Understanding the Market View

Because the Betfair Exchange offers you the ability to both Back and Lay, the interface is a bit more complex than what you might be used to with bookmakers.



# Feature Description
1 Highest Available Back Price The blue cells indicate the column that displays the highest available price to Back a runner or result at. The bolded figure is the price or odds that is available to be Backed at. The dollar figure below indicates how much money can be instantly matched at that price.
2 Lowest Available Lay Price The pink cells indicate the column that displays the lowest available price to Lay a runner or result at. The bolded figure is the price or odds that is available to be backed at. The dollar figure below indicates how much money can be instantly matched at that price.
3 Betfair Staring Price Columns If offered for the event, the Betfair Starting Price columns for Backing and Laying will be in between the top Back and Lay prices, signalled by the “SP” letters. Please note, the Betfair SP box above the runner names must be ticked for these columns to be visible.
4 Runner/option names and information A list of the available runners/teams/options to Back and/or Lay in the given event. In racing, silks and jockeys/drivers are shown by default. For form and more, if applicable, click on the down arrow on the left of the name.
5 Total Matched Volume The total amount of money matched between Backers and Layers on the event.
6 Market Percentage The market percentage for that specific market, excluding commission. There is an individual percentage on both the Back and Lay sides. For more on what market percentage is and what it means, read here.
7 Event Markets For other markets on that event, navigate through the tabs. Please note, for non-racing markets, further options may also be available on the left-hand side of the page.



Now that you know how to navigate the Exchange, you’re ready to learn all about matched and unmatched bets.

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