0. The outsider has nothing to lose. He will try to cling to at least the party, so as not to give up dry. The leader can relax or take a break by playing weaker in the third set.
Focus on women's tennis, where there are a little more defeats in a separate game. Yes, and women are less psychologically stable, and often after an unsuccessful start, fail the remaining segment.
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Total even / odd in the game
Pick up a duel with equal opponents. Watch the beginning of the broadcast. Athletes should play at approximately the same level, without a clear advantage of one of them.
Bet on total even in the game if the set has one of the following results:
- 6: 5, 7: 6, 8: 7 and mirrored;
- 5: 5, 6: 6, 7: 7, 8: 8.
Since the players go point for point, the probability of a 9: 9 score is high. If it happens, then a bet on an even number of points is guaranteed to play (11: 9, 12:10, 13:11, 14:12, etc.).
For successful bets on Russian ping-pong, in particular on the matches of the Liga Pro tournament, you should take into account and use the considered features. However, don't just rely on them. It is important to support the forecast with other factors:
- Form (see recent meetings);
- Play style (match opponents, study face-to-face fights);
- Motivation level (the higher the mood, the more the player will give all the best);
- Schedule (accumulated fatigue, features of the game of a particular tennis player at night).
Try to parse the event before it starts, but place your bet in live. Watching the stream will make sure you made the right choice. And the quotation can be much higher.