Correct Score market on Betfair exchange is the third most popular market, just behind the Match odds and Over Under 2.5 goals market.
But have you thought, that both of the first to markets are tied to the Correct Score market? In order for some team to win a game there needs goals to be scored. And in order to game end on over 2.5 goals, the teams will have to score at least 3 goals.
There are just few markets that are not linked to Correct score market, for example, Corner count and card markets.
Correct Score Trading Overview
As we already got to know, almost all football markets are in some way linked to the Correct Score market.
If we are looking on ways, how to trade Correct Score market on Betfair, then there are many ways to do that.
Some traders prefer to select single scoreline and build their trade around that scoreline. Other traders prefer to back or lay 5 or more scorelines with an aim on higher or lower scores or a mix of both for more security.
If you have decided to try out Correct Score trading, you should bear in mind that it is not even close to set and forget trading strategy. Actually there are no such strategies in sports trading at all, it is called sports betting, where such strategies exist. If you are going to trade this Betfair market they you will often have to back other scorelines or/and top up existing scorelines as the match progresses and goals go in.
One of the most useful tips in Correct Score trading is to cover the middle results for evenly matched teams. Here we are talking about 1-1 scoreline and you should back also 2-2, as it usually have quite high odds and it is cheap to back.
If you are going to back multiple scorelines then think about leaving more profit on the middle scores – 2-0, 1-2, 1-1. By doing that, you will have more control as the game develops and goals are being scored.
Now, as we have got some basic information and tips about Correct Score market trading on Betfair, we can look at some proven and profitable trading strategies.
Correct Score market Trading strategies
Actually, there are not much official (like Lay the Draw) Correct Score market strategies, where you can follow previously set out rules and trade. In this market, everything changes so quickly, that you will have to adapt the market situation and make moves in-play after each goal (or think about how to get out of the bad situations if the game does not the way you have planned). But lets look at some strategies, that you can use to make profits in Correct score market.
Backing and trading few correct scores
One of the most popular Correct Score trading strategy is to back few Correct Scores and then make your trades around them. Probably, you will have to select different scorelines for each game, as in Sports trading, there are no secret recipes, hidden gems or loopholes.
In this strategy you are looking to back 3-5 scorelines. You should be divide your selections in high scoring games and low scoring games and back the scores according to that.
For probable high scoring games you should look at these scorelines: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-1, 3-1, 2-2, Any Unquoted. You can always include also 3-2, 2-3 and 3-3 scorelines as they will be very cheap to back because of the high odds. You can also add some backup scoreline for some extra security if the game does not produce many goals. For example, you can back 1-0 scoreline.
You will also need to take in account the odds of rivaling teams. If there is a clear favorite, then you could skip backing 1-1 and back some other scorelines in favor to stronger team with more profit on them.
For probable low scoring games you should look at these scorelines: 0-0, 0-1, 1-0, 2-0, 0-2, 1-1. You can pick any of mentioned scorelines, but always look to include the 1-1. Which other scores do you pick depends of the teams. If there are clear favorite, you will be looking at 1-0, 2-0, but if the teams are evenly matched, they you may include 0-0 also.
Again, you should probably think about security and back at least one score from the high scoring end. The good choice always will be 3-1, 2-1 and 2-2, because those scorelines have some quite high odds, but they will go down significantly, if the score becomes 2-1 or 1-2.
Laying and trading Few Correct scores
Other approach is to lay few scorelines and then build you trade around avoiding these scorelines. If you lay only one scoreline, you will have big liabilities, but if you back a few scorelines, the liabilities will go down accordingly.
Lets look at example of this strategy using the same Rayo Vallecano v Real Madrid that we used previously.
For Correct Score laying, you can use the same principles and strategy as for backing. If you are going to lay few correct scores, you will have much more green scorelines than if you was backing. But you probably will want to back scorelines with smaller odds, and those scorelines are usually the most probable. But as you know, in soccer anything can happen!
There is really great software for backing and laying Correct Scores, of which I`m going to tell later in this article.
Correct Score market as cover for other trading strategies
Correct Score market is used as cover for other trades quite often. If you want to implement some Over or Under 2.5 goals trading strategy, Both Teams To Score trading strategy or even Lay The Draw strategy, you will have to look into Correct Score market for some security options.
For example, in Over 2.5 goals trading strategy, you will look to back some of the lower scores in Correct Score market, 1-0, 1-1 for example.
In Under 2.5 goals trading strategy you will be looking to back some higher scorelines like 2-1, 3-0, 2-2.
If you are going to lay the draw, then sometimes you will be willing to sacrifice some of the potential profit for more security by backing the 0-0 scoreline.
As you can see, Correct Score market is widely used as cover market in other Betfair trading strategies. The mentioned ones was just few examples, but if you are serious of Betfair trading, then you will use this market daily!
Best software for Trading Correct Score market on Betfair
From my experience, the best software for Correct Score trading is Traderline.
This software has built in dutching and bookmaking functions, which allows to make complicated trades in Correct Score market with just few clicks.
This software delivers what it promises – betting with just one click!
With just one mouse click, you make a bet, and with another click, you close the trade. It’s easy, fast and you never need to make any calculations, as Traderline will do all the math for you.
With the Trade button, you can exit the market with a distribution of your profit or loss across all the results, or accumulating all of your profit in a single selection!
Try this software and you will see how powerful it is. It will save your time and make your trading experience much better! And it is also very affordable – just 9,99 per month. You can also buy lifetime licence if you are really serious about Betfair trading.