Pre Match Trading – Week 9 Results

Week 9 Results

23rd October Man Utd v Braga / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.14
25th October Liverpool v Anzhi Makhachkala / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.23
26th October Motherwell v Hibernian / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.21
27th October Aston Villa v Norwich / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.73
27th October Man City v Swansea / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.08
28th October Everton v Liverpool / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.51
28th October Newcastle v West Brom / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.03
28th October Atl Madrid v Osasuna / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £4.26

A week’s football trading profit of £15.19

Total Pre Match Trading Profits to date is £60.13. Betting bank now stands at £160.13, I started off the experiment with a betting bank of £100.00 and use all the bank on my trades, which are all done pre match on Betfair.

Apologies for the lateness of this weeks pre match trading results, I’ve had a very busy few days with work (while I’ve still got a job) and other personal commitments.

I have to say that I am fairly sure (without checking back through my results) that Week 9 was by far my best weeks trading to date. I was out of every game pre kick off, not one loss, and roughly 10% of betting bank profit (I haven’t done the exact maths, sorry for my laziness).

I did say that I would be trading out of all games pre kick off and I’m delighted to say that I did. The only flip side to this is that I only generally trade a game after it kicks off if I am down. So as I didn’t go red on any trade, I never got the chance to test myself.

My favourite trade was Atl Madrid V Osasuna. The prices on both Overs and Unders just pretty much stayed the same for about a 10 minute period in the half hour before the game. The liquidity was perfect, there was no £25,000 waiting to be backed or laid holding me up, it was just a few hundred quid that kept on replenishing itself and I just kept trading in and out on both sides of the market again and again, at the same prices. If only they could all be like that.

In a way I’m glad it was my last pre match trade of the night as it could have led to some complacency setting in had it been one of my earlier trades. I want to make sure I don’t trade with the mentality that all I have to do is place a lay and a back and expect it to make me money, but after a trade like that, it is a mindset I could have easily slipped into.

Before last weekend I had lowered my expectations a bit and had decided that I would be happy with 5% profit a week from now on. I’m going to stick to my guns here and not change that view after just one good week.

Unfortunately, I doubt that every week will be this profitable – but I can dream.


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