Do you know anything about soccer? See if you don’t make any common mistakes when predicting results!
If you were to see which topics Poles know the most about, politics and soccer would be among the top picks! These two topics are absolute certainties at the family (and other) table. It seems as if there are as many soccer fans in our country as there are experts on soccer, and each of them could become a national team coach if they wanted to. The discussion about the national league, matches played by the national team or statistics in local leagues goes on and on, and the mistakes were made when predicting the results of matches and are still made.
About the fact that “the ball is round” probably everyone has heard. How many times have we participated in fierce discussions, during which someone dissected the course of a particular sports game, looking for reasons why the favorite team lost, which after all was an absolute certainty in the clash? Such assumptions are the easiest way to get misled – if we blindly bet on a team, without calculating the risk and taking into account only its reputation, there is a good chance that eventually we’ll get off on the wrong foot when betting on results. Even if a team has a reputation for being very strong, it’s worth analyzing its recent games in detail – both its and its opponent’s.
Sometimes we think that a team that has lost everything in a competition will lose by walkover at the end and will prefer to gather strength for the next competition. It doesn’t have to be like that – hope dies last and it often happens that teams get a surge of energy and rise from a hopeless situation – even if they don’t have the slightest chance of advancing to the next round.
Many people live with the false hope that the team that plays its first game with a new coach will definitely win. After all, there will be a fresh concept of the game, the opponent won’t have any chance to review the strategy or get a glimpse of the players’ spacing. However, it sometimes happens that when an orchestra forgets to tune its instruments, not even a world-famous conductor can help it. The same is true in sports – a new coach does not always have to determine the spectacular and rapid success of the team.
— Michał Zachodny (@mzachodny) October 19, 2015
Probably everyone who bets at the bookmaker on the results of sports meetings, hopes that his types will turn out to be correct and he will win some money. If you want such a vision to become reality, remember to avoid the stereotypes that are still alive among soccer fans. Instead of empty slogans follow your own intuition.
It can also be useful to have some sports knowledge about soccer and to closely follow current competitions. An attentive observer will quickly spot the moment when the favorite will have a worse time and will definitely not win the game.
Put the belief that the favorite will one hundred percent beat the weaker team to the bottom of the old cupboard – it may turn out that the opposite is true, because the strong one will not feel like playing against the team over which (at least theoretically) it has a big advantage – remember, as long as the ball is in the game, anything can happen! Put fan stereotypes between fairy tales, focus on facts and what your sports intuition tells you – something good should come out of such a combination!
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