As I mentioned on Twitter last night ‘That was an interesting evening of trading!’. It started off with a bet on BTTS in Haras El Hodoud v Misr El-Makkasa at odds of 2.28 and it wasn’t until the 85th minute that it came in. The first trade of the day was on FC Lahti v Inter Turku in Finland. My opening position was a lay of Inter Turku at odds of 1.88 and I exited with 65% profit on the 30th minute after the home team took the lead. Another few minutes would have been even better as they went 2-0 but I had a plan in place and stuck to it! My lay of FK Sarajevo at odds of 2 was unfortunately over after they went 0-2 up on the 33rd minute and I even layed them again at 1.06 with the expectation of the home team pulling a goal back to at least try and get myself back to scratch or near enough.
My next game was Norrby v Orgryte Over 3.5 Goals which failed to produce any first half goals and this left me with the option of letting it run out for a full loss or go on the Over 1.5 Goals market at 2.04 for scratch if the second half produced at least two goals. This was indeed the case with the home team scoring on the 56th and 90th minute and therefore eliminated the loss on the initial trade. I won’t always take this additional risk if I’m in an overs trade and it’s 0-0 at half time. My reason for getting involved was based on my pre match and in play research and had it not paid off I would still have been satisified I made the right decision.
The final two games on my list were traded successfully however on De Graafschap only part of my stake was matched leaving me with a minimal return on them as you’ll see below and a larger amount on the other two results. I was unable to get anything more out of this due to the home side going on to score 3 more goals after the game went 1-1.
On Chindia Targoviste v Dinamo Bucharest I set up a nice trade right on half time after the home team took the lead. I had the BTTS still open and felt that the away team would sneak in a goal hence me leaving more on the draw/away result as you can see in the image above. The game ended on 1-0 so I took my loss on BTTS but that was covered with the trade.
Overall it was a profitable evening however a couple of goals swinging the right way would have made it much better!
I’ve had a look at the games from now until Thursday and at the moment nothing stands out from a pre match perspective. Should that change I post any updates here. I will be keeping an eye as always on any in play opportunities and should something qualify they will be shared on my Twitter page which you can find HERE.