Pre Match Trading – Week 21 Results

13th January Malaga v Barcelona / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £3.43
19th January Derby v Nottm Forest / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – LOST £1.23
19th January West Brom v Aston Villa / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.94
19th January Getafe v Sevilla / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.65
19th January Juventus v Udinese / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.89
19th January Porto v Pacos Ferreira / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 28p
19th January Malaga v Celta Vigo / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.07
20th January Osasuna v Deportivo / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £4.00
20th January Chelsea v Arsenal / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 58p
20th January Nurnberg v Hamburg / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 50p
20th January Tottenham v Man Utd / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.26
20th January Valencia v Real Madrid / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.00

A week’s football online trading profit of £18.37

Total Pre Match Trading profits to date is £165.40. My betting bank now stands at £265.40, 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.

This was a much better week’s football trading. I was far happier with my performance and discipline, and I believe the results are reflective of how things went. Twelve games traded and only one losing match, I have to be satisfied with that.

I don’t think I did too much different to the previous few weeks if I’m honest, I just made one small tweak and it seems to have made a big difference. Instead of messing around and getting bogged down by continually going back in to a trade where I was already in profit, I just took a green position and moved on to the next match.

To briefly go into more detail. What I am saying is that in the previous weeks I may have been showing £2.00 green (for example) on both sides of a trade pre match, and I would keep going back in and trying to win more, and on some occasions I would eventually end up losing.

There were times I would go back in and win more, but the problem was when I went back in and ended up losing it was having a very negative effect on me. I would be badly kicking myself when I turned green to red and I really think that was playing a part in my recent poor performances.

I think the ‘get out when green’ method I used this week far better suited me, and is a method I think I may have to stick to.

I did get bogged down in a couple of games, but they were ones where I ended up red after my opening trades. The Derby V Nottingham Forest game was one, and the Valencia V Real Madrid match was another one. The Derby match was obviously my only loss of the week, but I managed to reduce my original red on that match.

And with the Valencia V Real Madrid match, I managed to turn an early red into a small green, but it was a difficult trade to get out of after a price crash while I was trading early on. It was a real bonus to come out of that one green, at the time I would have gladly taken a scratch trade.

All in all I’m happy, and I hope that’s my blip over with and I can get back to making this sort of (percentage wise) profit on a weekly basis.


Dean Etheridge - Owner, Editor and Writer of

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4 Responses

  1. Peter Donnelly says:


    I have come across a free bot that works perfectly on the pre match trading. It is called Advanced Cymatic Trader for Betfair. Check it out and tell me what you think. I am in no way affiliated with them.

  2. Cheers Peter, I will have a look at it when I get a chance, probably be later in the week as am pretty busy at the moment. Have you tried it out?

  3. Mark Hamill says:

    Prematch Trading tool works really well. Best thing out there for early profits and I’ve used a few over the years.

  4. James says:

    Enjoyed the results, you have basically done all the things I do wrong and would do wrong if I was displinned enough to even record my results.

    Tonight for example, wanted to do a quick in and out on Madrid 1-0, 2-0. Pizza turned up, forgot about it, next thing I know betfair flashed my phone to say they were 1-0 down! – fortunately I’m using training stakes.

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