Aug 3, 2018 -- 10:34PM, bingo bongo wrote:
Yes too many markets on some football matches, alot of markets duplicated, been saying this for years. I think these are easy to set up and settle though so bf aren't concerned. I've missed quite a few markets which have been removed, eg on test cricket. But for me the worst change has been in handicaps and totals to have every single line across all sports. eg, every 3 set tennis match has 110 lines for total games - complete overkill and unless you operate a bot theres no point putting up offers. But again its probably easier for bf because every match is the same now.
The handicap / supremacy lines thing is the bit that annoys me most, too. No matter how they try to dress it up, the only reason they have done this is so that they can run at 110% on each pair of lines. It has no place on an Exchange where people are looking to trade. In fact, it has virtually killed any prospect of being able to trade since only the current even money (well, 1.9/1.9) line is displayed on the website and only people running an API product are even going to be seeing the other lines....
I have had this argument with them and have begged that there should be at least one 'static' pre-ko handicap line, too, but they're just not interested.
IMHO, the whole thing is geared towards PPBF getting a bigger piece of the pie, and in that I include the fact that we've lost a lot of markets on here.
Aug 6, 2018 -- 2:35PM, JML wrote:
I'm surprised no one hasn't used a bot to make the "Match Odds and Over/Under 2.5 Goals" more competitive because the prices are easily calculated from the "correct score" market.The sub £2 bot is all over these markets which is a sign of the poor value on offer.Perhaps any market that regularly attracts the sub £2 bot should be culled.Any more details about these five figure markets--what was the average amount matched?I've seen the "Method of Victory" market with hundreds of thousands matched but in most cases they attract little interest,but still more than many of the other markets on offer.
That market is botted up. Put in the wrong odds, probably something linked to Correct Score, and it will immediately snap it up.
As for five figure markets, the ante-post horse racing markets are an example. If they didn't reach £15k matched then they will no longer be offered.
I don't understand why markets that attract the sub £2 bot should be culled? As I've said, the football markets you mention are now 105% with four figures matched on both with two hours before kick off.
People on this thread seem to agree with Betfair by saying you can't beat a 105% market. That's b0llocks.