The world’s most popular sport and comfortably the most gambled on both Sportsbook and the Betfair Exchange. The amount of cash wagered on Football on the Exchange is absolutely huge, mainly due to the shear amount of matches available at your disposal, but also due to the popularity.
One of the key things to understand when trading on Football is that you need to have a strategy when doing so. With the ever-expanding number of markets available to punters, it’s important to get set on what works for you. Whether that be match result or something goal based like Overs/Unders & BTTS.
Obviously, everyone will have different methods of success and there are plenty of ways in which you can do this. A successful trader will have plenty of strategies in which he employs to each given situation. It’s best to take your time when establishing how to use each strategy, practice definitely makes perfect in this scenario. Essentially, the more familiar you are with the techniques, the easier you’ll find them to employ and succeed using.
Trading is about taking your opportunities and that means you won’t trade on every possible market, it’s about biding your time and getting involved when the scenario suits your strategy. Two different strategies that I’ve used and employed with success are:
Laying the Draw – In the simplest terms, you’re backing against this match ending in a draw, so ultimately hoping either team A or team B wins the match. It’s a really good starting point for people who want to get involved with trading due to its simplicity and its generous value.
One key thing that should be considered when using this strategy is ensuring you’ve picked a suitable match. Obviously, you want to pick a match which isn’t likely to end in a draw, but you’ve identified value in the draw selection.
Here’s how to employ this strategy. When the match is currently level, more than likely 0-0 if you’re early in the game, simply lay the draw. It’s important when you place the bet, that you’ve established value in the selection, that may mean that you have to wait a little for odds to increase. It could be 10/20 minutes into a match, it’s whatever you feel works for you and what you profit from.
Backing Over 2.5 Goals – One of the most common betting techniques there is, both on Sportsbook and the Exchange. Many traders use this market to great success and it’s also great for beginners as it’s so simple to understand.
With so many statistics and analysis available to you, the research behind this strategy can be quite easy. You’re ultimately looking for a match where you think that Over 2.5 Goals will land and the odds are higher than you think they
should be. With this strategy, you’re hoping for some early goals to be able to trade out to secure a profit. If you were to do this, you’d give yourself a green book on both selections and eliminating the risk of losing money on this trade. This strategy can be employed far more due to the number of matches that your research will hopefully give you the edge over the market.