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Book Review | Practical tips for betting on football

Updated: Jan 24, 2021

Betting on the outcome of football matches is, without doubt, the most popular form of sports betting across Europe – and perhaps the world. While it is easy to wager a few euros on one’s favorite team in order to increase one’s rooting interest, taking betting seriously requires a different (and much more systematic) approach.

To help the serious bettor along, the team behind the Netherlands’s largest online betting community,, has published a Dutch-language guide in paperback format for the aspiring punter, titled Wedden op voetbal, geluk of wijsheid? (“Betting on football: luck or skill?”).

Wedden op voetbal is an eminently readable introduction to sensible betting strategies that allow punters to maximize their winnings. The book explains how bets are structured, which bets offer value, how to manage one’s bankroll, and, last but not least, how to recognize when betting stops being fun.

The ultimate goal of Wedden op voetbal is to help its readers beat the bookmaker, which, of course, is never a simple task. It requires – besides a dose of luck – knowledge, insight, and, at the very least, a rudimentary ability to calculate probabilities.

Obviously, there are no fail-safe ways to win at betting, as the authors make abundantly clear. Still, unlike roulette or similar games, skill does play a role in determining how one’s bets turn out. Wedden op voetbal offers an easy-to-digest guide on how to start honing one’s betting skills.

Wedden op voetbal, geluk of wijsheid? // paperback // 188 pp // €19.99 // EAN 9789463458368


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