Since the starting of the first offered event for betting, the teams are split on two favorites and underdogs. Favorites are the most important for the fans and bookies, they stand on the lower odds and attract big sums, bets and attention. Underdogs, they usually stay out of the scene waiting for the perfect moment to appear and to take the applause from the public and masses.
The trick ,the main masterpiece and glamour of catching such kind of high odds is the patience to know when to hit and how to grab the moment. Usually it is not about the value , it is about the moment ,to grab and harvest your knowledge and to harmonize in one : stake, odds, win and inner satisfaction.
The percentage of such punters is very low between 0.1 and 0.5 % . They can be from any profession , any country, any genre. They are just too smart for the normal people and bookies. They are some special aspect of the world and mass of bettors.
Usually they bet on not that popular sports like : rugby , baseball ( for Europeans) , handball,badminton,table tennis, volleyball(low divisions) or even chess. Their main power it that have information, that cannot be found anywhere, they just read between the lines. I can bet that there is now one, who is reading my article and smiled to himself.
You can ask , how I can be such a punter? I am for over 8 years in the industry, and could tell you that there is no certain path or formula.Just follow your instincts and try to sort the information that you have access to. First is the rumor, the information, mathematical way to be given by the bookies, and your best choice.
Just remember , the choice to be winner, punter and smart guy is all yours.