The long-term bets are a kind of classic and simple bet that, just as their name suggests, take place over a longer period of time. It is, so to speak, the perfect opposite of live betting. This betting option is available for all kind of sports possible, where it be football, tennis, basket-ball, ice-hockey, Formula 1 or winter sports.
Its purpose is to place bets on events that will take place (or not) over time with regards to the winner of a tournament or competition. These include qualifications for the Euro or the World Cup, the Tour Finals, the leagues or cup games or any other tournaments. With football, you can, for example, make a prognostic on the winner of the Bundesliga, the Liga, the Premier League or even the Champions League.
If you are passionate about tennis, it will be possible for you to predict who will win a Grand Slam tournament such as Wimbledon or the US Open. This working principle also applies to all of the other sports: who will be crowned world champion in Formula 1? Who will win the Biathlon World Cup?
How to place long-term bets?
Long-term bets are usually placed before the start of the season or before the start of the championship or tournament in question. It is also at that moment that you get the best odds.
You can of course, place bets throughout the competitions. That way, it will be possible for you to bet on the final winner of the Champions League’s semi-final. Only four teams will be remaining by then and this will of course reduce the odds in comparison to the beginning of the competition when the number of teams is actually higher. Do not lose sight of the fact that the bookmakers adapt the odds depending on the progress of the competition: the less obvious it is to predict the winner, the higher the odds.
Which bookmaker to choose for long-term bets?
When choosing a bookmaker with regards to long-term betting, you must take your expectations into account. As you may have already guessed, not all sites are equal, and one of the key factor for choosing one in particular is to carefully examine the offer available. You must pay particular attention to the number of sports, competitions or tournaments for which this type of bet is available.
You must also take into consideration the kind of events where it is possible to give a prognostic. Although bets on the ultimate winner are the most popular ones, there are many other different options available.
With football for example, it is possible to bet on: who will be relegated to the lower division of a national championship or if a specific team will finish in 3, 4 or 5. Bets placed on the top scorers or the team with the most prolific strikers are also very popular. For example, certain bookmakers will state a certain number of goals and invite you to make a forecast for a specific team to reach that score or not. Another example among many others would be: will the Real Madrid score more / less than 90 goals in the championship.
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