After looking at what live betting entails and how it works, it’s time to talk about the best sports in-play odds and markets available in Australia.
In the AFL, large comebacks are fairly common as the nature of the sports leads to a lot of momentum changes. One of the best recent examples is Melbourne’s thrilling third-quarter comeback in the 2021 Grand Final. If you live bet on the Demons at the line or to win when they were 18 points down, you would’ve received high odds for this to occur. Usually, the most common AFL live betting markets are win/head to head, line/handicap and total points. We also recommend live betting during quarter time breaks as this is when coaches can make game plan adjustments. It’s also a good AFL live betting strategy to bet against teams that have suffered in-game injuries.
Due to a few recent rule changes, the rate of scoring in the NRL has increased and this is good news for live betting. This means that teams can score quickly to get back into a game. For example, if a team is trailing at half-time, they could make second-half adjustments and this is when you want to back the live odds for a comeback. Generally, the best NRL live betting markets are head to head, line and over/under total points.
With the three major forms of Cricket in Tests, ODI and T20, there are a lot of opportunities to live bet on Cricket. As Test Cricket is played over 5 days, live betting is usually a slower process as the odds won’t fluctuate as much compared to T20 or ODI. Whereas live betting odds will change rapidly in T20 and ODI, especially when the game moves into the latter stages of each innings. Live betting markets for Cricket are fairly basic as you’ll mainly focus on one team to win the game and in Test Cricket, the draw can be a good choice if the match reached Day 5 or there’s weather in-play.
A few quick goals can turn a Soccer match and as a result, live betting on Soccer is another popular option. Usually, the best time to live bet on Soccer is in the second half when players are more fatigued and goals can be more prevalent. As a result, the live betting odds are going to change a lot more compared to the first half. Live betting markets and bet types for Soccer will generally include head to head, line, total goals and next to score.
Basketball is one of the fastest scoring sports and in terms of live betting, this will be a thrilling ride for punters. Teams can easily and quickly rally from big deficits if their shooters get hot. So the live betting odds are going to experience high fluctuations. As a result, live betting on teams facing a deficit is a great strategy in the NBA. Depending on the betting site, you will most likely find similar betting markets that were available before the game started.
In the NFL, large comebacks are a common feature of the sport and live betting on teams that are losing is a good strategy. Probably the best example in NFL history was the Patriots Super Bowl LI comeback after they trailed 28-3 in the third quarter. If you bet on the Patriots to win the Super Bowl during this period, you would’ve received massive odds as the probability was at its lowest. In terms of betting markets, you will generally find that bookies offer similar markets that were available before the game began.
Momentum can change quickly in a Tennis match and this makes live betting a good strategy. An excellent recent example is the Australian Open Final between Nadal and Medvedev. If you bet on Nadal when he was two sets down to win in 5 sets, the odds were much higher than before the match started. This is what makes Tennis one of the more underrated live betting sports. Generally, it’s recommended to bet on head to head markets but it’s also possible to back the line and sets.