We’re right at the pointy end of the season in the kick ball leagues and it’s at this time when we see inflated odds for teams that have nothing material to play for and punitive odds for those teams vying for promotion or trying to avoid relegation.
The puzzle for punters to solve is working out how much these things actually mean for each team. In the lower leagues there are always players looking for contracts, either from the team they are turning out for or other clubs when not getting a contract could see them out of the full time professional game altogether.
It’s also perceived that teams don’t want to put in a poor performance in front of their home fans in the final game but this may also be true for teams that have a vocal away following.
All in all I tend to go with the notion that when you put 11 professional footballers against 11 other professional footballers its in their nature to try and win the game and while motivation has to be taken into account a poorly motivated team with 20 wins from 44 games is usually going to beat a highly motivated team with 10 wins from the same amount of games.
I’m throwing in a bet from the National League too in North Ferriby to beat Torquay at $9 with . This is the shortest price ive ever seen about my team, Torquay, who need a win to guarantee their position in this division next year, and they should win but in now way should their opposition be as big as they are.