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Trading Football Strategies - August 2012

Description: Eliminate the draw
Like the Asian Handicap this market removes the draw from the three possible
outcomes -
home win/away win/draw
Consequently the odds on both teams are less than the odds in the MO market.
If you BACK Team A and they win the bet
if match is a draw then your stake is refunded. You don`t win and you don`t lose
If Team B win you lose your stake.
Note: DNB can be traded in-play. But beware of often poor liquidity so chose high
profile games where there is at least 20K in the market
Selection criteria: Teams to be evenly priced in MO market
Staking: You can take insurance on CS pre match
Example: BACK Team A DRAW NO BET @ 2.0 100
BACK Team B Correct Score.... e.g 0-2 25 AND 1-2 for 25
Tip: The odds on Draw No Bet should be identical to 0 on the Asian Handicap
market. Sometimes you will notice a difference in these 2 markets and this
presents an opportunity to execute an arbitrage trade

CoverS and CunderS
Description: The classic 2 market strategy. CoverS : BACK OVER 2.5 goals +
BACK 3 or perhaps 4 of the following: 0-0/0-1/1-0/0-2/2-0/1-1
CunderS: BACK UNDER 2.5 goals + BACK 3 or perhaps 4 of the following 1-2/2-
Selection criteria: Odds on either Over on Under should not be less than 1.90
Staking: Decide what your prematch preference is regarding the result.
Weight your stakes accordingly
Example: BACK Unders @2.0 100;
BACK CS high scores for a combined (dutched) total of 70 In this case you are
favouring Under 2.5 as the most likely result
Correct Score
Description:The King of football trading strategies.
All other football markets are linked to the Correct Score market.
Some prefer to select just one scoreline and hope for the best and build their trade
around that.
Others use 5 or more scorelines with a bias towards higher or lower scores
The important point to bear in mind is that you may often have to back other scores or
top up existing scores as the match progresses
Selection criteria:Take the middle ground and always include 1-1 as one of your
selections particularly if you have chosen a match with evenly priced teams.
Staking: If you select multiple scorelines then leave more green on the middle scores,
e.g 2-0/1-2/1-1. This will help when you begin to lay inplay
Description: Placing 2 draw doubles & 1 draw treble on Betfair Multiple coupon.
Very complicated, frankly, as variables are enormous given we are trading 3 matches.
Best explained on a video which you can view by clicking on the icon above
Selection criteria: Look for matches where Draw odds are about 3.4ish
Games selected MUST start at different KO times
New Traders start with 3 x 3 doubles and 1 x 2 treble
The Full Monty
Description: Similar to the SHS, the Full Monty can be jumped on at HT. Looking
for 4 shots on target or more based on Bet365 stats inplay we are looking for games
that are 0-0 at HT which promise goals second half based on stats, head to heads,
recent matches
Use: 2nd half
Selection criteria: 4 or more shots on target and as above criteria
Staking and markets: 0-0 at HT we Lay under 2.5 at anything up to 1.28 for 30/60
IF game is still 0-0 when draw hits 2s we LTD to cover the red on 2.5 market. This
way a late goal will give us as good as scratch
Soon as a goal is scored green the match odds and hope for another so you can green
the 2.5 market too. Two goals from 46th to 80th minute is what you're looking for and
many games will fall into this category
Scatter Gun
Description: Backing 1-1/2-1/1-2
Selection criteria: When assessing matches for this strategy check two markets first
before looking at CS.
Firstly, look for match odds of no lower than 1.8 for the favourite, and also look at
U2.5 being around 1.9 - 2.1. If these criteria are met you will find more times than not
that 1-1 is trading at between 7 and 8.5 and the other two at about 11-13. You would
then usually back 1-1 for about 1.5 the amount you're backing the other two for - so
3 1-1 2 the others, 5 1-1, 3 the others or thereabouts. If the game is still 0-0 after
half an hour look to put a small amount on 2-2 at 25-30.
What can go wrong?
When assessing any Correct Score trades it's sensible to look at what might go wrong
and by so doing assess your 'danger scores'. We can then work out how to deal with
them. The first, and most distressing, danger is the dreaded 0-0! The easiest way to
alleviate this score is by backing and laying the same amount pre-match trying to
make 1 or 2 ticks. By trading pre-match your stake itself is safe - the only danger is
that the price moves against you rather than for you. Experience shows that if you
back 0-0 with about 30 to 45 minutes to go you will usually get at least one tick
movement. There are no guarantees - but often you can get between 35 and 50 'free'
sitting on 0-0.
