A rough guide to tennis betting – inplay.
This is NOT for newbies.
At the start of May I was getting around £300 a month in freebets
from Corals alone due to their inplay tennis offer which had
been running for the past 6 weeks. Am hoping that they start it again when the US Open tennis starts in a couple of weeks time.
Rule 1 is make sure that the bookie you are betting with, and the
exchange, have the same rules regarding players getting injured and
withdrawing from a match.
Corals and betfair are both similar………… In Play bets placed on
the result of a match will be settled on the player awarded victory or
progressing to the next round, irrespective of whether the match is
completed. Subsidiary markets (ie: other than the match winner) will be
void where a result cannot be determined.
Betting on inplay tennis can be extremely lucrative as some in this
group are already aware. BUT………….it can also be expensive if you
have never done it before, and do not understand how the markets re-act
to various events which happen during a match.
I highly recommend that if you are new to this, that you load up a match
in betfair exchange, and open up another window on your computer with
bet365. Then find a tennis match on both sites – watch the price
movement when the favourite wins his or her serve – or gets service
broken. After a while, try and predict (without betting) which way the
market is going to move during the next game etc etc. The more you watch
it, the easier it becomes.
Now – onto betting on it.
Concentrate on one particular match for the offers (Corals was place 5 x £10
inplay bets for a £10 freebie – min price 1.5). The 5 inplay bets can
all be placed on the one match / outcome etc etc. Look for a match where
the prices are similar, and the favourite priced around 1.6. This gives
a little bit of leeway for his/her price to drop to the minimum odds of 1.5.
Do not bet during a game – wait until the end of a game, or when they
are changing ends. Arbs are commonplace during inplay tennis matches, so
while they are changing ends, and you can find a good price match –
place all 5 bets (back and lay) as quickly as possible before they start
again. I normally try and place the 5 ”back” bets of a tenner at this
stage – unfortunately you have to place them one at a time for the Coral
offer. Once they are backed, I will then place one ”lay” bet for the
total all at once on betfair exchange – no need to do these one at a time.
The best time to back a favourite is just before he/she serves.
If he/she wins the service game, their price will drop. Watching the
markets as explained earlier will show you this.
The best time to LAY a favourite is just AFTER he/she has won their
service game – that is when the lay price will be lowest.
If you ”think” someone is just about to win a set, do not be tempted
to lay them first just to get the low price – you may find that Corals or other bookies
suspend the market at that particular time, and you will then have layed
something without managing to back it.
There is also value to be found in the ”set” betting and some very
good price matches – on both sites back and lay the score in sets – xxxx
to win 3 sets to 2 etc etc” This market also qualifies for the coral offer.
If I can think of anything else to add to this post, I will do so.
Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.