Is this the end of lay the draw as a profitable football betting strategy?
There's no doubt that laying the draw is still one of the most popular football betting strategies out there.
But for various reasons that we'll come to later, lay the draw is not as profitable a betting system as it once was - and following it blindly will doubtless lose you money in the long term (if not sooner than that).
How does a Lay the Draw system work?In principle, the Lay the Draw football betting system is easy to understand.
It's an in play betting system, so you need to be available during the match and follow it closely for the strategy to work. As you will be both backing and laying this betting system has to be executed on a betting exchange, not a traditional bookmaker.
First, you literally Lay the Draw either before the kick off or early-ish in the match. You might expect the odds for the Lay bet to be something like 3.2 to 6.5 depending on the match (although as you'll see, it's better to aim for a narrower range of odds than this).
When a goal is scored, in general the draw will become less likely, so the odds on a draw will go up, allowing you to Back the Draw at a better price than you laid it.
The resulting profit can be spread across all three outcomes, giving you a green book and a chance to make a cup of tea with no further involvement or risk necessary.