One of the key aspects to betting on corner kicks is knowing and deciding when to act. It’s almost universally accepted that it’s best to have a quick reaction when the match is being played, as no matter how much statistics you’ve gone through and how good your predictions usually are, there’s less chance of you guessing correctly beforehand.
Staking on corners pre-match is challenging because you can never be sure what the tempo of the game would be, whether or not the players would be highly motivated and aggressive. However, if you still want to try that out track the overall number of goals and corners a team has scored, and in which minute exactly. This will give you a sense of what to expect in terms of gameplay.
Arguably, the best time to bet is when there’s a lead of 1 goal – surely the losing side will spring into action. However, bookies lower the odds when the pressure rises, so you should keep an eye out both on the game itself and the change of odds at the same time.
Of course, there’s other factors indicating the possibility of a corner kick. One is when the match is fast paced with a lot of switches in ball possession, both among teammates, and between the two teams. Another likeable precondition is a loud crowd close to the pitch. Attackers getting the ball near the byline also creates a good chance of a corner kick.
Last time we talked about how favourites win between 6 and 8 corner kicks depending on the situation, but it’s super necessary to highlight that the number of goals a team scores is not proportional to the number of corner kicks. Don’t go for well-performing teams thinking that by default they’ll get more corners.
In our next installment of the series we’ll describe the different strategies people use when betting on corners. Don’t miss it!