Sunday, 21 February 2010

laying the field at the Winter Olympics


Two great events tonight for Laying the Field on Betfair - the mass start events in Biathlon. Unlike the other disciplines of biathlon, all the racers go at once, so the pressure is on from the start, and there is no early leader who can blow the field away as weather conditions change. Missed shots at crucial stages (20 shots overall, in four batches of five targets - two sets in the prone position, and two standing, can produce huge variations in the Betfair market.

So place a series of offers to lay them all at odds-on, I'll let you choose your own price, but remember this, the lower you go, the less likely you are to get two selections matched. If you get two matched below 2.0 for level stakes, you will be all green - two for small profit, the rest for the jackpot. If you get three matched at less than 3.0, it's the same scenario. Make sure you select the 'Keep Bets' option because all the volatility will happen in-play.

Last night's Cross-Country 2x15km Pursuit would have been great for it, three guys matched short - 1.01 for the winner, 1.24 for the guy who came third, and 1.4 for one who never even got into the first three.

4 comments:

  1. One up, one down - worked on the women's with Neuner and Zaitseva. Svendsen didn't quite get close enough in the men, with Ustyugov winning comfortably.

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  2. Scott

    Out of interest did laying the field in the Biathlon produce a profit?

    It's an angle I utilise from time to time on the horses.

    Cheers

    Ben

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  3. see earlier comment. Zaitseva traded down to about 1.4 I think, didn't work with the men. So overall, slightly down.

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