Lay football betting - timing
Timing of a lay the draw football betIf you're using a lay the draw football betting system there are lots of different ways of getting the timing right, both for entering the bet and exit - whether the bet is winning or losing.
The simplest way to play Lay the Draw is to Lay before the match and take profits when a goal is scored.
A lot of the time this works.
But over time, the returns from this betting system can be eroded by a number of problems caused by this timing strategy.
Profitable football betting needs good timingIf the underdog scores first you may not have a profit to take.
If the first goal is too early in the match you may make a small profit - but over time this may not be enough to make up for the times when this football betting strategy results in a loss - things like goalless draws and matches where a quick equaliser has been scored.
Some football traders who swear by Lay the Draw like to make their initial Lay bet if a match is still goalless after 20 or 30 minutes. The opportunities to make bets at this time in a match occur frequently while both sides try to suss each other's strengths and weaknesses out.
The idea behind laying the draw at this point is that the odds on the draw will have dropped - perhaps from 4.0 to 3.3 or so, meaning that the trader's initial liability is less than if he had bet at the start of the match.
Lay the draw at 1-1 or 2-2Another winning lay the draw system can be built around laying the draw when two teams have already scored - if a match is 1-1 or 2-2 in the first half, then there might seem to be a good chance that there will be more goals scored later in the match (but maybe more equalisers to follow them too).
Again, the idea is to get more favourable odds for the initial lay liability.
The obvious drawback of this approach to lay the draw is that it leaves less time for goals to be scored after the bet has been placed - maybe 60 minutes instead of the full 95 minutes or so of play that most football matches have.
Have a clear plan to close out a lay the draw betHow to exit a lay the draw bet, whether it is a winning bet or not, is one of the keys to making money from laying the draw as an overall betting system.
It's one that deserves an article devoted to it, all by itself.