Betting Football in Nigeria - Tips to Help You Become More Successful

Some people like to play a free slot or two, while others love to place real bets. If you are a Nigerian football fan that loves to bet on football then you are going to want to stick around as we are going to be telling you everything that you need to know about betting on football in Nigeria.

The Best Nigerian Bookmakers for Football Betting

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Before you can start placing football bets, you will obviously need to own an account with a bookmaker. Therefore, if you do not yet have a sportsbook account, you are probably wondering which is the best one to join. It is never an easy task to find the best bookmaker for you because there are so many of them about now, but if you choose one from the list that we are about to give you, we guarantee that you will have a great football betting experience.

  • NetBet
  • NairaBet
  • 22Bet
  • Bet9ja
  • Betway
  • Lionsbet
  • Pinnacle
  • Betfair
  • Surebet247

What Competitions Do Nigerians Love to Watch?

Nigerians are football mad and are more than happy to watch and bet on any type of football, be it local or international. However, there are some leagues and competitions that are more popular than others and these are:

  • English Premier League
  • Bundesliga
  • La Liga
  • Serie A
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
  • World Cup
  • European Championship

As well as these prestigious worldwide competitions, Nigerians are also very passionate about the Nigerian Premier League. From the months August to May, there will always be some great football matches from the world's best league for football fans to bet on.

Tips to Keep in Mind When Betting on Football

When you are placing some football bets, there are some tips that you should always remember that can help to improve your chances of winning some extra money. Below you will be able to find two of the most important ones.

Back Form Before Backing Reputation

You might think that this is really quite obvious, but you will actually be very surprised by the number of football bets that will place a bet based on reputation rather than form. We know this makes no sense, but what to do? It is something that happens time and time again.

If you are trying to predict the outcome of a match, then you need to check out the form sheet instead of the reputation sheet. A team could be reputed to be the best team in the world, but if they are stuck in a rut, you should consider placing your hard-earned cash on something else. If you are a fan of horse racing as well, we are certain that you would not put your money on a horse that has not won its last 5 matches, so why would you consider backing a team that not won any of their last 5 games, especially if they are going to be playing a team that has won all of their previous 5 matches. If you opt for reputation above form, most of the time you will end up with some egg on your face.

Pay Attention to Suspensions and Injuries

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Before you go ahead and finalize your wager, you should take the time to have a look at the suspension and injury list. If a team is missing some of their key players, whether that it through injury or suspension, it will obviously be much harder for them to win. So, if you just dive right in and place your wager without checking which players are unavailable, you could be placing your money on a team that will be missing their best players. In other words, you will be giving yourself a huge disadvantage right from the beginning. That would be a foolish thing to do, so before placing your wager, check out some game previews so that you know what players are available and which ones are not. When you know this information, you will be able to make a better bet.

Best Football Bets to Make

When it comes to football betting, there are many different types of bets that you can place. However, we firmly believe that the best type of football bet is an accumulator. Why is this so? Well, in our opinion, accumulators are the most exciting bets available and give you the chance to win an awful lot of money. However, remember that with accumulators you will need to get each of selections right in order to walk away with any money. With each selection that you get right in your accumulator, the excitement grows (as well as the tension). Just imagine how you will feel if you are watching a game that could determine whether you win thousands of Naira or if you walk away with nothing. There is no other type of bet that can give you this excitement.

Another great football bet is a handicap bet. With such a bet, you will be able to give one team an advantage or disadvantage. For instance, let us pretend that Aston Villa are playing Manchester City. The latter team will be huge favourites to win, so putting any money on them would be pointless as you are not going to see much of a return unless you place a huge wager. However, you can make the odds better for a City win by giving them a disadvantage. For example, if you believe that they will win the game by 3 goals, you can give them a -2 handicap. This basically means that City will start 2 goals behind. If they win the match 2-0, then it will be classified as a draw and you will lose your wager. Before the handicap, City would probably have been 1.20 to win, but after the handicap has been applied the odds could go up to 1.60 or 1.80. While you might not think that this is much, it can make quite a big difference.

Bookmaker Services to Take Advantage of

When you are betting on football, there are certain tools to offer that you should always make use of. We are now going to take a closer look at them below.

Live Streaming

If you bet regularly, then you already know that you can place football bets even if the match has already started. When bookmakers first came into being, this was not possible. When you bet on a game that has started, you are placing a live bet. Before you place a live bet, you will obviously need some sort of idea as to how the game has been going. This can be achieved by watching some of the live streams if there is one. By doing this, you can seriously improve your odds of winning.

Live Stats

Sometimes live streaming will not be available for the game that you want to place a wager on. If this is the case, you do not need to get too disheartened as there will always be live stats available and these can give you a lot of vital information, such as which team is dominating. For example, if one team has had 70% of possession and 10 shots on target to the other team's 3, but it is still a draw with 15 minutes to go, then we would suggest that you place a wager on the team that has had the best of the game to go on to win. With just 15 minutes left, the odds will be very good, and the live stats suggest that you have a high chance of winning your bet.

Cash Out

The cash out feature can be found at all bookies nowadays. Some have a full cash out option, while others will also provide partial cash out option. So, what is a cash out? Well, it is a feature that gives you the option of getting some cash back if you believe that your bet is going to end up being a loser. Sometimes you might find that the cash out value is lower than your original wage, but it will often be worth taking it so that you do not end up losing your whole wager, which you would if you let the bet take its natural course.

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