(1)Try to experiment on those lower division leagues like div 1 team to get familiarise with those teams.you need them for cups and when they were promoted next season.
(2)Is there a difference with betting on picks you derieved or just pure plain picks?
Ans:Yes.There would be a difference.Have you ever tried picking and seems to get almost every picks correct but moment you bet on those picks results would turn otherwise.I believed it to be unseen pressure built within oneself when it involves real money.How to curb problem?practise is key.
My personal advice is to treat every matchday as an examination for yourself.Treat it as though as you are siting for an exam.The linesmaker as person who sets paper.
How do judge your own performance or monitor your progress?
(i)The most obvious ones are no. of correct picks you could derieved.
(ii)The reflective stage- try to reveal "what","how","why","when" When you lose.
(iii)Lastly,after derieving factors ,monitor if you have Correctly discover true meaning behind it by predicting again using factors you derieved.If you have discover true factors pertaining to that particular league/cup results should be straight wins.There should not be mixed results scenario like 3 win 2 lose or 2 win 3 lose kind of thing.
(3)If however there are negative results repeat point(2) and reformaulate new factors.probably you have overlook on certain things, go through again or you have place in extra factors which is irrelevant to this particular league/cup try removing it maybe will results in positive results.