Football Trading Profits – Successful Traders Always Look Beyond the Odds


If I have learnt anything at all about trading football matches over the years, it is this. Always look beyond the odds. One of the most basic flaws in any strategy is always assumption! To assume is to venture forth without authority – so ALWAYS have a justifiable reason why you would take up any position when trading on a football match. Profitability is one thing, stupidity is another!

Bookies love mug punters! They would take bets on odds-on shots with glee all day long, because they know that punters are always susceptible to the ‘sure thing’ in their own minds. They think, ah… this is an odds on shot, it can’t be beat! WRONG, it can. There are circumstances that come into play during any sporting event that as punters we have absolutely no control – and these circumstances can quickly change the whole shape of a football match or horse race within a split second.

We saw that with Sunderland vs Stoke ทางเข้า ufabet recently – Sunderland were lack-lustre and did not play like an odds-on team should until the very dying minutes of the match to simply settle for the draw.

Backers of Detroit City recently, while not an odds-on shot but pretty short in the betting, were backing this horse based on hype, not facts. If they had of studied the facts and stats they would probably not have had their money on him in the first place. The only people who made money from Detroit City were the layers and traders who knew the facts and acted on them!

Always do your own research thoroughly – you would be amazed at the edge you will quickly develop as a punter once you know what to look for! Especially in football matches, and even more so in the lower leagues! Stats are crucial, and they often speak volumes about a team or contestant – but often reading between the lines of the stats can reveal some real gems that suddenly make an outsider a real value bet, and the ‘sure thing’ a definite lay!