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Welcome to my sports trading blog!

This site was initially started as my day to day Betfair trading diary but after so many requests from readers it quickly evolved into a place to explain my approach to trading on the betting exchange.

I now cover everything from the trading methods I use, psychology, money management and anything else I think budding traders need to know in order to become successful in this exciting and lucrative home-based business.

If this is your first time visiting my site, please take a minute to read my Welcome page which explains some of my background in trading and some important things all new reader’s need to be aware of.

What attracts most readers to this site is learning my strategies, some of which I’ve published and some which I plan to publish when I find time to explain them properly. Trading on Betfair is tax-free. It allows traders to work from the comfort of their own home with no travel costs and very few setup costs. If you’re a sports fan it’s also an extremely enjoyable way to earn a living! No wonder so many people want to learn it.

As many of my long-term readers know, the main bulk of my daily trading was always football (hence the domain name). This included a variety of methods but mainly my Lay The Draw strategy which was my bread and butter approach to the markets. This was the first ebook I published and it was so well-received by readers that I began receiving hundreds of requests to explain my other methods.

Despite my best intentions, I didn’t get around to it for a very long time. I finally set about producing more ebooks during 2017. I don’t know why it took so many years to find time to do it, but it did, and not only on football but racing trading too. I created the ebooks, semi-reluctantly to be honest, to help other novice traders do better on Betfair, which is now the main focus of the site. Being busy with full time trading meant that I had very little time and even less desire to spend days or weeks writing down all the things I do mostly on instinct or from memory of years of daily practice. It just didn’t seem a worthwhile thing to be doing, but after I realised how much some people struggle with their trading, I decide to give it a go and the feedback was nothing short of superb.

It was this feedback which spurred me on to produce more, if it weren’t for the fact that I now know people actually making money with my methods, I would have no desire whatsoever to slave at the keyboard until sunrise night after night! It’s damn hard work and takes more effort than just trading them rather than explaining them!

Despite my early football trading beginnings, I quickly became interested in horse racing trading too and for the past ten years or so, both football and horse racing have been my main focus, although I do dabble in other areas like Rugby, Snooker and various other sports when decent opportunities arise.

Want to learn Betfair trading?

For newbie traders I published a completely free eBook called “The Beginner’s Guide To Betfair Trading”. This is well worth a read for any novice trader as it explains what trading is all about, how it works, and how to get started from square one. Please download your free copy here.

If you are looking for my trading methods, the ones I have published are all shown on the Betfair Methods page. If you are interested in the horses, have a look at my horse racing trading article too as that page alone has helped countless people improve their pre-race trades. For anything else, use the menu at the top to browse to the area you want to learn about, or scroll down to read my blog.

I hope you enjoy the site and put the information to good use in your trading!

A few football trading comments for today

Howdy all. A few readers have asked about a few games today so I am going to list a few which I think are worth a comment or two today: Sevilla v Getafe : The odds are currently 4.6 on the draw. I like the look of this. It’s not without risks, the main risks are an early goal from Getafe or a slow start from Sevilla. I would not oppose the idea of a trade from KO here, but a safer option would be to wait 15 minutes. For those with very limited banks, as always I would lean towards taking less risk and waiting for the circumstances to …

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Decent day. Only Man U left for me and not been electrified by the game but I think a goal or two is coming. I am laying Under 2.5 goals at 1.11. Cue a no score draw! Not bothered, good day either way, and there should be a goal or two. Hope you all survived the partying and once again, here’s to 2018 for all of us. Cheers for now.

Happy New Year Betfair Traders!

Well here begins another one! My NY celebrations fell apart at the last minute so like a sad old git I had a nice bottle of 10 year old red with my 20 year old wife (well ok, but she looked it after the wine) and she fell asleep in front of some mainstream TV dribble, so I buggered off to the office to do a few bits and check out the footie stats. How sad! Not really, starting the new year on a trading note is never a bad move in my book! So before covering a couple of the games I am interested in, I wanted to wish …

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Ho Ho Ho etc, a discount code, oh and some footie picks!

Well it’s been a while so I thought I would drop some thoughts for Boxing Day’s footie…… Spurs – at those odds I would be more tempted to lay Spurs than lay the draw! One to avoid I think, regardless of the obvious slaughter being quite possible, just nowhere near enough value in the odds and the stats suggest a shock is more than possible. West Brom v Everton – Two choices here, either a LTD at HT if 0-0, or a LTD at 2.6-2.8 if 0-0. The latter is my preference, bearing in mind goals may be sparse but I expect one in the second half if not the …

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Perugia beaten 5-1!! Actually not a losing trade for people who stayed in until HT (longest I would ever wait, as soon as green appears I am out when away team score first). But 5-1!? This is a team who score 0.33 goals per game on average away from home! One to make a note of, not to trade in future but to be aware of so you don’t let the new away goal scoring average fool you into expecting goals! Palermo scored nice and early, didn’t beat the other team which looked likely but then we don’t care who wins, just who scores first. It looks like being a …

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You couldn’t make this stuff up!!!!

