Since Pinnacle launched Betting Resources, it has published in excess of 1,800 betting related articles. Looking at the most popular articles from that expansive archive provides an insight into what interests bettors the most, but also the way they learn and perhaps what they find more difficult to understand.
Information is power
Using information, data and expert insight to inform your betting has been the mission of Betting Resources since it launched. A smart bettor is always looking to learn and improve when it comes to finding value and making a profit in both the short and long term. These articles will help you do just that!
While some of these articles may be sport specific, they are still relevant to all bettors as many of the principles covered within them can be applied to many other sports – as evidenced in our tenth most popular article.
Starting our list off, we have How to beat the bookies in the Over/Under market. Our excellent step-by-step guide outlines how to calculate probabilities for the expected number of goals in a soccer match and convert them into odds, enabling you to find value.
It’s clear that soccer is a popular sport for betting and given that the Over/Under market is one of the most popular options for bettors, it’s not a surprise to see a guide on this specific market featuring in the top ten of our most popular articles.
Up next in ninth is Basketball betting: Bet types explained. We have similar articles across all sports, but the popularity of the NBA has helped contribute to the interest in this piece. This article helps bettors understand all the basic facets to betting on basketball and is a great foothold for beginners.
Systems and methodologies
At the number eight position is an article focused on an element of staking that is sure to be a valuable asset – Kelly Criterion. An expertly crafted article by Dominic Cortis, How to use Kelly Criterion for betting educates bettors on everything you need to know about using Kelly. Learning to apply and use this formula in your betting could be an invaluable weapon moving forward, hence why it is such a popular article.
Coming in at seven is Joseph Buchdahl’s excellent article Correct score betting: What you need to know. Vital reading for soccer bettors looking for a more advanced betting strategy then the simplistic 1X2 market, Joseph’s article outlines how to model score predictions, while also showing how the favourite-longshot bias plays a part when betting on these markets.
Narrowly missing out on the top five, our sixth most popular article is your guide to an alternative betting market in soccer – Corners betting in soccer: Value in a lesser-known market. Corners betting in soccer has become increasingly popular in recent years.
In addition to offering bettors a chance to take advantage of a bookmaker’s lack of knowledge or attention to minor details, the fluctuation of odds in live corners betting is another reason sharp bettors will choose this specific market.
Kicking off the top five most popular articles is How to calculate expected value. Expected value (EV) is the most fundamental concept within betting, but isn’t a term that is commonly used or understood among recreational bettors.
As bettors start to dig a little below the surface, especially in forums, blogs and social media, the term EV will almost certainly crop up and our article helps bettors become aware of what it is, how to calculate it and understand why it is so fundamentally important to betting.
At number four is an article on the Poisson distribution and how it applies to soccer betting titled Poisson Distribution: Predict the score in soccer betting. This is so popular because it walks the reader through the process of calculating the percentage chance of certain match outcomes from past performance data using defence and attack strength values, before using the Poisson formula to easily turn these into probabilities or odds of a distribution of different score lines.
While this specific article was published a few years ago, recent iterations have also proved popular with Betting Resources readers. Benjamin Cronin’s How to price a soccer match and Live soccer betting strategy: How to price a match in-play build upon the basics from his original Poisson article to help readers calculate their own odds for a soccer match and compare them against those of the bookmaker.
Don’t overlook the basics
Taking the bronze medal is one of the most enduring articles on Betting Resources - Staking: One method to improve your betting. Drawing on data from Alex Bellos’ excellent Adventures in Numberland and using a 500-bet simulation and $1,000 bankroll, the article provides a simple way for bettors to learn the pitfalls of five prominent staking methods.
A worthy runner-up, our second most popular article is What is handicap soccer betting. Handicap betting can be both simplistic and complex in nature and this article outlines the different types of Handicap betting available at Pinnacle and how you can use it to find value on soccer markets.
Furthermore, if you apply the same basic principles from the article about Handicap betting, you can apply them to other sports where this market features prominently. Pinnacle has even summarised the article in video format, explaining both traditional Handicap betting and Asian Handicap betting in easy to digest videos.
All of the articles above are worth your attention, but the one that has been the most popular on Betting Resources is yet another alternative soccer betting strategy, as soccer expert Mark Taylor shows us How to predict draws in soccer. Drawing on the Poisson Distribution methodology with Taylor’s own adjustments, this article outlines everything you need to know about how to inform your draw predictions.
Here is the top 10 in full:
- 10. How to beat the bookies in the Over/Under market
- 9. Basketball betting: Bet types explained
- 8. How to use Kelly Criterion for betting
- 7. Correct score betting: What you need to know
- 6. Corners betting in soccer: Value in a lesser-known market
- 5. How to calculate expected value
- 4. Poisson Distribution: Predict the score in soccer betting
- 3. Staking: One method to improve your betting
- 2. What is handicap soccer betting
- 1. How to predict draws in soccer