Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world of betting. It offers fast-paced action basically every day. Also, with the fact that most bookmakers offer live streams, it is very easy to follow the action in real time. Thanks to numerous technological advances, the quality of tennis matches has also dramatically improved over the last decade or so. It is therefore quite obvious that the popularity of the sport is still growing. With that, let’s look at some of the forms of tennis betting.
Many people try to pick the outright winner before the tournament and this is even more true in the case of Grand Slams. However, things are usually not that easy. Unless you want to pick a solid favourite at a very low price, you have to look at many factors, including fitness, form and the probable route to the finals. However, successful picks can bring great rewards. Quarter betting markets are also often available during the Grand Slams and can offer plenty of value. They also do not require such a long-term investment.
The most common form of betting is match betting. Aside from betting on the outright winner of the match, you can usually also choose from a range of handicaps. You can also bet on how many games will be played in the first set or the entire match. Correct score bets are also offered by many bookmakers. In high profile matches, you can also often bet on a number of props (aces, double faults, etc.).
Live betting is getting more and more popular. Certainly, it can be a profitable venture for experienced and knowledgeable punters. It is possible to bet on the winner of each game and sometimes even on the winner of each point (although that is a little bit crazy in all honesty) . If you are able to watch and correctly analyse the match, there is a good chance that you might be able to win a decent number of bets. Sometimes, you might also use live betting to lay off your pre-match bets if you feel that your favourite is starting to lose the momentum. The odds for comebacks are usually very high and sometimes offer decent value. That is especially true for the WTA section.