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An away win is a term most commonly used when referring to football. When two teams play, one of them will be playing at their home ground, and the other will therefore be the way team. If Liverpool are playing Manchester City at Anfield, for example, then Manchester City are the away team. If Manchester City were to win the match, this would be defined as an away win.
In most cases, placing a bet on an away win will lead to better odds than betting on a home win, because the assumption is generally that the home team has an advantage, and is therefore more likely to win. The downside to this, of course, is that an away win is usually less likely to happen. Making successful bets of this kind involves studying the form of the two teams in question to see if the home advantage rule is actually taking effect. In the case of a team near the top of the league playing one which is fighting off relegation, the away win may even be seen as the more likely result.
The key to finding value in this market lies in spotting those matches where circumstances make an away win more likely that it would seem at first glance. It could be that the home team is resting players for a big match coming up, or has a star striker out injured. Alternatively, the away team may specialise in the kind of containing tactics, punctuated by fast counter attacks, which can often lead to the kind of unexpected away win which commentators tend to call a smash and grab.
Waiting until the line-ups are announced will mean having a clear idea of exactly how strong the home and away teams are, but using longer term knowledge – i.e. it’s a Champions League week so Tottenham Hotspurs may play a weakened side – means bets can be placed in advance, and perhaps take advantage of better odds. As with almost all sports betting, successfully predicting an away win is all about doing enough homework.