Rolling in the deep

A few weeks ago we posted about how the Summer always holds opportunities, contrary to the belief of many, and how, when there are fewer games, it actually helps you really drill down into the games that are available and give real clarity of thought behind your chosen strategy for that game.

When the major European leagues are in full swing there is so much football all day, everyday, it is easy to gloss over or skim read the card, purely to find the games we think are the most trade-able, particularly from a liquidity perspective. The bigger games and leagues attract the most money but that does not mean they are the best game to trade, it means there are a lot more people subscribing to the same opinions about the game. Many traders will dismiss a game that lacks in liquidity because it can’t absorb their chosen stake. However, that does not mean it cannot absorb any stake and having a number of trades from games with less liquidity is just as, if not more, rewarding as finding one game.

This author goes through each game on the card, taking note of specifics for each game. These are general but give a foundation from which to form a more in-depth opinion about the game –

Home Form – Away form – Number of respective wins, draws, losses – Average goals per game – Goals scored – Goals conceded.

Using these will give a general but good basis to take further. However, using the last two goal stats and creating an average for both sides, will often give a very good idea of what to expect from the game. Using these stats alone ensured a confident and successful Correct Score trade in the Orebro v Trelleborg game yesterday.

The point of the post is simple. During the Summer months, when the cards are much less busy, go deep into every game. Get into the habit  of doing so and more opportunities will present themselves, then, when the bigger leagues begin again, you will find even more opportunities than last season and, hopefully, a lot more profitable trades too.

Stay green.

~ by latraderette on June 14, 2011.

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