The power of information is the key of sports trading. The more information you know or have, the more likely you are to make sensible and smart picks of what is likely to happen. You obviously do not have to spend hours and hours everyday analyzing every single statistic you can find, but doing some prior research will undoubtedly benefit you.
The least you can do is stay abreast with the relevant news and recent happenings related to your preferred sport. You might assume that a football team is almost certainly going to win an upcoming match against a lesser side, but you might not think the same if you found out that their star striker was unlikely to play due to an injury and the opposing team was in great form.
The efforts you put into researching your preferred game or sport will almost certainly pay off in the long run, so it’s well worth spending some time on it.