Features of badminton betting
Before we look at the types of bets parimatch line, we need to understand how the game is played in general. Although if you know the rules, you can safely skip this section and move on to the next one. Playing here is up to 2 games won (sometimes they are called sets, games and draws), that is, the score can only be 2:0 or 2:1. In some mens' tournaments the game is played until 3 games are won, in which case the score options are greater: 3:0, 3:1, and 3:2. A player wins a game after winning 21 points. In turn, a point is given if after a badminton player's serve a shuttlecock touches the court from the opponent's side of the court.
If the score is 20:20, the match continues until one of the competitors pulls ahead by 2 points or gathers 30 points (in this case, the game stops and the one who has 30 points is declared the winner). Let's take the Axelsen vs. Tammasin match as an example. The former won 2-0 in games and 21-12, 21-6 in points. Everything is very similar to tennis, only the rules and equipment are a bit different. You can read more about the rules of badminton on Wikipedia.
It is important to understand that here, as in tennis, there is a ranking of tournaments by importance. So there are Badminton World Federations, World Super Series, World Grand Prix Gold Series, World Cup, European Cup, Challengers, Futures (tournaments are ranked in order of importance).
Here is what wins most often in badminton:
- On the exact score. If there is a clear favorite, as in the same match Axelsen - Tammasin, it is logical to bet on the favorite's 2-0 win by games. The odds in this case are likely to be higher than 2, and sometimes even 3.
- P1/P2 is the first game/match. The approach is exactly the same as in the first strategy - if there is a clear favorite, we bet on him as the winner of the first part of the match and the whole game.
- Who will be the first to score 10 points - bet on the favorite, the odds are usually higher than 3.
- Watch the match in play, if underdog wins (optimally, if he even manages to win the first game of the contest), we bet against it, i.e. on the favorite. Here the Avihigsanon - Petpradab game is already an example, where the underdog just won the first part of the game.
- Against a favorite in a tournament that does not play a big role for him. As we mentioned, like tennis, badminton has different ranking contests, and sometimes high-level players don't consider some of them (especially those with small prize pools) to be contests. For them, it's just practice. As for which match you should bet on, it is better to choose the second best for the player. By the first you will see how the athlete plays and whether he is serious about the tournament. Here a great example is the departure of Lee Chong Wei from the tournament in Indonesia, and initially most bookmakers' offices gave odds not higher than 1.1 for his victory.