After Europe, a Latin America football betting strategy is the best option for online bettors to find interesting bets. In the world of football betting most punters focus their energy on the popular leagues, mainly the EPL, La Liga and Calcio. Or not even that! They focus solely on the super popular teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus etc.
But experience punters know there is more value to bet on less popular leagues, like the ones found in Latin America. Since for UK and European bettors the knowledge on these leagues can be scarce, here we focus on laying down some Latin America football betting strategy tips that can come really helpful.
Latin America Football Betting Strategy Tip #1 One League, Three Clubs
Since we are expecting this is a whole new territory for you, with no access or even the time frame to watch the Latin American leagues, we suggest to first focus on one league and pick 3 clubs to follow throughout the season.
More than 3 could be way too much information to process, less than 3 leaves very few sports betting options.
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So which league to select?
These are our top suggestions:
Argentina – We all know the super power Argentina is in regards to football, and thus it is the most popular football league in Latin America. Football fever was born here and fans around the continent copied the Argentinian style of cheering and singing for their teams. The players are fast with the ball and very skilled.
Top teams: River Plate, Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo, Independiente de Almagro, RacingClub.
River Plate and Boca Juniors have dominated the league for most of its history, Boca Juniors had a period that resembled that of Barcelona, it seemed unstoppable and won everything in its path for a long period of years. In 2016 other clubs seem to have catch-up and the field has leveled up.
Brasil – Once the super power of football and eternal rivals to Argentina, Brazil has a huge football league divided into several divisions. In between the 2000´s and 2010 their clubs dominated the Libertadores Cup (equivalent to the Champions League) along with the Argentinian’s, especially Boca Juniors. But since then their football has stepped down a notch and teams from other countries like Ecuador and Colombia are easily overpowering them. Not the most popular league to watch, but it still has some of the top clubs in the continent.
Top Teams: Sao Paulo FC, Santos FC, Santos, Palmeiras, Corinthians, Flamengo, Gremio
A very competitive league between the top clubs, Sao Paulo is one of the most powerful teams in the continent with plenty of superstars from all over. But lately they barely make it beyond final 8 on international competitions. Fluminense and Cruzeiro are our top selections for betting options.
Colombia – You might want to consider more seriously the football teams from Colombia. Lately they have either been runner-ups on the continental competitions or winners. The national team is reaching the final stages of the World Cup and America Cup, not yet a super power in football but definitely on the rise and wanting to keep a higher status. Top players from European clubs are coming out from Colombia. Baca, James Rodríguez, Jackson Martínez, Falcao and Cuadrado.
Top Teams: Atletico Nacional. Independiente Santa Fe, Deportivo Independiente Medellin, Deportivo Cali, Junior, Millonarios.
Atletico Nacional is the top team right now in 2016. In average it wins a local tournament per year since the past three years, winning several times in a row. As this article I being writing the club is favorite to win the final game of the Libertadores Cup, the equivalent to the Euro Cup.
Pick any three teams from any of these leagues and follow them for a season. Place small bets until you discover a pattern and find football coupons at our recommended best football betting sites for the complete list of the upcoming matches of these Latin America football teams. The following tips will focus more on when and when not to bet on these favorites to seek more value.