In-play you can either just leave your money sitting on 0-0 or lay some of it off as the
price of 0-0 drops.
There are only really two other main dangers; first that no goal is scored until very
late in the game and the 1-1 price doesn't come in enough to lay it off profitably, the
second that two goals come very early in the game resulting, again, in insufficient
price movements. An absolute goalfest is always a possiblity, if you are nervous about
that why not look at taking some cover in the U/O goal markets?

In-play trading
There are a number of ways this strategy can be traded in-play. In an ideal world the
game would play out thus: dogs score first, bringing the 1-1 in. Favourites equalise at
about 60 minutes - enabling a green of 1-1 to cover all stakes and give a profit on all
scores. Then you can either green up across the board, or wait for a 1-2 or 2-1. At this
stage you are effectively laying the draw with absolutely no downside! If you'd had
the foresight to back 2-2 as well as the other scores you'd be laughing all the way to
the bank if 2-1 or 1-2 comes before the 80th minute! That's the ideal - and they
happen surprisingly often. There are danger points to consider and you need to have a
Two quick goals bringing the score to 0-2 or 2-0 can be tricky as two thirds of your
trade is gone in a flash. There's little you can do here - except to hedge your
remaining bet and walk away - or you could stand firm if you're prepared for the fact
that 3-0 or 0-3 (or staying the same until the end) will lose your entire stake. Another
precaution might be to take a small bet on the Next Goal market - or if those goals are
early in the game you could lay O2.5 goals at a very low price to guard against the
game staying the same.
The game is 0-0 at half time...and you have no 0-0 cover as discussed above.
Two choices really - hedge for a small loss or stand firm and hope for goals second
half. You could consider backing 0-0 1-0 0-1 maybe to cover your stakes... use the
'what-if' on BF to see how to stake - but it will eat a lot of your potential profit!
The game is 0-0 at 80 mins and you have no 0-0 cover - consider hedging for a larger
loss, and maybe lay 0-0 for the red amount - it obviously increases your exposure but
if the game is won 1-0 or 0-1 puts you in a scratch position. There are other banana
skins - but the beauty of this trade, when it works, is that the return is generally pretty
Evenly matched games - home side no lower than 1.8 U2.5 around evens
Set an amount of money / % of bank you are prepared to LOSE - work the rest of
your plan out with that figure in mind.
Try to get some free money on 0-0 pre-match
Stakes should be around a straight dutch on 1-1 1-2 2-1
0-0 25 - 30 mins put a small amount on 2-2
If a goal is scored I would usually try to lay half my total stakes on the 1-1 scoreline
UNLESS the dog scores against the run of play
1-1 is where the paydirt starts. Green completely on 1-1 - will probably give an
overall green on all scores. Then you can either let the other 2/3 ride for a while, or
hedge all bets and go down the pub / move on to the next game!
0-0 HT - a) hedge for small loss or b) stand firm or c) cover 0-0 1-0 0-1
0-0 80 mins hedge for larger loss (unless 0-0 1-0 and 0-1 covered) and maybe lay 0-0
to cover that loss..
The most important thing to remember is this:
If a trade goes against you - DO SOMETHING POSITIVE to reduce / minimise your
liabilities and losses.
Don't sit there like a rabbit in the headlights - think outside the box - are there any
other markets that might come to your rescue?
Staking: Back 1-1 for about 1.5 the amount I'm backing the other two for - so 3 1-1
2 the others, 5 1-1, 3 the others or thereabouts. If the game is still 0-0 after half an
hour I normally look to put a small amount on 2-2 at 25-30.
Description: This strategy involves laying the draw at odds no greater than 2s.
When the goal comes trade out for an even green all round.
If a goal does not come accept the loss as 0-0 results will happen! By following the
below criteria you will have far more green screens than red screens.
Bet365 covers most games and shows inplay stats like Shots on Target etc.
Use: 2nd half
Description 2
If score is 0-0 LTD at odds of 2.40, 2s and 1.60.
Lay 15 at 2.40, 15 at 2s and 15 at 1.60. 0-0 hits 2.40 usually around 55 mins.
