One of the most popular in-match betting market’s for snooker has to be that of the correct frame score. It’s one of a number that has massively increased in popularity over the years and given the increase in stats and data available online, now one of the best for punters to target as well.
The process for the market is very simple; you just need to choose the correct score for the match. Given that it’s quite a tough market to call, the rewards for betting on it are substantial and you can get some of the biggest odds for any snooker related market related here.
However, even though it can offer insane value when you can find it, it can be quite challenging in terms of where to start in order to create a solid bet. Throughout this guide we will be highlighting areas that will help you seek out those value bets and hopefully make you more money.
Here’s a bit of strategy that should help you make more profitable decisions regarding correct frame betting in snooker.
Back multiple selections
One thing that we see from lots of new bettors to this market is that they try to hone in on just a single correct score. This is going to prove a really tough ask as they are often too hard to call just on their own.
Given that these markets can offer odds of 5.00 right up to 50.00 for outside bets, it means that it can make more sense to spread your bets a little and back multiple score lines at once.
Even if you are reducing your stake and potential winnings to cover multiple bets, it’s still likely going to work out to be better value than just placing one single bet and losing the lot.
Find scoring trends
One of the best ways to get the correct score is simply to look back through scoring trends for players and see how they might match up. Don’t forget to check both players though as this is an important factor that is often missed.
For example, you rarely find that players blow people away these days, especially in the latter stages of the tournaments and over longer formats. Eventually, the majority of these guys are good enough to go into the balls and then start to pull some form together.
You should be able to see from the players’ style if they are capable of winning by a big margin or not. If you think they are and they have proven that they can do it in the past, then you can target a wider range of correct scores than if their scoring was less convincing.
Another key area to take note of are the lengths of the matches in question. The earlier rounds of most tournaments will be much shorter than that of later rounds. The Welsh Open is a good example of this, with the games starting as best of 4 and then, by the final, they are best of 17.
The shorter games mean that there are more chances of a whitewash or a wider scoreline. Best of 7 is actually really short and probably about as short as you will see for the knockout stages of any ranking event. It’s more unpredictable so you might be able to find some upsets here.
We tend to find it easier to predict the score of longer format games even though this seems a little counterintuitive given that there are more score combinations that are available, but you find that games can be much closer the longer they go on, especially later in tournaments, so it’s often easier to find a decent group of bets.
Take correct score bets over the match bet for underdogs
We’ve spoken about this before with other sports, but it’s an area that many people overlook. When betting on players who are long outside bets to win a game, it’s often better value to take a punt that includes all the correct score combinations for their win, rather than the win itself.
Let’s work through a quick example to highlight what we mean.
There’s an upcoming match between Jackson Page and Gary Wilson in the Riga Masters. It’s not a huge game, but Wilson is a strong favourite priced at 1.20, with Page priced at 4.20. We know that Page is in great form right now and even though Wilson would still be favourite, there is definitely a chance of an upset in this game.
If we were to bet £10 on Page to win, this would mean that we would get £42.00 in return. Not bad. But let’s look at correct score bets instead (all Page to win) and assume that we place £10 on each score line:
- 6-0 = 30.00 x £10 = £300
- 6-1 = 25.00 x £10 = £250
- 6-2 = 20.00 x £10 = £200
- 6-3 = 18.00 x £10 = £180
- 6-4 = 15.00 x £10 = £150
- 6-5 = 12.00 x £10 = £120
From the scores above, we see that picking out even the shortest price favourite for the correct score of a 6-5 win for Page, we get £120 returned. If we bet £10 on each market, we have a total outlay of £60.
Lowest return = £120 – £60 (6x £10 stakes for each score line) = £60 return
The worst possible return here, assuming we place £10 on each result, is £60 once you factor in total spend. This is some £18 more than you would get if just placed a bet on Page to win outright.
In the best-case scenario you get £300 back, so minus your £60 stake you take home £240, some £198 higher than the overall winner bet.
This isn’t always going to be the case, but it’s very common for long priced players and often a much better choice than simply backing them outright. As we have stated, you can actually apply this to plenty of other sports as well, so bear this in mind for any bets outside of snooker.