How to Trade Football

How to trade football; advice, tips and tricks from professional Betfair traders.

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How to Win with Inplay Football Trading on Betfair

Inplay football trading is one of the most popular ways to trade football on Betfair. I explain how to get started and introduce you to our Live Trading Module.

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Second Half In-Play Football Trading (£102.98 Profit)

I show you exactly how to pick out a strong second half trade and make a profit from it, using a French Ligue 2 fixture between Lorient and Sochaux.

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What Size Bank do You Need to Become a Full-Time Trader?

One of the most common questions that new traders want answering is “how much do I need in my bank to trade full-time?”. Let’s look at some figures.

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Why do Most Football Traders Lose Money?

Many traders can pick winners but can’t actually make money. You must learn how to control your bank, how to keep it safe and how to make your money work for you.

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Learn Before You Earn (Start Football Trading the Right Way)

The most frequent question I get asked by newbies is, "What do I do to get started?". The very best answer I can give is, "Do nothing".

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Dealing with Losing Runs: 5 Rules for Football Traders

Every football trader has to deal with losing runs. When nothing seems to be going right, here are five rules to help get you back to winning ways.

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What are the Best Leagues for Football Trading in Summer?

There are plenty of summer leagues worth trading once the English Premier League season ends. If you're not taking advantage, you're really missing out!

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£375.51 Profit Banked with Betfair Exchange & Sportsbook

I show you exactly how I made £375.51 profit in one evening from Betfair Exchange & Sportsbook. I even included my handwritten shortlist!

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Sports Trading: Other Ways to Make a Profit on Betfair

While football is the most popular sport in the world and favoured by Betfair traders, here are a few other profitable options for sports traders.

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Football Trading: Doing Nothing is Often the Best Plan

When football trades go wrong, it's tempting to panic and fiddle about with your positions. However, matches last 90 minutes and it's often best to do nothing.

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Football Trading Case Study: See The Bigger Picture

This is why football trading is all about seeing the bigger picture (and how I made £110.35 profit in no time at all by treating everything as one big trade).

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Case Study: Football Trading with Value (Super Simple)

Football trading with value is vital if you want to make a profit on Betfair and it's a lot easier than you think! Here's exactly what to look for.