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How to Bet on Ice Hockey

How to Bet on Ice Hockey

One thing that punters need to be aware of too is the changing trends. If you plan for sports betting to be your long term hobby, though there are punters that have made betting their livelihood, you must follow and compare team’s performances from past years.

We could say that the National Hockey League in North America consisted of teams from USA and Canada, or the NHL, is the most popular league for ice hockey betting. This does not diminish the popularity of the German, Czech, Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and other major European leagues because of NHL; on the contrary, they provide diversity in ice hockey betting. It is just that NHL is the most glamorous and is consisted of thirty teams, where each one plays 82 games in the regular season, meaning there are over 2,000 games and plenty of opportunities for valuable bets every day.

Ice Hockey Markets

Hockey is not exclusive solely to North America. Many European leagues have shown that they are quite the environment for talented hockey players to develop. Maybe these leagues are not famous or rich and glamorous as NHL, but most prominent hockey leagues from Europe have already reached the level of NHL. Some of those include the Czech Extraliga, GET Ligaen (Norway’s top league), SM-Liiga (Finland’s premier division), Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the PHL (Ukraine’s professional league), Elitserien (Swedish Elite League), Slovak Extraliga and Kontinental Hockey League (the Russian hockey league) considered the strongest hockey league in the world next to the NHL. You will need to keep an eye on these leagues for the very best in European hockey betting.

Ice Hockey Betting Advice

As in every other sport, the key in betting on ice hockey is making research, studying about the game, the teams and the leagues, and a little more research about finer things, such as, is the goalie depressed and whether it will affect his game. This will help you to discover your value bets, and this is the only sure method of making long term profit from ice hockey betting.

The most important aspect when betting on a team is to find out about the recent form of the team and you need to be aware which players will be playing, or if their form is heading downwards. Also, you need to keep track of all of your past bets, no matter whether they were miss or win, since they will tell you about your betting abilities and your capability to rely on your intuition or knowledge. This you can use to see where and how much you disagree with a bookie (online bookies like Novibet Sports set their own odds and you have to beat the odds in order to be profitable).

One thing that punters need to be aware off too is the changing trends. If you plan for sports betting to be your long term hobby, though there are punters that have made betting their livelihood, you must follow and compare team’s performances from past years. This will especially be valuable for derby matches that are closely tied to tradition. These derby matches can usually exclude all the rules about the performance of both teams in the season if the match bears important psychological moment about defeating the traditional opponent that can impede even the favorite.

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