Sound advice. Thank you.
I don't usually put too much thought into them. A wee bit of history and a wee bit of gut.
My main accas are actually all trebles. I usually look for 3 homes offering 3/1 - 5/1 in total if I am going to just leave them alone. If I am going to be hanging around the house and in position to act during the games, I might go higher total odds on teams that are unpredictable, or away from home, in the expectation of cashing out if a couple of them get ahead. Again though, no science to it with me.
I usually also just go for wins but have decided to start mixing it up for fun. Last season was the first time I have bet on the football for about 7 or 8 years. Started with a bank of £500 for the season and ended with £1500 but that was mainly down to Rangers great start to the season and the Bet365 risk-free in-plays.
I also 100% agree about the unpredictability of the lower leagues. I usually stick to the top 3 leagues in England and top 2 in Scotland. The Alloa and Livi bets are really just difficult to pass up due to recent history in those fixtures. Last season Dunfermline and Peterhead screwed me royally in the second half of the season due to their erratic results after a commanding mid-season run.
I am a real novice though and really appreciate seeing advice and tips from others, so thanks again.