Laying in Half Time and backing in Half Time/Full Time
Here is one of the implementations of football arbitrages whereby you lay in one market and back in another hoping to secure a profit in a number of possible outcomes. It does not guarantee winnings, but it has its advantages.
You start by laying on one of the teams in the "Half Time" market (for the team to lead at the end of half time). Immediately after that you put a back bet on this team to win both the Half Time and the Full Time in the corresponding "Half Time/Full Time" market. The sizes of the bets are arranged so that you get guaranteed profit in the following situations:
- The chosen team leads at the end of half time, and wins at the end of full time.
- The chosen team is scored a goal by the end of half time. The end of the game then does not matter.
- The chosen team draws with the other team at the end of half time, either with goals scored or without them. The end of the game then does not matter.
However you will lose both stakes if the chosen team leads at the end of half time, but then draws or loses the game (which happens quite often to be honest). So consider those chances.
Be sure to add both markets for each football game (use Market Locator to make it automatic).
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