Got your weekly pocket money? If you’re heading to the latest Boro’ match, you might be thinking of having a cheeky punt; betting on Stevenage to produce the goods. Or perhaps not. It depends how things are going, doesn’t it? And, if the 2019-20 season has taught us anything, it’s that things don’t always go the way we hoped. But, when you’re placing your stake, is it your heart or your head that leads the way? We’re only asking ‘cos you may just get a bit more bang for your buck if you know a bit more about what’s what.
It can sometimes seem like an exact art. Or should that be science? At other times, it’s all about pure luck. You can, however, give yourself a leg up by using Bettingmetrics to save some time and bet like a pro. You’ll get all the bits and bobs you need to know about. And that’ll include some of the stuff we’re about look at in this guide to betting on Stevenage.
What to look out for when betting on Stevenage?
Form: A no-brainer innit. How we’re doing over a certain length of time is gonna give you strong hints of how the next result is going to turn out. If we’re on a 22-match winless run (and we have been before), the chances of us turning that around in the next digs are slim. That gives you a reasonable expectation of which way the result might go. But it’s not the case every time, obviously. At some point, something has to give in a long run of result. It might, sadly, just be when you don’t call it too. Them the breaks, eh?
Injuries/Suspensions: Losing a key player or two through injury can change the dynamic of football teams. Oh, we can only count the times when we’ve been without a lad who pulled the strings and it ended up costing us. One example that springs to mind is our 2-1 loss at Ebbsfleet United during our Blue Square Premier title-winning season. Leading at the half time interval through Yemi Odubade, he was forced off at half time due to injury – and we went onto lose. And don’t forget those who fall foul of the FA suspensions list.
Weather: Not really a factor, but you tell anyone that watched our famous FA Cup win at Swindon Town that howling wind can’t influence a match.
What markets are available when betting on Stevenage?
More often than not, you’ll have a good 30/40 markets available if betting on Stevenage. It all comes down to what takes your fancy. Some of them include:
- Outright result
- Correct score
- Total goals over/under
- Both teams to score
- Half-time/full-time outcomes
- First, last or anytime goalscorer
You can even take a punt on bookings, corners and handicap bets if you know your stuff. Yeah, so it’s niche – but those who with it know the risks and rewards.
Betting on Stevenage: Are the goalscorer markets worth it?
It’s a tough call to go for the goalscorer markets when betting on Stevenage. Sure, we had Barry Hayles, Carl Alford, Steve Morison, Danny Dance, Jim Beech, Matt Godden and (of course) Martin Gittings all banging ’em in for fun over the years. It’s not unusual for us to go through a season where our top goalscorer barely makes it into double figures though. Even as we were promoted through the 2010-1 League Two playoffs, our top marksmen had only nabbed eight each that term.
So, we’re not always a club who relies on the goals of one (or two) men more than most. And that can make the goalscorer markets a lot harder to figure out.
What are the risks of betting on Stevenage?
The risks of betting on Stevenage are no different to the risks of any form of gambling. At BoroGuide, we’re keen to point that out to you. Never put down a bet you can afford and never go chasing your losses. If Boro’ have ballsed it up, go take a minute out before you smash down an angry punt on the bookies’ counter. And remember – once the fun stops, stop yourself too. Put the card back in the wallet, have a sit down and watch a bit of telly.
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