Some prefer to drip lay the in at odds of 2s, 1.50, 1.25 for even stakes, (25 each
etc). By doing it this way and with so many late goals you can hit the JACKPOT with
a goal last kick of the match which will yield 75 return using the above stakes or
45. Personal choice which one to use.
Selection criteria: Check stats/H2H/recent results...and if watching the game make a
judgment as to whether you think there will be a goal or not if current score is 0-0. 5
or more Shots on Target around 60 minutes. is a reasonable indicator to think a goal
or two will be scored. OR at least 4 SOT at HT.
Best to avoid games where a red card has been shown.
Staking: Personal choice e.g LTD 20. If goal then back draw to hedge for a
profit.Or use other stake % as per above examples. This strategy had a strike rate of
63% last season.
I like the SHS strategy - but you can play it slightly differently.

Same selection criteria, but lay the CS rather than LTD. Use the same risk as LTD -
so if odds 2.0 laying 10 to a 10 risk, lay lower stake because clearly the CS odds
will be higher.

If favourite scores first - immediate 100% profit, which will be around the same s as
the green on the LTD - depending on the goal time profit could be more than the LTD
If no goals - loss same as LTD
Real benefit - if dog scores first, still 100% profit on CS - but the LTD becomes sticky
- again depending on goal time.

Final benefit - it's a straight punt - Bet & Go - no trading - so no match watching.
Alternative SHS
An alternative to the regular SHS (Suggsy Halftime Strategy) is to lay at three
different prices, 2, 1.5 and 1.25 for the same stakes i.e. 10, 10, 10.
Looking at the top leagues in England, Spain and Germany and for each of the last 3
seasons MORE goals are scored from 76 to 90 mins, (plus you have benefit of injury
time). So this makes perfect sense to have lays in for the whole game and NOT
coming out at 1.5 as with the SHS and missing out on a late goal. A late goal will see
the draw shoot out massively allowing us almost 100% ROI.
The price of 2s is hit around 60-65 minutes into a game if the score is 0-0. By
submitting a first lay at this price you're in the game for best part of 30 minutes.
1.5 is reached around 75 to 80 mins, so you can potentially be putting your second lay
in and have around 15 mins for a goal.
1.25 is reached around 88 mins and into injury time giving around 5 to 7 minutes of a
chance of a goal.
A late goal with all 3 lays in is happy days! Currently the average strike rate is 64%
Here are stats from the 2009/10 season showing the same outcome at HT and FT
Pr League
0-0 32 %
1-1 17.5 % (!)
1-0 17 %
0-1 21 %
2-0 24 %
0-0 30 %
1-1 22 %
Serie A
0-0 27 %
1-1 29 %
So food for thought for the 1-1 as well as the 0-0s.
Stats taken from
Games to avoid
French leagues and games with a red card in them.
Good luck, we've already made money via this strat, so let's continue!
The Clint
Description: A variation on CoverS. Back Over 2.5 + back 1-1, (sometimes split 1-1
and 2-0 to fave 50-50 staking) + Scalp Under 1.5 (or back it for newcomers)
We now back 2-1 and 2-2 OR just 2-2, (with evenly matched sides)
Use: 1st half
Selection criteria: Choose games where you think will be goals with 1-1 as cover.
Over 2.5 should be 1.90 min to back. With certain games if you feel 2-0 is a strong
possibility split the 1-1 and 2-0 cover., ie 5 and 5 or 10 and 10.
Staking: Back Over 2.5 35/70;1-1 5/10 (2-0 optional if strong fave involved
then split with 1-1, ie 3 on each), 2-1 5 OR 2-1 3 and on 2-2
Back Under 1.5 for 12/24
If you can Scalp Under 1.5 and have that covered it leaves you in a very strong
Nugget Nibble
Use: 1st half
Description: BACK 2-2 with 0-0 as insurance.
Works best with evenly matched teams in MO market.
2-2 price should be no less than 16.0
If score is 0-0 at 30 mins - odds will be around 6.0 if pre-match odds were 11.0 -
LAY enough to leave small red on CS except large green on 2-2.
If goal is scored before 30mins then LAY 2-2 to green up or at least leave 0 on all
scores except large green on 2-2
Selection criteria:
Staking: 0-0 50% of 2-2 stakes; BACK 0-0 20 BACK 2-2 40
Use: 1st half
Description: You LTD but the underdog scores first. What can you do ?
