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How to find your greyhound lay bets

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How to find your greyhound lay bets

In the attached screenshot looking at Sheffield 11:43

At the right hand side you will see 3 columns

Racing Post – Sporting Life – Betfair/Coral

In the columns under these headings are numbers, these are the greyhound tips from each of these tipsters.

So in the first row we have Racing Post 134 this means they predict that Trap 1 will be 1st place – Trap 3 will be 2nd place and Trap 4 will be 3rd place.

Next column we have Sporting Life again they predict 134 this means they predict that Trap 1 will be 1st place – Trap 3 will be 2nd place and Trap 4 will be 3rd place.

Next we have Betfair/Coral and they predict 124 that means they predict that Trap 1 will be 1st place – Trap 2 will be 2nd place and Trap 4 will be 3rd place.

If you then look across to the left you will see points awarded to each trap number, still looking at Sheffield 11:43

Trap 1 has 27 points and I have highlighted this in red to indicate it is NOT a match. There are 2 reasons for this not being a match. First it has been awarded more than 15 points and second it has been tipped by at least one of the tipsters to finish within the first three places.

Trap 2 is less than 16 points but has been tipped by at least one of the tipsters to finish within the first three places.

Trap 3 is again less than 16 points but has been tipped by at least one of the tipsters to finish within the first three places.

Trap 4 has 23 points which is higher than our maximum of 15 points and has been tipped by at least one of the tipsters to finish within the first three places.

Trap 5 has 19 points which is higher than our maximum of 15 points and has been tipped by at least one of the tipsters to finish within the first three places.

Trap 6 is our only match in this race, it has less than 16 points and has not been picked by any of the tipsters to finish within the first 3 places.

I have highlighted all the match greyhound lay bets in Blue. All those highlighted in red are not a match and are not a good greyhound bet to lay.

You should also choose to only lay bets within a certain odds range, mine is between 2.0 and 12.0. I used to use between 2.0 and 8.0 but I found that I get more bets matching with my new odds.

Also you should have in place a stop/loss in place, that is how much you might be prepared to lose if things go wrong. 

As can be seen above, it is easy enough to find our selections when laying the greyhounds, the difficult part is getting decent betting odds.

A few years ago I was trying to find good lay bets between odds 2.0 to 8.0 and then it was even harder. Now I use odds between 2.0 and 12.0. I get more bets this way but of course the risks are higher. If you are lay betting without any previous losses then your lay bet risk is low but if you are trying to recover previous losses then it can be quite expensive.

It’s a matter of choosing the right time to place your bet.

Sometimes it is better to place your bet 2 minutes or more before the off and sometimes you can get better odds 30 seconds before the off.

Most of the time you can’t really get a lay bet placed until 2 minutes before the off because the odds are ridiculously too high.

I have recently Been looking at the best time to place a lay bet and as can be seen in this short video it appears that 90 seconds before the off is the best time to place your bet, to get the best laying odds.

Our potential greyhound lays in this race were trap 1 or trap 5

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