How to Make Money Betting on Snooker - Complete Guide

Craig Edwards

Monday, July 22, 2019 10:33 AM UTC

Monday, Jul. 22, 2019 10:33 AM UTC

Former snooker professional Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ gives his Snooker betting insight guide and strategies for

<div><h2><strong>Snooker Betting Guide and Strategies </strong></h2><p>Snooker Betting can be great fun for the sport’s followers and a subject matter that with learning you can become proficient at. The secret like all forms of betting is to set aside spare cash that you can afford to lose. Finding winners and value long term can be a lucrative way of increasing your income. There are exploitable markets aside from the normal match moneyline bet and with good risk management you can make a steady increase in your expendable income.</p><p>Snooker is an established professional sport that runs over forty weeks of the year. Several bookmarking firms are heavily involved with sponsorship of many tournaments on the World Snooker tour. This is perfect for the punter with competitive offers on top of the main markets I mention later in this article.</p><h2><strong>Snooker Betting, Moneyline, Handicap, Overs/Unders and Break Markets</strong></h2><p><strong>Moneyline</strong></p><p>The moneyline is the most popular, obvious bet and there are two options. The Favourite will bring lower returns but win more often while the underdog (highest priced) wins less but brings more profit per selection.</p><p><em><strong>Tip:</strong></em></p><p>A market I like to exploit with improving underdogs or rookie players who the bookmakers have limited information on. With the long season most players have peaks and troughs which we can exploit to our advantage. There can be a long history of head to head matches between certain match ups and it helps to know these. This knowledge of which players plays above or below their normal level against can be crucial long-term.</p><p><strong>Handicap</strong></p><p>The Favourite is always minus giving the underdog a plus. This is to counter the perceived bias in ability between players which in theory levels the playing field.</p><p>Example</p><p>Ronnie O'Sullivan -2.5 v Stuart Bingham, +2.5 in first to 5 frames or best of 9.</p><p>Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5-3 but on handicap Stuart Bingham wins 5.5-5 and thus wins the handicap bet.</p><p><em><strong>Tip:</strong></em></p><p>A good market to exploit if you have a strong favourite giving start as we get a better price or with an underdog who you believe will push the favourite in a close match.</p><p><strong>Over/under</strong></p><p>The over/under market is similar in the fact that the bookmakers will assess the time the match will finish.</p><p>Example</p><p>Over 7.5 frames Ronnie O'Sullivan v Stuart Bingham 10/11</p><p>Under 7.5 frames Ronnie O'Sullivan v Stuart Bingham 10/11</p><p>Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5-3 and over 5.5 frames wins the total frames</p><p><em><strong>Tip:</strong></em></p><p>Certain players trend to over or under and this can be exploited for profit long term particularly in the best of 7 frame matches.</p><p><strong>Break Markets</strong></p><p>These bet markets are unique to certain firms but one that has become very popular and the majority price this Highest Break Scorer market.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Feeling the Monday blues? &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Perhaps a bit of &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@ronnieo147&lt;/a&gt; magic will help ✨ &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;What an atmosphere. &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#MondayMotivation&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— World Snooker (@WorldSnooker) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;July 22, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p><em><strong>Tip:</strong></em></p><p>Often set generically from the moneyline price it is a market I like to exploit when I know the underdog is a better break builder. In snooker the statistically better break builder is not always the match favourite.</p><p><strong>Knowing the players</strong></p><p>The snooker season is a long one with most if not all professionals playing over twenty ranking events. The ebbs and flows bring chances for the punter to exploit as players confidence fluctuate accordingly. I know from my career that professionals have the ability but it is the ones that can harness a strong mental approach long term that prosper. Many believe snooker is as much as 90% plus played in the mind meaning that reading the psychology of players is key to making long term profit. There are several sites you can track snooker players form and this can be very relative especially in the break markets where prices are generically set from the moneyline.</p><h2><strong>How to make money conclusion</strong></h2><ol> <li> <p>Set a <strong>bankroll</strong>, for example £1000 and bet in 1-2 units with 1 unit = £10. Keep your discipline and never chase because losing days will happen.</p> </li> <li> <p>Shop around different bookmakers for the best price because there can often be disparity particularly the bigger the price. Backing at the best price will optimize your profit long term.</p> </li> <li> <p>Make profiles for all players considering how they respond to defeats in tournaments prior?</p> </li></ol><p>Do they perform better as an underdog or favourite?</p><p>Are there external pressures like a fall in ranking or confidence?</p><p>Some players perform better at certain venues or events so build that into your profile.</p><p>Some players have opponents they perform better against thus some match ups have a long history of head to head encounters to consider.There are always anomalies in certain match ups when the favourite or underdog hold a dominant long-term record to use to our advantage.</p><p><em><strong>Most important of all keep betting fun and enjoy what is a great televised sport.</strong></em></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Bookmakers offering snooker betting:</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Bet365</a><br /><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Betfair</a><br /><a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Betfred</a><br /><a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Betway</a><br /><a href=";a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Boylesports </a><br /><a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Coral</a><br /><a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Ladbrokes</a><br /><a href=";a=dcba5f2b-1dd5-4c29-82c4-99531abcc5db&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Matchbook</a><br /><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Paddy Power </a><br /><a href=";a=b2e07733-b156-44ba-bdcb-83e67b8f8c27&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Sporting Bet</a><br /><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">Unibet </a><br /><a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">William Hill </a><br /><a href=";a=8e57de00-8c0e-4848-b6da-ea2a0f565fb1&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">888sport </a><br /><a href=";a=8cb1fdf6-5659-4f16-a75b-679218b0115e&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds">10bet</a></strong></p></div>
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