Betfair Sports Trading

It’s possible to lock in a profit on Betfair’s Exchange before an event has taken place, a match has started or a race has been run – by sports trading.


What is Sports Trading?

Prices constantly fluctuate on Betfair, which means you can lock in a winning position by Backing a selection at high odds, then Laying it at low odds, or vice-versa. You don’t need to be a large punter – this can be done with relatively little money in your account. Sports Trading can be done by using your potential profit on the market.



Sports Trading In-Play

In-play Betfair Trading is possible during a match on a range of events and markets. The Betfair exchange platform enables punters to trade on their position at any stage. Take an AFL or NRL match for example. Ever had a bet on either and at some stage in-play had a change of thought/heart and wanted to trade on your position?

Betfair customers can ring Betfair’s Telephone Betting Service and trade their position in-play to either lock in a profit if their position has improved or take a lower loss if it has diminished.


Price Fluctuations In-Play

Take a look at a real time trading example. The traditional AFL ANZAC Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood usually offers up a tight contest which means the market will fluctuate dramatically as it has to the right in 2014.

Essendon put on a 5-goals-to-none first quarter in a dominant display. Essendon’s pre-play price of $2.69 quickly moved into $1.61. A shell shocked Collingwood took a hit on the exchange as their price drifted out to as high as $4.00.

Collingwood went on to out goal Essendon 12 to 2 in the next three quarters. Applying the same trading opportunities as mentioned above you can see the opportunities to trade on your position by utilising in-play betting.


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