As the well-known leagues in Europe have postponed their fixtures due to the coronavirus, I’m looking further afield. The leagues in South America and Africa have been added to my shortlist to monitor.
The risk is I’m not familiar with many of the teams, so as a result, I’ll likely be reducing my stakes.
Let’s see how it goes.
Brisbane Roar v Central Coast
This is a league I usually trade so for this match I used my usual staking plan.
With the score 1-0 at Half-time, I felt there were more goals in the game, so I layed the under goals market in the second half.
The goal I was expecting to arrive never occurred and the match finished 1-0.
It wasn’t the best start to a weekend.
Oh, and to top this off, I had a losing day at Cheltenham as well, but this is a separate account and doesn't impact my “sports trading” balance.
Kasimpasa v Goztepe
Turkish Super Lig
With decent first half in-play stats and the score 1-0, I decided to place an order to lay the under goals market during the second half. If the score stayed 1-0, then it would be my second loss of the day.
The second goal arrived, but I had to wait until the very end. The home side scored making it 2-0 in the 94th minute! Wow, that was close.
New staking plan kicks in today when I’m trading football leagues I’m not familiar with.
AS Mlila v Hissein Day
Algerian Ligue 1
With the score 0-0, I decided to lay the under goals market.
It turned out to be a winning trade when the home side scored in the 94th minute winning 1-0.
MC Alger v Magra
Algerian Ligue 1
Another trade in Algeria. With the score 2-0, I decided this time to back the under goals market with the home team winning. My plan was then to remove some liability as time goes by and then cash out before the game get’s too hot.
It didn’t go to plan as there was an early goal. Rather than stay in the trade and making it a bet and hope there are no more goals, I stayed disciplined and cashed out for a red loss.
Serbian Super Ligue
This was another loss backing the under goals market. Managed to remove some liability before the home team scored in the second half but it was still a red trade.
Mushuc Runa v Macara
Ecuadorian Serie A
A match I was given a heads up on in a Telegram group I’m part of, but I waited until the price met my criteria before opening an order. I layed the under goals market with the score 1-0, and I was looking for a goal.
The goal arrived in the 82nd minute, making it 2-0, so this was a winning trade.
Tomsk v Krasnodar II
I managed to place this trade before going to visit my parents for bacon butties and coffee.
The home side was 1-0 up at half-time. While looking at the in-play stats, I was confident there was going to be another goal in the second half, so I set an order to lay the under 1.5 goals market.
I placed the order at a lower price than being offered to reduce my liability. I could have layed the correct score, but I stuck with the goals market.
The order was matched before the second goal arrived in the 70th minute. A winning trade to start the day.
The match finished Tomsk 2-1 Krasnodar II
Ho Chi Minh City v Thanh Hoa
I’ll be honest; I don’t believe I’ve ever traded a match being played in Vietnam.
The score was 0-0 at half-time. The stats showed this game was not exactly producing end to end action, so I decided to back the under 1.5 goals market and remove my liability as time went by.
By the 60th minute, the score was still 0-0, and I had removed all of my liability, so this was now a risk-free trade.
There was a late goal, and the score ended 1-0, but this was enough for a winning trade.
CSKA Moscow v FC Ufa
Russian Premier League
This was a match I decided to get involved in after listening to Ian (over at FTSIncome) daily podcast. It’s a great podcast by the way, so if you’re reading this, go check it out.
I backed the over 2.5 goals with a couple of orders midway through the first half.
The score was 0-0 at half-time, but I stayed in to see if there would be an early goal in the second half.
Time progressed, and the price was running away from me, so I cashed out for a loss around the 60th minute with the score still 0-0. Never mind; move on.
The match finished 0-0, so I was pleased to exit when I did.
AA Portuguesa v Sao Caetano
Brazilian Paulista Serie A2
Another first for me. I’ve never traded matches in this league before. The score was 1-0 to the home side so again while looking at the stats, they met my criteria, and I anticipated another goal coming. Instead of laying the correct score market, I once again layed the under 1.5 goals market.
My order was matched and the second goal arrived in the 66th minute, and therefore this turned out to be a winning trade.
Fakel v Luch-Energiya
With the score 0-0 at half time and the under 0.5 goals market offers pretty low odds at the start of the second half, I decided to place an order.
I was a bit concerned I might get “fakel” out of this trade, but it worked out well when the home side took the lead in the 65th minute.
Mirassol v Santo Andre
Brazilian Paulista Serie A1
Another match I was notified about in a Telegram group. The score was 1-0 to the home side, so I looked at the stats. I was happy with what I saw, so I decided to open an order to lay the under 1.5 goals market. Some have asked me why I don’t just lay the correct score instead. To be honest for me, I don’t see any difference except for the liquidity. At the end of the day, either market needs a goal to win.
This trade never worked out for me as the game finished 1-0 and so it was a losing trade.
Overall a productive day of trading, although I’m not sure it’s covered my losses for the weekend. I’ll find out in a moment and will post it below in the summary section.
I started the weekend £1008.89
The balance is now £1007.33
It wasn’t the best weekend, with a small negative return but the damage to my bank was minimal. With the lack of football being played throughout the world this weekend, I’ll take this.
"Trading sports online is to back (in favour) a team or individual and then lay (oppose) at a lower price (odds) for a profit before the sporting event finishes. Alternatively lay (oppose) a sports team or individual and then back at a higher price (odds) for a profit." - SportsTraydor.