Pre-Match Trading is the perfect tool for any sports trader looking to get involved in the lowest risk form of football trading. It continually scans the Betfair pre-match football markets and indicates price misalignments that any trader can take advantage of with very little risk to their trading bank. It also provides an overview of the odds of Pinnacle and the Spreads which are often a vital factor in determining which direction the odds are going.
How Does the Pre-Match Trading Tool Work?
In essence, the Pre-Match Trading tool works by spotting the misalignment in prices between primary and secondary markets and provides users with a visual signal so that they can act on it.
If you’re new or inexperienced in trading Betfair sports markets it’s useful to know just how primary and secondary markets are connected and how a price change in one market is likely to force a price change in another market.
For example, take the Correct Score Market: if the price of the 2-1 drops from 9.6 to 9.2 then this is likely to affect the price of the odds in the Over/Under 2.5 market – because there are Over 2.5 goals in this scoreline. If the market has deemed that the price of the 2-1 correct score was too high and has backed the price in then the odds on the Over 2.5s are likely to shorten too.
(For a great visual example of the connection between primary and secondary markets then I highly recommend the ‘Bet Angel – Visualising Data’ video on YouTube https://youtu.be/dKdQxFUXYuo)
What Do I Get with the Pre-Match Trading Tool?
Subscription to the membership gets you access to:
- The Pre-Match Trading tool itself
- The Draw Inflation tool
- Regular emails from resident professional trader Ads with potential trades for the day
What Ways Can I Use Pre-Match Trading?
The Pre-Match Trading tool is an incredibly accurate piece of software and like many of the products from its creators there is nothing else like it on the market. It has its uses in 8 markets as it scans and displays information for:
- Match Odds
- 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5 Overs/Unders
- Correct Score
- Half Time
- Half Time Correct Score
The PMT tool can be used to trade a number of markets. I personally stick to the Match Odds markets due to my preference for trading pre-match odds movements from 24 hours out until the build-up of the game because I wasn’t always available to trade the games in the hour before kick-off.
The best time to use it for your trading is in the hour before and up until kick off as this is where the most liquidity comes into the markets and produces more movement.
The Pinnacle and Spread Betting companies’ prices are shown for each match too as these are often great indicators of the direction of where the price is going – particularly useful on the Match Odds market which has the most liquidity.
What you’re essentially looking for is where the price of one market, such as the Over/Under 2.5s, is misaligned with another market. For example, if the odds on Under 1.5 drops a couple of ticks then the odds on the Under 2.5 is going to drop too. The Pre-Match Trading tool will tell you when this may occur so you can act on it by putting in your Back or Lay and look to scalp a tick. Often you can do this many times in the hour before kick-off and squeeze out lots of risk-free profit.
There are many traders in the chatroom who focus on the Correct Score market (usually because the higher odds mean larger incremental gains in a tick price). For example, say the odds of 1-0 were 10.5, you get a lot more green for your tick if the price moves down one tick to 10 or up one tick to 11. Whereas on the Over/Under 2.5s the price may be 1.79 and a one tick movement either way is not as lucrative.
The more advanced traders will often not hedge before the game and use the in-play odds movement to hedge up for an increased profit. However, I must stress – all they are doing here is letting potential profit go in-play, they are not risking a loss of any of their trading bank. The best way to learn about this is by asking the pros in the chatroom or by watching the in-play odds movements of the markets you’ve just traded pre-match.
In all the above examples, even if you do find that a price doesn’t move in the expected direction the recommended instructions for use of the tool and often slow movement of the pre-game markets should ensure that you can usually get out of the trade for scratch (backing and laying at the same price). No harm done!
The Draw Inflation tool comes free with the Pre-Match Trading tool (and the In-Play Scanner). Basically, it is a piece of the PMT software that spots when the pre-kick-off price of the draw is either overpriced or underpriced. This in turn provides the opportunity to back or lay the draw (or the underdog) and scalp a handful of ticks.
The Pre-Match Trading software is a great tool for anyone wanting to get involved in the low-risk side of trading football. Those newer to Sports Trading will benefit from its slower moving, low-risk nature. This was the first tool that helped give me a big step forward in my efforts to make consistent profits from my trading.
What sort of bank would I need to be able to cover the cost of the subscription cost of this tool?
A bankroll of between £500-£1000 is certainly more than enough. Due to the nature of the tool you can put your whole bank on a trade without much risk of losing any of it. For example, an odds movement of 1.79 to 1.78 with £1000 placed on the trade will provide a £5 hedged profit. Considering you have multiple opportunities to do this per game and per week you can rack up some serious returns. As sports traders, we all know of the multitude of top-level football matches that are on every week.
Those with larger banks can trade the higher odds and gain even bigger returns. Using the example in the review, if you back a Correct Score with £500 at odds of 10.5 and lay it at 10 then this one tick return will be £23.75 when fully hedged.
Why do you recommend putting in my trade at one tick higher than the current available price?
As resident traders Ads says in the Pre-Match Trading training videos: you’ll often get matched at the price that is one tick higher. This gives you an edge in two ways:
- You’re protected from a loss if the market doesn’t go the way you thought it would and
- By taking that extra tick you’re getting more value and can squeeze even more profit out of your trade
Obviously, you must assess the market situation for yourself. If there’s stacks of money ahead of you in the queue and it looks like you’re never going to get matched at the higher price then you may have to take the current price on offer.