Making money with sports betting is not easy at all - often money is lost due to emotion-driven action.
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I came across this strategy when reverse engineering Betfair starting price bets. It came to my attention that certain horses had very similar patterns in terms of starting price bets. After further investigation I discovered that these were horses that have not participated in any race previously. With this I defined a very simple betting strategy for a backtest: Back bet on horses making their debut using the Betfair Starting Price (BSP).
Lay the draw is probably the most popular trading strategy for inplay football betting markets. Some readers reported having some success when applying this strategy in the past. Based on this, we conducted a more systematic backtest to see if this popular approach is still profitable.
After observing a couple of UK / IRE horse racing markets on Betfair, we noticed that shortly after the creation of the market lay bets were placed in the range between 1.01 and 1.07.
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The Kelly Criterion can be a helpful formula to determine how much you should bet on a certain outcome as an alternative to flat or proportional staking. The Kelly bet can be easily implemented in spreadsheet software, Python or other programming language. A simple simulation comparing the Kelly criterion with other staking methods will provide evidence that the Kelly criterion is superior.
When you want to develop your own betting strategy based on historical data you need special software and tools that help you to source, process and analyse data. This blog post focuses on betting specific tools as well as general purpose analytics software that can be used in the domain of sports betting.
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