Horse Racing

Goodway

Goodway

So Goodwood is underway and it’s performing more or less as I expected and, hopefully, set your expectations at. In the first two days the biggest race reached £2.2m but the lowest was waaaaaaaaaay off that. Mainly thanks to clashing with other races. Attention is very firmly focused on the feature races and that’s producing […]

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Trading Goodwood

Trading Goodwood

From a trading perspective I like multi day high quality meetings. They usually throw up some good opportunities and are a welcome addition to the month. As you may know these higher quality meetings produce extra volume and that can change the characteristics significantly. But don’t let Goodwood fool you into thinking it’s the same […]

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Gearing up for Goodwood

Gearing up for Goodwood

I’ve been having a quiet week as you can probably tell from various social media bits. After fourteen years on the markets a really busy summer requires an effort to not completely burn out so I’ve been taking it a bit easier. Also my twins turned to teenagers this week, so that’s worth celebrating. You may […]

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Newmarket July meeting

Newmarket July meeting

Felt I should comment on the meeting that is taking place at Newmarket this week. After a fairly long spell of indifferent racing we are treated to some quality for the next three days. So that should bring some focus to your trading. It’s not an amazing meeting but you should be able to dig […]

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Tennis

Sweet spots

Sweet spots

Every market has a sweet sport. Odds that will be reached more often than others, a score. This also applies to trading. Depending on how you chose to enter and exit, there is a sweet spot in terms of when it’s best to trade in and out. When I model a market I’m looking for sweet […]

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Tennis trading

Tennis trading

In my journey to understand Tennis I had to work out how and why the market moved, so it was with that in mind that we created Tennis trader. It allowed us to probe the deepest detail of any Tennis match and set up strategies that would allow us to profit from that. Using Tennis trader […]

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Inside the Shadowy World of Tennis Courtsiding

Inside the Shadowy World of Tennis Courtsiding

Interesting article on Court siding with contributions from Sporting Data, whose spotter was ejected from the Aussie open earlier this year, and also news of a book coming out about it! An interesting dialogue on the world of courtsiding. You can read the full article on the fivethirtyfive web site. Various quotes from various sources but […]

29/05/2014 | By | Reply More

Soccer

Pre-season football

Pre-season football

Interested to see the result from Man Utd’s first result under new management! But….. not much to be read into pre season friendlies TBH. As a manager you are looking at new players, either acquired or coming up through the ranks and assessing things for the next season. Results are not paramount, but injuries are […]

24/07/2014 | By | Reply More
Did Betfair have a good World Cup?

Did Betfair have a good World Cup?

Now the fuss has died down and the rioting taken place, it’s time to reflect on the World Cup. From a footy perspective it was great. Much more entertaining than the previous world cups and plenty of talking points. England somehow managed to surpass even their supporters low expectations. I managed to do a record amount on […]

14/07/2014 | By | Reply More
World Cup Final stats

World Cup Final stats

These stats are brought to your by our friends over at Football Form Labs. Check out their site and the powerful software that sits behind these comments. First off, kudos to Football Form Labs for picking the winner of the World Cup. But hold your horses the match hasn’t started yet? Well it doesn’t matter because they […]

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Das erste Halbfinale

Das erste Halbfinale

I couldn’t talk about the Rio 2014 semi finals without paying homage to Germany’s remarkable record. Forget all the England coaches we have had in the past, why don’t we get a German in charge? Die BBC hat eine schone Zusammenfassung: – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28202397 Der letzte “normale” Arbeit, die ich gemeint hatte, arbeitete ich für drei […]

08/07/2014 | By | Reply More

Using Bet Angel

Automating your activity with Bet Angel

Automating your activity with Bet Angel

Bet Angel automation is quite simple. When you first fire it up though, you may not thing this but lets look at why a complicated looking interface is easy to understand once you look at each section in turn rather than as a whole. Rules files Firstly, let’s have an overview of the terminology. In Bet Angel […]

22/06/2014 | By | Reply More
Premier League Final Day Stats – last 15 years

Premier League Final Day Stats – last 15 years

These stats are brought to your by our friends over at Football Form Labs. Check out their site and the powerful software that sits behind these comments.  Premier League Final Day Stats – last 15 years Backing every home team would have given a +6.2% profit over the 150 matches There have been 34 matches where the […]

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Win by backing the loser

Win by backing the loser

An unusual strategy but one I documented in this recent post on the Betfair web site. The dutching in Bet Angel contains a neat feature called the ‘margin maker’. This allows you to create a book with one price offset to a nominated value. This is useful for risk management when deploying a strategy in […]

04/05/2014 | By | Reply More

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