Match Scores

Cricket BallMatch Score betting markets require you to predict how many runs a cricket team will score in a particular match. This is the most difficult cricket bet of all because the possibilities are so many and varied.

Most cricket bookmakers don’t require you to bet on a specific number of runs, but to predict what range the score of a team will fall into. For example, you might be able to bet that the number of runs scored will be 101-110, or 111-120, or 121 to 130, and so on. Whilst this is obviously easier than being expected to predict an exact number of runs, the task still isn’t straightforward by any means.

People who place this kind of bet tend to use previous scores achieved by a team to provide a rough idea of how many runs might be expected in the future. One method of doing this is to total up the number of runs that a given team has scored in its last five matches and then divide by five to give an average. There is no law that the team will actually score this average in the future, but it’s certainly a better method than relying exclusively on guesswork.

Because betting on match scores is so difficult, the odds for success are quite high. This usually allows you to bet on several score ranges and still make a profit overall if any one of them prove to be accurate. For example, if you placed a £10 bet on each of three ranges at odds of (say) 5/1, any one of them being correct would give you a return of £60, which would be double your £30 outlay.

At the end of the day, match score markets are very challenging and should not replace the humble win single on an individual match outcome for those who want to make a profit on a reasonably regular basis. By all means have a small stake flutter on match scores, but don’t hold your breath waiting for your first winner.

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