Away goal 5 minutes in. HA HA HA, A few of you have asked me to stop commenting on games they are trading as I always seem to “jinx” them. I often say I don’t believe in that stuff, but some days I do have to wonder! Well what we have now is (another) game which has bucked the stats trend (big time in this case!). This now presents other ops, this will be a game of goals. The away team’s usually defensive approach to games against stronger teams has obviously not played out here, which means the gloves are off and I fancy backing the home team now at …

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Another quickie

“Hi Tim Good to hear from you again. I too have been looking at Serie B and I think Perugia looks like a decent trade. KO in 5 mins! What do you think about that one? My only slight concern is that the away side could be a bit more generous when it comes to conceding goals.” Yes, no objections there at all…. At 3.7 to LTD it’s respectable that. If it was over 4 I might start getting a bit concerned about the away team not conceding too many, just as you spotted yourself there. but at 3.7, top plays bottom, there should surely be a goal, hopefully two! …

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Yes, someone spotted this and it’s cheap, very cheap at 3.2 to LTD. There are negatives of course, scoring times are all over the place and away team could score, but at 3.2 and Palermo’s home scoring prowess, it’s a trade for me all day long. Almost a half priced one, with lots of green to come if/when Palermo score the first goal. …

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Laying unders on Thisted

Quite surprised this reached HT without a single goal. It won’t stay that way if stats are anything to go by! Away team are stronger but either could/should score so a lay of any unders market would be ok EDIT – BAAAAH sorry, goal while I was bloody inserting the stats image above! I missed it too, grr! …

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Currently 1-2 –  Someone asked me about pescara and yes the stats support at least a small bet on Pescara or lay of Cittadella. Its quite late on in the game now, so it’s very 50-50 for me, but the goal stats say quite a lot, and I would have fancied a draw based on their past results and the early goal from away team. Far from guaranteed this one but 3.33 goals scored at home on average (and unbeaten record) and for me this is a simple probabilities bet PS This post was just to answer a question, it’s not some kind of “tip” to suggest people dive in …

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A few more from J

“Excellent post Tim. I have a couple of trades that I am looking at today that you have not mentioned so I just thought I’d ask what you think of the following trades: *1.30 Club Brugges KO trade. *2.30 Gornik Zabrze (Polish League) – after 30 mins if the game is lively *7.00 Rosenborg KO trade – yes Sarpsborg are one team below, but Rosenborg are way ahead on points, have an excellent H2H record against them, have an excellent home record, score heavily and Sarpsborg score very few away goals.” Righty ho, very quick look at these…. 1.30 – I am aware I am typing this at 1.45 so …

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Sunday 1 Oct

Had a few more questions for today’s busy coupon so will answer with my thoughts below. Before that let me confirm that yesterday wasn’t a great day on the football for me either. These things happen as most people know but a few of you newbies need to remember this is all about probabilities, not certainties! If you want certainties, well I don’t know where to suggest you go because I am yet to find any business or any area of life where there are absolute certainties! A job is certainly a lot closer to being a certainty (of getting paid) than trading in any market, IF you look at day to …

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Saturday games questions

I have had a few people asking me to comment on some of their shortlisted games so here goes… Levante v Deportivo Alaves – I agree with you Al this is one of those you could be forgiven for ignoring based on the unimpressive stats of the home team, but it’s one of those where the away team is so much more dismal that the home team begins to look quite strong in my view. It may not be full of goals, but this is a game I would likely trade, perhaps a bit differently than a bog standard KO LTD though. Levante are not on blistering form, that much is …

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In play and LTF ebooks

I have had some great feedback on the new ebooks, especially the In Play ebook which is thankfully doing the business and helping people bank some decent profits already, that’s extremely satisfying for me and makes me pleased I did end up producing it which was no small project I can tell you! I have also had a few emails today from people looking to grab the IR ebook for the bank holiday weekend, I don’t know what happened but there was some problem with the checkout page at Clickbank so some of you couldn’t order. Sorry, I really haven’t a clue why not as everything is as it was …

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In Play horses and Lille

Well firstly the French footie –  Lille was mentioned to me by a few people today for various reasons, but for those who saw it as a “lay caen” or “back lille” opp, I would certainly agree with either. there was a better way (totally different) to trade it but I was busying around with horses today so I didnt look at it until a while after the 0-1 goal. The small back bet didn’t pan out but that’s fine, they can’t always and this was one I would take any time. You can see why I stake small this time of year though as I do always feel early season …

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New article and IR racing trading ebook

I have just finished slogging out the last ebook I will be taking on for a little while. I have added an article on the site about the same subject – In Play Racing Trading. I know a fair number of my readers have been doing football for a long while but have been waiting for my racing ebooks before dabbling in the horsey markets. I take that as a compliment from those of you who have been patiently nudging me along for the past, what, 3 years?! Once again, since I know you are all signed up to the ezine list or faceslap page, I have created a 20% …

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New product

Well typically, I have overdone the hours again. Burning the midnight oil to get some products written for the past week or two and I have come down with another infection so I am back on my 5th course of strong antibiotics. Just what I needed, not! Anyway, I am pleased to be able to report that a new product is now available – Laying The Field. As usual, this is my own approach to a method which some people may have heard of, and the ebook details every single minute detail I possibly consider when using it. I have also published a new article on the site about this …

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Well I have been following this service since it’s recent launch and it hasn’t impressed me too much so far. However I think I am right in saying it’s in a dip, and not a bad service as such. At least thus far their results show they are picking good horses and with many close finishes with their horses losing but only by a very small margin, I feel reasonably sure they are due a good string of winners going by their past results and how they are currently just around even. I could be wrong of course, I am not inside their business enough to know exactly how they …

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Racing Naps Offer

I mentioned this service a few times before as their results appear to be pretty darn good. As my long term readers will know, I very rarely promote a service like this but more and more people are asking for a good service which does “all the work” for you, so for those of you, this one looks good for two reasons: Results – 5 months of profitable tips IF they can be believed (looked good to me but past results are not hard to fake) 100% Money Back Guarantee – This counts for a lot, without this I wouldn’t touch any service like this. They have given me a …

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