If you’re a fan of the Cricket World Cup and love betting, you’ll no doubt be wanting to place some Cricket World Cup bets. Making the tournament more interesting by placing some Cricket World Cup bets is all well and god but it will taste a lot sweeter if you’ve made some money by the end of it.
The secrets to successful Cricket World Cup bets
Here’s all the advice you need when it comes to that ahead of the tournament.
- Pace yourself– Just like Virat Kohli doesn’t try to hit the first ball of his innings for six and prefers to pace an innings, knowing he still has plenty of balls left, so you don’t need to go guns blazing from the start. It’s a long old tournament with dozens of games so you’ll have lots of chances to find some good Cricket World Cup bets. One good idea is to set yourself a budget in addition to some ground rules. For example, set aside 200 Euros/GBP/USD for the tournament and never bet more than 15% of your bank on any given wager, however much you fancy it.
- Use bonuses from bookies– All the recommended bookmakers we endorse here at Betting Maestro have welcome offers for new customers so you might as well take advantage of them. It makes al the sense in the world to use the free bets they give you so you have more cash to play with. For example, you can get up to 30 GBP/Euros/USD in free bets when making your first deposit at Betway or a 20 GBP/Euros/USD free bet with Royal Panda when you open a new account with them and place a bet for that value. Over at Unibet you can get £40 in free bets if your first-ever bet loses. There will also be some extra promos around individual matches so keep an eye out for those as well. You can read reviews of all our recommended bookmakers, including the relevant welcome offers here.
- Always bet to value– That’s one of our golden rules in general but even more so when you’re planning on putting a lot of Cricket World Cup bets. The more betting value you get on each bet you place, the bigger the payout and the greater your chances of ending the tournament in profit.
- Use Betfair Exchange for match odds/winner market – You’ll always get a better price on the Betfair Exchange than you will anywhere else; that’s just a fact. Not only that but the ability to trade a game in-play means you can secure yourself a profit rather than just betting and hoping for the best. If you’re new to Betfair you’ll also be able to benefit from a welcome offer when you use the Exchange for the first time.
Sign up to Betfair and benefit from a double welcome offer: one on the Exchange and one on Betfair Sportsbook. New customer offer at Betfair Sportsbook. Place 5 x £/€10 or more bets to receive £/€20 in free bets.
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- Look to side markets for better value- The bookies don’t get much too wrong when it comes to pricing up match winner markets but there might be some great Cricket World Cup bets available on other markets. Bookies are more likely to offer wrong prices on a top batsman or man-of-the-match markets than they are on the match winner. Similarly, those who prefer to back 5.0 or 12.0 shots than selections at shorter odds will find the sort of prices that take their fancy on side markets.
Royal Panda offers top batsman, top bowler and man of the match betting on all Cricket World Cup matches.
Indian customers can open an account with Royal Panda in order to bet on all Cricket World Cup matches and can receive 2000 INR as a free bet when they sign up. It’s a £20 free bet for UK customers.
- Make sure you get a good run for your money– If we all had a crystal ball who could tell us who was going to be the tournament top batsman or top bowler then we’d all be millionaires. Given we can’t, the minimum we can do is apply common sense and only back batsmen who are openers or bowlers who more often than not bowl their full quota of overs and give you a good run for your money. You can read an article of our recommended top batsmen candidates here.
- Watch, take notes, learn for next time- There’s no substitute for actually watching the game and taking notes of your observations. For example, Jonny Bairstow may have got out for 30 while Joe Root got 100 but maybe Bairstow was in great touch before being unlucky with an LBW decision, or maybe he fell to a brilliant catch or was unlucky that the ball stuck in the pitch. Similarly, maybe South Africa lost to England in the opening match but had the worse of the conditions and lost because the toss went against them rather than because they were outplayed. Their price may have drifted ahead of their next game so that might present an opportunity.