The potential for goals galore and an incident-packed encounter has seen a surge in betting on water polo. The game itself is simple with the aim to score as often as possible in your opponent’s goal with a 30-second window to shoot. If you don’t shoot in 30 seconds, possession passes to your opponents.
Water Polo Betting Strategy and Tips
Gambling on water polo is similar to placing a bet on football, basketball or even soccer. Game-winning bets and total score predictions are popular.
Research is very important when betting on water polo and always remember to check key positions such as goalkeeper and goalscorers. Every team is dependent on their goalkeeper so check out the last line of defense – how many goals has a team conceded recently and is their No.1 in form?
On the attacking side if you’re looking at bets on the total goals market make sure those in goalscoring form are playing.
Use news and statistics when betting on water polo
While there is good information on news websites such as total-waterpolo.com and waterpology.com remember to always check your statistics. For the US Water Polo National League usawaterpolo.org/sports has up to date details on every game.
When picking a single game to bet on it’s worth checking how the two teams match up and if they cancel each other out.
Checking previous clashes can be very helpful when deciding what markets to bet on in a game. If the result between the teams was 11-10 last time out then a high-scoring game should be expected again.
Upcoming water polo events to bet on
The top target for the world’s best water polo players is to represent their country in this year’s World Water Polo Championships. They form part of the World Aquatic Championships taking place in South Korea, the water polo running from July 14-27.
There are 16 teams competing in the men’s and 16 in the women’s tournaments with the USA represented in both. However, while the USA men’s side are outsiders the women’s team are favorites to retain the title they won in Hungary in 2017.
Water Polo betting during the 2020 Olympics: odds and sportsbooks
Qualification for Tokyo 2020 is tough and limited to 12 men’s and eight women’s teams.
The reigning Olympic champions are the USA in the women’s event and Serbia in the men’s. Both are likely to lead the betting when the markets are drawn up closer to Tokyo. The USA men’s team need to perform well at this year’s world championships to give themselves a good chance of qualifying for Tokyo 2020.
Several licensed American betting sites will offer water polo betting odds during 2020 Olympics. If you can’t find the water polo game or bet you want then ask your betting operator via customer support – other odds can be made available on request.