Spread betting when opposing favourites

THE BEAUTY of spread betting is that no matter how one-sided a game might seem you can still take a strong position, bringing dull matches to life.

Who wants to back a team when they’re 1/5 against the league whipping boys?

With Sporting Index there are numerous ways of either getting with or opposing a team.

Looking at Chelsea’s trip to Newcastle tomorrow, where they’ve lost their last two visits, Sporting Index’s traders have Chelsea to win by 1.1-1.3 goals.

If you think the Blues will struggle you would sell, knowing that you will profit if Newcastle win, the match is drawn or if Chelsea win by one goal.

The supremacy market isn’t the most volatile, so you can also sell Chelsea’s team goal minutes, buy the time of their first goal or sell the team’s performance.

Team performance is a particularly interesting market with points awarded as follows: Win=25 pts, Draw=10 pts, Goal=15 pts, Clean Sheet=10 pts, Woodwork=10 pts, Corner=3 pts, Yellow Card=-5pts, Red Card=-15pts.

Sporting Index have installed Chelsea’s team performance at 63-67 so sellers would be hoping for a lack of goals and plenty of indiscipline from Jose Mourinho’s men.