There are various types of betting that takes place on a football match and one need to know where and how to place the right bets to win it. It is very important to know the significance of a match in front of the team that is playing the game. For instance, if a game is not very important for a top team then even a weaker team can win the game. So, you need to know what the team stands to win through the match.
There are numerous instances when the superior team with good players had lost to a much weaker side only because the match did not hold much importance in front of them. An example of such a game was when West Germany lost to Portugal just because West Germany had qualified for the next round and the mach did not hold much significance to them. This game was lost on the home soil. So, the punters who had put their bets on the winning team as Germany lost quite an amount.
The above example is a classic case where the attitude of one team had cost them a game. It is never a wise decision to bet on a team that does not hold a game as a significant one. So, do not bet on the team that has the odds much higher than it deserves. So, bet on the sides that has a better attitude (even if they are placed lower in the table).
It is also to be seen if both the teams draw then the situation augurs into both of them qualifying for the next round. In this case it is very tough to put your bets because it is sort of a mutual agreement between the two sides to be on the safer side but the whole thing yields a huge loss for the betters. So, it is very important to watch out before football betting on such matches.