With the «Corridors strategy», players are attracted to the possibility of winning double the amount from bets placed on different outcomes. Let's take a look at this strategy in detailed examples, talk about its types, as well as its pros and cons.
In the beginning, the strategy "Corridors" was only used in bets on basketball, but now it is also used in bets on football, hockey, volleyball, tennis or any other sport where you can make bets with a handicap. The main advantage of the strategy is that you do not need a large start-up bank and its ease of application.
The basic principle of this strategy, as you can tell just from the name, is a search for so-called "corridors" in the bookmaker’s odds. Many bookmakers now put wide lines, and odds in different periods of time are very different from each other. The player’s main task in this strategy is to find an event with a similar "corridors" and choose the right "corridors" by analysing the event. To do this, you need to have accounts in different bookmakers: a bet on one outcome is made in one office, and a bet on another "corridors" outcome - in another.
The strategy involves betting on the odds and on the totals, and to make it easier to understand, the easiest way to consider this strategy is by example.
"Corridors" on totals
For a game, using this strategy on totals is the best way to be able to compare online quotes of different bookmakers. For example, in a match between the teams "A" and "B" after the first half, the score is 50-42. One of the offices gives a total for the outcome of this game in the area of 180, and the second - in area 188. The odds will be almost the same. This is what you call corridors.
Thus, after having made two different bets (in one bookmaker on the "total more than 180" and in the other - on "total less than 188"), the player has a chance that the final total of the match will remain in the "corridors" between 180 and 188 points, which means that both bets will be successful.
If one of the bets does win, the second will be able to return most of the pot, and the loss will not be so big. It is possible that a "corridors" can be found in the same bookmaker, just by tracking the odds online.
"Corridors" on the head
Many bookmakers will allow you to buy points on the head of a particular team, which also expands the ability for players to find successful "corridors". As an example, we will again use a basketball match between Team A and Team B. For the victory of team "A" with a handicap (-1.5) we are given a factor of 1.7; and for Team B to win with a handicap of +5.5, the odds are 1.71. Thus, the "corridors" is only 4 points, which is very small for basketball, but the probability of a successful outcome is still quite high. Especially if the bookmakers offer to buy points to the handicap, then for the factor of 1.5 you can get a "corridors" size of 8 points, and the net win in case of success will be 50% of the bet.
Corridors in football betting
This strategy, as it was said in the beginning, can be used for football. For example, let's take the teams "A" and "B" that we already know and consider the standings situation in the table.
Team A is the favourite, and the odds for winning in different offices range from -250 to -200. "Team" B, in turn, is a strong middle man, who plays fairly stable on the road, but the favourites still concede. The odds of a handicap of 200 for Team B will vary in the region of -166 - -143. Thus, we get a "corridors" the size of a single goal: in the situation that there is a minimal victory of the favoured team, we will get a profit from each bet, and in the case of any other outcome, these two bets insure each other, and the whole wager will not be lost.
Pros and cons of corridors strategy
The main advantage of this strategy is the relatively small risk of losing the entire bank. Since one of the bets will be successful no matter what happens, we can exclude the possibility of losing the entire bank at a bad rate: the insurance, in any case, will return us 40 to 60% of the bank. In addition, the advantages of this strategy can be attributed to the absence of the need for a large initial bank - you can play on the strategy "Corridors" and with a small bank.
The disadvantages of the strategy should be attributed to a relatively small increase in the bank - you will never be able to increase your pot by a large amount in a short time because the strategy offers you the game at relatively small odds. In addition, to play with this strategy you need to track the lines of different bookmakers in different time segments to find the best "corridors" - it requires both time and effort, and therefore, can also be considered a disadvantage.
To clearly understand the size of the "corridors" that will most likely appear, it is important to carefully monitor the selected events. However, to analyze events carefully should barely be considered a detriment of the strategy.
The "corridors" strategy is suitable for beginners who do not have a large sum of money to bet with but want to learn how to analyze upcoming games and consistently make a profit (albeit small) for a long time. Experienced players can try to reduce the size of the "corridors" by catching higher odds and in turn, increasing their winnings.