If Team A is one goal ahead and in your estimation an equaliser is probable you LAY Team A AND you LAY the current score.


If possible the CS lay should cover the M/O lay. It is, therefore, likely to be a trade you do in the second half. If Team B score both lays come in, and you can either green the M/O lay or take the red out and let it run.

If Team A is two goals ahead, do the same thing, the key difference this time is that it is more likely that you'll feel comfortable matching the liability on M/O with your CS lay as the numbers involved will be that much more acceptable. The action after a goal is as above.

In both cases a goal to Team A leaves a scratch or small loss, whereas a goal to Team B will result in some kind of profit with the opportunity of a big profit.


You obviously need a plan in the event of no goals! Stake within your comfort zone and take the odd 'double whammy' on the chin; you might favour a time or 'red' limited trade. 

Two examples 

1) Team A is 2-0 up. LAY leading team for £100 at 1.02 and LAY 2-0 for £20 at 1.64. Total exposure: £14.80. Fav scored to make it 3-0.

So £20 win minus £2 M/O lay. Profit = £18

2) Team A is 1-0 up. LAY leading team @ 1.18 for £50  and LAY 1-0 at 7.2 for £20 ... total exposure: £133 (this was a bit sticky, and not for the faint of heart ) 
You may want to have a maximum odds range with which you (& your bank) feels comfortable. Usually, 1-0 around 55-60mins will be @ 4.0 or less
Team B equalise: You can either

  •  Take out the red in Match odds & let trade run and hope it stays 1-1 or dog score again
  •  Green up the Match Odds by backing fav or lay the draw

Choose games where you think there will be more goals. This is essentially a 2nd half trade and stats consistently show us that more goals are scored in 2nd half of games across all leagues.

Remember: Place your Correct Score Lay FIRST followed by the Match Odds lay!

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