1.) Back the current draw odds for 50% of your initial lay bet
2.) Lay the team that scored for 75% of your initial lay bet
This will greatly reduce your liabilities and give you a big green on the team that is
behind. Should the team that is behind score an equaliser, lay them off so you profit a
bit on each result (NOTE: you won't be able to equalise the profit, so you'll have to
play around with a number that works. Usually, I lay for the liability I have on the
Draw which means I break even if there is a draw and make a profit if one of the
teams goes on to win)
By way of example, let's say the odds to lay the draw are 3.75 and I put 20 on it,
giving me a liability of 55 on the draw and green of 20 on either team winning.
The underdog scores and their lay odds go down to 1.9 but the draw odds (to back)
only go up to 3.65. Back the draw @ 3.65 for 10 (50% of 20) and lay the leading
team @ 1.90 for 15 (75% of 20).
You now have a 13.65 liability on the draw, a 3.50 liability on the team that scored
and a green of 25 on the team that is behind (which is hopefully the favourite).
Worst-case scenario is that you will lose 3.50, because if there is an equaliser you
will be able to lay off the 25 green to make a guaranteed profit/break-even on any
It has been suggested the trick is to pick the right games. Look at teams statistics on, particularly their head-to-head, but also their recent form as
indicated by their last 8 games. Also look for few draws in their H2H and in their
recent form and teams who tend to score in the first half which you can see from these
stats too.
Selection criteria: Look for games where one of the teams is below 2.00, the other
teams is 4.00 or above and the draw is no higher than 3.75
Staking: Personal choice but adhere to the % advised.
Gundulfs Gateux
Description: LAY heavy favourite in the HALF TIME MATCH ODDS market pre-
match and exit the trade when the BACK odds are higher, enabling you to green up.
The rate at which the odds move in this market is greater than seen in the regular MO
market. Bigger profits - especially if the dog scores first - but less time to recover
should the trade go against you. Look to exit trade after 15/20 minutes.
Selection criteria: Favourites should be less than 2.0 in the HALF TIME market.
More than this then your liabilities could be quite severe
Staking: Personal choice
Example: when still 0-0 after 15/20 minutes.
LAY FAV @ 1.75 100
BACK @ 2.0 87.50
25 tick profit = 12.50
Example: 0-1 to the dog
a) Let the trade run and hope the favourite does not equalise or even score 2 or more
in the time left remaining. Very risky...and greedy!
b) BACK the favourite to leave equal green on all 3 outcomes - Home/Away/Draw.
The easiest of the 3 options
c) BACK 1-1 & 2-1. A little more complicated as it depends on the prices currently
Nearly All Covered (NAC)
Description: Nearly All Covered describes this strategy perfectly
We lay Over 2.5 and back Over 3.5 with some CS cover....generally (small on 2-1) 3-
1, 2-2 and AUQ
Use: 1st half
Criteria: Strong home side trading up to 1.50 who score but also concede. We want
goals! Arbing one market off against the other. Backing at bigger price and laying off
at lower price on other market. Ideally we want 4 goals in the game so we hit the
jackpot from Over 3.5 as well profit from 3-1, 2-2 or AUQ. Away dog scores first we
have 2-2 as cover. Other scores can be backed in conjunction with back over 3.5 as
goals go in. 0-3, 1-3, 2-3 are very unusual with such a strong home favourite.
Look for the top solid sides who score and concede. You're looking for 3-1, 2-2, AUQ
as potential results.
Staking: BACK Under 2.5 at 2.2 plus for 10. BACK Over 3.5 at 2.4 plus for 15.
Back 3-1, 2-2, 2-1, AUQ for a total of 20. (Spread the green.) 2-1 should be left as
scratch as you're expecting 4 or more goals. FT scores of AUQ, 3-1, 2-2 you win on 2
of the 3 markets.
The Lazy Lamb / The Lazy Lion
Description: The Lazy is probably the closest thing to a set and go strategy for
trading strong favourites. It involves backing certain scores in the Correct Score
market and then laying an odds on favourite in the Match Odds market.
Returns are relatively low, but in return, it is usually a trade requiring very little
tweaking in play.
