Pre Match Trading – Week 35 Results
22 April Man Utd v Aston Villa / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £3.86
23 April B Munich v Barcelona / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 97p
23 April B Munich v Barcelona / Match Odds – Won £1.90
24 April Dortmund v Real Madrid / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.64
25 April Basel v Chelsea / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £8.06
26 April Leicester v Watford / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.11
27 April Man City v West Ham / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.80
28 April Espanyol v Granada / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.10
28 April Reading v QPR / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.94
28 April Chelsea v Swansea / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 99p
28 April Valladolid v Sevilla / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £3.64
28 April Sociedad v Valencia / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £2.52
A week’s online football trading profit of £32.53
Total Pre Match Trading profits to date is £214.72. My football betting bank now stands at £314.72, 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 kick off using Betfair.
This is more like it now. Another week’s straight wins with no losses at all, and I’ve finally broke through the £200 profit barrier.
The only significant difference I can see in my trading, is that I have started to put my back bet and lay bet up a couple of ticks more away from where I used to.
For example, if a market was showing Over 2.5 goals at 1.95 to back and 1.96 to lay, I have been putting my bets up at 1.93 or 1.94 to lay, and 1.97 or 1.98 to back. Whereas in the past I would have placed my back bet at 1.96 and my lay bet at 1.95.
This seems to have given me more leverage if a market moves a bit more aggressively than anticipated. It also makes a steamer slightly less costly. The flip side is that sometimes I don’t get a bet matched at all though, I feel this is a price worth paying though – remember, patience!
Is it the new slightly adjusted method that has led to these profits? Or have I just hit a run of good fortune? Not sure really, all I can do is carry on doing what I’ve been doing and see if it’s still producing good results in a few weeks time.