Pre kick-off profit on Tottenham V Newcastle match

Football Trading

The weekend got off to a good start with an overnight lay of Tottenham. I left a lay bet of Spurs up at 1.70 before I went to bed last night, when I checked this morning (before 8am) I found my bet had been matched, and Spurs available to back at 1.73 (click on picture to see full view).

There wasn’t enough to cover my bet, so I placed the back bet (taking what was available) at 1.73 and just left the rest there, and it was matched within about 10 minutes. I then moved on to the Over/Under 2.5 Goals market, and am pleased to say I managed a nice profit on that as well.

Here’s hoping for a good weekend’s football betting.

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2 Responses

  1. James says:

    I had an absolute howler this weekend. Had some time, decided to take the matches in play for “bigger” profits.

    Newcastle had to come in from those massive odds pre kick off? No, goal down early and big loss. (To rub salt in they went on the equalise and the odds steamed)

    QPR had to keep it tight at the back. No got smashed and so did my in match trades.

    In game trading, for any of us who struggle with restraint and false hope, is as much of a mug bet as mug bets themselves.

  2. Hi James,

    Sorry to hear that.

    Only really do CS trades in play, and they lose more often than they win. I’m only using £2 and £3 bets and generally do 2-1, 1-2 if I do get involved in them….. It’s horrible when everything goes wrong in a weekend, that’s when I used to react badly and start chasing. I know it’s old hat, but if there is substance behind your methods they should come good in the long run, so (if that’s the case) just stay patient.

    I used to go all reckless and try and win it back asap and end up losing more, whereas if I had stayed patient, my methods might well have worked. I can’t begin to remember how many systems of my own I have tried and dumped because they didn’t work, when in reality I didn’t test them properly as I used to do something daft when I hit a losing run. So I don’t really know if they would have worked.

    The only thing I do know is that I wasn’t disciplined enough to implement them. That’s why my pre match stuff works for me.

    Not sure if in-play is mugs game, what I do honestly believe though is that it’s how you react to a loss that’s important. Don’t do anything daft.

    Like I eluded too above, it might be that your temperament doesn’t suit that method, it certainly doesn’t suit mine. That’s why I do what I now do. I don’t necessarily look for winners, I look for opportunities to profit, whether that be pre match or matched betting…. profit is all that matters. My CS score trades are done with loose change money in my Betdaq account, that satisfies my urge for a mug punt (which I get every weekend).

    I hope this helps.


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