Pre Match Trading – Week 26 Results

19 February Arsenal v B Munich / Match Odds – LOST £5.98
20 February AC Milan v Barcelona / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 74p
20 February AC Milan v Barcelona / Match Odds – Won £2.77
21 February Liverpool v Zenit St Petersburg / Match Odds – Won £1.49
22 February Notts Co v Bury / Match Odds – Won £2.11
23 February Fulham v Stoke / Over/Under 1.5 Goals – Won 61p
23 February Fulham v Stoke / Match Odds – Won £3.41
23 February Fulham v Stoke / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 81p
23 February Middlesbrough v Millwall / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.90
24 February Man City v Chelsea / Match Odds / Man City – LOST £16.31
24 February Bradford v Swansea / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – LOST £11.47
24 February Betis v Malaga / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.20
24 February Inter v AC Milan / Match Odds – Won £2.03
24 February Betis v Malaga / Match Odds – Won £3.63
24 February River Plate v Tigre / Match Odds – LOST £8.25

A week’s online football trading LOSS of £21.31

Total Pre Match Trading profits to date is £160.46. My football betting bank now stands at £260.46 I started off the experiment with a betting bank of £100.00 and use around 75% of my available bank on my trades, which are all done pre match using Betfair.

It would be fair to say that Sunday was a football trading disaster as I had by far my worst day ever using this method, managing to lose a massive £36.03 on just 3 games.

Not going to dwell on it too much as I have been doing this trading for 26 weeks now and only a few weeks lately have gone wrong. Maybe I need to read through the early weeks and see how I was doing things back then.

I was pleased that in general I didn’t do anything stupid in trying to chase, with the exception of the last trade in the River Plate match. If I hadn’t cocked up I would never have traded that match, but I didn’t do anything daft and have a bet trying to win the earlier losses back in one go, which is good.

On the Manchester City game I ended up on the wrong side of a steamer as City drifted pre kick off. I thought City would win and fully expected their odds to come back in, but unfortunately for me they didn’t.

With the Swansea V Bradford trade I couldn’t understand why Over 2.5 Goals was so high, but instead of backing it and waiting for the price to steam in, I put a back and a lay up together and only the lay go matched – just before the expected price steam in, which in (that wonderful thing called) hindsight was stupid, given what I expected the market to do.

Apart from that, the week wasn’t too bad after the mess I made of the Arsenal V Bayern Munich trade.

Anyway, this method has worked more often than it has failed, so on I go.


Dean Etheridge - Owner, Editor and Writer of

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