Pre Match Trading – Week 15 Results

8th December Derby v Leeds / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.21
8th December Arsenal v West Brom / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.16
8th December Wolves v Birmingham / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.96
8th December Valladolid v Real Madrid / Over/Under 3.5 Goals – Lost £9.63
9th December Levante v Mallorca / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.49
9th December Man City v Man Utd / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 67p
9th December West Ham v Liverpool / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Lost £2.68
9th December Everton v Tottenham / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 58p
9th December Atl Madrid v Deportivo / Over/Under 3.5 Goals – Won £5.22
9th December Real Betis V Barcelona / Over/Under 3.5 Goals – Lost 56p
9th December Huachipato v Union Espanola / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.72

A week’s football online trading profit of £4.14

Total Pre Match Trading profits to date is £112.69. My betting bank now stands at £212.69, I started off the experiment with a football betting bank of £100.00 and use around 75% of my available bank on my trades, which are all done pre match using Betfair.

A week of what might have been to be honest. I could have easily recorded my first week’s loss, and at the same time I could have won a lot more.

The week was going ok until a total cock up with the Real Madrid game. It was one of those trades where the odds drifted away from me, so I took the decision to sit and wait and hope it would come back in, but it didn’t.

The reason to sit back and wait was partly down to me feeling like crap, as I had just come down with my the sickness bug brought home from Nursery by my daughter. As a result of this I just couldn’t be arsed to sit at my PC for about an hour trying to trade my red down.

I felt a lot better on the Sunday so set about trying to make the loss back. At one point I was on course to achieve this in one trade as I was over £9.00 green on Atletico Madrid about 10 minutes before kick-off. I decided I couldn’t leave it though, and chased more green in the 5 minutes prior to kick off. In the end I had to settle for just above five quid as the odds went awry in those last couple of minutes.

Trading in those last couple of minutes can be volatile, sometimes you can clean up, and then on another night, you can get stung – as I did in the Atletico case.

The next game didn’t go too well either, as how I didn’t make a killing on the Barcelona match is beyond me. The price fluctuated backwards and forwards for about 30 minutes, and just about at all times I managed to be on the wrong side of the trade – playing catch up. And then to top it all off, I had to settle for the indignity of taking a red, managing to blow the moderate green I had just before kick off.

For the last two to three weeks I haven’t been as focused on my football trading as I should have been, due to various reasons. I think this is reflected in my results, which on a percentage basis, aren’t great. At the same time though, I’ve still maintained a profit, which could be more down to good fortune than technique, I don’t know.

Moving forward, I will be looking to be more focused over the Christmas period, when hopefully I will be able to dedicate more time to doing it properly.

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