Friday 9th October 2020
In Across the Leagues EXTRA today:
The last few weeks have seen some mad results in the top European divisions.
Check out this list of high-scoring games:
Hoffenheim 4 Bayern Munich 1 – the German champions’ 23-game winning streak brought to a crashing end
Man City 2 Leicester 5 – three penalties and a Jamie Vardy hat-trick contributing to a shock home defeat for Man City
Man Utd 1 Tottenham 6 – Spurs go goal-crazy at Old Trafford
Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2 – the champions ripped apart, in one of the most remarkable Premier League results of all time
Atalanta 5 Cagliari 2 – last season’s Serie A top scorers have continued where they left off, with 4-2, 4-1 and 5-2 wins so far
The Total Goals tallies in those respective matches were: 5, 7, 7, 9 and 7.
Goal-filled games like that make for nice profits in a variety of areas. The standard, fixed odds markets such as Over 2.5 Goals, and Both Teams to Score. And some huge Correct Score odds – if you have a crystal ball to pick them out, that is.
Another way to target the Total Goals markets is with the spread betting firms…
Here, the more ‘right’ you are, the more you stand to win. The most ‘wrong’ you can be, if you’re anticipating a high-goals result, is a 0-0 draw.
With the usual line hovering around the 2.5-goals mark, there’s the potential for some large outcomes in these spread markets…
For example, if the Total Goals line was set at 2.45 – 2.65 for that Villa v Liverpool game:
If you were to Buy (bet high) at 2.65 goals, the final profit would be 6.35 x your stake. That’s calculated by the difference between the result (9 goals), and the spread-betting line (2.65).
Now, let’s look at another example, this time using an upcoming fixture…
SpreadEx have set the Total Goals line at 2.45 – 2.65 for this weekend’s Nations League game between Poland and Italy.
If you were aiming to go high and make a Buy of the Total Goals at 2.65, the evidence you might consider includes:
On the other hand, if you were instead looking to make a Sell of the Total Goals, and bet low at 2.45 goals…
If you made the Buy at 2.65 and that Poland v Italy game on Sunday ended, let’s say, 3-2 to Italy (Total Goals = 5). Then the profit in that example would be 2.35 x your stake.
On the other side of the coin, if you made the Sell at 2.45 and the game ended goalless (Total Goals = 0), then the profit would be 2.45 x your stake.
If we compare those potential outcomes to standard, fixed odds markets, we can see the potential in taking the spread betting option:
Over 2.5 Goals at 11/10 (2.1) would win you 1.1 x your stake.
Under 2.5 Goals at 8/11 (1.73) would win you 0.73 x your stake.
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We’ll be back next weekend when the Premier League returns, with the next round of our Predictor game.
Enjoy the football…