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Is it better to bet on horses or football?

Published on February 4, 2019, 2:22 pm

by Jeff Grant Twitter account Jeff Grant LinkedIn account

Horse Racing vs Football Betting

We’re likely to always see a battle between fans of horse racing and football over which sport reigns supreme when it comes to placing a bet at the weekend. It’s a fair argument to make with a lot of the country’s bettors being split between the two. The simplicity of football is matched by the extensive variables included in horse racing, with having a small punt on a horse being enjoyable even for novices who take no interest in betting.

Reasons to choose football over forming racing tips are extremely easy to fathom - mostly surrounding the fun of watching football matches and the joys of building a longshot accumulator - but building a case for horse racing, we’ve delved into a handful of appetising aspects from the sport:

Overpriced outsiders

With so many horses running in each race, there can be as much point in backing an outsider as there is in choosing to get behind the favourite. Lots of different factors alter how the race will result but horses at odds of 20/1 or over can be given the same sort of reasoning, making them equally as mouth-watering among your horse racing tips alongside the horses at odds below evens. It’s an especially intriguing prospect for newcomers, who could back an outsider to place and take some profit if they’ve done their research.

Plenty of variables

When it comes to identifying your tips for the horse racing each day, there isn’t any sport quite as vast as horse racing, where a lot of different factors filter in to how the race could go.

Experienced horse racing punters will look at current form, past odds, each horse individually, and all other issues that could affect the race and the eventual winner.

The odds could potentially have an effect but whether you choose to trust the bookmaker based on the price provided is another thing, as even they can get it wrong.

Competitive race meetings

Each year sees the same races taking place, with many of them dating back over a hundred years. Racing tips are created for these race meetings often months before they’re set to run including the Aintree Grand National, the Irish Grand National, the Welsh Grand National, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the St Leger Stakes, Epsom Derby, and many more throughout the UK and Ireland.

The most coveted races feature predominantly among the horse racing tips of experienced punters, and they’re notably enjoyable to watch, especially when there’s a photo finish to determine the rightful winner.


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