What is Football Trading?
Football trading is a method of trading that involves backing and laying off several markets relating to a certain football game.
This can sound overly complicated at first, but don’t worry, it’s not.
You see before betting exchanges like Betfair came along, the only way that someone could make money from football betting was by either placing a bet on a winner or of course by being a bookmaker and always having an edge.
With betting exchanges, you now have the ability to back an outcome (state that an outcome will happen) but you can also lay an outcome (state that something won’t happen).
Or you can look at it another way, you can be the bookmaker and take other people’s bets by placing a lay bet, then when things are more in your favour, you can place a back bet for a smaller amount than your earlier lay bet, then keep the difference.
That is of course just one example, each market is traded in a different way. How you would approach trading correct scores is the complete opposite of the approach you’d use on the match odds. Then, of course, you have the over & under goal markets and the approach to the over / under 2.5 goals market is very different to the over / under 4.5 goals market.
Football trading is like any other type of trading, be it financial markets, forex, cars or houses. It is simply buying for one price and when the price or market moves in your favour you can then sell and make a profit.