We cover everything in the following article and check out how the Laying the Draw, and backing 0-0 strategy performs!
How does Laying The Draw and backing 0-0 work?
What is Laying The Draw and backing 0-0 all about?
How does it differ from Laying The Draw and backing 1-1?
How does the betting process work?
How much should we wager on Laying The Draw and backing 0-0?
Check out the example below showing the complete strategy!
Firstly, if you’re not fully aware of the Laying The Draw strategy, check out our article, which explains what it’s all about.
You must understand the basic Laying the Draw strategy as the technique we discuss below is based on it.
Simply put, Laying the Draw is placing a bet that the outcome of a specific football match will NOT be a draw.
But this strategy also includes backing the 0-0 scoreline – so placing a separate back bet on the correct score being 0-0.
You may be wondering whether it is better to use Laying the Draw and backing 0-0 or Laying the Draw and backing 1-1. The answer to this question is pretty simple.
Laying The Draw and backing 0-0 is a solid strategy for matches in leagues that don’t have a lot of goals scored – such as Ligue 2 in France or the Nigerian league.
Laying the Draw and backing 1-1 should be used in league games where goals are expected, such as the English Premier League.
Lay The Draw Half Time Strategy Example
Lay The Draw is one of the most popular laying strategies in football. There are many variations of this method, and here we look at Lay The Draw Half Time. To successfully trade in this market, the key is to properly analyse the behaviour of the odds, both pre-match and live.
The most important thing about this strategy is that several factors combine to give successful trading. These include finding a team that tends to score or lose goals by the halftime break. Out of the bigger teams, these include Bayern Munich, for example.
Another is to analyse the odds both pre-match and live. It is essential to follow the movements on several Asian exchanges and bookmakers, which can help the overall picture. Also, pay attention to the money flow in the market where you plan to trade.
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In our case, due to the fantastic in-play stats combined with the pre-match odds movements for a home win at halftime and both teams recent matches where goals were scored until halftime, we decided to place a Lay The Draw Half Time bet in the 25th minute of the game at odds of 2.02.
We did not see a goal for quite some time, but we left our bet in play due to the above factors. However, due to the goalless result, our loss grew as time went on.
There was a breakthrough at the very end of the first half, or more precisely, in the last minute of regular time of the first half. The home team scored a goal, and thus our eventual profit from the Lay The Draw Half Time bet increased significantly, as seen in the attached image.
Of course, there was a risk that the guests would score an equalising goal a minute later, but it was already the 45th minute of the match, and we were only a few seconds away from total profit, so we decided not to hedge our bet or exit the market.
The referee’s whistle blew, and the first half of the match came to an end.
The above bet allowed us to make a profit of £10 with an investment of £10 and 20 cents. The bet was successful for the three main reasons we described above, which were:
Pre-match and live odds movements
Money flow on the betting exchange
Our Lay The Draw Half Time bet proved successful with proper analysis and consideration of all the above factors.
With a proper analysis and consideration of all the above factors, our lay the draw halftime bet proved successful.
Ligue 2 in France seems to be perfect for this kind of trading.
Usually, matches end up low scoring, so the odds on Laying The Draw are generally lower and much more favourable for this strategy.
For the Caen vs Ajaccio match, the Laying the Draw odds are @2.88, making the liability£188 to a £100 stake.
Immediately after placing the Laying the Draw bet, we place a second bet backing the correct score of 0-0, in this case at odds of @6 – £30.
We placed a Laying the Draw bet with a liability of £188. In addition, we also placed a back bet on the 0-0 correct score for £30.
Therefore, the total amount of money invested is £218, and the table below lists the winnings (or losses) depending on each possible outcome.
Home or Away wins
Any other draw
Lay The Draw
However, in the example above, it would be worth placing a back bet on the 0-0 correct score for £40, which would increase our profit for this bet to £200, making an overall profit of £12 on a 0-0 result.
This is why it is essential to do the initial calculations. However, keep in mind that if you increase the stake on the back bet on 0-0, you also risk losing more in the event of a draw other than that result.
If the match remains goalless, you can also trade out the back bet on the 0-0 correct score for a profit.
In the example above, the score was still 0-0 after 52 minutes of play, and the odds for the 0-0 correct score had already dropped below @2.0.
In this position, we could have traded out our bet for £90 profit- almost three times our initial back bet stake.
In addition, by leaving the Laying the Draw bet open, we still have the opportunity to make £100 from the Laying the Draw bet.
In the example above, we’ve shown you the process of playing a Laying the Draw bet and backing 0-0 and how we should react to specific situations in the match.
And, of course, we don’t have to wait until the end of the match to risk our money.
In the above example, the best option would have been to trade out our Laying the Draw bet in the 85th minute as there was a chance that the match could end with a 1-1 score.
Remember that trading out your bets may not always prove successful.
The example above was profitable because we made £100 from the Laying the Draw bet and £90 from trading out our back bet on the 0-0 correct score, but this was only due to the perfect match selection for this strategy.
You must consider the specific league plus factors that can affect the match’s outcome, such as the weather, team news, any odds movements on the Asian markets, and many more.
We can also apply the above strategy to laying the Draw and backing 0-0 at half-time.
We secure our Laying the Draw bet by placing a back bet, and if a goal is scored in the second half, the back bet on 0-0 is automatically lost, but at the same time, we will secure a profit on the Laying the Draw bet.
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