Use: In-play
Selection criteria: The only selection criterion is an odds on favourite, so much the
better if that is also the home side. The more heavily odds on they are the better as
well! This strategy can also be employed in-play when the favourite has taken the lead
by 1 goal or more. It is safer to to use in the 2nd half as you will need less scorelines
to cover in the CS market
Method: Assuming favourites are the home team, dutch back 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-0 and 3-
1 in Correct Score. Then lay the favourites in Match Odds for your total stake. Easy!
If the match finishes with one of those scorelines you make a small green, if the
underdog wins or the game is drawn it is a scratch trade.
DANGERS:The only dangers to this trade are the 3-2 and Any Unquoted scorelines
so you might need to cover these in play by either backing them or by laying u3.5 or
u4.5 goals.
The Lion Lazy: A variation of the Lazy Lamb for those whose risk / reward
threshold allows a slightly riskier trade. A favourite trading at 1.6 or less should
really be expected to a) win the game and b) score at least two goals. That is a bold
statement, but is the premise for this variation.
Selection criteria: As above, but ideally favourite 1.6 or lower.
METHOD: Again assuming home team are favourites back 2-0, 2-1, 3-0 and 3-1 in
Correct Score. This can either be dutched, or you might decide to weight it n favour of
3-0 or 3-1 if you are confident about goals coming. Lay favourites in Match Odds for
half the Correct Score stake (optional alternative for an even riskier trade is to lay
favourites at 1-0!)
DANGERS: 1-0 is now added to the problem scores list, but you are also still exposed
to 3-2 and AU, and to the dog scoring first. The latter is a bigger problem, of course,
if you have elected not to lay the favourite for 50% of CS stakes.
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Bingo Special
Description: Laying current score or occasionally Match Odds
This tactic is played when the game is in injury time and we look to lay at a price of
1.20 or less. The percentage of goals scored in injury time seems to be increasing
(particularly at Old Trafford some would cynically point out!)
It is to be fair more of a punt than a ingenious strategy yet your reading of a game in
those last often frantic minutes can persuade you to take a chance that there will
another goal.
What is the upside? Laying @ 1.20 equates to you needing to be right only once every
five times you try it.
The downside is, well, not too severe frankly as you are buying a bet very cheaply.
Wager 2 to win 10. Sounds reasonable
Use: Late 2nd half
Criteria: Only lay the current score if there is just one goal difference between the
sides. 2-0 with 3 mins to go often means the dog have given up and the home side will
not be overly pressing. Exceptions can be found in 2 leg matches in certain UEFA
league competitions
Staking: Two approaches can be taken here:
1. Lay @ 1.20 for whatever sum you are comfortable with potentially losing
2. Drip lay: Begin your lays @ 1.50 for 10....then lay again @ 1.25 for 20....then a
final lay @ 1.15 for 40. Your maximum loss can be 16 if the score remains the
same. The profit however if all 3 lays are matched and a goal is scored would be 70
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Adster Aperitif
Description: BACK 2-1 scoreline, preferably to home side.
Insurance optional. (don't bother unless sticking 50 on 2-1 then put 10 on 0-0)
Options based on game situation, (Bet365 allows in-play stats like shots on target,
corners), either hedge at HT if 0-0 for loss of half initial stake
IF game is 0-0 at 60-65 minutes apply the SHS and only the game ending 0-0 will
damage you
If goals go in either lay favourite in NG market, BACK under 1.5 or just LAY 2-1 for
Alternative if price not available before KO. Back in play at 10s or more to home
favourite for personal stakes like 25, 5 on 2-2
optional 5 on 0-0
Use: 1st half
Selection Criteria: Match Odds between 1.60 to 2.10; 2-1 minimum odds of 10s
Staking: 50 and above take insurance of 10 on 0-0; Staking less than above exit
trade for a loss at HT if 0-0, OR apply SHS as above

Description: If the Scatter Gun is a handy way to rob a dime store, Scalping is the
Magnum 44 that will help you rob the bank. An essential weapon in the trader`s
armoury it is advised to learn this technique thoroughly. It offers instant cover against
any liabilities you have on any trade.
