Even although Pinnacle does not cover cricket, when the cricket season is on you can get a major amount of arbitrage deals – nowhere near what tennis can offer, but still. Do not forget that tennis and soccer are simply the two sports that supply the most surebet arbs, but this is no reason for forfeiting other sports, such as cricket that can offer some fine quality 3-4% and more arbs.
Naturally, there are some excellent Match Odds arb deals in cricket, but it has more than one market, too, of course. Look closely at the Top Scorer and Next Man Out markets, as well as the market of Total Runs that can give you a lot of ‘Middle’ type arbitrage trading deals. Here we’ll use the opportunity to describe The Middle arb deals to you.
Middles are arb deals that come up when two different bookies quote over prices or under prices with parameters that are just a little different. Cricket represents a rich ground for such deals, which makes it a good sport to use for our example.
Imagine that Bookie 1 quotes on the market of Total Runs Number with 1.77 for Team A under 200 and 2.33 for Team A over 200. At the same time Bookie 2 emerges, offering 1.82 for Team A under 210 and the same for Team A over 200. Now, if you go to both bookmakers and back Team A here and there, you get a 2.18% arbitrage deal whatever the outcome of the match. Moreover, if the score ends up to be somewhere between 201 and 209 you’ll get all the victory, making this a surebet
Not all middle arbitrage deals offer so many majestic opportunities; more often than not there is some grain of risk, which is why, strictly speaking, middles should not fall under the arbitrage category. Even so, whenever you get an opportunity similar to the above mentioned one in the Total market you should hunt for a middle. No arb service with the exception to the ever respected Arbitrage Pro will help you search for the middle deals.
Trading in-running is also a field where cricket stands out. Quite often you need to be very swift to get to some arbitrage trading here. Some books’ reaction to changes in the order, weather, players’ injuries or coin toss are slower than the others’. The coin toss is a very important factor that can influence the course of the game as such, especially if as a result one team or the other has got to bat without sunlight. There are books that will slacker back, and there are books that will react to this immediately – so when the run-up to a particular game starts, as well as in the course of in-running, we suggest that you dedicate yourself to monitoring the prices and the circumstances with utmost attention. In the United Kingdom, the weather has a considerable influence over cricket matches, so you will do well if you make the weather forecast another object of your chase. Remember that the perspective of bad weather can be a reason to force a draw; so forewarned means forearmed! You can monitor everything simply by checking the fastest bookies’ prices all the time and trading your arbs when you get all the info. Another available method is anticipate the changes in the price ranges yourself, back the optimal price and then wait for an exchange trade. Once again, this is not exactly arbitrage betting, also such deals were widely known as tendency arb deals at one time. Such way of getting a deal has all the risks common trading has got. This is why such deals will be discussed later, when we get to the topic of creating your very own arb deals. But of course if you have all reasons to presuppose that there will be some lucky changes as a result of circumstances evolving you should dedicate some time to monitor the fastest bookies to be one of the first ones to bet on an arising arb.
One of the most astable markets when it comes to cricket is the Next Man Out one. If you believe in your ability to be swift and efficient and wouldn’t mind occasionally making a one-legged back, you can try your hand on this market. You can be very successful here if you go making arb deals with the biggest bookies out there (Ladbrokes and the like), but remember about the commission they take. We shall talk about the vast possibilities of exchange arbitrage deals some time later; for now let us just say that, because there is always the sad chance of one of the legs not working, you should keep your preferred exchange site or two within close reach when you bet. You can avoid many stray one-legged shuffles in such manner.