You will hear a lot today about Thiem facing the toughest test in tennis, beating Nadal on clay at Roland Garros. Nadal has only lost twice in his 80+ matches at this tournament, once to Djokovic and once to Robin Soderling (remember him?). For me the most incredible statistic about Nadal's success is that this is his 11th final and he has won all 10 before this. To win every final of a Grand Slam 10 times in a row is an incredible effort.
As news broke today of a set-back in Andy Murray's recovery from his hip injury it got me thinking about life after he retires. It has been a tough year having no Murray matches to follow given how consitently he had made the latter stages of pretty much all tennis tournaments over the past decade. Murray's dogged style of never giving up but also taking his eye off the ball when ahead meant that for many of us Betfair Tennis traders he was a goldmine.
Now that the NFL draft is complete and free agency is all but wrapped up, it feels like a good time to start looking at the Superbowl 53 in Atlanta. A lot can happen between now and the start of the season in September (injuries to key players being the biggest threat to any long term trades but this does allow for some quite juicy odds in a fairly wide open field this year.
It's that time of the year when as traders we have to make some adjustments to our general trading to keep earning that precious living!
As the main European leagues come to an end there is a clear decision that traders like us must make. They are:
As it is the end of the final international break before the World Cup begins in less than 80 days time I thought it would be good to do a preview of some of the teams who I think are value prices at the moment in the Betfair outright market. I'm looking for teams with the potential to trade lower during the tournament rather than teams who are favourite to win it.
With the imminent announcement of a Major League Baseball game being announced on British shores, it seems only right to preview the upcoming baseball season. Baseball is a sport that is hugely popular in America and has a decent following over here too, although, that has slowed down in recent years since it is no longer shown on one of the free to air channels. With a Yankees v Red Sox series headed to London I for one hope that the sport does grow here.
The six nations started last weekend and we thought we would share some betting strategies that we implement on Rugby Union matches.
Betting on Rugby is perhaps not as prevelant as it should be, there are a lot of opportunities to trade the sport and as traders we should be ready to take advantage of them.
Simona Halep (Romania) v Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) - Australian Open Women's Final, 8.30 am UK time, 27th January 2018:
If you saw the picture for this post it has some vague relevance that I will get to later on. If not and you are attracted to women then it may be worth checking out on the blog homepage!
The battle for the first major of the year and the world number 1 ranking comes down to this. A potential classic is in store for us here and I will go through my trading notes with you so you can potentially have an edge on the market.
Reflection is a key part of a successful trader's learning processes, like with any other profession, we have to take time to analyse and assess what has been going on over the past year. I did a blog post last week about new years resolutions, if you have not yet seen it check it out in the blog section on site.
As we all head into another exciting year of Betfair trading it is good to evauate your trading and think of what we would like to improve moving forwards. So, I have come up with a small list of resolutions that should help improve my trading. Even us professional traders need to keep evolving our skills and Betfair trading strategies. Let's go!
1. Trade more tennis -