Let’s be clear: if your goal is not to bet seriously on football, you are free to do as you please. As long as you play responsibly, we’re happy. However, if you want to maximise your chances of winning in football, bankroll management is absolutely essential!

Manchester United – Leicester City (Premier League): The Red Devils are in great form and even if Leicester is capable of an upset, MU’s 1.8 seems to count as huge value to you. Even if that’s the case, you should never bet more than 5% (and some would say 2.5%) of the money you have available for sports betting on this match. This will simply allow you to “survive” when you have variance between your periods of (bad) luck.

Don’t bet with your heart on football betting

Without naming names… this is something we have seen even from the best football bettors in the world! Blindly betting on your favourite team! How many times have we seen players make this type of mistake on PSG matches for example… In sports betting, only the “value” counts. You must remain insensitive to your feelings as a supporter.

Beware of small odds on football bets

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Let’s illustrate this advice with an absolutely perfect example: even though they over-dominated the 2018/2019 championship, betting on PSG to win all their Ligue 1 matches was certainly not a good idea! There are far more surprises than you think and over the long term, odds of 1.2 or 1.3 to 1 will almost always lose you money. Even though PSG won 29 games in that famous season, they also drew 4 and lost 5. If you do the math, the losses would be absolutely huge in the medium term as the small odds make you little money…

How to take advantage of sports betting bonuses and promotions to bet on football?

Particularly if you sign up to a sports betting site or you have never had an account, it is very important to take advantage of the sports betting bonuses of bookmakers approved if you want to improve your chances of winning on football. Important note: If you want to take advantage of the maximum number of football bonuses and promotions, we advise you not to settle for just one site for your sports betting. By having even 20% of your bankroll on 5 different sites, you will have access to many more opportunities.

The following three bonuses and promotions could help you with this:

The welcome bonuses from French betting sites, all of which are in the form of a first bet bonus refunded if the first bet loses, are probably the best way to start your adventures in the world of football betting. You should know that they allow you to get between 100 and 150 dollars (!) as long as you have never had an account with them.

Boosted odds: these promotions are available on almost all bookmakers. In short, they allow you to get better odds on specific football matches. This kind of promotion is for example almost always available during the Champions League matches of French clubs or during the French national team matches.

Freebets: Also often linked to the most popular football matches of the moment, freebets allow you to get free bets if you place specific bets beforehand.

Best bookmakers for football betting

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To conclude, we wanted to recommend the best sports betting sites licensed for specific categories. Although, at the risk of repeating ourselves, we would advise you to take advantage of the welcome offers from sites where you have never had an account, the following advice may help some of you in your choices.

Best bookmaker for football betting odds: Even if the qualities of the sports betting site Winamax do not stop at the odds, it is the best site at this level. And it is not us who say it but an independent organization: Odexa.

Best bookmaker to bet on Ligue 1 football: As we explained in our analysis of the bookmaker Zebet, this French site focuses particularly on Ligue 1. Many promotions, betting grids and other freebets are available for each day of the championship.

Best bookmaker for a wide choice of football bets: It was when we were writing our review of Betclic that we came to this conclusion: this bookmaker offers the widest range of football bets, but also sports betting in general!

Best bookmaker for live football betting: In our humble opinion, the best sportsbook for live betting will always be the one offering the most live streams. In this category, it is Unibet who is very impressive, with between 25 and 35 thousand streams per year!

Best bookmaker for football betting welcome bonus: Even if other sports betting sites reach this amount, Netbet and its 150 dollars is probably the number 1 bookmaker if you never had an account there and intend to take advantage of a first bet refund.

Best bookmaker for boosted odds (and other promotions) on football: At the risk of appearing a little impartial compared to bookmakers like PMU or Parions Sport, which also have many qualities, it is once again Winamax that is THE champion here. The boosted odds are numerous and, more generally, the promotions are countless!

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