If you think about it, handball betting is not that different from other types of wagers. Sure, the betting markets may be different. But when it comes down to it, strategy always wins, and what works for one sport may work for another. So, which strategies can you use in handball betting and what makes them unique?

What is a betting system?

Have you ever come across punters who swear by using a specific pattern in their wagers? These punters still adhere to common betting strategies like sticking to one niche and limiting their bankroll. However, they also rely on systematic processes when choosing their wagers to increase the probability of winning. The most popular systems include:

Betting strategy

The Progressive System

The rules are pretty simple, and you do not have to fumble much with them, even in the beginning. If you choose a positive system, you increase your stakes as you win, and when you lose, you start reducing the stakes. The goal with positive progression is to capitalize on winning streaks and reduce the risk when you are on a losing streak. The negative system works in the converse by increasing stakes when you lose and decreasing them when you win. In this case, the goal is to win a large amount that rewards you handsomely and offsets your previous losses.

The Labouchere System

If you are looking for something a bit more complex, this should do it. First, you come up with a sequence of your choice. In our case, let us work with 1,3,5, which should be simple enough for the breakdown. The total value of the numbers points to the potential profit of the wager. This figure would be 1+3+5, coming to $9. Next, you would need to stake an amount equal to the sum of the first and last numbers, 1 and 5, which comes to $6. If your wager goes through, you delete the first and last numbers, 1 and 5. You then place your next bet with $3, and if you win, you delete the 3 and start another sequence. However, if you lose, you add the staked amount, $9, to the end of the sequence, creating 1,3,5,9. The game continues like this until you start another sequence. It works best if you can avoid a prolonged losing streak.

The D’Alembert System

If the Labouchere system seems a bit too complicated, here is a system that will come easy. To start with, you decide how much you will stake in total for each game. Of course, this depends on how much money you can spend on the game. Suppose you are willing to spend $500; that becomes your bankroll. Under this system, you must now choose a percentage which you will wager on each game, e.g., 5%. The lower the amount, the better. So, in this case, your 5% would be $25 on each wager. If you lose the $25, you increase the stake by a similar amount, bringing you to $50. If you lose again, you increase it again, bringing you to $75. However, if you win, you reduce the wager. But if you had only placed one bet, you leave it be and place another one at the original amount. As you can see, it has a similarity with the negative progressive system with the added twist of a standard wager amount.

The Martingale System

Like the D’Alembert system, you increase your stake each time you lose. However, rather than adding one base unit to the previous wager, you double it. So, if you had wagered $25 on your first bet and lost, the next bet will be $50. Immediately you win, you go back to the original wager amount. The two have similarities, but this system has more jumps. However, its simplicity makes it easier to follow if you would like to avoid too much math.

The Paroli System

Paroli strategy

Unlike the previous systems, which increase wager amounts after losing, this one works on the contrary. If you win, you double your stake. So, if you start with $25 and win, the next amount is $50. You do this for three successive wins, then stop and go back to the base amount. If you lose before getting to three wins, you always go back to the base amount to prevent another significant loss.

These progressive systems have their flaws, and you cannot use them without additional help. First, you must understand how they all work. Secondly, you must back them up with proven strategies and research. For example, if you are betting on a handball match, figure out each team's chances of winning. Otherwise, using these systems will not guarantee you any wins and could see you lose all your bankroll. Finally, keep in mind that they only help you hedge against the risk but cannot help you choose your bet.

Good luck!