Selection criteria:
The following markets are the best in our opinion:
Under 1.5/2.5
Current correct score
Current next score
Draw in match odds
The under 1.5 is a personal favourite for scalping. On an average game the under 1.5
price will be around 3.6 to back. By half time this price will halve if the score is 0-0,
in fact the under 1.5 will be the same, (or near as) at half time as the starting price of
the under 2.5. So let's consider this...........if it starts at 3.6 then it will drop around 40
ticks per 10 mins on average to reach it's 1.8 at half time.
So how is the best way to use this information?
The following are % of goals scored in the first 15 minutes this season.
Premier 11%
C/ship 13.6%
Spain 10.6%
France 11.4%
Italy 14%
Germany 14.8%
(Above foreign figures for their top leagues only)
So were looking on average around 12.5% there will be a goal in the first 15 minutes
which equates to 1 game in 8.Which is pretty good in our favour!
What else helps with scalping?
Live games that you are watching are a must! Trading blind is far too dangerous. How
do you know where the ball is? How do you know what is happening in the game?
Have there been many chances? To trade blindly really should be avoided. Even
streamed matches have various delays of 10 seconds to 3 minutes.
Look for the gaps. As we can see here with a little under 2 hours to the match there
are gaps already. This will be similar once the game goes in play

Example; Whilst trading a live game with regards to the under 1.5 various tips were
given out to members. The game was an African Nations game it was about 5 minutes
old the score was still 0-0. The price on the under 1.5 was 3.20. A back was submitted
at 3.20 which was quickly matched and the lay was instantly put on at 3.10, 2 ticks
lower. This was taken within 30 seconds at a point of the game where the ball was in
the goalkeepers hands and was safe. There was very little money in the queue so the
lay bet was going to be taken quickly as it was at the front of the queue.
Then resubmitted at 3.05 to back after spotting very little money below this and big
gaps in the market. Once taken the lay side again was submitted at 2.94 and taken
within a minute.
Lastly the price from 2.90 to 2.54 took about 45 seconds and I was in there for that as
So in summary:
First 15 minutes are safest.
Look for the gaps, try for better prices and once bet taken instantly resubmit on lay
side 2 or 3 ticks lower.
When the price is over 3 the drops are in .5s so using 50 stakes you will make 2.50
per tick made or 1 for 20 stakes which is 2.5 times better than when the price drops
below 3s.
If you do get caught youre not totally out of it as 2 goals are needed for you to lose
your stake unlike scalping the current correct score where a goal will lose your entire
stake. IF this happens choices are to trade out for a loss when market settles or back
bigger scores leaving it open or lastly waiting for it to drop before laying off for a
smaller loss..
By being at the front of the queue you will be matched quicker.
Whilst liquidity is important in any market, gaps and bets matched quickly happens a
lot more regularly for the under 1.5.
Scalping under 2.5
A safer method where a goal wont be as costly but the drops of course will not be as
quick. In the first 10 minutes of a game drops can be anything up to 25 ticks.
Gaps are not as apparent due to more liquidity and the unders scalping is a favourite
for many traders.
Scalping the current draw price in match odds
There used to be a premise where in a game where the score was 0-0 those that used a
well known lay the draw trading method would be offloading around 60 to 65 minutes
and the 0-0 price would drop sharply.Whether this still holds weight is
anyones guess although it is true that a lot of draw layers will trade out around this
period and the price will come crashing in. Something to look out for, but again live
pictures with a feel for the game is recommended.
Scalping the 0-0
This can pay handsome dividends, more so when the price is over 10s and a 20 back
and lay 1 tick profit will give you 10 green on the 0-0 scoreline. Scalping early on
into a game is recommended for this reason as well as mentioned above, ie the lack of
goals being scored in this timeframe..But of course getting caught on 0-0 will
lose your stakes. Perhaps consider using it with a back on the 2-0 and 0-2 scorelines
to give you some insurance in case of a goal.
Scalping the 1-0 and 0-1
Beauty of this is both prices will come in for majority of first half/a goal is scored.
And if done simultaneously if you are caught you will lose on one but theres a good
chance the price on the other will come in to allow a hedging off
Scalping is a great way of giving profits or using it as insurance on another trade
within that game.
If youre new to scalping try smaller stakes and learn to nip in and out, try and get in
and out asap. Less time youre in less risk of being caught.
Make sure you have one eye on the tv so you know where the ball is in play.
Look for the gaps and where the amounts are small.
Soon as your back bet is taken submit on lay side straight away.
Being at the front of the queue means less time and less risk with an open trade.