Hmmm. But surely one of the things that makes it so hard (I refer to betting on 90 minute markets here) is that you can't really know whether you are making good betting decisions in the main can you ?When you reach a level of knowledge and expertise that you know you are making good betting decisions then that should really be the aim.
Not everything is going to go your way that is the nature of betting, a sending off or injury can scupper the best most thought out bets.
To turn that knowledge into regularly profiting from your betting would be my aim.
I mean at what point would you know? After two years of profits?
Out of 1 million regular bettors who seek out best prices and only bet singles how many do you think would be in profit by pure chance after two years?
I don't know but I suspect it would be several times more than those who are in profit by skill.
As far as I'm concerned it's almost impossible for most people to make a living betting on 90 minute soccer markets.
The idea that expertise in football can help you is wrong I believe. There are many people who know a huge amount about football-there are even people who only read books about football for Petes sake. Yet they can't turn this knowledge into even a paltry amount per year.
It's the psychological affects of long losing runs that does for people. Even the smartest people in the world struggle to make betting pay.
It takes a certain type of mindset ,not one that you'd necessarily want mind,and without it you will always struggle no matter what knowledge you have.
Of course,as someone previously implied,it's much easier when you are betting amounts of money you can easily afford to lose.
Not only will you be able to bet value more often but when you suffer a losing run you can console yourself with not having been greedy or not getting carried away with your earlier success.
It turns out I wrong about the perceived opportunity I mentioned in my previous post on this thread. Luckily my friend pointed out the flaw in time!