With the Coronavirus causing a lot of games to be cancelled or closed behind closed doors I wasn’t sure how much trading I would do, but here’s how the weekends trading went.
FC Khimki v Tomsk
The home side were clear odds on favourites, so when the score was “only” 1-0 at Half time, I layed the under goals market expecting more goals.
I had to wait longer than I thought, but the goal came in the 70th minute when Khimki extended their lead to 2-0. They scored another goal minutes later, making it 3-0.
Rotor Volgograd v Neftekhimik
This was a match and scoreline I was alerted to in a Telegram trading group so I can’t take credit for selecting this match. I layed the under goals market, with a liability stake, when the home team were winning 1-0.
The second goal of the match came in the 72nd minute when the away side made it 1-1.
The match finished 1-1 with two red cards near the end of the game.
Leicester v Aston Villa
With Leicester winning 1-0 heading into the second half I believed there were more goals in the game. I placed a couple of orders backing the over goals market.
Leicester scored a penalty before my second order was matched, so I removed the liability to try and make a higher return.
This worked out when Leicester went on to score a third and then a fourth, winning the match 4-0.
Overall it was a decent day of trading.
Cheltenham started today, so I decided to put a few “punt bets” on for a bit of fun. It’s not part of my trading bank though.
Erzurum BB v Fatih Karagumruk
1. Lig (Turkey)
I was notified of this 1-0 scoreline in Turkey, so I decided to Lay the under goals market in the second half.
The second goal arrived in the 77th minute, which was enough for me to win this trade.
The game finished 1-3.
Bidvest Wits v Black Leopards
South African Premier League
This was a silly trade looking back on this. The score was 1-0 to the home side at half-time. I looked at the first-half stats, and it looked like there would be more goals in the second half.
I placed an order to lay the under goals market midway through the second half when the price was lower, and reduce my liability. When the order was matched, I checked the second half stats. There wasn’t a shot on target. In hindsight with stats like this, I should have checked before and likely would have held off placing the trade.
Oh well, I only risk what I expect to lose, so I just moved on.
Dundee v Ayr
This was another lay the under goals market trade in the second half. I was staring at a loss here, but then Dundee scored in the 93rd minute.
A decent day of trading. I also had a productive day at Cheltenham. I made about a +20 point profit on the horses, but it’s “punting”, not trading, so I keep a separate "fun" pot for my "punts" and not use my sports trading bank.
Istanbulspor v Altinordu
With the home team trailing 0-1 in the final stages of the match the stats seemed to show the game was hot and there could be another goal.
With the price moving below 2.0, I decided to lay the under goals market.
Well, that came in nicely. A 92nd-minute winner with the match finishing 0-2
Mgladbach v Koln
Is it Koln or should I spell it Cologne?
With the scoreline 1-0 at the start of the second half, I believed there would be another goal. M’gladbach were on top, and it was likely they would score again.
I placed an order to lay the under goals market, which was matched 15 minutes or so later in the second half.
M’gladbach, as I expected, scored their second in the 70th minute.
Another winning trade. The match finished 2-1.
Liverpool v Atletico Madrid
Liverpool was winning 1-0, and the score was 1-1 on aggregate. Although Atletico might want to take their chances in extra time, I felt Liverpool would go on and win. As it’s a cup game and potential for extra-time, I reduced my stake but still decided to lay the under goals market.
It wasn’t to be. Liverpool was throwing everything at Atletico Madrid, but they couldn’t score.
Atletico Madrid put the ball in the back of the net in the 93rd minute, but there were three players offside, so it didn’t count. Therefore the match went into Extra time.
Basaksehir v FC Copenhagen
With the score still 0-0 in the second half, I expected a goal before full time. I layed the under goals market around the 60th-minute mark.
I was pleased to see a goal scored in the 88th minute.
Just the one trade today but overall a decent week of trading.
I started the week with a balance of £963.14
The balance is now £1008.89
At last! I’ve made it to the £1,000 milestone!! I started this journey back on the 1st of August last year with a starting balance of £260. It might have taken longer to reach this milestone than I expected, but I’m pleased with the progress.
I’ve had a few bumps along the way, some time out for holidays and other commitments which might have slowed things down, but I’ve managed my risk, kept my bank intact and stuck with it, and now I see four figures in my Betfair account.
With the Coronavirus and sporting events being postponed or cancelled I’m not sure if I'll be trading the football in the coming weeks and months. All US sports are postponed, several European football matches and leagues have been cancelled or postponed, and the tennis is postponed for six weeks. Even the start of the F1 season has been delayed. All we can do is wait until things return to normality.
"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.